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
Manuela SáenzManuela Sáenz
27 December 1797

Rafael CorreaRafael Correa
06 April 1963

Lenín MorenoLenín Moreno
19 March 1953
Political leader

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

Huayna CapacHuayna Capac
1464 AD

Alfredo PalacioAlfredo Palacio
22 January 1939
Former President of Ecuador

Luis Antonio ValenciaLuis Antonio Valencia
04 August 1985