Famous Salvadoran - Salvadoran Celebrities

The Republic of El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country has a diverse culture as it was for centuries inhabited by several Mesoamerican nations, including the Cuzcatlecs, the Lenca and Maya. European influence on the culture is also prominent as the nation was once under Spanish colonial rule. Salvadoran priest and doctor José Matías Delgado y León was a leader in the independence movement of El Salvador from the Spanish Empire as was General Manuel José Arce y Fagoaga. Even after gaining independence in the early 19th century, the country went through several decades of political instability and violence. Farabundo Martí, a Marxist-Leninist activist and a revolutionary leader during the 1932 Salvadoran peasant massacre, is regarded as a martyr in Salvadoran history. Decades later the Salvadoran Civil War happened and Gen. Majano and Gen. Gutierrez emerged as major figures in that period. The recent years have been relatively peaceful in the nation, encouraging Salvadorans to build their legacy in the areas of arts, academics, entertainment and sports. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Salvadorans.

Find out more about the greatest Salvadorans, including Mauricio Funes, José Napoleón Duarte, Roque Dalton, Óscar Romero and Claudia Lars.

The Most Famous Salvadoran

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Claudia LarsDecember 20, 1899SalvadoranClaudia Lars was a Salvadoran poet and was one of the most outstanding female voices of Latin American poetry in the 20th century
José Napoleón DuarteNovember 23, 1925SalvadoranJose Napoleon Duarte was the President of El Salvador from 1984 to 1989
Óscar RomeroAugust 15, 1917SalvadoranÓscar Romero the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated within three years of his appointment
Francisco Flores PérezOctober 17, 1959SalvadoranFrancisco Flores Perez was former President of El Salvador
Mauricio FunesOctober 18, 1959SalvadoranThe former Salvadoran President, Mauricio Funes is credited with establishing peace and uplifting the economy of the nation during his tenure
Luis FloresJuly 8, 1993SalvadoranLuis Flores is a Salvadoran YouTuber best known for his gaming content
Roque DaltonMay 14, 1935SalvadoranRoque Dalton was a Salvadoran poet, one of Latin America's greatest poets
Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán1801SalvadoranJoaquin Eufrasio Guzman served as the President of El Salvador in 1845-1846

Francisco Flores Pérez

Francisco Flores Perez was former President of El Salvador

SalvadoranOctober 17, 1959161 views

Óscar Romero

Óscar Romero the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated within three years of his appointment

SalvadoranAugust 15, 1917169 views

José Napoleón Duarte

Jose Napoleon Duarte was the President of El Salvador from 1984 to 1989

Claudia Lars

Claudia Lars was a Salvadoran poet and was one of the most outstanding female voices of Latin American poetry in the 20th century

Roque Dalton

Roque Dalton was a Salvadoran poet, one of Latin America's greatest poets

SalvadoranMay 14, 1935104 views

Mauricio Funes

The former Salvadoran President, Mauricio Funes is credited with establishing peace and uplifting the economy of the nation during his tenure

SalvadoranOctober 18, 1959138 views

Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán

Joaquin Eufrasio Guzman served as the President of El Salvador in 1845-1846

Salvadoran1801104 views

Luis Flores

Luis Flores is a Salvadoran YouTuber best known for his gaming content

SalvadoranJuly 8, 1993128 views