47 Notable alumni of
El Rosario University

El Rosario University is 727th in the world, 24th in Latin America, and 4th in Colombia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 47 notable alumni from El Rosario University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Andrés Pastrana Arango

    Andrés Pastrana Arango
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    businesspersonjournalistdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Andrés Pastrana Arango is a Colombian politician who was the 30th President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002, following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana Borrero, who was president from 1970 to 1974.

  2. Rafael Pombo

    Rafael Pombo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1833-1912 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistpoettranslator
    Biography

    José Rafael de Pombo y Rebolledo was a Colombian poet born in Bogotá. Trained as a mathematician and an engineer in a military school, Rafael Pombo served in the army and he traveled to the United States of America as Secretary of the Legation in Washington. After completing his diplomatic assignment, he was hired by D. Appleton & Company in New York to translate into Spanish nursery rhymes from the Anglo-Saxon oral tradition. The product of this work, more than a translation, was a transformative adaptation published in two books under the titles Cuentos pintados para niños and Cuentos morales para niños formales.

  3. Alfonso López Michelsen

    Alfonso López Michelsen
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1913-2007 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    university teacherdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Alfonso López Michelsen was a Colombian politician and lawyer who served as the 24th President of Colombia from 1974 to 1978. He was nicknamed "El Pollo" (The Chicken), a popular Colombian idiom for people with precocious careers.

  4. Camilo Torres Tenorio

    Camilo Torres Tenorio
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1766-1816 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    José Camilo Clemente de Torres Tenorio was a Colombian politician. He is credited as being an early founder of the nation due to his role in early struggles for independence from Spain.

  5. Alberto Lleras Camargo

    Alberto Lleras Camargo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1906-1990 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Alberto Lleras Camargo was the 20th President of Colombia (1958–1962), and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States (1948–1954). A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as Minister of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and as Minister of National Education in the administrations of President Alfonso López Pumarejo. He briefly attended the National University of Colombia in Bogotá to study politics, but dropped out later to pursue journalism.

  6. Germán Vargas Lleras

    Germán Vargas Lleras
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Germán Vargas Lleras is a Colombian politician who recently served as Vice President of Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. A member of the Radical Change political party, he served four consecutive terms in the Senate, having been elected in 1994. German Vargas also served in the Cabinet as the Minister of Interior and then as the Minister of Housing, City and Territory. He was elected Vice President of Colombia in 2014, running alongside Juan Manuel Santos who was seeking re-election for a second term as President. On 15 March 2017, Vargas Lleras resigned as Vice President in order to be eligible to run for President in the 2018 presidential elections. He finished in fourth place.

  7. Francisco José de Caldas

    Francisco José de Caldas
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1768-1816 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    journalistengineerastronomerlawyerbotanist
    Biography

    Francisco José de Caldas was a Colombian lawyer, military engineer, self-taught naturalist, mathematician, geographer and inventor (he created the first hypsometer), who was executed by orders of Pablo Morillo during the Spanish American Reconquista for being a forerunner of the fight for the independence of New Granada (modern day Colombia). Arguably the first Colombian scientist, he is often nicknamed "El Sabio" (Spanish for "The learned," "The sage" or "The wise").

  8. Rafael Uribe Uribe

    Rafael Uribe Uribe
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1859-1914 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomatlawyerpoliticianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Rafael Victor Zenón Uribe Uribe was a Colombian lawyer, journalist, and general in the liberal party rebel army.

  9. Clara Rojas

    Clara Rojas
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Clara Leticia Rojas González is a Colombian lawyer, university lecturer, and campaign manager for former senator and presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. She was kidnapped along with Betancourt by the FARC guerrilla group near San Vicente del Caguán on February 23, 2002, while Betancourt was campaigning for the presidency. After the kidnapping, Rojas was named as Betancourt's vice-presidential candidate.

  10. Jorge Tadeo Lozano

    Jorge Tadeo Lozano
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1771-1816 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    botanistchemistjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Viscount of Pastrana was a Neogranadine (now Colombian) scientist, journalist, and politician who presided over the Constituent College of Cundinamarca and was elected President of Cundinamarca in 1811.

  11. Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    Juan Gabriel Vásquez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelisttranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a Colombian writer, journalist and translator. Regarded as one of the most important Latin American novelists working today, he is the author of seven novels, two volumes of stories and two books of literary essays, as well as hundreds of pages of political commentary. His novel The Sound of Things Falling, published in Spanish in 2011, won the Alfaguara Novel Prize and the 2014 International Dublin Literary Award, among other prizes. In 2012, after sixteen years in Paris, the Belgian Ardennes and Barcelona, Vásquez moved back to Bogotá. His novels are currently published in 28 languages.

  12. Miguel Abadía Méndez

    Miguel Abadía Méndez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1867-1947 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Miguel Abadía Méndez was the 12th President of Colombia (1926–1930). A Conservative party politician, Abadía was the last president of the period known as the Conservative Hegemony, running unopposed and forming a one party Cabinet.

  13. Viviane Morales Hoyos

    Viviane Morales Hoyos
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Viviane Aleyda Morales Hoyos was the 7th Attorney General of Colombia and the first woman to hold that post. She was elected by the Supreme Court of Justice out of a list of three candidates presented by President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón that also included Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero and Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla. On 2 March 2012, she resigned days after her election as Attorney General was invalidated by the Council of State due to irregularities in her election. Her resignation was accepted on 5 March 2012 by the Supreme Court.

  14. Domingo Caycedo

    Domingo Caycedo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1783-1843 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    soldierpolitician
    Biography

    Domingo de Caycedo y Sanz de Santamaría was a Colombian statesman who served as the vice president of Gran Colombia and the Republic of New Granada. He served as President of Colombia a total of eleven times, the most terms any president has served to date. He is also credited for creating the Republic of New Granada after the division of Venezuela and Ecuador.

  15. Roy Barreras

    Roy Barreras
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Roy Leonardo Barreras Montealegre is a Colombian politician and 2018 presidential candidate, currently serving as senator since 2010. In addition to senator, Barreras serves as chairm of the governing party, the Partido de la U. He entered politics in 2006 when he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives

  16. Mábel Lara

    Mábel Lara
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Mábel Lorena Lara Dinas is a Colombian journalist, radio host and presenter.

  17. Eduardo Santos

    Eduardo Santos
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1888-1974 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Eduardo Santos Montejo was a leading Colombian publisher and politician, active in the Colombian Liberal Party. He owned the prominent Bogotá newspaper El Tiempo, and served as the President of Colombia from August 1938 to August 1942, having been elected without opposition. He was born and died in Bogotá, and was the great-uncle of the 32nd president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos (2010–2018) and former Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos Calderon (2002–2010).

  18. Joaquín Mosquera

    Joaquín Mosquera
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1787-1878 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Joaquín Mariano de Mosquera-Figueroa y Arboleda-Salazar was a Colombian statesman and a Founding Father of Colombia who served as the 3rd and 5th President of Gran Colombia. Mosquera also served as Vice President of the Republic of New Granada. During the administration of President Simón Bolívar, he was named as the 1st Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the nascent states of Peru, the United Provinces of South America, and Chile with the purpose of creating unity amongst the South American nations.

  19. Antonio Villavicencio

    Antonio Villavicencio
    Born in
    Ecuador Flag Ecuador
    Years
    1775-1816 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Antonio Villavicencio y Verástegui was a statesman and soldier of New Granada, born in Quito, and educated in Spain. He served in the Battle of Trafalgar as an officer in the Spanish Navy with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was sent as a representative of the Spanish Crown to New Granada, where his arrival was used as an excuse in Santafé de Bogotá to start a revolt; this was known as the Florero de Llorente, which culminated in the proclamation of independence from Spain. After this incident he resigned his office and joined the cause of independence. He was later captured and became the first martyr executed during the reign of terror of Pablo Morillo.

  20. Darío Echandía

    Darío Echandía
    Years
    1897-1989 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    juristdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Darío Echandía Olaya was a lawyer and a Colombian political figure, a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. He was born on October 13, 1897 in Chaparral, Tolima, son of Vincente Enchandia and Carlota Olaya de E. The elder of seven brothers, he was educated at Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Colegio de Araujo (Bogota) receiving degrees of Attorney and Doctor in Law, 1917. He married Emilia Arciniegas, August 2, 1936. He died on May 7, 1989 in Ibagué, Tolima.

  21. Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen

    Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Cecilia Álvarez-Correa Glen is an Industrial Engineer and Colombian politician who served as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia under President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. Álvarez-Correa is credited as the second woman to hold this post in Colombian history. Previously, Álvarez-Correa served as the 12th Minister of Transport of Colombia.

  22. Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez

    Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez Castañeda is a Colombian lawyer and politician. She served as Senator of Colombia and Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, having served in both chambers as President.

  23. José Fernández Madrid

    José Fernández Madrid
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1789-1830 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomatwriterpoliticianphysician
    Biography

    José Luis Álvaro Alvino Fernández Madrid was a Neogranadine statesman, physician, scientist and writer, who was President of the interim triumvirate of the United Provinces of New Granada in 1814, and President of the United Provinces of the New Granada in 1816. After the Spanish retook New Granada, he was barred from the country and was exiled in Havana, where he continued his scientific studies and worked as a doctor. He was later pardoned and allowed to come back to Colombia, and was appointed ambassador to France and to the United Kingdom where he died in 1830.

  24. José Domingo de Obaldía

    José Domingo de Obaldía
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1845-1910 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    José Domingo de Obaldía Gallegos was President of Panama from October 1, 1908 to March 1, 1910.

  25. Jaime Castro Castro

    Jaime Castro Castro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerstatespersonpolitician
    Biography

    Jaime Castro Castro is a Colombian lawyer and politician, who served as Mayor of Bogotá from 1992 to 1994. A Liberal Party politician, he served as Minister of Government under President Belisario Betancur Cuartas, and as Minister of Justice under President Misael Pastrana Borrero.

  26. David Luna Sánchez

    David Luna Sánchez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    David Luna Sánchez is a Colombian lawyer, politician and former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications. He previously served in Congress as Member of House of Representatives for the Bogotá Constituency from 2006-2010.

  27. Diego Molano

    Diego Molano
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Diego Andrés Molano Aponte is a Colombian politician and business administrator serving as the Minister of National Defense of Colombia since 1 February 2021 under the President Ivan Duque.

  28. Santos Acosta

    Santos Acosta
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1828-1901 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Manuel María de los Santos Acosta Castillo was a Colombian General and political figure. He served as the president of Colombia from 1867 until 1868.

  29. Carlos Antonio Mendoza

    Carlos Antonio Mendoza
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1856-1916 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Carlos Antonio Mendoza Soto was Panamanian politician who served since 1908 as the second presidential designate in the government of José Domingo de Obaldía and since the death of the first presidential designate José Agustín Arango in 1909 he was first in line to the presidency. In that capacity Mendoza became President of Panama from 1 March 1910 to 1 October 1910. He belonged to the Liberal Party.

  30. María del Rosario Guerra

    María del Rosario Guerra
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    María del Rosario Guerra de La Espriella is a Colombian economist, professor and politician who has served as Senator since 2014. She was elected under a newly created political party, the Democratic Center, which is led by former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Guerra was the Minister of Communications under President Uribe from July 2006 until January 2010. In March 2017, Guerra announced her candidacy for President of Colombia.

  31. Joaquín Camacho

    Joaquín Camacho
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1766-1816 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyerhistorianpolitician
    Biography

    José Joaquín Justo Camacho Lago was a Neogranadine statesman, lawyer, journalist and professor, who worked for the Independence of the New Granada, what is now Colombia, and participated in the Open Cabildo which declared the Act of Independence, of which he was also a signer. He was executed during the Reign of Terror of Pablo Morillo after the Spanish invasion of New Granada.

  32. José Eusebio Otalora

    José Eusebio Otalora
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1826-1884 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    José Eusebio Otálora Martínez was a Colombian statesman and General who became President of the United States of Colombia in 1882 in his capacity as the Second Presidential Designate following the death of President Francisco Javier Zaldúa, and the non-acceptance of the office by the First Designate Rafael Núñez.

  33. Luis Antonio Robles Suárez

    Luis Antonio Robles Suárez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1849-1899 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Luis Antonio Robles Suárez also known as "El Negro Robles", was a Colombian lawyer and politician. He was the first Afro-Colombian to hold a cabinet-level ministry in Colombia serving as Secretary of the Treasury and Public Credit during the administration of President Aquileo Parra Gómez, as well as being the first Afro-Colombian Congressperson as Member of the Chamber of Representatives for Magdalena, and the first Afro-Colombian Governor of a Department, as the 16th President of the Sovereign State of Magdalena. He graduated a lawyer from Our Lady of the Rosary University in 1872, thus also becoming the first Afro-Colombian to ever serve as a lawyer in Colombia.

  34. Manuel Rodríguez Torices

    Manuel Rodríguez Torices
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1788-1816 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjournalist
    Biography

    Manuel Rodríguez Torices was a Neogranadine statesman, lawyer, journalist, and Precursor of the Independence of Colombia. He was part of the Triumvirate of the United Provinces of New Granada in 1815, and served as Vice President of the United Provinces after the triumvirate. He was executed during the Reign of Terror of Pablo Morillo in 1816.

  35. Clímaco Calderón

    Clímaco Calderón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1852-1913 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Clímaco Calderón Reyes was a Colombian lawyer and politician, who became 15th President of Colombia for one day, following the death of President Francisco Javier Zaldúa.

  36. José María del Castillo y Rada

    José María del Castillo y Rada
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1776-1833 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    lawyereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    José María del Castillo y Rada was a neo-granadine politician, President of the United Provinces of the New Granada from October 5, 1814 until January 21, 1815. Castillo y Rada also served as Vice President of the Republic of Colombia from June 6, 1821 until October 3, 1821.

  37. Salvador Camacho

    Salvador Camacho
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1827-1900 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiansociologistlawyereconomist
    Biography

    Salvador Camacho Roldán was a Colombian lawyer, businessman and politician who, as Presidential Designate, served as President of Colombia ad interim in 1868 and again in 1871. He also served as Congressman in both houses, Governor of Panama, and Secretary Foreign Affairs, of Finance and Development, and of Treasury and Public Credit.

  38. Joaquín Acosta

    Joaquín Acosta
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1800-1852 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    geologistexplorerhistoriangeographer
    Biography

    Tomás Joaquín de Acosta y Pérez de Guzmán was a Colombian explorer, historian, chorographer, and geologist.

  39. Fernando Serrano

    Fernando Serrano
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1779-1819 (aged 40)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Manuel Fernando Serrano Uribe was a Neogranadine statesman, lawyer, and officer who became Governor of the Province of Pamplona and wrote its Constitution in 1815. He also served as the last President of the United Provinces of the New Granada before its dissolution and complete Reconquista.

  40. Gloria María Borrero

    Gloria María Borrero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Gloria María Borrero is a Colombian politician who served as Minister of Justice from 2018 to 2019.

  41. Beatriz Elena Uribe Botero

    Beatriz Elena Uribe Botero
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Beatriz Elena Uribe Botero is a Colombian economist and politician currently serving as the 1st President of the National Mining Agency Colombia.

  42. Liborio Zerda

    Liborio Zerda
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1833-1919 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    physiciananthropologist
    Biography

    Liborio Zerda was a Colombian physician and Muisca scholar. Zerda has been important in the natural sciences of the late 19th and early 20th century in Colombia, publishing many articles about various topics, from medicine to chemical analysis, radioactivity and the popular drink chicha.

  43. Juan Agustín Uricoechea Navarro

    Juan Agustín Uricoechea Navarro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1824-1883 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Juan Agustín Uricoechea Navarro was a Colombian lawyer and politician, interim president of the United States of Colombia temporarily replacing Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera during the war with ecuador

  44. Tulio Botero Salazar

    Tulio Botero Salazar
    Years
    1904-1981 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    Latin Catholic priest
    Biography

    Tulio Botero Salazar, C.M., was a Colombian ecclesiastic of the Catholic Church, belonging to the Congregation of the Mission. He was auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cartagena, first bishop of the Diocese of Zipaquirá and archbishop of the Archdiocese of Medellín.

  45. Elíseo Arango Ramos

    Elíseo Arango Ramos
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1900-1977 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Elíseo Arango Ramos was a Colombian lawyer and diplomat who served as the fourth Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations and as Minister of Foreign Affairs. A Conservative Party ideologue and politician, he was part of the far-right group known as "Los Leopardos" (The Leopards).

  46. José María García de Toledo

    José María García de Toledo
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1769-1816 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    José María García de Toledo y de Madariaga was a Neogranadine lawyer and politician, who fought against the Royalist forces during the Patria Boba period that preceded the Colombian War of Independence.

  47. José Telésforo Paúl

    José Telésforo Paúl
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1831-1889 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    rhetoricianCatholic priest
    Biography

    José Telésforo Paúl y Vargas, SJ was a Colombian Catholic bishop and Jesuit who worked in Panama and Colombia. Born in Bogotá, he served as bishop of Panamá from 1876 to 1884 and as archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (now the Archdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia) from 1884 until his death in 1889.