Situated in South America, Ecuador forwards tourists almost everything one can think of – lofty mountain peaks, dense Amazon rainforests, indigenous markets, colonial towns, sun-kissed shores and lava-bursting volcanoes. Despite its miniature size, Ecuador is quite complete in itself. And just like its natural surroundings, Ecuadorians are accomplished as well. The country has produced many famous painters, historians, journalists, writers, photographers and so on. Ivan Vallejo Ricaurte Is a chemical engineer and teacher turned climber who became the first Ecuadorian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Eugenio Espejo’s work as a scientist, medical professional and writer have been highly influential. He is till date regarded as one of the most enlightened thinkers of the 18th century. Not just men, Ecuadorian women too have left a lasting imprint on the history of the country. Matilde Hidalgo de Procel has too many firsts to her credit – she was the first Ecuadorian woman to graduate from high school, the first to vote in election and the first to hold electoral office in the country. Ecuadorian Hermelinda Urvina became the first South American to receive the license as pilot. Check out this section to find amazing facts about famous Ecuadorians, their life and their accomplishments.
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
03 July 1971
Computer programmer
Lenín MorenoLenín Moreno
19 March 1953
Political leader

Rafael CorreaRafael Correa
06 April 1963
Politician

Manuela SáenzManuela Sáenz
27 December 1797
Revolutionary

Juan José FloresJuan José Flores
19 July 1800
First President of Ecuador

Eugenio EspejoEugenio Espejo
21 February 1747
Writer & Medical Pioneer
Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco
12 October 1908
Novelist, Essayist, Historian

Marlon VeraMarlon Vera
02 December 1992
Mixed martial artist

Luis Antonio ValenciaLuis Antonio Valencia
04 August 1985
Footballer
Juan Manuel CorreaJuan Manuel Correa
09 August 1999
Racing driver

Richard CarapazRichard Carapaz
29 May 1993
Cyclist
Danilo CarreraDanilo Carrera
17 January 1989
Actor

Julio JaramilloJulio Jaramillo
01 October 1935
Singer

Huayna CapacHuayna Capac
1464 AD
 

Abdalá BucaramAbdalá Bucaram
04 February 1952
President of Ecuador

Jefferson PérezJefferson Pérez
01 July 1974
Racewalking
Oswaldo GuayasamínOswaldo Guayasamín
06 July 1919
Painter

Jaime Roldós AguileraJaime Roldós Aguilera
05 November 1940
President

Carlo AlbanCarlo Alban
03 October 1979
Actor

Roberto ManriqueRoberto Manrique
23 April 1979
Model
Frederick AshtonFrederick Ashton
17 September 1904
Choreographer

Carlos GóngoraCarlos Góngora
25 April 1989
Boxer
Maria Elisa CamargoMaria Elisa Camargo
21 December 1985
Actress

Pancho SeguraPancho Segura
20 June 1921
Tennis player, Tennis coach

Lucio GutiérrezLucio Gutiérrez
23 March 1957
Politician
Gabriel García MorenoGabriel García Moreno
24 December 1821
Politician

Alfredo PalacioAlfredo Palacio
22 January 1939
Former President of Ecuador
Andres GomezAndres Gomez
27 February 1960
Tennis player

Jack CulcayJack Culcay
26 September 1985
Boxer

José María Velasco IbarraJosé María Velasco Ibarra
19 March 1893
Politician
Rosalía ArteagaRosalía Arteaga
05 December 1956
Politician

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Cynthia ViteriCynthia Viteri
19 November 1965
Lawyer
Sixto Durán BallénSixto Durán Ballén
14 July 1921
Political figure

Maria Fernanda EspinosaMaria Fernanda Espinosa
07 September 1964
Politician

Emilio GómezEmilio Gómez
28 November 1991
Tennis player

León Febres CorderoLeón Febres Cordero
09 March 1931
Political Leader
Jhonatan NarvaezJhonatan Narvaez
04 March 1997
Cyclist
Nicolás LapenttiNicolás Lapentti
13 August 1976
Tennis player

Rocío González NavasRocío González Navas
06 November 1953
Businesswoman

Andrea SuarezAndrea Suarez
13 January 1987
Beauty pageant

Jonathan CaicedoJonathan Caicedo
28 April 1993
Cyclist
Gonzalo EscobarGonzalo Escobar
20 January 1989
Tennis player

Narcisa de JesusNarcisa de Jesus
29 October 1832
Saint

Karl EgloffKarl Egloff
16 March 1981
Athlete

Matilde HidalgoMatilde Hidalgo
29 September 1889
Poet

Roberto QuirozRoberto Quiroz
23 February 1992
Tennis player
Juan MontalvoJuan Montalvo
13 April 1832
Author

Andres CrespoAndres Crespo
06 November 1970
Actor
Katherine EspinKatherine Espin
15 November 1992
Model

José Joaquín de OlmedoJosé Joaquín de Olmedo
20 March 1780
Political Leader

Zoraida CórdovaZoraida Córdova
26 June 1987
Author
Alex QuinonezAlex Quinonez
11 August 1989
Athlete

Gabriela VillalbaGabriela Villalba
20 September 1984
Singer
Gabriela RivadeneiraGabriela Rivadeneira
25 July 1983
Politician

Ivonne BakiIvonne Baki
23 February 1951
Politician

Carlos Julio Arosemena MonroyCarlos Julio Arosemena Monroy
24 August 1919
Politician

Delfin QuishpeDelfin Quishpe
04 December 1977
Singer-songwriter

Humberto MoreHumberto More
1929 AD
Painter
Fernando ChavesFernando Chaves
13 February 1902
Novelist

Juan Fernando VelascoJuan Fernando Velasco
17 January 1972
Musician

Mirella CesaMirella Cesa
18 December 1984
Singer

Alfredo PovedaAlfredo Poveda
24 January 1926
Politician
Chico BorjaChico Borja
24 August 1959
Soccer player

Martha BucaramMartha Bucaram
12 October 1941
Lawyer
Maria Alejandra VicunaMaria Alejandra Vicuna
13 February 1978
Politician

Olga ÁlavaOlga Álava
14 February 1988
Model

Sharon la HechiceraSharon la Hechicera
28 March 1974
Actress
Juan Leon MeraJuan Leon Mera
28 June 1832
Essayist

Fernanda CornejoFernanda Cornejo
24 March 1989
Model
Monica OjedaMonica Ojeda
17 May 1988
Writer

Julio CastilloJulio Castillo
10 May 1988
Boxer

Maria Paula RomoMaria Paula Romo
04 June 1979
Politician
Jorge Icaza CoronelJorge Icaza Coronel
10 June 1906
Writer

Isabel Godin des OdonaisIsabel Godin des Odonais
16 January 1728
Journeyer
Segundo MercadoSegundo Mercado
05 January 1967
Boxer

Cristina ReyesCristina Reyes
26 August 1981
Politician

Mercedes de Jesus MolinaMercedes de Jesus Molina
24 September 1828
Missionary

Carolina JaumeCarolina Jaume
18 October 1985
Television Actress
Carmen CalistoCarmen Calisto
28 February 1942
Rodrigo Borja Cevallos' wife
José de la CuadraJosé de la Cuadra
03 September 1903
Writer

Mariana CarcelenMariana Carcelen
27 July 1805
Aristocrat

Diego HidalgoDiego Hidalgo
18 April 1993
Tennis player

Jennifer PazmiñoJennifer Pazmiño
29 December 1987
Model
Luis Cordero CrespoLuis Cordero Crespo
06 April 1833
President of Ecuador

Giovanni LapenttiGiovanni Lapentti
25 January 1983
Tennis player

Jorge Enrique AdoumJorge Enrique Adoum
29 June 1926
Writer

Olimpo CárdenasOlimpo Cárdenas
1919 AD
Singer

Rosa Borja de YcazaRosa Borja de Ycaza
30 July 1889
Writer
JinsopJinsop
1959 AD
Singer

Pamela CortesPamela Cortes
09 January 1981
Singer
Erick BoneErick Bone
23 December 1988
Boxer

Pablo CampanaPablo Campana
16 December 1972
Tennis player
Paola PabonPaola Pabon
28 January 1978
Lawyer
Jorge DelgadoJorge Delgado
05 January 1954
Swimmer