Famous people on Bolivia's street names


Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 30 Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre 22 Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan general and politician who served as the president of Bolivia from 1825 to 1828. A close friend and associate of Simón Bolívar, he was one of the primary leaders of South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 8 Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator from the Republic of Genoa who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and European colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean and Central and South America.

Ladislao Cabrera

Ladislao Cabrera 7 Ladislao Cabrera was a Bolivian hero during the War of the Pacific. Born in Totora, Cochabamba Department, Carrasco Province, he is famous for organising the defence of Calama against the Chilean invaders in the War of the Pacific.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 6 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Pedro Domingo Murillo

Pedro Domingo Murillo 5 Pedro Domingo Murillo was a patriot of Upper Peru who played a key role in Bolivia's independence. 

Jaime Mendoza

Jaime Mendoza 5 Jaime Mendoza Gonzáles (1874–1939) was a Bolivian doctor, journalist and writer. A native of Sucre, he trained to be a doctor, providing valuable services in Llallagua and in Guerra del Acre. As a journalist, he founded the newspapers Nuevas Rutas and La República in Sucre. He also wrote for many newspapers around the country.

Félix Méndez Arcos

Félix Méndez Arcos 5 Félix Méndez Arcos, nació en la ciudad de Cochabamba, el 28 de mayo de 1905, habiendo cursado primaria en la escuela Fiscal N.º 3 de varones en el Colegio Nacional Sucre de Cochabamba.

Franz Tamayo

Franz Tamayo 5 Franz Tamayo Solares was a Bolivian intellectual, writer, and politician. The Franz Tamayo Province is named after him. He was renowned for his oratory. A prominent Bolivian poet and philosopher, he wrote a number of educational treatises and also practiced law, journalism, and diplomacy. Tamayo was of Mestizo background; he had both Aymara and Spanish ancestry.

Gabriel René Moreno

Gabriel René Moreno 4 Gabriel René Moreno del Rivero fue un historiador, bibliógrafo, crítico literario y educador boliviano, considerado por Enrique Finot como el «príncipe de los escritores bolivianos».

Carlos Blanco Galindo

Carlos Blanco Galindo 4 Carlos Blanco Galindo was a Bolivian general who served as the 32nd president of Bolivia on a de facto interim basis from 1930 to 1931.

Nataniel Aguirre

Nataniel Aguirre 4 Nataniel Aguirre, was a Bolivian lawyer, diplomat, politician, writer, and historian. Menéndez y Pelayo considers his novel Juan de la Rosa the best 19th century novel in Spanish America.

Diogo, Constable of Portugal

Diogo, Constable of Portugal 4 Diogo of Portugal (1425–1443) was a Portuguese royal prince, who briefly served as Constable of Portugal and Master of the Order of Santiago.

Germán Busch

Germán Busch 4 Víctor Germán Busch Becerra was a Bolivian military officer and statesman who served as the 36th president of Bolivia from 1937 to 1939. Prior to his presidency, he served as the Chief of the General Staff and was the Supreme Leader of the Legion of Veterans, a veterans' organization founded by him after his service in the Chaco War.

Pantaleón Dalence

Pantaleón Dalence 4 Pantaleón Dalence Jiménez was a Bolivian jurist and Minister of Finance during the presidencies of Adolfo Ballivián and Tomás Frías. He is considered the "Father of Bolivian Justice". He served as President of the Supreme Court between 1871 and 1889 on various occasions.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín 3 José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, nicknamed "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. Born in Yapeyú, Corrientes, in modern-day Argentina, he left the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata at the early age of seven to study in Málaga, Spain.

Aniceto Arce

Aniceto Arce 3 Aniceto Arce Ruiz de Mendoza was a Bolivian lawyer and politician who served as the 22nd president of Bolivia from 1888 to 1892. He also served as the fourth vice president of Bolivia from 1880 to 1881 under Narciso Campero. The Aniceto Arce Province is named after him.

Esteban Arze

Esteban Arze 3 Esteban Mariano Arze Alba y Uriona fue un caudillo de la región de la actual Bolivia, que luchó por la independencia americana, haciéndolo en nombre de la Junta de Buenos Aires y del Ejército Auxiliar. Libertador y comandante de las fuerzas de Cochabamba, vencedor en la batalla de Aroma, fue hasta el año 1814 uno de los principales líderes del movimiento emancipador en el norte de las Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata.

Gualberto Villarroel

Gualberto Villarroel 3 Gualberto Villarroel López was a Bolivian military officer who served as the 39th president of Bolivia from 1943 to 1946. A reformist, sometimes compared with Argentina's Juan Perón, he is nonetheless remembered for his alleged fascist sympathies and his violent demise on 21 July 1946.

Emeterio Villamil de Rada

Emeterio Villamil de Rada 3 Emeterio Villamil de Rada fue un político, filólogo, empresario y escritor boliviano, uno de los personajes más interesantes de la Bolivia del siglo XIX.

Víctor Paz Estenssoro

Víctor Paz Estenssoro 3 Ángel Víctor Paz Estenssoro was a Bolivian politician who served as the 45th president of Bolivia for three nonconsecutive and four total terms from 1952 to 1956, 1960 to 1964 and 1985 to 1989. He ran for president eight times and was victorious in 1951, 1960, 1964 and 1985. His 1951 victory was annulled by a military junta led by Hugo Ballivián, and his 1964 victory was interrupted by the 1964 Bolivian coup d'état.


Jesus 3 Jesus, also referred to as Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, and many other names and titles, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world's largest religion. Most Christians believe Jesus to be the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited messiah, the Christ that is prophesied in the Old Testament.

Diego de Ocaña

Diego de Ocaña 3 Fray Diego de Ocaña fue un religioso español de la Orden de San Jerónimo, evangelizador y explorador viajó por América del Sur antes de establecerse en 1605 en México. Dejó pinturas y dibujos de las gentes y tierras por las que atravesó, una Relación del Viaje de fray Diego de Ocaña por el Nuevo Mundo y una comedia dedicada a la Virgen de Guadalupe.

Luis Paz

Luis Paz 3 Luis Paz Arce was a Bolivian historian, journalist, jurist, lawyer, and politician who served on the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia for twenty-three years, an associate justice from 1905 to 1919 and as the president from 1919 until his death in 1928. A conservative, Paz held a lengthy political and academic background, serving in various legislative and ministerial positions from the early 1880s to the mid-1890s, including as minister of war from 1895 to 1896, minister of government from 1892 to 1895, and senator for Tarija from 1892 to 1898. In 1921, the National Convention selected him to be vice president under Bautista Saavedra, but he rejected the position, preferring to remain on the High Court.

Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz

Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz 3 Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz was a noted writer, dramatist, journalist, social commentator, university professor, and socialist political leader from Bolivia. In 1964 Marcelo won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel Los Deshabitados.

Eliodoro Camacho

Eliodoro Camacho 2 Eliodoro Camacho (1831–1899) was a Bolivian politician, party leader, and presidential candidate. The Eliodoro Camacho Province is named after him. Camacho was born in Inquisivi, Department of La Paz, but grew up in Cochabamba. He founded the Liberal Party, which espoused freedom of religion, a stricter separation between church and state, legal acceptance of civil marriages and divorce, and strict adherence to democratic procedures. Camacho also participated as an officer in the 1879-80 War of the Pacific against Chile, and later played a key role in the 1880 Constitutional Convention. Following the establishment of the new post-war order, he led the opposition against the Conservatives. He ran for president in 1884, 1888, and 1892.

Benjo Cruz

Benjo Cruz 2 Benjamín Inda Cordeiro conocido artísticamente como Benjo Cruz y conocido en batalla como Casiano, fue un músico, poeta y guerrillero de izquierda argentinoboliviano.

Ricardo Jaimes Freyre

Ricardo Jaimes Freyre 2 Ricardo Jaimes Freyre was a Peruvian-born Bolivian poet.                                           

Melchor Pinto

Melchor Pinto 2 Melchor Pinto Parada fue un médico y político boliviano nacido en la ciudad de Santa Cruz, ejerció el activismo en pro de su ciudad natal y contra el centralismo. La historiografía convencional lo denomina 'el patricio cruceño', por su labor defendiendo las ganancias de Bolivia por la extracción petrolera.

José Miguel García Lanza

José Miguel García Lanza 2 José Miguel García Lanza was a hero of the Bolivian wars of independence. Historian William Lofstron describes him as a "guerrilla chieftain" who, after many years of warfare against Spanish forces, finally "occupied his native La Paz in late January 1825," before the arrival of the liberating general Marshall Sucre.

Enrique Finot

Enrique Finot 2 Enrique Finot was a Bolivian historian writer, editor, and diplomat. He served as foreign minister under Colonel David Toro and during the period of his nationalizing Standard Oil. He has been described as conservative.

René Barrientos

René Barrientos 2 René Barrientos Ortuño was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as the 47th president of Bolivia twice nonconsecutively from 1964 to 1966 and from 1966 to 1969. During much of his first term, he shared power as co-president with Alfredo Ovando from 1965 to 1966 and prior to that served as the 30th vice president of Bolivia in 1964.

Narciso Campero

Narciso Campero 2 Narciso Campero Leyes was a Bolivian general and politician who served as the 20th president of Bolivia from 1880 to 1884. The Narciso Campero Province was named after him.

Eduardo Abaroa

Eduardo Abaroa 2 Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo was Bolivia's foremost hero of the War of the Pacific (1879–1883), which pitted Chile against Bolivia and Peru. He was one of the leaders of the civilian resistance to the Chilean invasion at the Battle of Topáter.

Ignacio Warnes

Ignacio Warnes 2 José Ignacio Warnes y García de Zúñiga was an Argentine soldier who fought in the Argentine War of Independence. Son of the mayor of the city of Buenos Aires Manuel Antonio Warnes y Durango and Ana Jacoba García de Zúñiga y Lizola. His sister Manuela married José Joaquín Prieto, president of Chile.

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 2 Mary was a first-century Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus. She is a central figure of Christianity, venerated under various titles such as virgin or queen, many of them mentioned in the Litany of Loreto. The Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East, Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches believe that Mary, as mother of Jesus, is the Mother of God. Other Protestant views on Mary vary, with some holding her to have lesser status.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 2 Michael, also called Saint Michael the Archangel, Archangel Michael and Saint Michael the Taxiarch is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i faith. The earliest surviving mentions of his name are in third- and second-century-BC Jewish works, often but not always apocalyptic, where he is the chief of the angels and archangels, and he is the guardian prince of Israel and is responsible for the care of Israel. Christianity conserved nearly all the Jewish traditions concerning him, and he is mentioned explicitly in Revelation 12:7–12, where he does battle with Satan, and in the Epistle of Jude, where the author denounces heretics by contrasting them with Michael.

Mauro Núñez

Mauro Núñez 2 Mauro Núñez Cáceres fue un músico y charanguista boliviano, considerado como el «padre del folklor» de su país.

Rigoberto Paredes

Rigoberto Paredes 2 Rigoberto Paredes was a Honduran poet, essayist and publisher. He was the founder of Editorial Guaymuras, Editores Unidos and Ediciones Librería Paraíso. Among his works were En el Lugar de los hechos (1974); Las cosas por su nombre (1978); Materia prima (1985); Fuego lento (1989); La estación perdida (2001).

Luís Espinal Camps

Luís Espinal Camps 2 Luís Espinal Camps (1932–1980), also known by the nickname "Lucho" and by the Catalan name Lluís Espinal i Camps, was a Spanish Jesuit priest, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and film critic.

Juan Ortiz de Matienzo

Juan Ortiz de Matienzo 2 Juan Ortiz de Matienzo was a Spanish colonial judge and an original member of the first Real Audiencia of Santo Domingo, in 1512. From December 9, 1528 until January 9, 1531, he was a member of the first Real Audiencia of Mexico, which took over the governance of New Spain from the conquistadors.

Ismael Vázquez

Ismael Vázquez 2 Ismael Vázquez Virreira was a Bolivian lawyer, orator, and politician who served as the 20th vice president of Bolivia from 1917 to 1920. He served as first vice president alongside second vice president José Santos Quinteros during the administration of José Gutiérrez Guerra.

Andrés Bello

Andrés Bello 2 Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López was a Venezuelan humanist, diplomat, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes.

Bernardino Bilbao Rioja

Bernardino Bilbao Rioja 2 Bernardino Bilbao Rioja was a Bolivian officer who served during the Chaco War (1932–35). He pioneered the use of air forces in combat.

Wálter Guevara

Wálter Guevara 2 Wálter Guevara Arze was a Bolivian statesman, cabinet minister, writer, and diplomat, who served as the 54th president of Bolivia on an interim basis in 1979.

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz 2 Louis-Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer and conductor. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust.

Gregorio Reynolds

Gregorio Reynolds 2 Gregorio Reynolds Ipiña, poeta, diplomático y traductor boliviano del modernismo.                   

Eduardo Calderón Palomino

Eduardo Calderón Palomino 2 Eduardo Calderón Palomino o El Tuno fue un curandero norteño peruano practicante de la mesa norteña. El antropólogo estadounidense Douglas Sharon estudió su vida y publicó el libro etnográfico El Chamán de los Cuatro Vientos que contribuyó a entender el curanderismo norteño peruano como una práctica chamánica y una expresión contemporánea de la continuidad dinámica cultural en el norte del Perú que se inició por lo menos tres milenios atrás en culturas como Chavín, Cupisnique y Moche.


Archimedes 2 Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, astronomer, and inventor from the ancient city of Syracuse in Sicily. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Considered the greatest mathematician of ancient history, and one of the greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying the concept of the infinitely small and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems. These include the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, the area of an ellipse, the area under a parabola, the volume of a segment of a paraboloid of revolution, the volume of a segment of a hyperboloid of revolution, and the area of a spiral.

Francisco de Toledo

Francisco de Toledo 2 Francisco Álvarez de Toledo, also known as The Viceroyal Solon, was an aristocrat and soldier of the Kingdom of Spain and the fifth Viceroy of Peru. Often regarded as the "best of Peru's viceroys", he is as often denounced for the negative impact his administration had on the Indigenous peoples of Peru.

Diego de Almagro

Diego de Almagro 2 Diego de Almagro, also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo, was a Spanish conquistador known for his exploits in western South America. He participated with Francisco Pizarro in the Spanish conquest of Peru. While subduing the Inca Empire he laid the foundation for Quito and Trujillo as Spanish cities in present-day Ecuador and Peru respectively. From Peru, Almagro led the first Spanish military expedition to central Chile. Back in Peru, a longstanding conflict with Pizarro over the control of the former Inca capital of Cuzco erupted into a civil war between the two bands of conquistadores. In the battle of Las Salinas in 1538, Almagro was defeated by the Pizarro brothers and months later he was executed.

Juana Azurduy de Padilla

Juana Azurduy de Padilla 2 Juana Azurduy de Padilla was a guerrilla military leader from Chuquisaca, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. She fought for Bolivian and Argentine independence alongside her husband, Manuel Ascencio Padilla, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She was noted for her strong support for and military leadership of the indigenous people of Upper Peru. She is a prime example of a woman who broke gender barriers and denied the pressure of simply tending to the home. Her actions brought value to the Latin American woman and proved their loyalty and ability to be politically active. Today, she is regarded as an independence hero in both Bolivia and Argentina.

Fernán Caballero

Fernán Caballero 2 Fernán Caballero was the pseudonym of Spanish novelist Cecilia Francisca Josefa Böhl de Faber y Ruiz de Larrea. She was daughter of German writer Johann Nikolaus Böhl von Faber and Spanish writer Frasquita Larrea. Her pen name was adopted from that of a village in the province of Ciudad Real.

Túpac Katari

Túpac Katari 2 Túpac Katari or Catari, born Julián Apasa Nina, was the indigenous Aymara leader of a major insurrection in colonial-era Upper Peru, laying siege to La Paz for six months. His wife Bartolina Sisa and his sister Gregoria Apaza participated in the rebellion by his side. The rebellion was ultimately put down by Spanish loyalists and Katari was executed by quartering.

Hyacinth of Caesarea

Hyacinth of Caesarea 2 Hyacinth was a young Christian living at the start of the second century, who is honored as a martyr and a saint by both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Hyacinth is sometimes called by his Latin name Hyacinthus.

Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe 2 Maximilian Maria Kolbe was a Polish Catholic priest and Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a man named Franciszek Gajowniczek in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating an amateur-radio station (SP3RN), and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

Daniel Salamanca

Daniel Salamanca 2 Daniel Domingo Salamanca Urey was a Bolivian politician who served as the 33rd president of Bolivia from 1931 to 1934 until he was overthrown in a coup d'état on November 27, 1934, during the country's disastrous Chaco War with Paraguay. Bolivian historians have referred to him as "El Hombre Símbolo", as a president who carefully cultivated an appearance of integrity and nationalism.

Joaquín Rodrigo

Joaquín Rodrigo 2 Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre, 1st Marquess of the Gardens of Aranjuez, was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist. He is best known for composing the Concierto de Aranjuez, a cornerstone of the classical guitar repertoire.

Francisco Tito Yupanqui

Francisco Tito Yupanqui 2 Francisco Tito Yupanqui (1550–1616) was an indigenous sculptor of the Viceroyalty of Peru. He sculptured renowned Roman Catholic wood statues such as the Blessed Virgin Mary in what is now Bolivia, known as Our Lady of Candles, one of the most celebrated Marian images located at Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.

Manola Saavedra

Manola Saavedra 2 Manola Saavedra was a Spanish-born Mexican film and television actress, perhaps best known for her role in El bolero de Raquel (1957).

José María Menéndez

José María Menéndez 2 José María Cabrera Menéndez is a Spanish former footballer who played as a left midfielder or inside left.

Eustaquio Méndez

Eustaquio Méndez 2 Eustaquio Méndez, conocido como Moto Méndez, fue un militar rioplatense y uno de los caudillos de San Lorenzo que destacó su participación en la Guerra de Independencia de la Argentina.

Julio Terrazas Sandoval

Julio Terrazas Sandoval 2 Julio Terrazas Sandoval was a Cardinal Priest and Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Roman Catholic Church.

Hernán Siles Zuazo

Hernán Siles Zuazo 2 Hernán Siles Zuazo was a Bolivian politician who served as the 46th president of Bolivia twice nonconsecutively from 1956 to 1960 and from 1982 to 1985. He also briefly served as interim president in April 1952, and as the 27th vice president of Bolivia from 1952 to 1956.

Adolfo Ballivián

Adolfo Ballivián 2 Adolfo Ballivián Coll was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as the 18th president of Bolivia from 1873 to 1874. His presidency was brief, yet serious financial and legislative problems, worsened or neglected by previous administrations, began to appear. These would have serious effects for Bolivia, leading up to the War of the Pacific.
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