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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Bianca Jagger
(Actress)

Bianca Jagger
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Listed In: Activists
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.

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

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Ricardo Mayorga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masaya, 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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Rubén Darío
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ciudad Darío, Nicaragua
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.

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

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Augusto César Sandino
(Nicaraguan revolutionary Leader)

Augusto César Sandino
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niquinohomo, Nicaragua
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.

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Daniel Ortega
(President of Nicaragua)

Daniel Ortega
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: La Libertad, Nicaragua
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.
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Anastasio Somoza García
(President of Nicaragua (1937-47, 1950-56))

Anastasio Somoza García
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Marcos, Nicaragua
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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Violeta Chamorro
(30th President of Nicaragua)

Violeta Chamorro
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

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Dennis Martínez
(Baseball player)

Dennis Martínez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua

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Luis Enrique
(Singer)

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

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Ernesto Cardenal
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Listed In: Writers
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.

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Rosario Murillo
(Politician)

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

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

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

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

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Hope Portocarrero
(Anastasio Somoza Debayle's wife)

Hope Portocarrero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: October 5, 1991

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Tony Meléndez
(Guitar player)

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

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

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

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

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

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Juan Bautista Sacasa
(Political figure)

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

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

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

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

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Claribel Alegría
(Poet, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America)

Claribel Alegría
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Estelí, Nicaragua
Died: January 25, 2018

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

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Tomás Borge
(Statesman)

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

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

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Jonathan Loáisiga
(Baseball player)

Jonathan Loáisiga
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

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Hernaldo Zúñiga
(Singer-songwriter)

Hernaldo Zúñiga
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Masaya, Nicaragua

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Roberto Solis
(Armored car robber)

Roberto Solis
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Nicaragua

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Arnoldo Alemán
(President of Nicaragua)

Arnoldo Alemán
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Listed In: Leaders
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. 

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

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Arlen Siu
(Singer-songwriter)

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

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Xiomara Blandino
(Beauty pageant contestant)

Xiomara Blandino
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

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Enrique Bolaños
(Former President of Nicaragua)

Enrique Bolaños
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

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

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Arturo Cruz Jr.
(Diplomat)

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

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Berenice Quezada
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: El Rama, Nicaragua

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Nastassja Bolivar
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Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

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

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

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

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Oswaldo Castillo
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Nicaragua

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Sergio Ramírez
(Former Vice President of Nicaragua)

Sergio Ramírez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Masatepe, Nicaragua

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Fernando Cardenal
(Theologian)

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

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Emiliano Chamorro Vargas
(Political Leader)

Emiliano Chamorro Vargas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Acoyapa, Nicaragua
Died: February 26, 1966

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