List of Nicaraguans
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This is a list of Nicaraguans and people of Nicaraguan ethnicity:
- 1 Art
- 2 Business
- 3 Education
- 4 Fashion, models and beauty queens
- 5 Government and politics
- 6 Journalism
- 7 Literature
- 8 Military and police
- 9 Movies and TV entertainment
- 10 Music
- 11 Non-Governmental Organizations
- 12 Religion
- 13 Revolutionaries, heroes and martyrs
- 14 Science
- 15 Sports
- 16 References
- Omar D'Leon (b. 1929), painter and poet.
- Claudia Fuentes de Lacayo (b. 1938), painter.
- Helio Gutiérrez (b. 1965), sculptor.
- Franck de Las Mercedes (b. 1972), painter.
- Armando Morales (1927–2011), painter.
- Denis Nuñéz (b. 1954), painter.
- José Ortiz Bracamonte, painter, sculptor.
- Hugo Palma-Ibarra (b. 1942), painter.
- Rodrigo Peñalba (1908-1979), painter.
- Róger Pérez de la Rocha (b. 1949), painter.
- Javier Valle Pérez (b. 1973), painter.
- Harry Brautigam (1948-2008), an economist, banker and academic.
- José Cardenal (b. 1940), businessman.
- Michael Cordúa (b. 1961), restaurateur, entrepreneur, businessman, award winning self-taught chef.
- Carlos Reynaldo Lacayo (b. 1950), businessman.
- Carlos Pellas Chamorro (b. 1953), businessman, entrepreneur, Nicaragua's first Billionaire.
- Alfonso Robelo (b. 1939), businessman, politician, diplomat who served as ambassador to Costa Rica.
- Elena Arellano Chamorro (1836–1911), reform pedagogue, a pioneer for education of women.
- Mariano Fiallos Gil (1907–1964), rector of UNAN-León.
- Josefa Toledo de Aguirre (1866–1962), reform pedagogue, general director of education in the 1920s.
- Herman Van de Velde (b. 1956), basic and cooperative education pedagogue.
Fashion, models and beauty queens
- Xiomara Blandino (b. 1984), Miss Nicaragua 2007, model.
- Nastassja Bolivar, Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 - Miss Nicaragua 2013 - and Top 16 in Miss Universe 2013 -The Best National Costume.
- Dolly Castro, model.
- Erielda Casaya, model, dancer, most notable role includes the one in Mas Flow: Los Benjamins.
- Deyra Corrales, model
- Cristiana Frixione (b. 1984), Miss Nicaragua 2006, model.
- Regina Gonzalez Bolaños, international model.
- Iva Grijalva Pashova (b. 1986), Miss Earth Nicaragua 2007.
- Jade Jagger (b. 1971), model.
- Shantall Lacayo, third place project runway Latinoamerica.
- Thelma Rodríguez (b. 1989), Miss Nicaragua 2008.
Government and politics
See also: List of Nicaraguan presidents
- Lila T. Abaunza (1929–2008), First Lady of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007.
- Fernando Agüero (b. 1920), politician.
- Arnoldo Alemán (b. 1946), former President of Nicaragua from 1997–2002. Mr. Aleman has been one of the most corrupt Presidents Nicaragua ever had. He stole more than US $200,000,000 from the Nicaraguan Treasury.
- Leonardo Arguello Barreto (1895–1947), former President of Nicaragua (1947).
- Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (b. 1933), former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua (1979–1990), President of the 63rd UN General Assembly (2008–2009) and leading liberation theologian.
- Juan Bautista Sacasa (1874–1946), former President of Nicaragua from 1933–1936.
- Claudia Bermúdez (b. 1954), Nicaragua-American politician and entrepreneur; first Nicaraguan American to be the nominee of a major party for a seat in the United States Congress.
- Enrique Bolaños (b. 1928), former President of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007.
- Róger Calero (b. 1969), Nicaraguan American who ran for U.S. President in the 2004 elections.
- Adolfo Calero (b. 1931), leader of the Contra-Revolutionary Movement.
- Emiliano Chamorro (1871–1966), former President of Nicaragua from 1917–1920 and part of 1926.
- Fruto Chamorro (1804–1855), first President of Nicaragua 1854–1855.
- Manuel Coronel Kautz, vice minister of foreign relations.
- Arturo Cruz (b. 1923), politician and diplomat.
- Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Alfaro (1875–1879), former President of Nicaragua from 1875–1879.
- Violeta Chamorro (b. 1929), first female president in Latin America, second in North America and 48th President of Nicaragua.
- Adolfo Díaz (1875–1964), President of Nicaragua in 1911–1917 and 1926–1929.
- George William Albert Hendy (1879–1888), Hereditary Chief of Miskito Nation.
- Edmundo Jarquín (b. 1946), politician, candidate for president of Nicaragua in 2006.
- Máximo Jerez (1818-1881), politician, lawyer, and military leader in 19th century Nicaragua.
- Herty Lewites (1939–2006), politician.
- Eduardo Montealegre (1955), politician, businessman.
- Oldman (d. 1687), King of the Miskito Nation from 1625–1687.
- Daniel Ortega (b. 1945), current President of Nicaragua, leader of the FSLN.
- Edén Pastora (b. 1937), politician.
- Mariano Prado (1776–1837), lawyer and a four-time, liberal chief of state of El Salvador.
- Sergio Ramírez (b. 1943), Vice President of Nicaragua during the Junta, writer, intellectual.
- Jorge Salazar Argüello (1939–1980), a Nicaraguan coffee grower and popular leader of UPANIC (Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua – Unión de Productores Agropecuarios de Nicaragua), seemed poised to become the leader of the opposition to the Sandinista government, until his death at the hands of State Security forces.
- José Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), president of Nicaragua from 1893–1909.
- Hilda Solis (b. 1957), U.S. congresswoman.
- Anastasio Somoza García (1896–1956), brutal dictator, 34th and 39th President of Nicaragua
- Anastasio Somoza Debayle (1925–1980), brutal dictator, 44th and 45th President of Nicaragua from 1967 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1979.
- Luis Somoza Debayle (1922–1967), dictator, 40th President of Nicaragua from 1956–1963, but was effectively dictator from 1956 until his death.
- Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal (1924–1978), editor of La Prensa daily newspaper, assassinated.
- Xavier Chamorro Cardenal (1932–2008), co-founder, director and editor of El Nuevo Diario.
- Enrique Gottel (1831–1875), journalist, music composer, and historian.
- Mari Ramos, weather anchor for CNN.
Main article: List of Nicaraguan writers
- Claribel Alegría (b. 1924), poet, she received the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2006.
- Emilio Álvarez Lejarza (1884–1969), writer.
- Emilio Álvarez Montalván (1919–2014), political writer.
- Eugenio Batres Garcia (b. 1941) noted newscaster and journalist, writer, author and poet.
- Gioconda Belli (b. 1948), poet and writer.
- Yolanda Blanco (b. 1954), poet and translator.
- Tomás Borge (1930–2012), writer, poet, politician and essayist.
- Omar Cabezas (b. 1950), writer.
- Ernesto Cardenal (b. 1925), poet.
- Blanca Castellón (b. 1958), poet.
- José Coronel Urtecho (1906–1994), poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright and historian.
- Alfonso Cortés (1893–1969), poet.
- Arturo Cruz (b. 1954), writer.
- Pablo Antonio Cuadra (1912–2002), poet.
- Pablo Alberto Cuadra Arguello (b. 1971), poet, theologian.
- Rubén Darío (1867–1916), poet, referred to as The Father of Modernism.
- Karly Gaitán Morales (b. 1980) film historian, writer, journalist.
- Salomón Ibarra Mayorga (1887–1985), poet and lyricist of "Salve a ti, Nicaragua", the Nicaraguan national anthem.
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), poet and composer.
- Danilo López (b. 1954), poet.
- Rigoberto López Pérez (1929–1936), poet and writer.
- Francisco Mayorga (b. 1949), writer.
- Christianne Meneses Jacobs (b. 1971), writer, editor, and publisher.
- Rosario Murillo (b. 1951), poet.
- Azarías H. Pallais (1884–1954), poet.
- Rafael Pallais (b. 1952), writer.
- Joaquín Pasos (1914–1947), poet.
- Horacio Peña (1946), writer and poet.
- Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942), writer.
- Mariana Sansón Argüello (1918), poet.
- Arlen Siu (1955–1972), essayist.
- Julio Valle Castillo (b. 1952), poet, novelist, essayist, and a critic of literature and art.
- Daisy Zamora (b. 1950), poet.
Military and police
- Enrique Bermúdez (1932–1991), military and political leader of the Nicaraguan Contras from 1979–1991.
- Fernando Chamorro Alfaro (1824–1863), General and member of the governing junta of Nicaragua (1860–1863).
- Aminta Granera (b. 1952), police chief of Nicaragua.
- Aristides Sánchez (d. 1993), key figure among the Contras.
- Anastasio Somoza Portocarrero (b. 1951), former commander of the National Guard.
Movies and TV entertainment
- Maurice Benard (b. 1963), actor on American soap operas All My Children and General Hospital
- Jhonny Block, actor whose notable roles include Land of the Dead and Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
- Barbara Carrera (b. 1951), film, TV actress, former model.
- Oswaldo Castillo, actor, most notable role includes the one in The Hammer.
- Jose Alberto Torres (b. 1986), actor, most notable role includes André for '11-11 En mi cuadra nada cuadra' for Nickelodeon and several other for Telemundo Internacional.
- Edward'O, notable astroanalyst and co-host of Telemundo's dating show, 12 Corazones.
- Gabriel Traversari (b. 1963), actor, director, writer, singer, songwriter and painter.
- José Areas (b. 1946), percussionist, former drummer for Santana.
- Lya Barrioz, singer and actress.
- Katia Cardenal (b. 1963), singer/song writer from Duo Guardabarranco.
- Dimension Costeña, musicians.
- DJ Craze (Aristh Delgado) (b. 1977), only DJ in history to win 3 consecutive World DMC Champion titles.
- DJ Carnage, Trap/EDM Producer.
- José de la Cruz Mena, (1874–1907), composer and conductor.
- Luis Abraham Delgadillo Rivas (1887-1961), classical music composer and conductor.
- Norma Helena Gadea (b. 1955) singer (latinamerican song).
- Erwin Krüger (1915–1973), singer and Nicaraguan folklore poet.
- Luis Enrique Mejía López (b. 1962), salsa singer and music composer.
- Carlos Mejía Godoy (b. 1943), musician, composer, singer.
- Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy (b. 1945), musician, composer, singer.
- Alfonso Noel Lovo (b. 1951), composer and guitarist.
- Tony Melendez (b. 1962), guitar player, singer and Christian rock songwriter who was born without arms.
- Maria Mena, Norwegian/Nicaraguan Pop Singer.
- Otto Benjamín de la Rocha López (b. 1933), singer, songwriter and radio actor.
- T-Bone (b. 1973), rapper.
- Torombolo (b. 1985), reggaeton and hip hop singer.
- Raúl Traña, (1921–2013) band leader and composer.
- J Smooth, bilingual Hip Hop and Reggaeton singer.
- Donald Vega (b. 1974), jazz musician and composer.
- Alejandro Vegas Mates (1875-1937), classical music composer and conductor.
- Pablo Vega y Raudes (1850-1919), maestro de capilla at the León cathedral.
- Hernaldo Zúñiga (b. 1955), singer and music composer.
- Reinaldo Aguado Montealegre (b. 1960), President of the International Society for Human Rights in Nicaragua.
- Aubry Campbell Ingram (1903–2000), former baseball player who helped found the Asociación de Scouts de Nicaragua.
- Myrna Cunningham, Miskita indigenous rights activist and physician.
- Joseph A. Harrison (1883–1964), Moravian Pastor who helped start the first scout troop in Nicaragua.
- Bianca Jagger (b. 1945), social and political activist, former wife of Mick Jagger.
- Leopoldo Brenes (b. 1949), Archbishop of Managua, cardinal.
- Ernesto Cardenal (b. 1925), Catholic priest and liberation theologian.
- Fernando Cardenal (b. 1934), jesuit priest, director at the Fe y Alegría organization in Managua.
- Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann (b. 1933), Roman Catholic priest, former foreign minister of Nicaragua, received the Lenin Peace Prize in 1985.
- José de la Jara, priest.
- Uriel Molina Oliú (b. 1932), Franciscan priest.
- Pablo Antonio Vega Mantilla (1919–2007), Roman Catholic bishop and bishop Emeritus.
- Maria Romero Meneses (1902–1977), Salesian nun, beatified in 2002.
- Miguel Obando y Bravo (b. 1926), archbishop emeritus of Managua, cardinal.
- Jesus Rojas (1950-1991), jesuit priest.
- César Bosco Vivas Robelo (b. 1941), bishop of León.
Revolutionaries, heroes and martyrs
- Patrick Argüello (1943–1970), martyr of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
- Nora Astorga (1948–1988), Sandinista revolutionary, lawyer, politician, judge and Nicaraguan ambassador to the UN.
- Antonio Cardenal Caldera (1951–1991), also known by the nom de guerre Jesus Rojas, major leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.
- Armandito Castillo, Sandinista, lives in Canada.
- Arturo Cruz, Jr. (b. 1954), revolutionary, writer, professor and diplomat.
- Rigoberto Cruz (d. 1967), one of the founders of the FSLN.
- Ajax Delgado (1941–1960), student activist, martyr of the Sandinista revolution.
- José Dolores Estrada (1792–1869), national hero, famed for his part in the battle Hacienda San Jacinto in 1856.
- Idania Fernandez (1952–1979), Martyr of the Sandinista Revolution.
- Carlos Fonseca (1936–1976), teacher, founder of FSLN.
- Maximo Jerez (1818–1876), lawyer, politician, general, president.
- Augusto César Sandino (1895–1934), revolutionary, symbol of the FSLN.
- Arlen Siu (1955–1972), martyr of the Sandinista revolution.
- Dora María Téllez (b. 1947), Comandante during the Sandinista revolution, founded the MRS, historian.
- Jose Santos Zelaya (1853–1919), president.
- Aurora Aragón, UNAN-León, epidemiologist, occupational health.
- Marianela Corriols (b. 1965), UNAN-León, epidemiologist, expert on the effect of pesticides on human health.
- Graziella Devoli, Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, landslides specialist.
- Jorge Alberto Huete Pérez, UCA, molecular biologist researching infectious diseases.
- Luis Javier Cuadra Cea, (1885–1975), statistician and historian.
- Leonor Martínez de Rocha, archeologist, founder of the Ancient footprints of Acahualinca museum.
- Jean Michel Maes (b. 1958), entomologist, founder of the Museo Entomológico de León.
- Armando José Matute Moreno, UNAN-León, medical scientist, infectious diseases and anti-microbial resistance.
- Antonio Mijail Perez (b. 1964), taxonomist, expert on biodiversity and quantitative analysis.
- Manuel Ortega Hegg (1947–), UCA, sociologist, analyzing sociocultural aspects of religion and politics.
- Milagros Palma (b. 1949), Caen University, anthropologist
- Rodolfo Peña, UNAN-León, demographer and epidemiologist, researching sexual and reproductive health.
- Clodomiro Picado Twight (1887–1944), Pasteur Institute, biologists whose work on molds was a precursor to the formal discovery of penicillin.
- Miguel Ramírez Goyena (1857–1927), botanist, author of Flora Nicaragüense
- Ricardo Rueda Pereira (b. 1960), UNAN-León, botanist
- Wilfried Strauch, Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, geologist, expert on earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Javier Sunyer, UNAN-León, herpetologist
- Carlos Alberto Zúniga González, UNAN-León, agricultural economist.
- Porfirio Altamirano (b. 1952), former Major League Baseball player.
- Marvin Benard (b. 1970), former Major League Baseball player.
- Tony Chévez (b. 1954), Major League Baseball player.
- David Green (1960), former Major League Baseball player.
- Devern Hansack (b. 1978), current Major League Baseball player.
- Oswaldo Mairena (b. 1975), Major League Baseball player.
- Dennis Martínez (b. 1955), first Nicaraguan to play in Major League Baseball, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league history.
- Vicente Padilla (b. 1977), current Major League Baseball player.
- José Alfaro (b. 1983),boxer, world champion.
- Rosendo Alvarez (b. 1970), boxer, former world champion, only person to hold the undefeated flyweight champion to a draw.
- Alexis Argüello (b. 1952), boxer, former world champion.
- Julio Gamboa (b. 1971), lightweight boxer.
- Eddie Gazo (b. 1950), super welterweight boxer.
- Ricardo Mayorga (b. 1973), boxer, former WBA/WBC Welterweight champion and WBC Junior Middleweight world champion.
- David Obregon (b. 1978), professional boxer.
- Juan Palacios (b. 1980), professional boxer, reigning WBC Interim Minimumweight World Champion.
- Luis Alberto Pérez (b. 1978), boxer, current IBF world junior-bantamweight champion.
- Adonis Rivas (b. 1972), boxer, former world champion.
- Armando Collado (b. 1985), professional soccer player.
- Denis Espinoza (b. 1983), professional soccer player.
- Shawn Hasani Martin (b. 1987), professional soccer player.
- Lester Meléndez (b. 1981), professional soccer player for the University of Miami.
- Emilio Palacios (b. 1982), professional soccer player, Nicaraguan to score a hat-trick in an international competition.
- Wilber Sanchez (b. 1979), professional soccer player.
- Samuel Wilson (b. 1983), professional soccer player who currently plays for Atletico Olanchano.
- Diana López (b. 1984), Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Mark López (b. 1982), Olympic silver medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Steven López (b. 1978), first official Olympic gold medalist in the sport of taekwondo.
- Claudia Poll (b. 1972), swimmer, won the Gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Silvia Poll (b. 1970), swimmer, won the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
- Jessica Aguilera (b. 1985), a track and field sprint athlete, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Karla Moreno (b. 1988), weightlifter, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Emil Amador, flag football champion.
- Eriel Casaya, track and field, USATF MastersWorld Ranking.
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