Famous Panamanian - Panamanian Celebrities

Panama is the southernmost Central American nation bordered by Costa Rica, Columbia and Caribbean. The history of the country goes back to the 16th century when it was inhabited by the Spanish. Today, one of the fastest growing economies amongst the Central American countries, it has made its mark in all the major sectors, including arts and culture, science and technology, commerce and business, visual arts and entertainment, sports and so on. Much of Panama’s cultural soul is derived from European music and art by the Spanish inhabitants who beautifully blended African and Native American culture with European culture. Panama has been home to several stalwarts from various fields, who have raised the bar and made the country stall tall in the world platform. Artists such as Antonio Jose Guzman, Margarita Henriquez, Jose Quintero, Aaron Zebede and others gave Panama’s cultural world a new dimension. Gloria Gaurdia is well known for her works as a novelist, writer and essayist. Panama is also home to three world boxing champions namely, Pedro Alcazar, Roberto Duran and Panama Al Brown. The country also made its mark at Olympics with athletes such Irving Saladino, the country first and only Olympic gold medallist and Llyod La Beach two times Bronze medallist. Find out more about famous Panamanians with this section.

Find out more about the greatest Panamanians, including Manuel Noriega, Omar Torrijos, Ricardo Martinelli, Guillermo Endara and Mireya Moscoso.

The Most Famous Panamanian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Manuel NoriegaFebruary 11, 1934PanamanianManuel Noriega was a Panamanian dictator, who ruled Panama as military dictator from 1983 to 1989
Omar TorrijosFebruary 13, 1929PanamanianOmar Torrijos was a famous political leader of Panama, who is known for the Panama Canal treaties signed with U.S.A
Ricardo MartinelliMarch 11, 1952PanamanianRicardo Martinelli is a Panamanian politician and businessman
Irving SaladinoJanuary 23, 1983PanamanianIrving Saladino is Panama’s first and only Olympic gold medalist
Mireya MoscosoJuly 1, 1946PanamanianMireya Moscoso was the first Female President of Panama, and of the ‘Arnulfista Party’, a leading Panamanian political organization
Guillermo EndaraMay 12, 1936PanamanianGuillermo Endara, was the President of Panama who was renowned for his efforts to establish democracy in the country
Martín TorrijosJuly 18, 1963PanamanianMartín Torrijos is a former President of Panama, famous for introducing various progressive changes, including the ‘Canal Expansion Project’

Manuel Noriega

Manuel Noriega was a Panamanian dictator, who ruled Panama as military dictator from 1983 to 1989

Omar Torrijos

Omar Torrijos was a famous political leader of Panama, who is known for the Panama Canal treaties signed with U.S.A

Mireya Moscoso

Mireya Moscoso was the first Female President of Panama, and of the ‘Arnulfista Party’, a leading Panamanian political organization

PanamanianJuly 1, 1946108 views

Martín Torrijos

Martín Torrijos is a former President of Panama, famous for introducing various progressive changes, including the ‘Canal Expansion Project’

PanamanianJuly 18, 1963102 views

Guillermo Endara

Guillermo Endara, was the President of Panama who was renowned for his efforts to establish democracy in the country

PanamanianMay 12, 1936105 views

Ricardo Martinelli

Ricardo Martinelli is a Panamanian politician and businessman

PanamanianMarch 11, 1952163 views

Irving Saladino

Irving Saladino is Panama’s first and only Olympic gold medalist

PanamanianJanuary 23, 1983136 views