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

Manuela SáenzManuela Sáenz
27 December 1797

Eugenio EspejoEugenio Espejo
21 February 1747
Writer & Medical Pioneer

Juan José FloresJuan José Flores
19 July 1800
First President of Ecuador
Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco
12 October 1908
Novelist, Essayist, Historian

Luis Antonio ValenciaLuis Antonio Valencia
04 August 1985

Juan Manuel CorreaJuan Manuel Correa
09 August 1999
Racing driver
Abdalá BucaramAbdalá Bucaram
04 February 1952
President of Ecuador

Huayna CapacHuayna Capac
1464 AD
Oswaldo GuayasamínOswaldo Guayasamín
06 July 1919

Frederick AshtonFrederick Ashton
17 September 1904

Lucio GutiérrezLucio Gutiérrez
23 March 1957

Jaime Roldós AguileraJaime Roldós Aguilera
05 November 1940

Gabriel García MorenoGabriel García Moreno
24 December 1821
Chico BorjaChico Borja
24 August 1959
Soccer player

Pancho SeguraPancho Segura
20 June 1921
Tennis player, Tennis coach

José María Velasco IbarraJosé María Velasco Ibarra
19 March 1893

Sixto Durán BallénSixto Durán Ballén
14 July 1921
Political figure
Alfredo PalacioAlfredo Palacio
22 January 1939
Former President of Ecuador

Rosalía ArteagaRosalía Arteaga
05 December 1956
León Febres CorderoLeón Febres Cordero
09 March 1931
Political Leader

Juan MontalvoJuan Montalvo
13 April 1832

Carlos Julio Arosemena MonroyCarlos Julio Arosemena Monroy
24 August 1919
José Joaquín de OlmedoJosé Joaquín de Olmedo
20 March 1780
Political Leader

Alfredo PovedaAlfredo Poveda
24 January 1926
Jorge Icaza CoronelJorge Icaza Coronel
10 June 1906

Jack CulcayJack Culcay
26 September 1985