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
|Claudia Lars||December 20, 1899||Salvadoran||Claudia Lars was a Salvadoran poet and was one of the most outstanding female voices of Latin American poetry in the 20th century|
|José Napoleón Duarte||November 23, 1925||Salvadoran||Jose Napoleon Duarte was the President of El Salvador from 1984 to 1989|
|Óscar Romero||August 15, 1917||Salvadoran||Óscar Romero the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated within three years of his appointment|
|Francisco Flores Pérez||October 17, 1959||Salvadoran||Francisco Flores Perez was former President of El Salvador|
|Mauricio Funes||October 18, 1959||Salvadoran||The former Salvadoran President, Mauricio Funes is credited with establishing peace and uplifting the economy of the nation during his tenure|
|Luis Flores||July 8, 1993||Salvadoran||Luis Flores is a Salvadoran YouTuber best known for his gaming content|
|Roque Dalton||May 14, 1935||Salvadoran||Roque Dalton was a Salvadoran poet, one of Latin America's greatest poets|
|Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán||1801||Salvadoran||Joaquin Eufrasio Guzman served as the President of El Salvador in 1845-1846|