Famous people on Paraguay's street names


Francisco Solano López

Francisco Solano López 26 Francisco Solano López Carrillo was a Paraguayan military officer, politician and statesman who served as President of Paraguay between 1862 and 1870, of which he served mostly during the Paraguayan War (1864–1870). He succeeded his father Carlos Antonio López as the second president of Paraguay. Solano López is the only Paraguayan ruler to have been killed in action. He is one of only two Paraguayans to have received the rank of Marshal, along with José Félix Estigarribia.

José Félix Estigarribia

José Félix Estigarribia 23 José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde was a Paraguayan military officer and politician who served as the 34th President of Paraguay from 1939 until his death in a plane crash on September 7, 1940. He is most remembered for his previous role as commander in chief of the Paraguayan Army during the Chaco War, which resulted in an upset victory for Paraguay.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín 20 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.

Juan Perón

Juan Perón 12 Juan Domingo Perón was an Argentine lieutenant general and politician who served as the 35th President of Argentina from 1946 to his overthrow in 1955, and again as the 45th President from October 1973 to his death in July 1974. He had previously served in several government positions, including Minister of Labour and Vice President under presidents Pedro Pablo Ramírez and Edelmiro Farrell.

Bernardino Caballero

Bernardino Caballero 12 Bernardino Caballero de Añazco Melgarejo y Genes was a Paraguayan military officer and politician, serving as a General during the Paraguayan War and later as President of Paraguay between September 1880 and November 1886. He was the founder of the Colorado Party in September 1887, the largest political party in Paraguay currently, along with the Liberal Party in second position.

Carlos Antonio López

Carlos Antonio López 11 Carlos Antonio López Ynsfrán was leader of Paraguay from 1841 to 1862.                             

Roque González y de Santa Cruz

Roque González y de Santa Cruz 11 Roque González de Santa Cruz, SJ was a Jesuit priest who was the first missionary among the Guarani people in Paraguay. He is honored as a martyr and saint by the Catholic Church.

Mary, mother of Jesus

Mary, mother of Jesus 10 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.

Juan Bautista Alberdi

Juan Bautista Alberdi 8 Juan Bautista Alberdi was an Argentine political theorist and diplomat. Although he lived most of his life in exile in Montevideo, Uruguay and in Chile, he influenced the content of the Constitution of Argentina of 1853.

Hipólito Yrigoyen

Hipólito Yrigoyen 8 Juan Hipólito del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Yrigoyen was an Argentine politician of the Radical Civic Union and two-time President of Argentina, who served his first term from 1916 to 1922 and his second term from 1928 to 1930. He was the first president elected democratically by means of the secret and mandatory male suffrage established by the Sáenz Peña Law of 1912. His activism was the prime impetus behind the passage of that law in Argentina.

José E. Díaz

José E. Díaz 7 José Eduvigis Díaz Vera was a Paraguayan general. Díaz was born in the town of Cerro Verá east of Pirayú in the department of Paraguarí. His parents were Juan Andrés Díaz and Dolores Vera.

Juan Bautista Cabral

Juan Bautista Cabral 7 Juan Bautista Cabral was an Argentine soldier, of Zambo origin, of the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers who died in the Battle of San Lorenzo, while he was aiding then Colonel Don José de San Martín, whose horse had fallen to enemy fire. The action of Cabral in this first military confrontation of the Argentine War of Independence gave him lasting fame and a prominent place among Argentine patriots.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus 6 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.

Félix de Azara

Félix de Azara 6 Félix Manuel de Azara y Perera was a Spanish military officer, naturalist, and engineer.           

Bartolomé Mitre

Bartolomé Mitre 6 Bartolomé Mitre Martínez was an Argentine statesman, soldier and author. He was President of Argentina from 1862 to 1868 and the first president of unified Argentina.

Andrés Guazurary

Andrés Guazurary 6 Andrés Guaçurary or Andrés Guazurarí, popularly known as Andresito was a caudillo of the province of Misiones, present-day Argentina, being governor of said province between 1811 and 1822. He was one of the first federal caudillos of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata and the only one of fully indigenous origin.

José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia 6 José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia y Velasco was a Paraguayan lawyer and politician, and the first dictator (1814–1840) of Paraguay following its 1811 independence from the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. His official title was "Supreme and Perpetual Dictator of Paraguay", but he was popularly known as El Supremo.

Mariano Moreno

Mariano Moreno 6 Mariano Moreno was an Argentine lawyer, journalist, and politician. He played a decisive role in the Primera Junta, the first national government of Argentina, created after the May Revolution.

Facundo Quiroga

Facundo Quiroga 6 Juan Facundo Quiroga was an Argentine caudillo who supported federalism at the time when the country was still in formation.

Pedro Juan Caballero (politician)

Pedro Juan Caballero (politician) 6 Pedro Juan Caballero was a leading figure of Paraguayan independence. He was born in Tobatí, a town located Cordillera Department of Paraguay which was then part of the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. He was one of the major leaders of the Revolution of May 14, 1811, despite being six years younger than the leading figure of Independence period Fulgencio Yegros and 20 years younger than the future dictator of Paraguay José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. In 1820 he was accused of being involved in the conspiracy against Francia, and committed suicide in his cell on July 13, 1821. The Paraguayan city of Pedro Juan Caballero is named after him.

Fulgencio Yegros

Fulgencio Yegros 6 Fulgencio Yegros y Franco de Torres was Paraguayan soldier and first head of state of independent Paraguay. The town of Yegros is named in his honor.

Eusebio Ayala

Eusebio Ayala 6 Eusebio Ayala Bordenave was a Paraguayan politician who served as the 28th President of Paraguay from 7 November 1921 to 12 April 1923 and again from 15 August 1932 to 17 February 1936.

Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph 6 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.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist 6 John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher active in the area of the Jordan River in the early 1st century AD. He is also known as Saint John the Forerunner in Eastern Orthodoxy, John the Immerser in some Baptist Christian traditions, Saint John by certain Catholic churches, and Prophet Yahya in Islam. He is sometimes alternatively referred to as John the Baptiser.

Blas Garay

Blas Garay 6 Blas Manuel Garay Argaña fue un escritor y periodista paraguayo.                                   

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua 5 Anthony of Padua, OFM or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order.

Louis Bertrand (saint)

Louis Bertrand (saint) 5 Louis Bertrand, OP was a Spanish Dominican friar who preached in South America during the 16th century, and is known as the "Apostle to the Americas". He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church.

Martín Miguel de Güemes

Martín Miguel de Güemes 5 Martín Miguel de Güemes was a military leader and popular caudillo who defended northwestern Argentina from the Spanish royalist army during the Argentine War of Independence.

Manuel Belgrano

Manuel Belgrano 5 Manuel José Joaquín del Corazón de Jesús Belgrano y González, usually referred to as Manuel Belgrano, was an Argentine public servant, economist, lawyer, politician, journalist, and military leader. He took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and designed what became the flag of Argentina. Argentines regard him as one of the main Founding Fathers of the country.

Horacio Quiroga

Horacio Quiroga 5 Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza was a Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer.         

Justo José de Urquiza

Justo José de Urquiza 5 Justo José de Urquiza y García was an Argentine general and politician who served as president of the Argentine Confederation from 1854 to 1860.

Eva Perón

Eva Perón 5 María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as just Eva Perón or by the nickname Evita, was an Argentine politician, activist, actress, and philanthropist who served as First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 until her death in July 1952, as the wife of Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón (1895–1974). She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. In 1934, at the age of 15, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress.

Juan E. O'Leary

Juan E. O'Leary 5 Juan Emiliano O'Leary Urdapilleta fue un periodista, historiador, político, poeta y ensayista paraguayo. Fue hijo del matrimonio de Juan Emilio O'Leary Costa y María Dolores Francisca Urdapilleta Carísimo. Cursó la primaria en el Colegio de Niños de Encarnación y la secundaria en el Instituto Paraguayo. Posteriormente pasó al Colegio Nacional de la Capital. Viaja a Buenos Aires para estudiar medicina, pero regresa a Asunción para estudiar Derecho hasta el tercer año. El periodismo y el ejercicio de la cátedra ocupaban todo su tiempo.

José Asunción Flores

José Asunción Flores 5 José Asunción Flores was a Paraguayan composer and creator of the Guarania music genre.             

Aimé Bonpland

Aimé Bonpland 4 Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland was a French explorer and botanist who traveled with Alexander von Humboldt in Latin America from 1799 to 1804. He co-authored volumes of the scientific results of their expedition.

Máximo Santos

Máximo Santos 4 Máximo Benito Santos Barbosa was a Uruguayan political and military figure.                         

Carlos Pellegrini

Carlos Pellegrini 4 Carlos Enrique José Pellegrini Bevans was Vice President of Argentina and became President of Argentina from August 6, 1890 to October 12, 1892, upon Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation.

Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence 4 Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258.

Luis Irrazábal

Luis Irrazábal 4 The Colonel Luis Irrazábal Barboza was born in Encarnación, in Itapúa Department, Paraguay, on August 8, 1891, and died on March 16, 1958, in Asunción, capital of Paraguay.

Florentino Ameghino

Florentino Ameghino 4 Florentino Ameghino was an Argentine naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist, whose fossil discoveries on the Argentine Pampas, especially on Patagonia, rank with those made in the western United States during the late 19th century. Along with his two brothers – Carlos and Juan – Florentino Ameghino was one of the most important founding figures in South American paleontology.

Mark the Evangelist

Mark the Evangelist 4 Mark the Evangelist also known as John Mark or Saint Mark, is the person who is traditionally ascribed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark. Modern Bible scholars have concluded that the Gospel of Mark was written by an anonymous author rather than an identifiable historical figure. According to Church tradition, Mark founded the episcopal see of Alexandria, which was one of the five most important sees of early Christianity. His feast day is celebrated on April 25, and his symbol is the winged lion.

Hernando Arias de Saavedra

Hernando Arias de Saavedra 4 Hernando Arias de Saavedra, commonly known as Hernandarias, was a soldier and politician of criollo ancestry. He was the first person born in the Americas to become a governor of a European colony in the New World, serving two terms as governor of Governorate of the Río de la Plata, 1597–1599 and 1602–1609, and one of the Governorate of Paraguay 1615–1617.

Juan Manuel de Rosas

Juan Manuel de Rosas 4 Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de Rosas, nicknamed "Restorer of the Laws", was an Argentine politician and army officer who ruled Buenos Aires Province and briefly the Argentine Confederation. Although born into a wealthy family, Rosas independently amassed a personal fortune, acquiring large tracts of land in the process. Rosas enlisted his workers in a private militia, as was common for rural proprietors, and took part in the disputes that led to numerous civil wars in his country. Victorious in warfare, personally influential, and with vast landholdings and a loyal private army, Rosas became a caudillo, as provincial warlords in the region were known. He eventually reached the rank of brigadier general, the highest in the Argentine Army, and became the undisputed leader of the Federalist Party.

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar 3 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.

Francisco Narciso de Laprida

Francisco Narciso de Laprida 3 Francisco Narciso de Laprida was an Argentine lawyer and politician. He was a representative for San Juan at the Congress of Tucumán, and its president on July 9, 1816, when the Declaration of Independence of Argentina was declared.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi 3 Giuseppe Maria Garibaldi was an Italian general, patriot, revolutionary and republican. He contributed to Italian unification (Risorgimento) and the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. He is considered to be one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland", along with Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and Giuseppe Mazzini. Garibaldi is also known as the "Hero of the Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises in South America and Europe.

Vincent Ferrer

Vincent Ferrer 3 Vincent Ferrer, OP was a Valencian Dominican friar and preacher, who gained acclaim as a missionary and a logician. He is honored as a saint of the Catholic Church and other churches of Catholic traditions.

Vicente López y Planes

Vicente López y Planes 3 Alejandro Vicente López y Planes was an Argentine writer and politician who acted as interim President of Argentina from July 7 to August 18, 1827. He also wrote the lyrics of the Argentine National Anthem adopted on May 11, 1813.

Andrés Barbero

Andrés Barbero 3 Andrés Barbero was a Paraguayan scientist and botanist.                                             

Roque Sáenz Peña

Roque Sáenz Peña 3 Roque José Antonio del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Sáenz Peña Lahitte was an Argentine politician and lawyer who served as President of Argentina from 12 October 1910 to his death in office on 9 August 1914. He was the son of former president Luis Sáenz Peña. He was a candidate for an internal, modernist line within the National Autonomist Party.

Lambaré (chieftain)

Lambaré (chieftain) 3 Lambaré, also transliterated as Lampere, was a purported cacique of the Guaraní people who fought against and subsequently reconciled with Spanish conquistadors in what is now Paraguay in the 16th century.

José Gervasio Artigas

José Gervasio Artigas 3 José Gervasio Artigas Arnal was a soldier and statesman who is regarded as a national hero in Uruguay and the father of Uruguayan nationhood.

Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola 3 Ignatius of Loyola, venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Catholic priest and theologian, who, with six companions, founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), and became its first Superior General, in Paris in 1541.

William Brown (admiral)

William Brown (admiral) 3 William Brown was an Irish sailor, merchant, and naval commander who served in the Argentine Navy during the wars of the early 19th century. Brown's successes in the Argentine War of Independence, the Cisplatine War and the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata earned the respect and appreciation of the Argentine people, and he is regarded as one of Argentina's national heroes. Creator and first admiral of the country's maritime forces, he is commonly known as the "father of the Argentine Navy".

Ricardo Balbín

Ricardo Balbín 3 Ricardo Balbín was an Argentine lawyer and politician, and one of the most important figures of the centrist Radical Civic Union (UCR), for which he was the presidential nominee four times: in 1951, 1958, and twice in 1973.

Francisco Ramírez (governor)

Francisco Ramírez (governor) 3 Francisco Ramírez, also known as "Pancho" Ramírez as well as "El Supremo Entrerriano" (1786–1821), was an Argentine governor of Entre Ríos during the Argentine War of Independence.

Silvio Pettirossi

Silvio Pettirossi 3 Silvio Pettirossi Pereira was a Paraguayan airplane pilot and aviation pioneer.                     

Jorge Newbery

Jorge Newbery 3 Jorge Alejandro Newbery Malagarie was an Argentine aviator, civil servant, engineer and scientist. He died in an airplane crash on 1 March 1914, at the age of 38.

Eligio Ayala

Eligio Ayala 3 José Eligio Ayala was President of Paraguay from 12 April 1923 to 17 March 1924 and again from 15 August 1924 until 15 August 1928. He was a member of the Liberal Party.

Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise 3 Blaise of Sebaste was a physician and bishop of Sebastea in historical Lesser Armenia who is venerated as a Christian saint and martyr. He is counted as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

Saturio Ríos

Saturio Ríos 3 Saturio Cándido Ríos fue un pintor, inventor y telegrafista paraguayo. Tuvo una destacada actuación como telegrafista durante la Guerra de la Triple Alianza.

Eugenio A. Garay

Eugenio A. Garay 3 Eugenio Alejandrino Garay Argaña fue un periodista y militar paraguayo de destacada actuación en la Guerra del Chaco.

Bernardo O'Higgins

Bernardo O'Higgins 3 Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Basque-Spanish and Irish ancestry. Although he was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile's founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state.

Saint Peter

Saint Peter 3 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.

Teodoro S. Mongelós

Teodoro S. Mongelós 3 Teodoro Salvador Mongelós, más conocido como Teodoro S. Mongelós, fue un poeta paraguayo. Es uno de los más importantes autores -junto a Manuel Ortiz Guerrero y Félix Fernández- de letras de canciones en guaraní.

Teresa Urrea

Teresa Urrea 3 Teresa Urrea, often referred to as Teresita and also known as Santa Teresa or La Santa de Cábora among the Mayo, was a Mexican mystic, folk healer, and revolutionary insurgent.

Benjamin Constant

Benjamin Constant 3 Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, or simply Benjamin Constant, was a Swiss political thinker, activist and writer on political theory and religion.

Eusebio Lillo

Eusebio Lillo 3 Eusebio Lillo Robles was a poet, journalist and politician. He is the author of the lyrics of the Chilean National Anthem.

Saint George

Saint George 2 Saint George, also George of Lydda, was an early Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint in Christianity. According to tradition, he was a soldier in the Roman army. Of Cappadocian Greek origin, he became a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, but was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith. He became one of the most venerated saints, heroes and megalomartyrs in Christianity, and he has been especially venerated as a military saint since the Crusades. He is respected by Christians, Druze, as well as some Muslims as a martyr of monotheistic faith.

Drummer boy of Tacuarí

Drummer boy of Tacuarí 2 Pedro Ríos (1798–1811), better known as the Tambor de Tacuarí was a boy soldier who participated as a drummer in Manuel Belgrano's expedition to Paraguay (1810–11). He was killed in action while encouraging the troops at the battle of Tacuarí, where he also assisted a blinded officer. The drummer of Tacuarí became an iconic figure of the Argentine War of Independence.

Francisco de Haro

Francisco de Haro 2 Francisco de Haro was a Californio politician, soldier, and ranchero, who served as the 1st and 5th Alcalde of San Francisco. He notably commissioned the first land survey of San Francisco to Jean Jacques Vioget in 1839.

Leandro N. Alem

Leandro N. Alem 2 Leandro Nicéforo Alem was an Argentine politician, founder and leader of the Radical Civic Union. He was the uncle and political teacher of Hipólito Yrigoyen. He was also an active Freemason.

Julio Correa

Julio Correa 2 Julio Correa Myzkowsky was a Paraguayan poet in Guarani language.                                   

Tomás Romero Pereira

Tomás Romero Pereira 2 Tomás Romero Pereira was a Paraguayan architect and politician who served as President of Paraguay from May to August of 1954. He was installed as president by Alfredo Stroessner after the coup of 4 May against President Federico Chaves. Romero Pereira quickly held elections, which fraudulently elected Stroessner president.

Saint Roch

Saint Roch 2 Roch, also called Rock in English, was a Majorcan Catholic confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he was especially invoked against the plague. He has the designation of Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of Roch's Loch, which referred to a small loch once near a chapel dedicated to Roch in 1506.

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.

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II 2 Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Luis María Argaña

Luis María Argaña 2 Luis María del Corazón de Jesús Dionisio Argaña Ferraro was a Paraguayan politician and jurist. A prominent and influential member of the Colorado Party, he was a Supreme Court judge, unsuccessfully ran for the Colorado Party's nomination for president in the 1993 election and eventually was elected Vice-President in the 1998 election, but was assassinated seven months after assuming office in March 1999 at a time when it appeared likely that he would inherit the presidency from Raúl Cubas, who was on the verge of being impeached. The incident and its aftermath is known in Paraguay as Marzo paraguayo. An airport in Paraguay, Dr. Luis María Argaña International Airport, is named for him.

Vicente Ignacio Iturbe

Vicente Ignacio Iturbe 2 Vicente Ignacio Iturbe Domínguez fue hijo de Antonio Iturbe y María del Carmen Domínguez.           

Blas Parera

Blas Parera 2 Blas Parera Moret was a Spanish music composer and teacher. He lived his part of his life in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Olegario Víctor Andrade

Olegario Víctor Andrade 2 Olegario Víctor Andrade (1839–1882) was an Argentine journalist, poet and politician, who was born in Brazil. His daughter, Agustina Andrade, was also a poet.

Alicia Moreau de Justo

Alicia Moreau de Justo 2 Alicia Moreau de Justo was an Argentine physician, politician, pacifist and human rights activist. She was a leading figure in feminism and socialism in Argentina. Since the beginning of the 20th century, she got involved in public claims for opening rights for women. In 1902, joined by a fellow activists, she founded the Feminist Socialist Center of Argentina and the Feminine Work Union of Argentina.

José Félix Bogado

José Félix Bogado 2 José Félix Bogado fue un militar de origen paraguayo, que tuvo extensa participación en la Guerra de Independencia de Argentina y brevemente en las luchas contra los indígenas y la Guerra Civil de su país de adopción.

Ángel Vicente Peñaloza

Ángel Vicente Peñaloza 2 Ángel Vicente "Chacho" Peñaloza was a military officer and provincial leader prominent in both the history of La Rioja province and the Argentine civil wars that preceded national unity.

Néstor Kirchner

Néstor Kirchner 2 Néstor Carlos Kirchner Ostoić was an Argentine lawyer and politician who served as the President of Argentina from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Justicialist Party, he previously served as Governor of Santa Cruz Province from 1991 to 2003, and mayor of Río Gallegos from 1987 to 1991. He later served as the first ever First Gentleman of Argentina during the first tenure of his wife, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. By the time he died in October 2010, he was First Gentlemen from 2007, President of the Justicialist Party and National Deputy from 2009, and Secretary General of UNASUR from May 2010. Ideologically, he identified himself as a Peronist and a progressive, with his political approach called Kirchnerism.

Deodoro da Fonseca

Deodoro da Fonseca 2 Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca was a Brazilian politician and military officer who served as the first president of Brazil. He was born in Alagoas in a military family, followed a military career, and became a national figure. Fonseca took office as provisional president after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II and established the First Brazilian Republic in 1889, disestablishing the Empire. After his election in 1891, he stepped down the same year under great political pressure when he dissolved the National Congress. He died less than a year later.

Carlos Culmey

Carlos Culmey 2 Carlos Culmey (Neuwied, 19 de junho de 1879 —, foi um engenheiro civil alemão responsável pela colonização de vários locais na Argentina e no Brasil.

Juan José Paso

Juan José Paso 2 Juan José Esteban Paso, was an Argentine politician who participated in the events that started the Argentine War of Independence known as May Revolution of 1810.

José de Antequera y Castro

José de Antequera y Castro 2 José de Antequera y Castro was a Panamanian lawyer and judge in the Viceroyalty of Peru who worked with the Real Audiencia of Charcas. He traveled to Paraguay to investigate allegations of corruption against Governor Diego de los Reyes Balmaseda. Controversially, he found Reyes guilty and then took the position of Governor of Paraguay for himself in 1721. He defended his position even against explicit instructions from the Viceroy of Peru to hand the Governorship back to Reyes, and rallied the militia to fight off attempts by Spanish authorities to push him out of power. However, his position eventually became untenable, and under the threat of an overwhelming military response, he fled the governorship. He was eventually arrested and executed.

Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires

Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires 2 Santiago Antonio María de Liniers y Bremond, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, KOM, OM was a Spanish military officer and a viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. Although born Jacques de Liniers in France, he is more widely known by the Spanish form of his name.

Arturo Umberto Illia

Arturo Umberto Illia 2 Arturo Umberto Illia was an Argentine politician and physician, who was President of Argentina from 12 October 1963, to 28 June 1966. He was a member of the centrist Radical Civic Union.

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.

Juan de Ayolas

Juan de Ayolas 2 Juan de Ayolas was a conquistador born in Briviesca who explored the watershed of the Río de la Plata for the Spanish Crown. He accompanied Pedro de Mendoza on his 1534 expedition to colonize the region between the Río de la Plata and the Strait of Magellan and briefly succeeded him as the second governor of the region after Mendoza returned home in 1537.

Floriano Peixoto

Floriano Peixoto 2 Floriano Vieira Peixoto, born in Ipioca, nicknamed the "Iron Marshal", was a Brazilian soldier and politician, a veteran of the Paraguayan War, and the second president of Brazil. He was the first vice president of Brazil to have succeeded the president mid-term.

Manuel Franco

Manuel Franco 2 Manuel Franco was President of Paraguay from August 15, 1916, to June 5, 1919.                     

José Berges

José Berges 2 José Timoteo de la Paz Berges Villaalta was a Paraguayan diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the rule of Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano López and the Paraguayan War.

Jorge Kemerer

Jorge Kemerer 2 Jorge Kemerer fue un misionero argentino de la Congregación del Verbo Divino y obispo emérito de Posadas.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento 2 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento was an Argentine activist, intellectual, writer, statesman and President of Argentina. His writing spanned a wide range of genres and topics, from journalism to autobiography, to political philosophy and history. He was a member of a group of intellectuals, known as the Generation of 1837, who had a great influence on 19th-century Argentina. He was particularly concerned with educational issues and was also an important influence on the region's literature.

Manuel Ortiz Guerrero

Manuel Ortiz Guerrero 2 Manuel Ortiz Guerrero was a Paraguayan poet and musician.                                           

Juan de Salazar de Espinosa

Juan de Salazar de Espinosa 2 Juan de Salazar y Espinosa (1508–1560) was a Spanish explorer, founder of the Paraguayan city of Asunción. Born in the city of Espinosa de los Monteros in Burgos, Spain, not much is known about his early life. He married Isabel Contreras y Mendoza and had five children. He died on February 11, 1560, in Asuncion, Paraguay's capital.

Julio Argentino Roca

Julio Argentino Roca 2 Alejo Julio Argentino Roca Paz was an army general and statesman who served as President of Argentina from 1880 to 1886 and from 1898 to 1904. Roca is the most important representative of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the Conquest of the Desert, a series of military campaigns against the indigenous peoples of Patagonia sometimes considered a genocide.

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.

Francisco Manuel Barroso, Baron of Amazonas

Francisco Manuel Barroso, Baron of Amazonas 2 Francisco Manuel Barroso, Baron of Amazonas was a Brazilian admiral of the Imperial Brazilian Navy. 

Pedro Bruno Guggiari

Pedro Bruno Guggiari 2 Pedro Bruno Guggiari (1885-1933) fue un importante político paraguayo durante la época conocida como la hegemonía liberal.

Juan Francisco López

Juan Francisco López 2 Juan Francisco López Lynch fue hijo primogénito de Elisa Alicia Lynch, y sexto del Mariscal Francisco Solano López, a quien acompañó en la Guerra de la Triple Alianza.

Quintino Bocaiuva

Quintino Bocaiuva 2 Quintino Antônio Ferreira de Sousa Bocaiuva was a Brazilian politician and writer. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, between 1889 and 1891, and was also President of the State of Rio de Janeiro, between 1900 and 1903. He was known for his actions during the Proclamation of the Republic.

Miguel de Azcuénaga

Miguel de Azcuénaga 2 Miguel de Azcuénaga was an Argentine brigadier. Educated in Spain, at the University of Seville, Azcuénaga began his military career in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and became a member of the Primera Junta, the first autonomous government of modern Argentina. He was shortly exiled because of his support to the minister Mariano Moreno, and returned to Buenos Aires when the First Triumvirate replaced the Junta. He held several offices since then, most notably being the first Governor intendant of Buenos Aires after the May Revolution. He died at his country house in 1833.

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".

José Ignacio Rucci

José Ignacio Rucci 2 José Ignacio Rucci was an Argentine politician and union leader, appointed general secretary of the CGT in 1970. Close to the Argentine president Juan Perón, and a chief representative of the "syndical bureaucracy" ; he was assassinated in 1973.

Héctor José Cámpora

Héctor José Cámpora 2 Héctor José Cámpora was an Argentine politician. A major figure of left-wing Peronism, Cámpora was briefly Argentine president from 25 May to 13 July 1973 and subsequently arranged for Juan Perón to run for president in an election that he subsequently won. The modern left-wing Peronist political youth organization La Cámpora is named after him. He was a dentist by trade.

Justo de Santa María de Oro

Justo de Santa María de Oro 2 Justo de Santa María de Oro y Albarracín was an Argentine statesman and bishop. He was an influential representative in the Congress of Tucumán, which on 9 July 1816, declared the Independence of Argentina.

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca 2 Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition. During eight years of traveling across what is now the US Southwest, he became a trader and faith healer to various Native American tribes before reconnecting with Spanish civilization in Mexico in 1536. After returning to Spain in 1537, he wrote an account, first published in 1542 as La relación y comentarios, which in later editions was retitled Naufragios y comentarios. Cabeza de Vaca is sometimes considered a proto-anthropologist for his detailed accounts of the many tribes of Native Americans that he encountered.

Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear

Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 2 Máximo Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear Pacheco, was an Argentine lawyer and politician, who served as president of Argentina between from 1922 to 1928.

Bernardino Rivadavia

Bernardino Rivadavia 2 Bernardino de la Trinidad González Rivadavia was the first President of Argentina, then called the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, from February 8, 1826 to June 27, 1827.

Elizardo Aquino

Elizardo Aquino 2 José Elizardo Aquino Jara was a Paraguayan general who was considered a hero of the War of the Triple Alliance. He was one of the first senior Paraguayan military leaders to die in combat. Aquino was a lieutenant colonel at the time of being shot during the Battle of Boquerón.

Félix Paiva

Félix Paiva 2 Félix Paiva was a Paraguayan politician from the Liberal Party.                                     

Felipe Molas López

Felipe Molas López 2 Felipe Benigno Molas López was 39th President of Paraguay from February 27, 1949 – September 10, 1949, when he resigned.

Fulgencio R. Moreno

Fulgencio R. Moreno 2 Fulgencio R. Moreno was a Paraguayan journalist, financial expert, statesman and one of the most serious researchers of the Paraguayan history.


Tiradentes 2 Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, known as Tiradentes, was a leading member of the colonial Brazilian revolutionary movement known as Inconfidência Mineira, whose aim was full independence from Portuguese colonial rule and creation of a republic. When the separatists' plot was uncovered by authorities, Tiradentes was arrested, tried and publicly hanged.

Oswaldo Cruz

Oswaldo Cruz 2 Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, was a Brazilian physician, pioneer bacteriologist, epidemiologist and public health officer and the founder of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute.

Manuel Gondra

Manuel Gondra 2 Manuel Gondra Pereira was the 21st President of Paraguay who served from 25 November 1910 to 11 January 1911 and again from 15 August 1920 to 31 October 1921. Born in Buenos Aires, he was also an author, a journalist and a member of the Liberal Party. His first presidency was ended by the rise of Albino Jara, while his second presidency by chaos in the Paraguayan Civil War of 1922, of which he led the Gondrist faction to victory.

Fernando de la Mora (politician)

Fernando de la Mora (politician) 2 Fernando de la Mora was one of the founding fathers of Paraguay, and was an early leader of the country between 1811 and 1813, but soon lost his power and died imprisoned. The Paraguayan city Fernando de la Mora is named in his honor.

Eliza Lynch

Eliza Lynch 2 Eliza Alice Lynch was the Irish mistress-wife of Francisco Solano López, president of Paraguay.     

Francisco Acuña de Figueroa

Francisco Acuña de Figueroa 2 Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa was a Uruguayan poet and writer. He was born in Montevideo, on September 3, 1791 and died on October 6, 1862. He was the son of the Treasurer of the Royal Treasury, Jacinto Acuña de Figueroa.

Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos 2 Augusto Roa Bastos was a Paraguayan novelist and short story writer. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor. He is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo and for winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Yo el Supremo explores the dictations and inner thoughts of José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, the eccentric dictator of Paraguay who ruled with an iron fist, from 1814 until his death in 1840.

Eduardo Víctor Haedo

Eduardo Víctor Haedo 2 Eduardo Víctor Haedo was a Uruguayan political figure.                                             

José Napoleón Duarte

José Napoleón Duarte 2 José Napoleón Duarte Fuentes was a Salvadoran politician who served as President of El Salvador from 1 June 1984 to 1 June 1989. He was mayor of San Salvador before running for president in 1972. He lost, but the election is widely viewed as fraudulent. Following a coup d'état in 1979, Duarte led the subsequent civil-military Junta from 1980 to 1982. He was then elected president in 1984, defeating ARENA party leader Roberto D'Aubuisson.

Emiliano R. Fernández

Emiliano R. Fernández 2 Emiliano Fernández Rivarola was a Paraguayan poet, musician, and soldier. He is the author of more than 2,000 poems and participated in the Chaco War as an infantryman.

Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi 2 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.

Toribio Pacheco y Rivero

Toribio Pacheco y Rivero 2 Toribio Pacheco y Rivero fue un jurista, diplomático, político y periodista peruano. Estuvo al frente de la Cancillería peruana en dos ocasiones: primero como Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores en 1864, y luego como secretario de relaciones exteriores entre 1865 y 1867, integrando el “Gabinete de los Talentos” de la dictadura de Mariano Ignacio Prado. Realizó una eficaz campaña diplomática durante el conflicto con España, conocido como la Guerra Hispano-Sudamericana y también fue una de las primeras autoridades que protestó por las agresiones contra Paraguay en la Guerra de la Triple Alianza. Como jurista fue autor de un tratado de derecho civil.
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