Famous Nicaraguan Men

Nicaragua enjoys somewhat of a cult status when it comes to tourism. And why not? With its awe-inspiring natural beauty, myriad lakes and volcanoes, and food, it makes every sense for the world to tout it as a tourist’s paradise. However, not very long ago, there was a time when the very mention of the country evoked a grainy footage of camouflage-clad guerrillas, punctuated by gunfire and a 1980s soundtrack. However, all that has change now and how? Nicaragua has come a long way from its warring past now. All thanks to the unrelenting efforts of the Nicaraos who have toiled hard to drive their country to its current standing. Once cornered as a warring tribal country, today Nicaragua stands shoulder to shoulder with other countries lauded for their avant-garde inventions and progressive philosophies. Without wasting any time, let us get exploring the biographies of some great and famous Nicaraguans whose contribution to the upliftment of their land and the world at large has been colossal. Rest assured, their timeline, trivia, and other facts would worth your time.

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 1 Daniel Ortega

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Famous As: President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: November 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Libertad
Daniel Ortega is the incumbent president of Nicaragua. He has also been the Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction and a Sandinista leader, too. He was part of the resistance against dictator Anastasio Somoza and later learned guerrilla tactics in Cuba. His rule is increasingly turning anti-democratic in nature.

 2 Ricardo Mayorga

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Famous As: Professional Boxer, MMA
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Ricardo Mayorga is a Nicaraguan former boxer and mixed martial artist. Often referred to as the craziest man in boxing, Mayorga is known for his antics outside the ring as much as for his achievements inside the ring. An entertaining boxer, 26 out of his 32 wins were knockouts. From 2005 to 2006, he held the WBC super welterweight title.

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 3 Román González

Román González.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 4 Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ciudad Darío
Died: February 6, 1916

The leader of the 19th-century Spanish-American Modernismo movement, Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío had been a prodigy who had started writing poems at age 14. Best remembered for his works such as Azul, he earned the tag of the Prince of Castilian Letters. He had also held various diplomatic posts.

 5 Augusto César Sandino

Augusto César Sandino.
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Famous As: Nicaraguan revolutionary Leader
Birthdate: May 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niquinohomo
Died: February 21, 1934

Augusto César Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary. From 1927 to 1933, Sandino led a rebellion against the United States occupation of Nicaragua, due to which he was lauded as a hero throughout Latin America. Although the US government labeled him a bandit, Sandino went on to become a symbol of resistance and is revered as a national hero in Nicaragua.

 6 Anastasio Somoza Debayle

Anastasio Somoza Debayle
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 5, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León
Died: September 17, 1980

 7 Anastasio Somoza García

Anastasio Somoza García.
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Famous As: President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Carazo
Died: September 29, 1956

Anastasio Somoza García was a Nicaraguan leader who served as the president of Nicaragua from 1937 to 1947 and again from 1950 to 1956. Before becoming the president of Nicaragua, Somoza played a major role in ousting the then-President Adolfo Díaz. Somoza is credited with starting the Somoza family, which had absolute control over Nicaragua for more than four decades. 

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 8 Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Somoto, Nicaragua

 9 Ernesto Cardenal

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Famous As: Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest
Birthdate: January 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: March 1, 2020

Nicaraguan priest Ernesto Cardenal was one of the most significant poets of his country. His works despised American imperialism and capitalism and used slogans as symbols. He was also part of the Sandinista Front that removed Anastasio Somoza, following which he became the minister of culture in the new cabinet.

 10 Arnoldo Alemán

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Famous As: President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua

Arnoldo Alemán is a Nicaraguan politician who became the 81st President of Nicaragua on 10 January 1997. A qualified lawyer, he practiced law for several years before entering politics. As the president, he was successful in promoting economic growth in the country. After his term ended in 2002, he was convicted of corruption. These convictions were later overturned. 

 11 Luis Somoza Debayle

Luis Somoza Debayle
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: April 13, 1967

 12 Pedro Miguel Arce

Pedro Miguel Arce
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 13 Tony Meléndez

Tony Meléndez
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Famous As: Guitar player
Birthdate: January 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua

 14 Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal

Pedro Joaquin Chamorro Cardenal
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 23, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: January 10, 1978

 15 Felix Alvarado

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 16 José Santos Zelaya

José Santos Zelaya
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: November 1, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: May 17, 1919

 17 Rigoberto López Pérez

Rigoberto López Pérez
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 13, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua León, Nicaragua
Died: September 21, 1956

 18 Alexis Arguello

Alexis Arguello
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, Nicaragua
Died: July 1, 2009

 19 Sergio Ramírez

Sergio Ramírez
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Famous As: Former Vice President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: August 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Masatepe, Nicaragua

 20 Tomás Borge

Tomás Borge
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: August 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Died: April 30, 2012

 21 Rene Alvarado

Rene Alvarado
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 22 Francisco Fonseca

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Rama, Nicaragua

 23 Juan Bautista Sacasa

Juan Bautista Sacasa
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: December 21, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: April 17, 1946

 24 Hernaldo Zúñiga

Hernaldo Zúñiga
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

 25 Humberto Ortega

Humberto Ortega
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 26 Rosendo Álvarez

Rosendo Álvarez
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 27 Adolfo Calero

Adolfo Calero
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: June 2, 2012

 28 Camilo Mejia

Camilo Mejia
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Famous As: United States Army
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 29 Byron Rojas

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

 30 Enrique Bolaños

Enrique Bolaños.
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Famous As: Former President of Nicaragua
Birthdate: May 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

Enrique Bolaños is a Nicaraguan former politician. He served as the president of Nicaragua from January 2002 to January 2007. Prior to this, he had been the vice president under his predecessor, Arnoldo Alemán. He was a successful businessman before he ventured into politics. As the president, he implemented many reforms to fight corruption. He has since retired from politics.

 31 Arturo Cruz Jr.

Arturo Cruz Jr.
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: August 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 32 Cristofer Rosales

Cristofer Rosales
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 33 Oswaldo Castillo

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nicaragua

 34 Fernando Cardenal

Fernando Cardenal
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: February 20, 2016

 35 Pablo Antonio Cuadra

Pablo Antonio Cuadra
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Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: November 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: January 2, 2002

 36 Emiliano Chamorro Vargas

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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: May 11, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acoyapa, Nicaragua
Died: February 26, 1966

 37 Carlos Buitrago

Carlos Buitrago
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 38 Jose Coronel Urtecho

Jose Coronel Urtecho
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
Died: March 19, 1994

 39 Yader Cardoza

Yader Cardoza
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua

 40 Eddie Gazo

Eddie Gazo
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Lorenzo, Nicaragua

 41 Fabio Gadea Mantilla

Fabio Gadea Mantilla
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nicaragua

 42 Salomon de la Selva

Salomon de la Selva
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua
Died: February 5, 1959

 43 Omar Cabezas

Omar Cabezas
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

 44 José Alfaro

José Alfaro
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

 45 Alfonso Cortes

Alfonso Cortes
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 9, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: February 3, 1969

 46 Jesus Rojas

Jesus Rojas
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Famous As: Leader
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: April 11, 1991

 47 Miguel Larreynaga

Miguel Larreynaga
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 29, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: April 28, 1847

 48 Emilio Álvarez Montalván

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Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: July 2, 2014

 49 Salvador Cardenal

Salvador Cardenal
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: March 8, 2010

 50 Román y Reyes, Víctor Manuel

Román y Reyes, Víctor Manuel
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Famous As: president of Nicaragua
Birthdate: October 13, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carazo, Nicaragua
Died: May 6, 1950