Ecuadorian

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.

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 1 Julian Assange

Julian Assange.
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Famous As: Computer programmer
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Townsville, Australia

Julian Assange made headlines all over the world in 2010 when WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by him, gained international attention after publishing leaks, such as the Afghanistan war logs and Iraq war logs. After dodging arrest for several years, he was finally arrested in 2019 and is currently imprisoned in HM Prison Belmarsh.

 2 Antonio Valencia

Antonio Valencia.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nueva Loja, Ecuador

 3 Lenín Moreno

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: March 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nuevo Rocafuerte

Lenín Moreno is an Ecuadorian politician and the current president of Ecuador. Before being elected as the president, Moreno served as the vice president under President Rafael Correa from 2007 to 2013. Also known for his support towards people with disabilities, Moreno received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.  

 4 Manuela Sáenz

Manuela Sáenz.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: December 27, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito
Died: November 23, 1856

Manuela Sáenz was an Ecuadorian revolutionary who supported women's rights. She received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution. Today, she is widely regarded as a feminist symbol of the 19th century. In 2007, the Ecuadorian government honored her with the rank of General.

 5 Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guayaquil

Rafael Correa is an Ecuadorian economist and politician. From 2007 to 2017, Correa served as the president of Ecuador. During his presidency, Ecuador managed to reduce its poverty and raised the minimum wage, which in turn enhanced the standard of living in the country.

 6 Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chone, Ecuador

 7 Juan Manuel Correa

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
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 8 Maria Elisa Camargo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 9 Danilo Carrera

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 10 Frederick Ashton

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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: September 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: October 18, 1988

 11 Pancho Segura

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player, Tennis coach
Birthdate: June 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: November 18, 2017

 12 Huayna Capac

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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1464 AD
Birthplace: Tomebomba, Azuay Province, Ecuador
Died: 1527 AD

 13 Oswaldo Guayasamín

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: March 10, 1999

 14 Carlo Alban

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ecuador

 15 Abdalá Bucaram

Abdalá Bucaram
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Ecuador
Birthdate: February 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 16 Maria Fernanda Espinosa

Maria Fernanda Espinosa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain

 17 Andres Gomez

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 18 Jaime Roldós Aguilera

Jaime Roldós Aguilera
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: May 24, 1981

 19 Roberto Manrique

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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 20 Sixto Durán Ballén

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: July 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 15, 2016

 21 Gabriel García Moreno

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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 24, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: August 6, 1875

 22 Jefferson Pérez

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racewalking
Birthdate: July 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador Cuenca

 23 José María Velasco Ibarra

José María Velasco Ibarra
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador
Died: March 30, 1979

 24 Matilde Hidalgo

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 29, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Loja, Ecuador
Died: February 20, 1974

 25 Juan José Flores

Juan José Flores.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First President of Ecuador
Birthdate: July 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puerto Cabello
Died: October 1, 1864

Juan José Flores was a Venezuelan-born military general who served as the president of the new Republic of Ecuador on three non-consecutive terms. Enlisted as a private in the Spanish Royalist army at the age of 15, he grew up to be a military man with a commanding presence. He was an intelligent man and an eloquent orator. 

 26 Katherine Espin

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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Troncal, Ecuador

 27 Lucio Gutiérrez

Lucio Gutiérrez
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

 28 Nicolás Lapentti

Nicolás Lapentti
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 29 Alfredo Palacio

Alfredo Palacio
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Ecuador
Birthdate: January 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil

 30 León Febres Cordero

León Febres Cordero
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: December 15, 2008

 31 Humberto More

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1929 AD
Birthplace: Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Died: 1984 AD

 32 Rocío González Navas

Rocío González Navas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: November 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Latacunga, Ecuador

 33 Eugenio Espejo

Eugenio Espejo.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer & Medical Pioneer
Birthdate: February 21, 1747
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito, Spanish Empire
Died: December 28, 1795

Eugenio Espejo was a medical pioneer, writer, and lawyer. He was of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. He inspired the separatist movement in Quito and is regarded as a key figure in colonial Ecuador. He spread enlightened ideas in the Royal Audiencia and wrote about sanitary conditions in colonial Ecuador. He aspired to awaken a rebellious spirit in the people.

 34 Andres Crespo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 35 Richard Carapaz

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: May 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: El Carmelo, Tulcán Canton, Carchi Province, Ecuador

 36 Juan Montalvo

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador
Died: January 17, 1889

 37 Julio Jaramillo

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: February 9, 1978

 38 Karl Egloff

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

 39 Rosalía Arteaga

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cuenca, Ecuador

 40 Narcisa de Jesus

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: October 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nobol, Guayas, Ecuador
Died: December 8, 1869

 41 Sharon la Hechicera

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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Guayas Province, Ecuador
Died: January 4, 2015

 42 Cynthia Viteri

Cynthia Viteri
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 43 José Joaquín de Olmedo

José Joaquín de Olmedo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: March 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: February 19, 1847

 44 Jack Culcay

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador

 45 Maria Alejandra Vicuna

Maria Alejandra Vicuna
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 46 Emilio Gómez

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 47 Juan Fernando Velasco

Juan Fernando Velasco
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

 48 Jhonatan Narvaez

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: March 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Playón de San Francisco, Ecuador

 49 Roberto Quiroz

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador

 50 Juan Leon Mera

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: June 28, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador
Died: December 13, 1894