Famous Ecuadorian - Ecuadorian Celebrities

Situated in South America, Ecuador forwards tourists almost everything one can think of – lofty mountain peaks, dense Amazon rainforests, indigenous markets, colonial towns, sun-kissed shores and lava-bursting volcanoes. Despite its miniature size, Ecuador is quite complete in itself. And just like its natural surroundings, Ecuadorians are accomplished as well. The country has produced many famous painters, historians, journalists, writers, photographers and so on. Ivan Vallejo Ricaurte Is a chemical engineer and teacher turned climber who became the first Ecuadorian to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Eugenio Espejo’s work as a scientist, medical professional and writer have been highly influential. He is till date regarded as one of the most enlightened thinkers of the 18th century. Not just men, Ecuadorian women too have left a lasting imprint on the history of the country. Matilde Hidalgo de Procel has too many firsts to her credit – she was the first Ecuadorian woman to graduate from high school, the first to vote in election and the first to hold electoral office in the country. Ecuadorian Hermelinda Urvina became the first South American to receive the license as pilot. Check out this section to find amazing facts about famous Ecuadorians, their life and their accomplishments.

Find out more about the greatest Ecuadorians, including Rafael Correa, Eugenio Espejo, Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco, Lenín Moreno and Juan José Flores.

The Most Famous Ecuadorian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Lenín MorenoMarch 19, 1953EcuadorianLenin Moreno is the current United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility, in office since December 2013
Rafael CorreaApril 6, 1963EcuadorianRafael Correa is a politician, economist and the present President of the Republic of Ecuador
Eugenio EspejoFebruary 21, 1747EcuadorianFrancisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo was a significant figure in colonial Ecuador
Juan José FloresJuly 19, 1800EcuadorianJuan Jose Flores was the first President of Ecuador
Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoOctober 12, 1908EcuadorianAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco was an Ecuadorian writer, best known for his work as a novelist, essayist and journalist
Eugenio Espejo

Eugenio Espejo

Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo was a significant figure in colonial Ecuador

Juan José Flores

Juan Jose Flores was the first President of Ecuador

EcuadorianJuly 19, 1800111 views

Lenín Moreno

Lenin Moreno is the current United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility, in office since December 2013

EcuadorianMarch 19, 1953231 views

Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa is a politician, economist and the present President of the Republic of Ecuador

EcuadorianApril 6, 1963197 views

Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco

Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco was an Ecuadorian writer, best known for his work as a novelist, essayist and journalist

EcuadorianOctober 12, 1908107 views