Nicaraguan

Whether you are looking for a backpacking adventure or an exotic escape or just wish to brush up on your general intelligence quotient, having Nicaragua on your list will expose you to a world of new possibilities and newer perceptions. Boasting of indigenous history, culture and cuisine this ‘land of lakes and volcanoes’ has plenty of attractions to offer to anyone who has the nerve and the verve to explore this tropical hotspot. Besides its jaw-dropping Colonial architecture, picturesque volcanic landscape, spine-chilling past, and warm-hearted locals, Nicaragua ranks high when it comes to its reservoir of talented and famous men and women. That is right! From politics to literature, the Nicaraguans have stamped their excellence in myriad fields and how. Without further ado, let us explore the treasury of famous Nicaraguans and discover all about their lives, trials, and tribulations through their timelines, trivia, and facts chronicled in their biographies below.

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 1 Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan social rights advocate. She is credited with founding the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, where she is currently serving as the chairperson. For her work as a humanitarian, Jagger has received several awards, including the Champion of Justice Award. A former actress, Jagger appeared in many movies and TV shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

 2 Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega.
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 3 Ricardo Mayorga

Ricardo Mayorga.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

 4 Román González

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

 5 Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío.
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Listed In: Writers
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.

 6 Augusto César Sandino

Augusto César Sandino.
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 7 Anastasio Somoza Debayle

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

Anastasio Somoza García.
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Listed In: Leaders
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. 

 9 Violeta Chamorro

Violeta Chamorro.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: October 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rivas, Nicaragua

The only woman to ever serve as the president of Nicaragua, Violeta Chamorro, was born to an affluent cattle rancher and was mostly educated in the U.S. She was married to La Prensa heir Pedro Joaquim Chamorro Cardenal and later took over the operations of the paper.

 10 Luis Enrique

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

 11 Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal.
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 12 Rosario Murillo

Rosario Murillo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 22, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 13 Arnoldo Alemán

Arnoldo Alemán.
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Listed In: Leaders
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. 

 14 Luis Somoza Debayle

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

 15 Gioconda Belli

Gioconda Belli
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 16 Pedro Miguel Arce

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

 17 Claudia Chamorro Barrios

Claudia Chamorro Barrios
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Nicaragua

 18 Tony Meléndez

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

 19 Hope Portocarrero

Hope Portocarrero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Anastasio Somoza Debayle's wife
Birthdate: June 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: October 5, 1991

 20 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

 21 Felix Alvarado

Felix Alvarado
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 22 José Santos Zelaya

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

 23 Alexis Arguello

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

 24 Rigoberto López Pérez

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

 25 Marina Jacoby

Marina Jacoby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

 26 Claribel Alegría

Claribel Alegría
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Esteli, Nicaragua
Died: January 25, 2018

 27 Sergio Ramírez

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

 28 Tomás Borge

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

 29 Zoilamerica Ortega Murillo

Zoilamerica Ortega Murillo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 30 Francisco Fonseca

Francisco Fonseca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Rama, Nicaragua

 31 Rene Alvarado

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

 32 Juan Bautista Sacasa

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

 33 Hernaldo Zúñiga

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

 34 Humberto Ortega

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

 35 Arlen Siu

Arlen Siu
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: August 1, 1975

 36 Rosendo Álvarez

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

 37 Xiomara Blandino

Xiomara Blandino
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Beauty pageant contestant
Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 38 Adriana Paniagua

Adriana Paniagua
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chinandega, Nicaragua

 39 Adolfo Calero

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

 40 Camilo Mejia

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

 41 Enrique Bolaños

Enrique Bolaños.
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 42 Byron Rojas

Byron Rojas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua

 43 Cristofer Rosales

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

 44 Arturo Cruz Jr.

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

 45 Oswaldo Castillo

Oswaldo Castillo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nicaragua

 46 Nora Astorga

Nora Astorga
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: February 14, 1988

 47 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

 48 Daisy Zamora

Daisy Zamora
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

 49 Lillian Molieri

Lillian Molieri
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: September 13, 1980

 50 Daniela Torres

Daniela Torres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua