Famous people on Ecuador's street names


Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 64 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 54 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.

Gabriel García Moreno

Gabriel García Moreno 43 Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García Moreno y Morán de Butrón, was an Ecuadorian politician and aristocrat who twice served as President of Ecuador and was assassinated during his second term after being elected to a third. He is noted for his conservatism, Catholic Christian religious perspective and rivalry with liberal strongman Eloy Alfaro. García Moreno was noted for efforts to economically and agriculturally advance Ecuador and for his staunch opposition to corruption.

Eloy Alfaro

Eloy Alfaro 33 José Eloy Alfaro Delgado often referred to as "The Old Warrior," was an Ecuadorian politician who served as the President of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911. Eloy Alfaro emerged as the leader of the Liberal Party and became a driving force for fairness, justice and liberty. He became one of the strongest opponents of the pro-Catholic conservative President Gabriel García Moreno (1821–1875). The "Viejo Luchador" played a central role in the Liberal Revolution of 1895 and fought against conservatism for almost 30 years.

Vicente Rocafuerte

Vicente Rocafuerte 29 Vicente Rocafuerte y Bejarano was an influential figure in Ecuadorian politics and President of Ecuador from 10 September 1834 to 31 January 1839.

Juan Montalvo

Juan Montalvo 28 Juan María Montalvo Fiallos was an Ecuadorian essayist and novelist. His writing was strongly marked by anti-clericalism and opposition to presidents Gabriel García Moreno and Ignacio de Veintemilla. He was the publisher of the magazine El Cosmopolita. One of his best-known books is Las Catilinarias, published in 1880. His essays include Siete tratados (1882) and Geometría Moral. He also wrote a sequel to Don Quixote de la Mancha, called Capítulos que se le olvidaron a Cervantes. He was admired by writers, essayists, intellectuals such as Jorge Luis Borges and Miguel de Unamuno. He died in Paris in 1889. His body was embalmed and is exhibited in a mausoleum in his hometown of Ambato.

José Joaquín de Olmedo

José Joaquín de Olmedo 23 José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri was President of Ecuador from 6 March 1845 to 8 December 1845. A patriot and poet, he was the son of the Spanish Captain Don Miguel de Olmedo y Troyano and the Guayaquilean Ana Francisca de Maruri y Salavarría.

Eugenio Espejo

Eugenio Espejo 20 Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo[a] was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of criollo origin in colonial Ecuador. Although he was a notable scientist and writer, he stands out as a polemicist who inspired the separatist movement in Quito. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in colonial Ecuador. He was Quito's first journalist and hygienist.

José María Velasco Ibarra

José María Velasco Ibarra 19 José María Velasco Ibarra was an Ecuadorian politician. He became president of Ecuador five times, in 1934–1935, 1944–1947, 1952–1956, 1960–1961, and 1968–1972, and only in 1952–1956 he completed a full term. In his four other terms, he was removed by military force, and several times he was installed as president through a military coup.


Atahualpa 18 Atahualpa, also Atawallpa (Quechua), Atabalica, Atahuallpa, Atabalipa, was the last effective Inca emperor before his capture and execution during the Spanish conquest.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 14 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.

Jaime Roldós Aguilera

Jaime Roldós Aguilera 14 Jaime Roldós Aguilera was an Ecuadorian politician who was the 33rd President of Ecuador from 10 August 1979 until his death on 24 May 1981. In his short tenure, he became known for his firm stance on human rights, which led to clashes with other Latin American governments and poor relations with Ronald Reagan's United States administration.

Federico González Suárez

Federico González Suárez 13 Federico González Suárez (1844–1917) was an Ecuadorian priest, historian and politician who served as the Archbishop of Quito for twelve years. Prior to becoming the Archbishop of Quito, he served as a senator in the Ecuadorian government in 1894 and then as the Bishop of Ibarra from 1895 to 1905.

Luis Cordero Crespo

Luis Cordero Crespo 12 Luis Benjamín Cordero y Crespo was President of Ecuador 1 July 1892 to 16 April 1895.               

Rumiñawi (Inca warrior)

Rumiñawi (Inca warrior) 12 Rumiñawi, born late 15th century in present-day Ecuador, died June 25, 1535, was a general during the Inca Civil War. Hispanicized spellings of his name include Rumiaoui, Ruminavi, Ruminagui, Rumiñagui, and Rumiñahui. After the death of Emperor Atahualpa, he led an uprising in 1533 against the Spanish in the northern part of the Inca Empire. According to tradition he ordered the city's treasure to be hidden and the city burned. Although captured and tortured, he never revealed the treasure. Since 1985, 1 December has been celebrated as a day of commemoration of his acts.

Francisco de Orellana

Francisco de Orellana 11 Francisco de Orellana was a Spanish explorer and conquistador. In one of the most improbably successful voyages in known history, Orellana managed to sail the length of the Amazon, arriving at the river's mouth on 24 August 1542. He and his party sailed along the Atlantic coast until reaching Cubagua Island, near the coast of Venezuela.

Abdón Calderón

Abdón Calderón 10 Abdón Calderón Garaycoa fue un héroe de la guerra de independencia del Ecuador que murió a consecuencia de las heridas sufridas en la batalla del Pichincha. Fue tal su heroísmo que Simón Bolívar no solo le ascendió post mortem sino que decretó que en el futuro se pase revista de la primera compañía del batallón Yaguachi como si él estuviera vivo, honor pocas veces visto en la historia militar. Bautizado en Cuenca el 31 de julio de 1804, fue hijo del matrimonio de Francisco Calderón y Díaz, nacido en Cuba, quien era Contador de las Cajas Reales, funcionario del gobierno colonial en Cuenca, y también mártir de la Independencia, y de Manuela de Jesús de Garaycoa y Llaguno, guayaquileña, quien pertenecía a una de las más destacadas familias del puerto.

Pedro Vicente Maldonado

Pedro Vicente Maldonado 9 Pedro Vicente Maldonado y Flores was an Ecuadorian scientist who collaborated with the members of the French Geodesic Mission. As well as a physicist and a mathematician, Maldonado was an astronomer, topographer, and geographer.

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 9 Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, known as Francis of Assisi, was an Italian mystic, poet and Catholic friar who founded the religious order of the Franciscans. He was inspired to lead a Christian life of poverty as a beggar and itinerant preacher. One of the most venerated figures in Christianity, Francis was canonized by Pope Gregory IX on 16 July 1228. He is commonly portrayed wearing a brown habit with a rope tied around his waist, featuring three knots that symbolize the three Franciscan vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

León Febres Cordero

León Febres Cordero 8 León Esteban Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra, known in the Ecuadorian media as LFC or more simply by his first, composed surname (Febres-Cordero), was the 35th President of Ecuador, serving a four-year term from 10 August 1984 to 10 August 1988. During his presidency he sought to introduce market-oriented reforms, and also led a security crackdown on a guerrilla group named ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!.

Juan León Mera

Juan León Mera 8 Juan León Mera Martínez was an Ecuadorian essayist, novelist, politician and painter. His best-known works are the Ecuadorian National Hymn and the novel Cumandá (1879). Additionally, in his political career, he was a functionary of president Gabriel García Moreno.

Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima 8 Rose of Lima, TOSD was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe penance and her care of the poverty stricken of the city through her own private efforts. Rose of Lima was born to a noble family and is the patron saint of embroidery, gardening and cultivation of blooming flowers. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as such.

Pio Jaramillo Alvarado

Pio Jaramillo Alvarado 7 Pío Jaramillo Alvarado fue un jurista, profesor y escritor ecuatoriano, conocido por su reflexión acerca de la nacionalidad ecuatoriana durante la primera mitad del siglo XX. Fue uno de los impulsores del indigenismo en Ecuador junto a Jorge Icaza y Benjamín Carrión.

Isidro Ayora

Isidro Ayora 7 Isidro Ramon Antonio Ayora Cueva was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the 22nd President of Ecuador from 1926 to 1931. Isidro Ayora, a town in Guayas, and Puerto Ayora, are named after him. Some people name coins ayora because they were introduced by him.

Theodor Wolf

Theodor Wolf 6 Franz Theodor Wolf was a German naturalist who studied the Galápagos Islands during the late nineteenth century. Wolf Island is named after him. The peak Volcán Wolf on Isabela Island is also named after him. He was born at Bartholomä.

Michael (archangel)

Michael (archangel) 6 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.

Camilo Ponce Enríquez (politician)

Camilo Ponce Enríquez (politician) 6 Camilo Ponce Enríquez was an Ecuadorian political figure. He served as the 30th President of Ecuador between 1956 and 1960. He was married to Dolores Marta Gracia de Gangotena y Jijón.

José Peralta Serrano

José Peralta Serrano 5 José Peralta Serrano fue un político y periodista ecuatoriano. Fue ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Ecuador, rector de la Universidad de Cuenca y senador de liberal durante la Revolución liberal.

Miguel Febres Cordero

Miguel Febres Cordero 5 Francisco Luis Febres-Cordero y Muñoz, known as Miguel Febres Cordero and Brother Miguel, was an Ecuadorian Roman Catholic religious brother. He became a professed member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, colloquially known as the La Salle Brothers. He assumed the name Miguel upon his admittance into the order.

Ignacio de Veintemilla

Ignacio de Veintemilla 5 Mario Ignacio Francisco Tomás Antonio de Veintemilla y Villacís was President of Ecuador 18 December 1876 to 9 July 1883. During his presidency, his niece Marieta de Veintemilla acted as his first lady.

Galo Plaza

Galo Plaza 5 Galo Lincoln Plaza Lasso de la Vega was an Ecuadorian statesman who served as President of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and Secretary General of the Organization of American States from 1968 to 1975. He is the son of former Ecuadorian President Leonidas Plaza.

Alberto Enríquez Gallo

Alberto Enríquez Gallo 5 Gil Alberto Enríquez Gallo was President of Ecuador 1937–1938.                                     

Mariana de Jesús de Paredes

Mariana de Jesús de Paredes 5 Mariana of Jesus de Paredes is a Catholic saint and was the first person to be canonized from what is now Ecuador. She was a recluse who is said to have sacrificed herself for the salvation of her city. She was beatified by Pope Pius IX in 1853 and canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1950. She is the patroness saint of Ecuador. Her relics are the Church of the Society of Jesus in Quito. Her feast day is celebrated on May 26, on May 28 in the Franciscan Order.

Juan de Velasco

Juan de Velasco 5 Juan de Velasco y Pérez Petroche (1727–1792) was an 18th-century Jesuit priest, historian, and professor of philosophy and theology from the Royal Audience of Quito. He was born in Riobamba to Juan de Velasco y López de Moncayo and to María Pérez Petroche. Among the universities where he taught was the Universidad de San Marcos in Lima in the Viceroyalty of Peru. He is best known for his history book Historia del Reino de Quito, although he also wrote books in fields other than history, such as physics textbooks and poetry anthologies.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter 5 Saint Peter, also known as Peter the Apostle, Simon Peter, Simeon, Simon, or Cephas, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the first leaders of the early Christian Church. He appears repeatedly and prominently in all four New Testament gospels as well as the Acts of the Apostles. Catholic tradition accredits Peter as the first bishop of Rome‍—‌or pope‍—‌and also as the first bishop of Antioch.

Otto Arosemena

Otto Arosemena 5 Otto Arosemena Gómez was President of Ecuador from 16 November 1966 to 1 September 1968.           

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin 4 Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, widely known for his contributions to evolutionary biology. His proposition that all species of life have descended from a common ancestor is now generally accepted and considered a fundamental concept in science. In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, he introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history and was honoured by burial in Westminster Abbey.

Juan José Flores

Juan José Flores 4 Juan José Flores y Aramburu was a Venezuelan-born military general who became the first, third and fourth President of the new Republic of Ecuador. He is often referred to as "The Founder of the Republic".

Jerónimo Carrión

Jerónimo Carrión 4 Jerónimo Carrión y Palacio was President of Ecuador between 7 September 1865 and 6 November 1867. He also served as Vice President of Ecuador from 1858 to 1860. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Conservative Party.

Hugo Ortiz Garcés

Hugo Ortiz Garcés 4 Hugo Ortiz Garcés fue un joven militar ecuatoriano caído en combate contra fuerzas militares peruanas y declarado posteriormente Héroe nacional del Ecuador.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 4 Joseph was a 1st-century Jewish man of Nazareth who, according to the canonical Gospels, was married to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and was the legal father of Jesus.

Alonso de Mercadillo

Alonso de Mercadillo 3 Alonso de Mercadillo y Villena fue un capitán español, fundador de las ciudades de Loja y Zaruma, y confundador también, junto con Hernando de Benavente, de la ciudad de Zamora de los Alcaides, todas ellas en el sur del actual Ecuador. Estas fundaciones se sitúan entre 1548 y 1549. Eran territorios adscritos a la Real Audiencia de Quito, perteneciente en principio al Virreinato del Perú, y dos siglos después, al Virreinato de Nueva Granada. Los padres de Alonso de Mercadillo fueron don Luis de Mercadillo y doña Leonor de Villena.

Bernardo Valdivieso

Bernardo Valdivieso 3 Bernardo Valdivieso fue un filántropo impulsor de la educación en la Época Hispánica. Ocupó varios cargos públicos, entre ellos regidor del Cabildo de Loja y Comandante de Milicias. Lleva su nombre el colegio Bernardo Valdivieso, primer establecimiento de educación secundaria de la ciudad de Loja, y uno de los más antiguos del Ecuador. Un monumento en su ciudad natal recuerda su figura.

Manuel Carrión Pinzano

Manuel Carrión Pinzano 3 Manuel Carrión Pinzano fue un impulsor de la educación, la cultura y la independencia de la ciudad de Loja. Fue Jefe Supremo Civil y Militar del Distrito Federal Lojano. Fundó la Corte Superior de Justicia de Loja y la Universidad Nacional de Loja

Gaspar de Villarroel

Gaspar de Villarroel 3 Gaspar de Villarroel, O.S.A. was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of La Plata o Charcas (1659–1665), Bishop of Arequipa (1651–1659), and Bishop of Santiago de Chile (1637–1651).

Victor Emilio Estrada

Victor Emilio Estrada 3 Víctor Emilio Estrada Sciacaluga fue un banquero, economista, estratega militar, autor, articulista, comerciante industrial y político ecuatoriano. Fue el hijo primogénito del expresidente de Ecuador Emilio Estrada Carmona y María Victoria Sciacaluga.

Manuel Vega Dávila

Manuel Vega Dávila 3 Manuel Vega Dávila fue un abogado, comerciante, terrateniente y político ecuatoriano.               

Lizardo García

Lizardo García 3 Lizardo García Sorroza was President of Ecuador from 1 September 1905 to 15 January 1906.           

Demetrio Aguilera Malta

Demetrio Aguilera Malta 3 Demetrio Aguilera Malta was an Ecuadorian writer, director, painter, and diplomat. He was a member of the Guayaquil Group of the 1930s, who used social realism in their writings. He used magical realism in his masterpiece Siete lunas y siete serpientes (1970), which was translated into English as Seven Serpents and Seven Moons by Gregory Rabassa in 1979.

Oswaldo Guayasamín

Oswaldo Guayasamín 3 Oswaldo Guayasamín Calero was an Ecuadorian painter and sculptor of Kichwa and Mestizo heritage.   

Leónidas Plaza

Leónidas Plaza 3 Leónidas Plaza y Gutiérrez de Caviedes was an Ecuadorian politician who was the President of Ecuador from 1 September 1901 to 31 August 1905 and again from 1 September 1912 to 31 August 1916.

Camilo Egas

Camilo Egas 3 Camilo Egas was an Ecuadorian master painter and teacher, who was also active in the United States and Europe. Egas was married in Paris 1927 to dancer and artist Margarita Gibbons. Camilo Egas museum in Quito illustrates a self portrait of the artist of 1946 that is on the cover of a pamphlet published by them then used for a book Jan 2003 edition by del Banco central del Ecuador.

Pedro Gual Escandón

Pedro Gual Escandón 3 Pedro José Ramón Gual Escandón, was a Venezuelan lawyer, politician, journalist and diplomat.       

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 3 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

Fernando Daquilema

Fernando Daquilema 3 Fernando Daquilema Ruiz was an Ecuadorian indigenous leader, considered a hero for the struggle for the rights of his people.

Hyacinth of Caesarea

Hyacinth of Caesarea 3 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.

Manuela Sáenz

Manuela Sáenz 3 Manuela Sáenz de Vergara y Aizpuru was an neogranadine revolutionary heroine of South America who supported the revolutionary cause by gathering information, distributing leaflets and protesting for women's rights. Manuela received the Order of the Sun, honoring her services in the revolution.

José María Córdova

José María Córdova 3 José María Córdova Muñoz, also known as the "Hero of Ayacucho", was a General of the Colombian army during the Independence War of Colombia, Perú, and Bolivia from Spain.

Clemente Yerovi

Clemente Yerovi 3 Clemente Yerovi Indaburu was a politician and the interim president of Ecuador from 30 March 1966, to 16 November 1966.

José María Urvina

José María Urvina 3 José María Mariano Segundo de Urvina y Viteri was President of Ecuador from 13 July 1851 to 16 October 1856. He was born in Quillan San Migelito (Pillaro-Tungurahua) on 19 March 1808.

Juan Larrea (politician)

Juan Larrea (politician) 2 Juan Larrea was a Spanish businessman and politician in Buenos Aires during the early nineteenth century. He headed a military unit during the second British invasion of the Río de la Plata, and worked at the Buenos Aires Cabildo. He took part in the ill-fated Mutiny of Álzaga. Larrea and Domingo Matheu were the only two Spanish-born members of the Primera Junta, the first national government of Argentina.

Manuel Agustín Aguirre

Manuel Agustín Aguirre 2 Manuel Agustín Aguirre Ríos fue un político y catedrático ecuatoriano que llegó a ser en varias ocasiones secretario general del Partido Socialista (PSE), fundador del Partido Socialista Revolucionario (PSRE). En su labor universitaria fue rector de la Universidad Central del Ecuador y decano de varias facultades de esta universidad, sobresaliendo el haber sido el primer decano de la Facultad de Economía de esa institución educativa.

Medardo Ángel Silva

Medardo Ángel Silva 2 Medardo Ángel Silva Rodas was an Ecuadorian poet and a member of the Generación decapitada. The "Decapitated Generation" was a group of four young Ecuadorian poets in the first decades of the 20th century. Two men from Guayaquil, Medardo Ángel Silva and Ernesto Noboa y Caamaño, and two men from Quito, Arturo Borja and Humberto Fierro, were the precursors of modernismo in Ecuador. These four writers were greatly influenced by the modernist movement of Rubén Darío and by 19th-century French romantic poetry. Though they knew each other and dedicated poems to each other, they never met together to create a true literary group. The term "generación decapitada" originated in the middle of the 20th century, when Ecuadorian journalists and historians decided to name them, noting similarities in the authors' poetry.

Benjamín Carrión

Benjamín Carrión 2 Manuel Benjamín Carrión Mora was an Ecuadorian writer, diplomat and cultural promoter.             

Lauro Guerrero Becerra

Lauro Guerrero Becerra 2 Lauro Guerrero Becerra fue un militar y héroe nacional ecuatoriano, sus padres fueron Anselmo Guerrero Córdova y Tomasa Becerra Calderón.

Juan de Salinas

Juan de Salinas 2 Juan de Salinas was the governor of Spanish Florida from August 2, 1618 - October 28, 1624.         

José Miguel Oviedo

José Miguel Oviedo 2 José Miguel Oviedo was a Peruvian writer and literary critic, born in Lima. He received his doctorate from the Pontificia Universidad Católica in 1961, afterwards teaching at the same institution. Coming to the US in 1975, he taught at State University of New York, Indiana University, and UCLA. In 1988 he was appointed Trustee Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and remained there until his retirement and move to Emeritus Professor in 2000. He was the recipient of important scholarships such as the Rockefeller grant and the Guggenheim fellowship(1972).

Vicente Ramón Roca

Vicente Ramón Roca 2 Vicente Ramón Roca Rodríguez was President of Ecuador from 8 December 1845 to 15 October 1849. He was a member of the Liberal Party. He led the revolution that overthrew Juan José Flores, along with José Joaquín de Olmedo and Diego Noboa. He ruled under the Constitution of 1845.

Mariano Acosta (politician)

Mariano Acosta (politician) 2 Mariano Acosta was an Argentine lawyer and politician.                                             

Pablo Palacio

Pablo Palacio 2 Pablo Arturo Palacio Suárez fue escritor y abogado ecuatoriano. Fue uno de los fundadores de la vanguardia en el Ecuador e Hispanoamérica, un adelantado en lo que respecta a estructuras y contenidos narrativos, con una obra muy diferente a la de los escritores del costumbrismo de su época.

George Washington

George Washington 2 George Washington was an American Founding Father, military officer, and politician who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Second Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army in 1775, Washington led Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and then served as president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which drafted and ratified the Constitution of the United States and established the U.S. federal government. Washington has thus become commonly known as the "Father of his Country".


Tsáchila 2 The Tsachila, also called the Colorados, are an indigenous people of the Ecuadorian province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, partly named after them. Their native language is Tsafiki, a member of the Barbacoan linguistic family, and translates to mean "true word".

José Antonio Eguiguren

José Antonio Eguiguren 2 José Antonio Eguiguren nació en Loja en 1867. sus padres fueron: José Eguiguren y Valvina Eguiguren. Sus estudios primarios los realizó en la ciudad de Loja, los secundarios en el Colegio de los Hermanos Diocesanos en Quito.

Leopoldo Benites

Leopoldo Benites 2 Leopoldo Benites was an Ecuadorian diplomat who served as the 28th President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1973. He had been the permanent representative of Ecuador since October 1960.

Luis A. Martínez

Luis A. Martínez 2 Luis Alfredo Martínez Holguín was an Ecuadorian writer, painter, politician, and agriculturist. He introduced Realism into Ecuadorian literature. He was an opponent of the government of Eloy Alfaro. He worked in different regions and at various jobs, from the humblest to the most prestigious, and knew about the life of the people, which allowed him to write his masterpiece, A la Costa (1904), one of Ecuador's first realist novels, describing faithfully the social changes taking place in his country in the late nineteenth century.


Jesus 2 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.

Gil Ramírez Dávalos

Gil Ramírez Dávalos 2 Gil Ramírez Dávalos era un explorador y conquistador español que fuera asignado como corregidor del Cusco en el año 1553 y posteriormente como gobernador de Quito, desde 1556 hasta 1559. Fundó las ciudades —actualmente ecuatorianas— de Cuenca en 1557, Tena en 1560, Baeza en 1559 y Azogues en 1562.

Alejo Lascano Bahamonde

Alejo Lascano Bahamonde 2 Alejo Lascano Bahamonde was an Ecuadorian doctor-surgeon. He graduated on July 17, 1864, at the Sorbonne Medical School under professor Noël Guéneau de Mussy. Alejo Lascano brought the first forceps to Ecuador and founded the Medicine Faculty in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Isabella I of Castile

Isabella I of Castile 2 Isabella I, also called Isabella the Catholic, was Queen of Castile and León from 1474 until her death in 1504. She was also Queen of Aragon from 1479 until her death as the wife of King Ferdinand II. Reigning together over a dynastically unified Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

José María Peña

José María Peña 2 Anacleto José María Peña Salegui was a Spanish professional football player and manager.           

John Bosco

John Bosco 2 John Melchior Bosco, SDB, popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.

José de Antepara

José de Antepara 2 José María de la Concepción de Antepara y Arenaza, fue un comerciante, periodista, militar y político guayaquileño. Participó como uno de los próceres de la independencia de Guayaquil en 1820, siendo considerado como el «precursor del movimiento emancipador», y —junto a Olmedo, Villamil y Febres Cordero— como uno de los cuatro líderes más importantes de la ciudad durante aquella época.

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.

Francisco Robles

Francisco Robles 2 Francisco Robles García was President of Ecuador from 16 October 1856 to 31 August 1859. During his term, war broke out with Peru and Ecuador was defeated.

Humberto Albornoz

Humberto Albornoz 2 Humberto Albornoz Sánchez (1894–1959) was rotating chairman of the Provisional Government Junta of Ecuador from January 10 to March 10, 1926. He was Minister of Finance in the junta.

Antonio de Ulloa

Antonio de Ulloa 2 Antonio de Ulloa was a Spanish naval officer, scientist, and administrator. At the age of nineteen, he joined the French Geodesic Mission to what is now the country of Ecuador. That mission took more than eight years to complete its work, during which time Ulloa made many astronomical, natural, and social observations in South America. The reports of Ulloa's findings earned him an international reputation as a leading savant. Those reports include the first published observations of the metal platinum, later identified as a new chemical element. Ulloa was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1746, and as a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1751.

Ulpiano Páez

Ulpiano Páez 2 Ulpiano Páez fue un militar ecuatoriano que formó parte de la Revolución Liberal.                   

José María Egas

José María Egas 2 José María Egas was an Ecuadorian poet. Many of his poems were turned into the lyrics of "pasillos". Egas studied law at the University of Guayaquil graduated in 1927. He was then active as a lawyer and journalist, but became best ko

Fray Vicente Solano

Fray Vicente Solano 2 Fray Vicente Solano fue un importante sacerdote, teólogo, filósofo, naturalista, y periodista que vivió los acontecimientos históricos de la independencia de Ecuador.

Julio Zaldumbide

Julio Zaldumbide 2 Julio Zaldumbide Gangotena fue un poeta y político de Ecuador. Es considerado como uno de los más importantes poetas del periodo romántico que se desarrolló en el siglo XIX.

Abdón Calderón Muñoz

Abdón Calderón Muñoz 2 Abdón Calderón Muñoz was an Ecuadorian politician and economist. He was the founder of the Alfarista Radical Front. He was a candidate for president of Ecuador in the 1978 general election shortly before his assassination.

Remigio Crespo Toral

Remigio Crespo Toral 2 Remigio Crespo Toral was an Ecuadorian writer from Cuenca.                                         

Gonzalo Suárez Rendón

Gonzalo Suárez Rendón 2 Gonzalo Suárez Rendón was a Spanish crusader and conquistador, known as the founder of the capital of Boyacá; Tunja, second city of the New Kingdom of Granada. A veteran of the Italian Wars, he also fought at the Conquest of Tunis, Germany, Austria and Hungary, before taking part in the Spanish conquest of the Muisca people led by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, and later by his brother Hernán Pérez de Quesada. On August 6, 1539, he founded Tunja on the site of the former seat of the hoa (ruler) of the Hunza.

Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire 2 Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. His influential work Pedagogy of the Oppressed is generally considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement, and was the third most cited book in the social sciences as of 2016 according to Google Scholar.

Oscar Efren Reyes

Oscar Efren Reyes 2 Oscar Efrén Reyes, was a historian, journalist, politician, researcher and an Ecuadorian teacher. He is remembered for his teachings as well as his historic research of Ecuador and America.

Rafael María Arízaga

Rafael María Arízaga 2 Rafael María Arízaga fue un notable abogado, diplomático, literato y político ecuatoriano nacido en la ciudad de Cuenca el 24 de junio de 1858 y muerto en esa misma ciudad el 8 de agosto de 1933.

Manuela Cañizares

Manuela Cañizares 2 Manuela Cañizares (1769-1814) was an Ecuadorian salonist and heroine of independence.               

Segundo Luis Moreno

Segundo Luis Moreno 2 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade was an Ecuadorian composer and musicologist.                           

Miguel Riofrío

Miguel Riofrío 2 Miguel Riofrio Sánchez was an Ecuadoran poet, novelist, journalist, orator, and educator. He was born in the city of Loja.

José Félix Valdivieso

José Félix Valdivieso 2 José Félix Valdivieso y Valdivieso, fue un político, jurista, catedrático, y diplomático ecuatoriano. Ejerció, entre otros cargos, como Alcalde de Quito entre 1822 y 1823, y Jefe Supremo en la Región Interandina del Ecuador entre el 12 de junio de 1834 y el 18 de enero de 1835.

José de la Mar

José de la Mar 2 José Domingo de la Merced de La Mar y Cortázar was a Peruvian military leader and politician who served as the third President of Peru.

Hilario Álvarez

Hilario Álvarez 2 Hilario Álvarez, fue un curaca cuzqueño, y militar peruano que protagonizó la toma de los cuarteles españoles la noche del 8 de octubre de 1820, durante las revueltas libertarias de la Independencia de Guayaquil que formaba parte del Gobierno de Guayaquil, dentro del Virreinato del Perú y fue un de los firmantes de su acta de independencia.

Numa Pompilio Llona

Numa Pompilio Llona 2 Numa Pompilio Llona Echeverri was an Ecuadorian poet, journalist, educator, diplomat, and philosopher.

Clodoveo Carrión Mora

Clodoveo Carrión Mora 2 Clodoveo Carrión Mora (1883–1957) was a palaeontologist and naturalist who is regarded as the most prolific and erudite natural scientist of Ecuador of the 20th century.

Joaquín Gallegos Lara

Joaquín Gallegos Lara 2 Joaquín Gallegos Lara was an Ecuadorian social realist novelist, short story writer, poet, and essayist.

Huayna Capac

Huayna Capac 2 Huayna Capac was the third Sapa Inca of Tawantinsuyu, the Inca Empire. He was the son of and successor to Túpac Inca Yupanqui., the sixth Sapa Inca of the Hanan dynasty, and eleventh of the Inca civilization. He was born in Tumipampa and tutored to become Sapa Inca from a young age.

Manuela Garaycoa

Manuela Garaycoa 2 Manuela Garaicoa de Calderón fue una independentista ecuatoriana.                                   

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent 2 Saint Vincent may refer to:                                                                         

Juan M. Arellano

Juan M. Arellano 2 Juan Marcos Arellano y de Guzmán, or Juan M. Arellano, was a Filipino architect, best known for Manila's Metropolitan Theater (1935), Legislative Building, the Manila Central Post Office Building (1926), the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (1934), the Central Student Church, the old Jaro Municipal Hall (1934) and the Old Iloilo City Hall (1935) in Iloilo, the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol (1936), the Cebu Provincial Capitol (1937), the Bank of the Philippine Islands Cebu Main Branch (1940), Misamis Occidental Provincial Capitol Building (1935), Cotabato Municipal Hall (1940) and the Jones Bridge during the pre-war era.

Leonidas Proaño

Leonidas Proaño 2 Leonidas Eduardo Proaño Villalba was an Ecuadorian prelate and theologian. He served as the bishop of Riobamba from 1954 to 1985. He was a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize and is considered one of the most important figures in Ecuadorian liberation theology.

Carlos Andrade Marín

Carlos Andrade Marín 2 Carlos Andrade Marín fue un médico y político ecuatoriano, concejal de Quito desde 1935 hasta 1938, alcalde y ministro de trabajo. Promovió la construcción del Estadio Nacional del Ecuador y también la construcción del edificio del Banco Central del Ecuador, durante su gestión como alcalde se inició la construcción del Palacio Legislativo y del aeropuerto de Quito.

Manuel José Mosquera

Manuel José Mosquera 2 Manuel José Mosquera-Figueroa y Arboleda-Salazar, fue un religioso, humanista y filósofo colombiano.

Saint Anne

Saint Anne 2 According to apocrypha, as well as Christian and Islamic tradition, Saint Anne was the mother of Mary, the wife of Joachim and the maternal grandmother of Jesus. Mary's mother is not named in the Bible's canonical gospels. In writing, Anne's name and that of her husband Joachim come only from New Testament apocrypha, of which the Gospel of James seems to be the earliest that mentions them. The mother of Mary is mentioned but not named in the Quran.

Tomás Martínez

Tomás Martínez 2 Tomás Martínez Guerrero was the President of Nicaragua between 15 November 1857 and 1 March 1867. From 24 June 1857 to 19 October or 15 November 1857, he acted jointly as the 2nd President in a dual Junta with the Liberal Máximo Jerez formed on 23 January.

Luis Felipe Borja Pérez

Luis Felipe Borja Pérez 2 Luis Felipe Borja Pérez fue un jurisconsulto, político, literato y maestro ecuatoriano.             

Julio Jaramillo

Julio Jaramillo 2 Julio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido was a notable Ecuadorian singer and recording artist who performed throughout Latin America, achieving great fame for his renditions of boleros, valses, pasillos, tangos, and rancheras.

Eduardo Kingman

Eduardo Kingman 2 Eduardo Kingman Riofrío was an Ecuadorian artist. He is considered one of Ecuador's greatest artists of the 20th century, among the art circles of other master artists such as Oswaldo Guayasamín and Camilo Egas.

Reinaldo Espinosa Aguilar

Reinaldo Espinosa Aguilar 2 Reinaldo Espinosa Aguilar, botánico, biólogo ecuatoriano. Probablemente el máximo representante de la botánica en el Ecuador durante el siglo XX; investigó y catalogó la flora andina en todo el Ecuador y se concentró en el sur del territorio alrededor de Zaruma.

Juan Pío Montúfar

Juan Pío Montúfar 2 Juan Pío de Montúfar y Larrea-Zurbano, II marqués de Selva Alegre y caballero de la Orden de Carlos III,, fue un noble español nacido en Quito. En el año 1809 fue elegido cabeza de la Primera Junta de Gobierno Autónoma de Quito, precursora de lo que poco menos de dos décadas más tarde sería la independencia del actual Ecuador.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda 2 Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven 2 Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He is one of the most revered figures in the history of Western music; his works rank among the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. Beethoven's career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. His early period, during which he forged his craft, is typically considered to have lasted until 1802. From 1802 to around 1812, his middle period showed an individual development from the styles of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and is sometimes characterized as heroic. During this time, he began to grow increasingly deaf. In his late period, from 1812 to 1827, he extended his innovations in musical form and expression.

Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende 2 Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean socialist politician who served as the 28th president of Chile from 1970 until his death in 1973. As a democratic socialist committed to democracy, he has been described as the first Marxist to be elected president in a liberal democracy in Latin America.

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro 2 Francisco Pizarro, Marquess of the Atabillos was a Spanish conquistador, best known for his expeditions that led to the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.

Diego Vaca de Vega

Diego Vaca de Vega 2 General Diego Vaca de Vega, fue un conquistador, explorador, y militar español en América. Nació en España, en la villa de Siete Iglesias, Valladolid, cerca de la ciudad de Medina del Campo. Sus padres legítimos fueron el capitán Pablo Vaca y Catalina Fernández de Medina y Ebán y, por esto, algunos de sus hijos llevaron como segundo apellido el de Ebán. Contrajo matrimonio con Ana de la Cadena y falleció en la ciudad de Loja, actual Ecuador, en 1627, dejando nueve hijos, de los cuales cinco eran varones y cuatro mujeres, en un estado de pobreza notable.

Horacio Hidrovo Peñaherrera

Horacio Hidrovo Peñaherrera 2 Horacio Hidrovo Peñaherrera was an Ecuadorian poet, writer, professor, and cultural promoter.       

Antonio Borrero

Antonio Borrero 2 Antonio María Vicente Narciso Borrero y Cortázar was Vice President of Ecuador from 1863 to 1864, and President from 9 December 1875 to 18 December 1876.
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