List of Salvadorans
Overview
 
This is a list of famous or notable people born in El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador or simply Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country and in all of Central America...

 or of Salvadoran descent (also see Salvadoran American
Salvadoran American
Salvadorian Americans are citizens or residents of the United States of Salvadoran descent. As of 2010 there are 1.6 million Salvadoran Americans in the United States, the fourth-largest Hispanic community by nation of ancestry.They are also known as the nicknamed Salvi people in the USA,...

).

  • Noe Canjura
    Noe Canjura
    Noe Canjura was a Salvadoran painter and a prominent figure in 20th century modern art in France.- First steps :...

    , painter
  • Augusto Crespin
    Augusto Crespin
    Augusto Crespin was born in El Salvador, in July 1956. Studied ink drawing and painting for about five years in the Academy of Valero Lecha from 1969 to 1973; engraving with Japanese master Futaba Ando in the Centro de Artes de El Salvador in 1975; further studies engraving with Japanese masters...

    , painter
  • Fernando Llort
    Fernando Llort
    Fernando Llort Choussy is a Salvadoran artist of international recognition, called "El Salvador's National Artist" by the Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America. He is known for teaching and inspiring the small town of La Palma, Chalatenango, how to make a living through art. His style...

    , painter and sculptor
  • Mauricio Merino, Jr.
    Mauricio Merino, Jr.
    Mauricio Merino Jr is a Professional Actor and Model best known for his role as Simon Freedman on the soap opera Neighbours and re-curring role on HBO's mini series The Pacific.-Personal life:...

    , actor born in Australia. Plays role of Simon Freedman in Neighbours
    Neighbours
    Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems...

    .
  • Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
    Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
    Consuelo de Saint Exupéry was a Salvadoran-French writer and artist, and wife of the famous writer and aviator Antoine de Saint Exupéry....

    , painter, sculptor, and author, wife of Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  • Toño Salazar
    Toño Salazar
    Antonio "Toño" Salazar was a Salvadoran caricaturist, illustrator and diplomat. Born in Santa Tecla, in 1920 he went to study in Mexico on an art scholarship then in 1922 traveled to France to join the throng of artists and writers from around the world who were living, working, and learning in...

    , caricaturist
  • Pedro Palma, painter

  • Claribel Alegría
    Claribel Alegría
    Clara Isabel Alegría Vides is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría.-Early life:...

    ,writer
  • Manlio Argueta
    Manlio Argueta
    Manlio Argueta is a Salvadoran writer, critic, and novelist born in 1935. Although he considers himself first and foremost a poet, he is known in the English speaking world for his book One Day of Life.- Life :...

    , novelist
  • Alfredo Betancourt
    Alfredo Betancourt
    Alvaro Alfredo Betancourt Blanco is a Salvadoran writer.-Life:After his primary education in his home town, when he was 14 years old Alfredo won a scholarship to study at the prestigious teacher training college, La Escuela Normal, San Salvador...

    , educator, philosopher
  • Roque Dalton
    Roque Dalton
    Roque Dalton García was a Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets...

    , poet
    Poet
    A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary...

  • Pedro Geoffroy Rivas
    Pedro Geoffroy Rivas
    Pedro Geoffroy Rivas was an anthropologist, poet, and linguist. His poetic work marked a landmark in Salvadoran poetic development...

    , poet, scholar
  • Ana Sol Gutiérrez
    Ana Sol Gutierrez
    Ana Sol Gutierrez is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Maryland. She is currently serving in her second term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 18 in Montgomery County...

    , educator
  • Claudia Lars
    Claudia Lars
    Claudia Lars, born in Armenia, El Salvador on December 20, 1899 as Margarita del Carmen Brannon Vega, was a Salvadoran poet. She died in San Salvador in 1974...

    , poet
  • Ignacio Martín-Baró
    Ignacio Martín-Baró
    Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J. was a scholar, social psychologist, philosopher and Jesuit priest...

    , Social psychologist and Jesuit priest
  • Alberto Masferrer
    Alberto Masferrer
    Vicente Alberto Masferrer Mónico, known as Alberto Masferrer, was a Salvadoran essayist, fiction writer, and journalist, best known for the development of the philosophy of vitalismo. He was born in Alegría , Usulután on July 24, 1868...

    , intellectual
  • Dr.
Encyclopedia
This is a list of famous or notable people born in El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador or simply Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country and in all of Central America...

 or of Salvadoran descent (also see Salvadoran American
Salvadoran American
Salvadorian Americans are citizens or residents of the United States of Salvadoran descent. As of 2010 there are 1.6 million Salvadoran Americans in the United States, the fourth-largest Hispanic community by nation of ancestry.They are also known as the nicknamed Salvi people in the USA,...

).
República de El Salvador
(Flag of El Salvador
Flag of El Salvador
The flag of El Salvador was inspired by the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America, and by the flag of Argentina, the country that sent one of the first fleets to help consummate the independence of Central American republics from Spain....

)
(Coat of Arms
Coat of arms of El Salvador
The coat of arms of El Salvador has been in use in its current form since 15 September 1912. Its center consists of a triangle, in which five volcanoes rise out of the sea. They symbolize the five member states of the United Provinces of Central America...

)

Arts

  • Noe Canjura
    Noe Canjura
    Noe Canjura was a Salvadoran painter and a prominent figure in 20th century modern art in France.- First steps :...

    , painter
  • Augusto Crespin
    Augusto Crespin
    Augusto Crespin was born in El Salvador, in July 1956. Studied ink drawing and painting for about five years in the Academy of Valero Lecha from 1969 to 1973; engraving with Japanese master Futaba Ando in the Centro de Artes de El Salvador in 1975; further studies engraving with Japanese masters...

    , painter
  • Fernando Llort
    Fernando Llort
    Fernando Llort Choussy is a Salvadoran artist of international recognition, called "El Salvador's National Artist" by the Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America. He is known for teaching and inspiring the small town of La Palma, Chalatenango, how to make a living through art. His style...

    , painter and sculptor
  • Mauricio Merino, Jr.
    Mauricio Merino, Jr.
    Mauricio Merino Jr is a Professional Actor and Model best known for his role as Simon Freedman on the soap opera Neighbours and re-curring role on HBO's mini series The Pacific.-Personal life:...

    , actor born in Australia. Plays role of Simon Freedman in Neighbours
    Neighbours
    Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. It was created by TV executive Reg Watson, who proposed the idea of making a show that focused on realistic stories and portrayed adults and teenagers who talk openly and solve their problems...

    .
  • Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
    Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry
    Consuelo de Saint Exupéry was a Salvadoran-French writer and artist, and wife of the famous writer and aviator Antoine de Saint Exupéry....

    , painter, sculptor, and author, wife of Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  • Toño Salazar
    Toño Salazar
    Antonio "Toño" Salazar was a Salvadoran caricaturist, illustrator and diplomat. Born in Santa Tecla, in 1920 he went to study in Mexico on an art scholarship then in 1922 traveled to France to join the throng of artists and writers from around the world who were living, working, and learning in...

    , caricaturist
  • Pedro Palma, painter

Scholars, Authors, and Educators

  • Claribel Alegría
    Claribel Alegría
    Clara Isabel Alegría Vides is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría.-Early life:...

    ,writer
  • Manlio Argueta
    Manlio Argueta
    Manlio Argueta is a Salvadoran writer, critic, and novelist born in 1935. Although he considers himself first and foremost a poet, he is known in the English speaking world for his book One Day of Life.- Life :...

    , novelist
  • Alfredo Betancourt
    Alfredo Betancourt
    Alvaro Alfredo Betancourt Blanco is a Salvadoran writer.-Life:After his primary education in his home town, when he was 14 years old Alfredo won a scholarship to study at the prestigious teacher training college, La Escuela Normal, San Salvador...

    , educator, philosopher
  • Roque Dalton
    Roque Dalton
    Roque Dalton García was a Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets...

    , poet
    Poet
    A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary...

  • Pedro Geoffroy Rivas
    Pedro Geoffroy Rivas
    Pedro Geoffroy Rivas was an anthropologist, poet, and linguist. His poetic work marked a landmark in Salvadoran poetic development...

    , poet, scholar
  • Ana Sol Gutiérrez
    Ana Sol Gutierrez
    Ana Sol Gutierrez is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Maryland. She is currently serving in her second term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 18 in Montgomery County...

    , educator
  • Claudia Lars
    Claudia Lars
    Claudia Lars, born in Armenia, El Salvador on December 20, 1899 as Margarita del Carmen Brannon Vega, was a Salvadoran poet. She died in San Salvador in 1974...

    , poet
  • Ignacio Martín-Baró
    Ignacio Martín-Baró
    Ignacio Martín-Baró, S.J. was a scholar, social psychologist, philosopher and Jesuit priest...

    , Social psychologist and Jesuit priest
  • Alberto Masferrer
    Alberto Masferrer
    Vicente Alberto Masferrer Mónico, known as Alberto Masferrer, was a Salvadoran essayist, fiction writer, and journalist, best known for the development of the philosophy of vitalismo. He was born in Alegría , Usulután on July 24, 1868...

    , intellectual
  • Dr. Tania Pleitez, art historian, author
  • Salarrué
    Salarrué
    Salvador Efraín Salazar Arrué , known as Salarrué , was a Salvadoran writer, poet and painter...

     (Salvador Salazar Arrué), novelist, poet, painter.
  • Marcos Villatoro
    Marcos Villatoro
    Marcos McPeek Villatoro is a writer from the United States. He is the author of six novels, two collections of poetry and a memoir, and the producer/director of the documentary “Tamale Road: A Memoir from El Salvador.” He has written essays for National Public Radio and PBS. He resides in Los...

    , author

Entertainment

  • Pescozada
    Pescozada
    Pescozada is a hip-hop group formed in Chalatenango, El Salvador. They usually rap in Spanish, sometimes throwing in bits of English like "Yeah" "Uh-huh" or "Hip hop", and use an extreme amount of Caliche. Their name, which used to refer to an honor given to a knight by royalty, literally means...

    , Latino rap artist
  • DJ Keoki
    DJ Keoki
    Superstar DJ Keoki is an Electronic music,among other genres DJ. Born in El Salvador and raised in Hawaii, Keoki reached 'Superstar' status shortly after moving to New York City.-Bio:...

    , Techno
    Techno
    Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the United States during the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988...

     DJ
  • The Fabulous Wonder Twins
    The Fabulous Wonder Twins
    The Fabulous Wonder Twins—Gay entertainment personalities, Louis Alberto Campos and Carlos Eduardo Campos, in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador—are a pair of gay fraternal twin brothers who have been featured in MTV music videos, made cameos on film and television motion pictures and...

    , Gay Entertainment Personalities, Actors, Models, Performance Art
    Performance art
    In art, performance art is a performance presented to an audience, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or...

    ists, Club Kids Superstars
    Club Kids
    The Club Kids were a group of young New York City club personalities mostly led by Michael Alig and James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

    .
  • Álvaro Torres
    Álvaro Torres
    Álvaro Torres is a Salvadoran singer and songwriter. His current Record Label is Big Dream Christian Music located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.-Biography:...

    , singer
  • Adrian Bellani
    Adrian Bellani
    Adrian Bellani is an American actor. He is best known as the second actor to play the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime drama, Passions.Of Salvadoran and Italian descent, as a child Bellani moved to El Salvador with his family...

     Italian-Salvadoran actor born in Miami. Played the role of Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald
    Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald
    Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions. The youngest son of the once-missing Martin Fitzgerald and Mexican immigrant Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald, the character as played by Jesse Metcalfe was caught in a love triangle with true love Charity Standish and...

     on the NBC
    NBC
    The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago...

     daytime drama, Passions
    Passions
    Passions is an American television soap opera which aired on NBC from July 5, 1999 to September 7, 2007 and on The 101 Network from September 17, 2007 to August 7, 2008....

    .
  • Efren Ramirez
    Efren Ramirez
    -Early life:Ramirez was born in Los Angeles, California of Spanish and Salvadoran descent. He has three brothers, one of whom is his identical twin. Ramirez bought his parents a house with his payment from Napoleon Dynamite .-Career:...

    , actor
  • Martina Topley-Bird
    Martina Topley-Bird
    Martina Topley-Bird is a British vocalist and songwriter who first gained fame as the featured female vocalist on trip hop pioneer Tricky's debut album, Maxinquaye...

    , Vocalist and Songwriter
  • Pete Sandoval
    Pete Sandoval
    Pete Sandoval is an American death metal drummer. Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, he is known for his accomplishments in the world of extreme metal drumming. His first significant stint as a drummer was for the grindcore band Terrorizer, formed in 1986, where he began to demonstrate some of his...

    , drummer for the death metal
    Death metal
    Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It typically employs heavily distorted guitars, tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming, minor keys or atonality, and complex song structures with multiple tempo changes....

     group Morbid Angel
    Morbid Angel
    Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked one Morbid Angel album in its “Top 40 greatest death metal albums”, with their 1989 debut Altars of Madness appearing at number 1...

  • Allison Iraheta
    Allison Iraheta
    Allison Iraheta is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, Iraheta won the Telemundo competition Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista. Following the conclusion of Idol, Iraheta was signed to a record...

    , winner of Telemundo reality show, Quinceañera and finalist in the eighth season
    American Idol (season 8)
    The eighth season of American Idol premiered on January 13, 2009, and concluded on May 20, 2009. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson continued to judge the show's contestants, along with Ryan Seacrest as host. The season introduced Kara DioGuardi as the fourth judge on the Idol...

     of American Idol
    American Idol
    American Idol, titled American Idol: The Search for a Superstar for the first season, is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment...

    .
  • Mauricio Merino Jr Actor and Model. Cast member in Australian TV such as "Neighbours"
  • Crooked Stilo
    Crooked Stilo
    -Early years:The duo spent their early years in El Salvador, a Central American nation that was torn apart by civil war. In their youth, they immigrated with their parents to the United States in search of a new beginning and a better future...

    , Urban
    Urban
    Urban means "related to cities." It may refer to:*Urban, California, former town in El Dorado County*Urban area, geographical area distinct from rural areas*Urban , given name and surname*Urban , Danish free daily newspaper...

     artist. Nominated to the Latin Billboards in 2005 in the "Urban Album Of The year" category. Signed to Fonovisa/Univision record label. Signed to the major record label Filmax in Spain.
  • Carla Vila, actress. Has appeared in several TV shows including "ER", "90210", "Southland" and "Grey's Anatomy".

Fashion Designers and Models

  • Francesca Miranda
    Francesca Miranda
    Francesca Miranda is a Salvadoran fashion designer. She is one of five children of Gloria Gonzales de Miranda, an Ohioan entrepreneur of Spanish parents, and of Spanish-Italian lawyer and politician Ruy Cesar Miranda Lupone of an affluent family in the Central American country . Her eldest sister,...

     Fashion Designer
  • Christy Turlington
    Christy Turlington
    Christy Turlington Burns is an American model best known for representing Calvin Klein from 1987 to 2007. She has worked on dozens of modeling contracts with companies including Maybelline Cosmetics and Versace. Turlington starred in her fashion documentary Catwalk and Isaac Mizrahi's Unzipped...

     American-Salvadoran, supermodel
    Supermodel
    The term supermodel refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term became prominent in the popular culture of the 1980s. Supermodels usually work for top fashion designers and labels...

     (born January 2, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California) is an American supermodel.
  • Rebeca Moreno
    Rebeca Moreno
    Rebeca Moreno is a Salvadoran beauty queen who won the Nuestra Belleza Universo El Salvador pageant in 2008.She is studying for her bachelors in Mathematics. She was born June 17, 1982. Her hobbies include dance, listening to music, going to the cinema and going out with her cousins and friends...

     Model and former Miss El Salvador Universe 2009 (Miss Congeniality in Miss Universe 2009)

Past and Current Political Figures

  • Ana Maria
    Ana María
    Ana María was the "nom de guerre" of Mélida Anaya Montes, the second in command of the FMLN, in El Salvador.An intellectual, she was considered as an icon among revolutionary women in the region...

    , guerrilla
    Guerrilla warfare
    Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare and refers to conflicts in which a small group of combatants including, but not limited to, armed civilians use military tactics, such as ambushes, sabotage, raids, the element of surprise, and extraordinary mobility to harass a larger and...

     leader
  • Gerardo Barrios
    Gerardo Barrios
    Gerardo Barrios , was President of El Salvador 12 March 1859 - 26 October 1863.Barrios was a liberal and supported the unity of Central America. He served as president of El Salvador several times - in 1858, from 1859 to 1860 and again from 1861...

    , liberal president
  • Armando Calderón Sol
    Armando Calderón Sol
    Armando Calderón Sol was President of El Salvador from June 1, 1994 to June 1, 1999, representing the Nationalist Republican Alliance .-Biography:Armando Calderón Sol was born in San Salvador, on June 24, 1948....

    , former president
  • Alfredo Cristiani
    Alfredo Cristiani
    Alfredo Félix Cristiani Burkard, popularly known as Alfredo Cristiani was President of El Salvador from 1989 to 1994....

    , former president
  • Roberto D'Aubuisson
    Roberto D'Aubuisson
    Major Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta was the Salvadoran Army officer and political leader who founded the Nationalist Republican Alliance , which he led from 1980 to 1985...

    , politician, ARENA/death squads founder
  • José Napoleón Duarte
    José Napoleón Duarte
    José Napoleón Duarte Fuentes was a Salvadoran political figure who, from March 3, 1980, to 1982, led the civil-military Revolutionary Government Junta that took power in a 1979 coup d'état...

    , former president
  • Liz Figueroa
    Liz Figueroa
    Liz Figueroa is a Democratic politician. She served as a California State Senator, representing the 10th District.She ran for California Lieutenant Governor in the June 6, 2006 primary election, against fellow state senator Jackie Speier and Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi. Figueroa received...

    , California state senator
    California State Senate
    The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. There are 40 state senators. The state legislature meets in the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The Lieutenant Governor is the ex officio President of the Senate and may break a tied vote...

  • Francisco Flores
    Francisco Flores Pérez
    Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez is an ex president of El Salvador. He led the country from June 1 1999 until June 1 2004 as a member of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance .-Background:...

    , former president
  • Mauricio Funes
    Mauricio Funes
    Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena is the President of El Salvador. He won the 2009 presidential election as the candidate of the left-wing Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front political party and took office on 1 June 2009.-Biography:Funes is married to Dr. Vanada Pignado, who was involved in...

    , current President
  • Rutilio Grande
    Rutilio Grande
    Rutilio Grande García was a Jesuit priest in El Salvador and a promoter of liberation theology. He was assassinated in 1977, along with two other Salvadorans. He was a close friend of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero...

    , martyred priest
    Priest
    A priest is a person authorized to perform the sacred rites of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities...

  • Álvaro Magaña
    Álvaro Magaña
    Álvaro Alfredo Magaña Borja was the President of El Salvador from 1982 to 1984, and member of the Nationalist Republican Alliance . He received his Masters degree from the University of Chicago in 1995. He was a bank president before the election of 1982. He was sworn in by Roberto D'Aubuisson...

    , banker and interim president
  • Maximiliano Hernández Martínez
    Maximiliano Hernández Martínez
    Maximiliano Hernández Martínez was the President of El Salvador from 1931 to 1944...

    , dictator-president
  • Farabundo Martí
    Farabundo Martí
    Augustín Farabundo Martí Rodríguez was a social activist and a revolutionary leader in El Salvador.-Early life:Martí was born in Teotepeque, a farming community located in Departamento de La Libertad, El Salvador...

    , communist leader
  • Antonio Saca
    Antonio Saca
    Elías Antonio Saca González is a Salvadoran politician and was the President of El Salvador. He was elected President in 2004 to serve a five-year term that ended in 2009....

    , former president
  • Guillermo Ungo
    Guillermo Ungo
    Guillermo Manuel Ungo Revelo was a Salvadoran social democratic politician. He was a member of the ruling government junta from 1979 to 1980. Ungo was for a time the unofficial leader of the opposition in his capacity as president of the Revolutionary Democratic Front alliance...

    , opposition leader and former vice-president
  • Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova
    Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova
    Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova was head of the Salvadoran national guard and later defense minister. He was sued in the federal civil court of Miami, Florida in the United States in two precedent-setting cases. The cases are referred to by the surname of his co-defendant, José Guillermo García:*...

    , defense minister, convicted of human rights abuses
  • Joaquín Villalobos
    Joaquín Villalobos
    Joaquín Villalobos is a Salvadoran politician and former guerrilla leader.Villalobos was one the main leaders of the People's Revolutionary Army, or Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo, a group that emerged in El Salvador in the early 1970s as a loose federation of cells with roots in various...

    , noted guerrilla leader during Salvadoran civil war
  • Cayetano Carpio
    Cayetano Carpio
    Salvador Cayetano Carpio , aka Commander Marcial, was the leader of the Communist Party of El Salvador in the 1960s, until he quit the party to found the Salvadoran revolutionary political-military organization, the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí, also known by its initials, FPL)...

    , leader of the leftist insurgency, founder of the FPL.
  • Anastasio Aquino
    Anastasio Aquino
    Anastasio Mártir Aquino was a Salvadoran indigenous leader who led the Insurrection of the Nonualcos, a campesino uprising in El Salvador during the time it belonged to the Federal Republic of Central America.Aquino was born into a family belonging to the Taytes of the...

     King of the Nonualco tribes, who defeated the government army in 1833
  • José Inocencio Alas
    José Inocencio Alas
    José Inocencio "Chencho" Alas was born in Chalatenango, El Salvador, in 1934, one of ten children. He was a Catholic priest for many years, a friend to Archbishop Óscar Romero, and an advocate of peasant rights. Alas founded the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America , and is...

    , former priest and activist
  • Juan Rafael Bustillo
    Juan Rafael Bustillo
    Juan Rafael Bustillo is a former General in the Air Force of El Salvador and is known for planning the murder of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her daughter at the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" in El Salvador on November 16 1989.Bustillo was born in San Miguel in 1935,...

     former Head of the Salvadoran Air Force
  • José Matías Delgado
    José Matías Delgado
    José Matías Delgado y León was a Salvadoran priest and doctor known as El Padre de la Patria Salvadoreña...

    , national hero
  • Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán
    Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán
    Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán was President of El Salvador 15 February 1845 - 1 February 1846.This Central American statesman was born in Cartago, Costa Rica, in 1801 and died in San Miguel, Salvador, about 1875. In the dissensions between the Federal and Centralist parties, Guzman joined the former, and...

    , national hero
  • Farabundo Martí
    Farabundo Martí
    Augustín Farabundo Martí Rodríguez was a social activist and a revolutionary leader in El Salvador.-Early life:Martí was born in Teotepeque, a farming community located in Departamento de La Libertad, El Salvador...

    , revolutionary

Sportspeople

  • Jose Cortez, former NFL Football Player
  • Rosemary Casals
    Rosemary Casals
    Rosemary "Rosie" Casals is a former American professional tennis player.Rosemary Casals earned her reputation as a rebel in the staid tennis world when she began competing in the early 1960s. During a tennis career that spanned more than two decades, she won more than 90 tournaments and worked for...

    , former tennis player and winner of multiple Grand Slams
    Grand Slam (tennis)
    The four Major tennis tournaments, also called the Slams, are the most important tennis events of the year in terms of world tour ranking points, tradition, prize-money awarded, strength and size of player field, and public attention. They are the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and...

    .
  • Roger Huerta
    Roger Huerta
    Roger Huerta , is an American mixed martial artist. He initially gained exposure by competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and later Bellator Fighting Championships.-Early life:...

     , MMA
    Mixed martial arts
    Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

     Fighter.
  • Ivan Menjivar
    Ivan Menjivar
    Ivan Menjivar is a Salvadoran-Canadian professional mixed martial artist currently fighting in the bantamweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.-Mixed martial arts career:...

     , MMA
    Mixed martial arts
    Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

     Fighter.
  • Rodolfo Zelaya
    Rodolfo Zelaya
    Rodolfo Antonio Zelaya García is a Salvadoran footballer who currently plays for Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz, and internationally for the El Salvador national team.-Club career:...

    , soccer player
  • Mágico González
    Mágico González
    Jorge Alberto González Barillas , popularly known as El mágico , is a retired Salvadoran footballer....

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