The Republic of El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country has a diverse culture as it was for centuries inhabited by several Mesoamerican nations, including the Cuzcatlecs, the Lenca and Maya. European influence on the culture is also prominent as the nation was once under Spanish colonial rule. Salvadoran priest and doctor José Matías Delgado y León was a leader in the independence movement of El Salvador from the Spanish Empire as was General Manuel José Arce y Fagoaga. Even after gaining independence in the early 19th century, the country went through several decades of political instability and violence. Farabundo Martí, a Marxist-Leninist activist and a revolutionary leader during the 1932 Salvadoran peasant massacre, is regarded as a martyr in Salvadoran history. Decades later the Salvadoran Civil War happened and Gen. Majano and Gen. Gutierrez emerged as major figures in that period. The recent years have been relatively peaceful in the nation, encouraging Salvadorans to build their legacy in the areas of arts, academics, entertainment and sports. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Salvadorans.
Óscar RomeroÓscar Romero
15 August 1917
Archbishop of San Salvador
José Napoleón DuarteJosé Napoleón Duarte
23 November 1925
Salvadoran Political figure

Mauricio FunesMauricio Funes
18 October 1959
Former President of El Salvador

Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
14 May 1935

Francisco Flores PérezFrancisco Flores Pérez
17 October 1959
Salvadoran Politician

Joaquin Eufrasio BuzmanJoaquín Eufrasio Guzmán
1801 AD
Former President of El Salvador
Claudia LarsClaudia Lars
20 December 1899

Luis FloresLuis Flores
08 July 1993

Alicia NashAlicia Nash
01 January 1933
Consuelo de Saint ExupéryConsuelo de Saint Exupéry
10 April 1901
Writer, Journalist, Painter, Sculptor

Salvador Sánchez CerénSalvador Sánchez Cerén
18 June 1944
Pete SandovalPete Sandoval
21 May 1963

Maura ClarkeMaura Clarke
13 January 1931

Carlos Humberto RomeroCarlos Humberto Romero
29 February 1924

Antonio SacaAntonio Saca
09 March 1965

Fidel Sánchez HernándezFidel Sánchez Hernández
07 July 1917
Émile FriantÉmile Friant
16 April 1863
French artist

Carlos Ernesto Escobar MejiaCarlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia

Diego Vigil CocañaDiego Vigil Cocaña
1799 AD

María Julia HernándezMaría Julia Hernández
30 January 1939
Human rights activist