97 Notable alumni of
University of San Carlos of Guatemala

The University of San Carlos of Guatemala is 579th in the world, 18th in Latin America, and 1st in Guatemala by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 97 notable alumni from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with the University of San Carlos of Guatemala won Nobel Prizes in Literature.

  1. Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales

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    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1899-1974 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    poetwriterdiplomatjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, especially those of his native Guatemala.

  2. Jimmy Morales

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    Jimmy Morales
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producercomedianpoliticiantelevision actor
    Biography

    Jimmy Morales is a Guatemalan politician, actor and comedian. From 2016 to 2020, he served as the 50th president of Guatemala.

  3. Alejandro Giammattei

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    Alejandro Giammattei
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla is a Guatemalan politician who is the incumbent President of Guatemala. He is a former director of the Guatemalan penitentiary system and participated in Guatemala's presidential elections in 2007, 2011, and 2015. He won in the 2019 election and assumed office on January 14, 2020.

  4. José Cecilio del Valle

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    José Cecilio del Valle
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1777-1834 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistlawyerwriter
    Biography

    José Cecilio Díaz Del Valle was a philosopher, politician, lawyer, and journalist and one of the most important figures in Central America during the transition from colonial government to independence, displaying a wide-ranging expertise in public administration management.

  5. Justo Rufino Barrios

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    Justo Rufino Barrios
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1835-1885 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Justo Rufino Barrios Auyón was a Guatemalan politician who was President of Guatemala from 1873 to 1885. He was known for his liberal reforms and his attempts to reunite Central America.

  6. Manuel Estrada Cabrera

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    Manuel Estrada Cabrera
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1857-1924 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Manuel José Estrada Cabrera was President of Guatemala from 1898 to 1920. He was a lawyer with no military background and as President, he was a strong ruler (dictator), who modernised the country's industry and transport, but only by granting concessions to the American-owned United Fruit Company, whose influence on the government was felt by many to be excessive. Estrada Cabrera used increasingly brutal methods to assert his authority, including armed strike-breaking, and the general elections were effectively controlled by him. He retained power for 22 years through controlled elections in 1904, 1910, and 1916, and was eventually removed from office when the national assembly declared him mentally incompetent, and he was jailed for corruption.

  7. Álvaro Colom

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    Álvaro Colom
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Álvaro Colom Caballeros is a Guatemalan politician who was the President of Guatemala from 2008 to 2012, as well as leader of the social-democratic National Unity of Hope (UNE).

  8. Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre

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    Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudgediplomat
    Biography

    Alejandro Baltazar Maldonado Aguirre is a Guatemalan politician who was the Acting President of Guatemala, following the Congress of Guatemala's acceptance of the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina on September 3, 2015.

  9. José Milla y vedaurre

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    José Milla y vedaurre
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1822-1882 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    novelistwriterdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    José Milla y Vidaurre was a notable Guatemalan writer of the 19th century. He was also known by the name Pepe Milla and the pseudonym Salomé Jil. Son of a governor of the state of Honduras in the Federal Republic of Central America, José Justo de la Milla y Pineda and Mrs. Mercedes Vidaurre Molina, the daughter of a wealthy Guatemalan family. He was married to his cousin, Mercedes Vidaurre and had 7 daughters and sons.

  10. Mariano Gálvez

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    Mariano Gálvez
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    Died in 1862
    Enrolled in the University of San Carlos of Guatemala
    In 1819 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    statespersonpoliticianjournalistphilosopherlawyer
    Biography

    José Felipe Mariano Gálvez was a jurist and Liberal politician in Guatemala. For two consecutive terms from August 28, 1831 to March 3, 1838 he was chief of state of the State of Guatemala, within the Federal Republic of Central America. In 1836, he was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society.

  11. José Matías Delgado

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    José Matías Delgado
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1767-1832 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    José Matías Delgado y de León was a Salvadoran priest and doctor known as El Padre de la Patria Salvadoreña (The Father of the Salvadoran Fatherland).

  12. Jorge Serrano Elías

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    Jorge Serrano Elías
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jorge Antonio Serrano Elías was President of Guatemala from January 14, 1991 to June 1, 1993.

  13. Manuel José Arce

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    Manuel José Arce
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1787-1847 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    General Manuel José Arce y Fagoaga was a decorated General and president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1825 to 1829, followed by Francisco Morazán.

  14. Dionisio de Herrera

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    Dionisio de Herrera
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1781-1850 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    José Dionisio de la Trinidad de Herrera y Díaz del Valle was a Liberal Honduran politician, head of state of Honduras from 1824 to 1827 and head of state of Nicaragua from 1830 to 1833. During his terms, Honduras and Nicaragua were states within the Federal Republic of Central America. Herrera was an uncle of the Liberal Central American general Francisco Morazán.

  15. Roxana Baldetti

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    Roxana Baldetti
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Ingrid Roxana Baldetti Elías is a convicted fraudster and was the first female Vice President of Guatemala from 2012 until her resignation amid a corruption scandal in 2015.

  16. Ramón Ros

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    Ramón Ros
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1848-1893 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyerdiplomatpoetpolitician
    Biography

    Ramón Rosa Soto was a prominent lawyer, journalist, politician and liberal writer of the second half of the nineteenth century. He was the ideologue of educational changes of Liberal Reform in Guatemala and then in Honduras. He served as Principal Minister during the rule of his cousin, Dr. Marco Aurelio Soto and was associated with Soto's mining investments.

  17. Sandra Torres

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    Sandra Torres
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sandra Julieta Torres Casanova is a Guatemalan politician who was First Lady of Guatemala from 2008 to 2011 and unsuccessful candidate for president in 2015 and 2019.

  18. Vinicio Cerezo

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    Vinicio Cerezo
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo is a Guatemalan politician and the current Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA). He served as President of Guatemala from January 14, 1986 to January 14, 1991.

  19. Marco Aurelio Soto

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    Marco Aurelio Soto
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1846-1908 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Marco Aurelio Soto was President of Honduras from 27 August 1876 until 19 October 1883. He was known as a liberal. He was a reforming President and had a great impact on the Honduras of his time, including the establishment of the Biblioteca Nacional de Honduras in 1880, Marco Aurelio Soto was an important Mining business man.

  20. Enrique Efraín Recinos Valenzuela

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    Enrique Efraín  Recinos Valenzuela
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1928-2011 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    bodybuildingarchitectpainter
    Biography

    Efraín Enrique Recinos Valenzuela was a Guatemalan contemporary architect, muralist, urbanist, painter and sculptor.

  21. Roberto Suazo Córdova

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    Roberto Suazo Córdova
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1927-2018 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politiciansurgeon
    Biography

    Roberto Suazo Córdova was the President of Honduras from 1982 until 1986. Suazo Córdova died on 22 December 2018 following an ulcer surgical operation at the age of 91.

  22. José María Orellana

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    José María Orellana
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1872-1926 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    military personnelpolitician
    Biography

    José María Orellana Pinto was a political and military leader in Guatemala. He was chief of staff of President Manuel Estrada Cabrera and President of Guatemala between 1921 and 1926, after overthrowing Conservative Unionist President Carlos Herrera. During his rule the Quetzal was established as the currency of Guatemala. Orellana Pinto died under suspicious circumstances in 1926 at the age of fifty-four. He was buried in the Guatemalan capital with state honors.

  23. Manuel Baldizón

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    Manuel Baldizón
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez is a Guatemalan politician, lawyer, and hotel entrepreneur. He was the leader of the "Libertad Democrática Renovada" (LIDER) Renewed Democratic Liberty party and was a candidate in the 2015 presidential election placing third and losing to Jimmy Morales. He was also a candidate in the 2011 presidential election, placing second and losing to Otto Pérez Molina in a run-off vote. On January 20, 2018, he was captured in the United States, when he was accused of accepting bribes from Odebrecht.

  24. Julio César Méndez Montenegro

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    Julio César Méndez Montenegro
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1915-1996 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Julio César Méndez Montenegro was the Revolutionary Party President of Guatemala from July 1, 1966 to July 1, 1970. Mendez was elected on a platform promising democratic reforms and the curtailment of military power. The only civilian to occupy Guatemala's presidency during the long period of military rule between 1954 and 1986. Mendez had assumed the presidency under a pact in July 1966 that gave the armed forces carte blanche with respect to internal security matters and an effective veto over governmental policy. Nevertheless, his election and swearing in was considered a major turning point for the long military-led Guatemala. He was the first cousin of César Montenegro Paniagua whose kidnapping, torture and murder during the Julio César Méndez presidency is rumored to have been undertaken with presidential sanction.

  25. Thelma Aldana

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    Thelma Aldana
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández is a Guatemalan jurist and politician, former President of the Supreme Court and former Attorney General.

  26. Jafeth Cabrera Franco

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    Jafeth Cabrera Franco
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    physiciandiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Ernesto Jafeth Cabrera Franco is a Guatemalan politician who served as Vice President of Guatemala from 2016 to 2020.

  27. Pedro Molina Mazariegos

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    Pedro Molina Mazariegos
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1777-1854 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatstatesperson
    Biography

    Doctor Pedro José Antonio Molina Mazariegos was a Central American politician, considered one of the founders of liberalism in Guatemala.

  28. Juan Lindo y Zelaya

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    Juan Lindo y Zelaya
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1790-1857 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Juan Nepomuceno Fernández Lindo y Zelaya was a Conservative Central American politician, provisional president of the Republic of El Salvador from 1841 to 1842 and of the Republic of Honduras from 1847 to 1852.

  29. Manuel Galich

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    Manuel Galich
    Years
    1913-1984 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    playwrightpolitician
    Biography

    Manuel Francisco Galich López was a Guatemalan playwright.

  30. Ana Sofía Gómez Porras

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    Ana Sofía Gómez Porras
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnast
    Biography

    Ana Sofía Gómez Porras is a Guatemalan artistic gymnast.

  31. Matilde Elena López

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    Matilde Elena López
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1919-2010 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    poetessayistwriter
    Biography

    Matilde Elena López was a Salvadoran poet, essayist, playwright and literary critic. Her most important works include “Masferrer, alto pensador de Centro América”, “Cartas a Grosa” and “La balada de Anastasio Aquino”.

  32. Mariano Rivera Paz

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    Mariano Rivera Paz
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1804-1849 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mariano Rivera Paz was Head of State of Guatemala and its first president.

  33. Flavio Herrera

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    Flavio Herrera
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1895-1968 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    diplomatwriterpoet
    Biography

    Flavio Herrera was a Guatemalan writer and diplomat. His works are formal reading material in public schools and private schools in Guatemala.

  34. Myrna Chang

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    Myrna Chang
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1949-1990 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    anthropologisthuman rights activist
    Biography

    Myrna Mack Chang, born Sau Ha (Yue Chinese: 秀霞), was a Guatemalan anthropologist. In 1990 she was murdered by the Guatemalan military because of her criticism of the Guatemala government's treatment of the indigenous Maya, and its human rights abuses against the people.

  35. Margarita Carrera

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    Margarita Carrera
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1929-2018 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistpoet
    Biography

    Margarita Carrera Molina was a Guatemalan philosopher, professor and writer. She was a member of the Academia Guatemalteca de la Lengua and the 1996 laureate of the Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature.

  36. Adrián Recinos

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    Adrián Recinos
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1886-1962 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    linguisthistoriandiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Adrián Recinos was a Guatemalan historian, essayist, Mayanist scholar and translator, and diplomat. Recinos was a great student of national history, mainly of the Maya civilization and the ancient history of the K'iche' and Kaqchikel people.

  37. Argentina Díaz Lozano

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    Argentina Díaz Lozano
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1912-1999 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    journalisthuman rights activistdiplomatsuffragette
    Biography

    Argentina Díaz Lozano was the pseudonym for the Honduran writer Argentina Bueso Mejía. She was a journalist and novelist, who wrote in the romantic style with feminist themes. She won numerous awards for her books, including the Golden Quetzel from Guatemala, the Honduran National Literature Prize Ramón Rosa" and the "Order Cruzeiro do Sud" from Brazil. She was admitted to the Academia Hondureña de la Lengua and is the only Central American woman whose work has officially contended for a Nobel Prize for Literature.

  38. Jayro Bustamante

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    Jayro Bustamante
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Jayro Bustamante is a Guatemalan film director and screenwriter. He directed the 2015 film Ixcanul, which was selected as the Guatemalan entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. He was named on the jury for the Best First Feature Award at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.

  39. Ramiro de León Carpio

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    Ramiro de León Carpio
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1942-2002 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ramiro de León Carpio was the President of Guatemala from June 6, 1993 until January 14, 1996.

  40. Próspero Fernández Oreamuno

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    Próspero Fernández Oreamuno
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1834-1885 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Juan Primitivo Próspero Fernández Oreamuno was President of Costa Rica from 1882 to 1885.

  41. Francisco Dueñas Díaz

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    Francisco Dueñas Díaz
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1810-1884 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Francisco Dueñas Díaz was a Salvadoran politician and member of the Conservative Party who served as President of El Salvador on four different occasions: 3 May 1851 to 30 January 1852, 1 February 1852 to 1 February 1854, 1 to 12 February 1856 in acting capacity, and 26 October 1863 to 15 April 1871.

  42. Antonio José de Irisarri

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    Antonio José de Irisarri
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1786-1868 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Antonio José de Irisarri Alonso, was a Guatemalan statesman, journalist, and politician who served as Interim Supreme Director of Chile in 1814. He is considered one of the fathers of Chilean journalism together with Fr. Camilo Henríquez.

  43. José Felipe Flores

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    José Felipe Flores
    Years
    1751-1824 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    physicianprofessor
    Biography

    José Felipe Flores was a prestigious physician and Medicine teaching pioneer in Central America. He graduated from the Royal and Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo, and in 1781 became a faculty member of both the University and San Juan de Dios Hospital.

  44. Jesús Jiménez Zamora

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    Jesús Jiménez Zamora
    Born in
    Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica
    Years
    1823-1897 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jesús María Ciriaco Jiménez Zamora was President of Costa Rica on two occasions: 1863 to 1866, and 1868 to 1870.

  45. Miguel Paz Barahona

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    Miguel Paz Barahona
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1863-1937 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Miguel Paz Barahona was President of Honduras from 1 February 1925 to 1 February 1929. Barahona was a member of the National Party of Honduras (PNH).

  46. David Joaquín Guzmán

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    David Joaquín Guzmán
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1843-1927 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologistgeologistpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    David Joaquín Guzmán was a Salvadoran polymath, making contributions in science, and archeology, and as a museum curator and educator. He essentially founded and was first director of what is now known as the Museo Nacional de Antropología David J Guzmán, named in his honor. He also founded an anthropology museum in Nicaragua. He served in several positions in the government including being elected as representative to the Assembly.

  47. Pedro de Aycinena y Piñol

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    Pedro de Aycinena y Piñol
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1802-1897 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Pedro de Aycinena y Piñol was a conservative politician and member of the Aycinena clan that worked closely with the conservative regime of Rafael Carrera. He was interim president of Guatemala in 1865 after the death of president for life, general Rafael Carrera.

  48. Raúl Aguilar Batres

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    Raúl Aguilar Batres
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1910-1964 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Raúl Aguilar Batres was a Guatemalan civil engineer. He is the inventor of the street naming and house numbering conventions that are used in Guatemala City and other cities in Guatemala.

  49. Mariano de Aycinena y Piñol

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    Mariano de Aycinena y Piñol
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1789-1855 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    statesperson
    Biography

    Mariano de Aycinena y Piñol was wealthy and influential Guatemalan merchant family and an important conservative politician. A younger son of the first marquis of Aycinena, peninsular-born Juan Fermín de Aycinena (1729-1796), Mariano was a leader of Guatemalan independence from Spain. He served governor of the State of Guatemala in the Central American Federation from 1 March 1827 to 12 April 1829 and patriarch of the Aycinena family. The family had the commercial monopoly in Central American during the Spanish colonial era later year thanks to the Consulado de Comercio. He was one of the signatories of Central American independence and lobbied heavily for the annexation of Central America to the Mexican Empire of Agustín de Iturbide. This arrangement would keep the family's economic position and privileges following independence. After being expelled along with the Aycinena family in 1829 after being defeated by Francisco Morazán, went into exile in the United States and then to Mexico. He came back to Guatemala after the conservatives had allied with general Rafael Carrera; but then he retired from public life and hand the Aycinena family leadership to Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol.

  50. Vicente Mejía Colindres

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    Vicente Mejía Colindres
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1878-1966 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vicente Mejía Colindres was President of Honduras between 16 September and 5 October 1919; and again between 1 February 1929 and 1 February 1933.

  51. Ismael Cerna

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    Ismael Cerna
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1890-1901 (aged 11)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Ismael Cerna was a Guatemalan poet.

  52. Nineth Montenegro

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    Nineth Montenegro
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Nineth Varenca Montenegro Cottom is a Guatemalan human rights activist and a victim of state terrorism. She was the first person to face civil resistance on a national level as a result of protesting in the streets about the whereabouts of her husband, Edgar Fernando García, who had been captured illegally by the government and has been a missing person since February 18, 1984. The disappearance of her husband still remains an unsolved case, as he is considered a disappeared person.

  53. Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso

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    Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Carlos Raúl Morales Moscoso is a Guatemalan diplomat and former government official. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala from September, 2014 to August, 2017.

  54. Oscar Julio Vian Morales

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    Oscar Julio Vian Morales
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1947-2018 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
    Biography

    Óscar Julio Vian Morales S.D.B. was archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala from his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 2 October 2010 until his death from cancer. He had previously served as archbishop of Los Altos in Guatemala. He was born in Guatemala City, ordained a priest in 1976, and appointed Vicar Apostolic of El Petén in 1996. He was installed as Archbishop of Los Altos on 17 April 2007.

  55. Luis Bográn

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    Luis Bográn
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1849-1895 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Luis Bográn Barahona was a President of Honduras, who served two consecutive presidential terms from 30 November 1883 to 30 November 1891. He was born in the northern Honduran department of Santa Bárbara on 3 June 1849 to Saturnino Bográn Bonilla and Gertrudis Barahona Leiva. He was a member of a prominent and wealthy political family. The last name "Bográn" derives from the French surname "Beaugrand". Luis Bográn was half-brother and first cousin of future president Francisco Bográn (5 October 1919 - 1 February 1920) and first cousin of future president Miguel Paz Barahona (1 February 1925 - 1 February 1929).

  56. José Gustavo Guerrero

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    José Gustavo Guerrero
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1876-1958 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    judgediplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    José Gustavo Guerrero, was a Salvadoran diplomat and jurist. He was President of the Assembly of the League of Nations from 1929 to 1930. He served as the last president of the Permanent Court of International Justice from 1937 to 1945; he was also the first president of the International Court of Justice ("World Court") from 1946 to 1949, and remained on the Court as a regular judge until his death in 1958.

  57. Lucrecia Hernández Mack

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    Lucrecia Hernández Mack
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Lucrecia Hernández Mack is a Guatemalan physician and politician. In July 2016, she became the first woman to head the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance of Guatemala. In 2017, she resigned from her position in protest over President Jimmy Morales ordering the expulsion of United Nations anti-corruption investigator Iván Velásquez Gómez.

  58. José María Reyna Andrade

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    José María Reyna Andrade
    Born in
    Guatemala Flag Guatemala
    Years
    1860-1947 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    notarypoliticianlawyer
    Biography

    José María Reina Andrade was the acting President of Guatemala from 2 January 1931 to 14 February 1931.

  59. Carlos Salazar Castro

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    Carlos Salazar Castro
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1800-1867 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    statesperson
    Biography

    Carlos Salazar Castro was a Central American military officer and Liberal politician. Briefly in 1834 he was provisional president of El Salvador, and in 1839 he was provisional president of Guatemala.

  60. Baudilio Palma

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    1880-1930 (aged 50)
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    politician
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    Baudilio Palma was acting President of Guatemala, in place of general Lázaro Chacón González, from 13 to 17 December 1930, when he was deposed and probably assassinated after coup d'état led by general Manuel María Orellana Contreras, who appointed himself as president. Several authors argue that he might not have been killed, but went into exile to El Salvador, where he would have died on 19 June 1944.

  61. Sandra Jovel

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    1978-.. (age 43)
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    diplomat
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    Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco is a Guatemalan diplomat and government official. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala from 27 August 2017, succeeding to Carlos Raúl Morales, to 14 January 2020.

  62. Adela de Torrebiarte

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    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Adela Ana María del Rosario Camacho Sinibaldi de Torrebiarte was a Guatemalan politician.

  63. Patricia Marroquín

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    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Hilda Patricia Marroquín Argueta de Morales is a Guatemalan public figure and the former First Lady of Guatemala since January 2016. She is the wife of former President Jimmy Morales.

  64. Clemente Marroquín

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    Years
    1897-1978 (aged 81)
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    journalistpoliticiandiplomat
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    Clemente Marroquín Rojas was Guatemalan journalist and politician.

  65. Eugenio Aguilar

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    1804-1879 (aged 75)
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    politicianmedic
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    Eugenio Aguilar González Batres was President of El Salvador from 21 February 1846 to 1 February 1848.

  66. José Joaquín Rodríguez Zeledón

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    Years
    1837-1917 (aged 80)
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    politicianlawyerjudge
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    José Joaquín Rodríguez Zeledón was President of Costa Rica from 1890 to 1894.

  67. Frank William La Rue

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    1952-.. (age 69)
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    human rights activistlawyerdiplomat
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    Frank La Rue is a Guatemalan labor and human rights law expert and served as UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, from August 2008 to August 2014. Along with American Human Rights attorneys, Anna Gallagher and Wallie Mason, Mr. La Rue is the founder of the Center for Legal Action for Human Rights (CALDH) and has been involved in the promotion of human rights for over 25 years. He was nominated for (but did not win) the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize by Mairead Corrigan, Northern Irish peace activist and 1976 laureate. Mr La Rue was previously the Executive Director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe. He currently serves as Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO.

  68. Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol

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    1792-1865 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestpolitician
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    Juan José de Aycinena y Piñol was an ecclesiastical and intellectual conservative in Central America. He was President of the Pontifical University of San Carlos Borromeo from 1825 to 1829 and then of the Universidad Nacional from 1840 to 1865. He was a thinker criticized by liberal historians for his strong relationship with the conservative government of General Rafael Carrera and for eliminating the possibility of getting the Central American Union which the Liberals wanted. His participation in the government has been assessed more objectively in research conducted between 1980 and 2010. He was heir in 1814 to the noble title of III Marquess of Aycinena, and bishop in partibus of Trajanopolis from 1859. He had a taste for law, oratorical talent and wrote over twenty works.

  69. Lorenzo Montúfar y Rivera

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    1823-1898 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Lorenzo Montúfar y Rivera was a Guatemalan politician and lawyer. Superb leader and speaker, helped the liberal regime of Justo Rufino Barrios, served in the Guatemalan legislature, taught in the College of Law of the Universidad Nacional de Guatemala and, towards the end of his life, was a presidential candidate himself losing to general José María Reyna Barrios. He was also Foreign Secretary of Costa Rica in 1856 and from 1870 to 1873, and President of University of Saint Thomas, also in Costa Rica.

  70. Andrés del Valle

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    1833-1888 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Andrés del Valle Rodríguez was President of El Salvador from February 1 until May 1, 1876.

  71. José Víctor Zavala

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    1815-1886 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    field marshal
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    José Víctor Ramón Valentín de las Ánimas Zavala y Córdova was a Guatemalan Field Marshal who participated in the wars of Rafael Carrera and the National War of Nicaragua against the invasion of William Walker. After the death of President Carrera in April 1865, Zavala -who was a close friend of the late President - was proposed as the next president, but instead Field Marshal Vicente Cerna y Cerna was appointed. A military brigade headquarters in Guatemala City is named "Mariscal Zavala Brigade" in his honor.

  72. Rosa Leal de Pérez

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rosa María Leal Flores de Pérez is a Guatemalan psychologist. She is married to Otto Pérez Molina, former President of Guatemala, thus making her the First Lady of the Republic of Guatemala from 14 January 2012 to 3 September 2015.

  73. Gert Rosenthal

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    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
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    Gert Rosenthal Königsberger is a Guatemalan diplomat.

  74. Aniceto Esquivel Sáenz

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    1824-1898 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Aniceto del Carmen Esquivel Sáenz was President of Costa Rica for a brief period of three months in 1876 before being deposed in a coup d'état.

  75. Francisco Bográn

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    Years
    1852-1926 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Francisco Bográn Barahona was acting President of Honduras from 5 October 1919 to 1 February 1920. He was half-brother and first cousin of previous president Luis Bográn. He was the President of National Congress of Honduras from 1919 to 1920.

  76. Julia Hassler

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    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    swimmer
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    Julia Hassler is an Olympic and national-record holding swimmer from Liechtenstein. She swam for and was Liechtenstein closing-ceremony flagbearer at the 2012 Olympics. She has also swam for Liechtenstein at several other international competitions including the: World Championships (2011), Games of the Small States of Europe (2009, 2011, 2013), European Championships (2014), Short Course Worlds (2010, 2012) and Youth Olympics (2010).

  77. Haroldo Rodas

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    1946-2020 (aged 74)
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    economistpoliticiandiplomat
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    Roger Haroldo Rodas Melgar was a Guatemalan economist, politician and diplomat.

  78. María Consuelo Porras

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    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyer
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    María Consuelo Porras Argueta is a Guatemalan lawyer. She served as Deputy Magistrate of the Constitutional Court since April 2016. She was appointed by President Jimmy Morales as the new Attorney General and Chief of the Public Prosecutor's Office to replace Thelma Aldana.

  79. Sandra Morán

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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    activistpoliticianmusicianfeministhuman rights activist
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    Sandra Morán Reyes is a Guatemalan politician, who was elected to the Congress of Guatemala in the 2015 election. An out lesbian, she is noted as the first out LGBT person ever elected to the national legislature in Guatemala. She is a member of Convergence, a new progressive party which had two other members elected to the assembly.

  80. Antonio José Cañas

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    Antonio José Cañas
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    Years
    1785-1844 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Antonio José Cañas Quintanilla was a Salvadoran military officer, diplomat, and politician. For two brief periods he was head of state of the State of El Salvador, within the Federal Republic of Central America (1839 and 1840).

  81. Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    judgediplomatpolitician
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    Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria is a politician who was Vice President of Guatemala following the appointment of Alejandro Maldonado as president by the Congress of Guatemala. He is also a dentist who was rector of the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

  82. Raquel Blandón

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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    lawyeractivist
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    Haydee Raquel Blandón Sandoval, is a lawyer, activist and political leader who was the First Lady of Guatemala during the period of January 14, 1986, to January 14, 1991, as wife of the President of Guatemala Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo. She was a candidate for Vice President of Guatemala in the 2011 elections for the Renewed Democratic Liberty party, led by Manuel Baldizón.

  83. Wendy de Berger

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    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Margarita Wendy Widmann Lagarde de Berger is a Guatemalan psychologist and the former First Lady of Guatemala to Óscar Berger. She studied sociology at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C.

  84. Rafael Spínola

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    Years
    1866-1901 (aged 35)
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    writerpoliticianoratorphysicianjournalist
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    Rafael Spínola was a writer, journalist, politician and public speaker from Guatemala. Director of the well known cultura magazine La Ilustración Guatemalteca in 1896 and 1897, was Secretary of Infrastructure in Manuel Estrada Cabrera first presidential term. He also created the "Fiestas Minervalias", which were a celebration to the studious youth and the president Estrada Cabrera rule. He was also the one that signed the treaty granting the American company "The Central American Improvement Co. Inc." to finish the Northern Railroad -which had been left unfinished after president José María Reina Barrios assassination on 8 February 1898–, which would be the stepping stone for the operations of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala. He was the father of Guatemalan poetesse Magdalena Spínola (1896–1991).

  85. Georgina Pontaza

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    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singeractor
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    Georgina Pontaza is a Guatemalan actress, singer, choreographer, theater director and producer. She has done work on television and radio in addition to live theater and serves as the artistic director of both the Teatro Abril and Teatro Fantasía IRTRA in Guatemala City.

  86. Virgilio Rodríguez Beteta

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    1885-1967 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    historianlawyer
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    Virgilio Rodríguez Beteta was a Guatemalan lawyer, historian, diplomat and writer.

  87. Alejandra Flores

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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    opera singer
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    Emilda María Alejandra Flores García is a Guatemalan soprano.

  88. Manuel Francisco Pavón Aycinena

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    Years
    1798-1855 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
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    Manuel Francisco Pavón Aycinena was an influential conservative Guatemalan politician during the regime of General Rafael Carrera. Leader of the Aycinena family, was in charge of setting up the government executive branch during this period, holding practically all of the Cabinet offices over the years. The liberal historians portray him as a villain in a despotic and tyrannical government headed by illiterate Raca Carraca - Rafael Carrera; However, research conducted between 1980 and 2010 has shown a more objective biography of both Pavón and Rafael Carrera and show that it was in fact Carrera who had the reins of the Conservative government.

  89. Jonathan Menkos

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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianwriteracademic
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    Jonathan Kiril Thomas Menkos Zeissig is a Guatemalan economist, politician, writer, academic and analyst. He has been president of the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies (ICEFI) since September 2012.

  90. Luis Batres Juarros

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    Years
    1802-1862 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Luis Batres Juarros or Luis Batres y Juarros was an influential conservative Guatemalan politician during the regime of General Rafael Carrera. Member of the Aycinena clan, was in charge of writing most of the legislation that was enacted during this period. The liberal historians portray him as a villain in a despotic and tyrannical government headed by illiterate Raca Carraca - Rafael Carrera - who was taking each and every one of Batres recommendations since he was considered infallible; However, research conducted between 1980 and 2010 has shown a more objective biography of both Batres and Rafael Carrera and show that it was in fact Carrera who had the reins of the Conservative government.

  91. Ricardo Casanova y Estrada

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    1844-1913 (aged 69)
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    archbishopCatholic priestcatholic deacon
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    Ricardo Casanova y Estrada "The Great" was a Guatemalan Catholic priest that became the eleventh Archbishop of Guatemala from 1886 to 1913. He had a role opposing president general Manuel Lisandro Barillas Bercián (1885-1896), who eventually expelled Casanova y Estrada from Guatemala. After a generous amnesty granted by president general José María Reina Barrios on 13 March 1897, the archbishop returned to Guatemala and was received by large crowds and joy.

  92. Próspero Morales

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    Years
    1856-1898 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    lawyerfarmerpolitician
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    Próspero Morales was a Guatemalan lawyer who served as Secretary of Infrastructure, War and Public Instruction during José María Reina Barrios administration. Two year after being in office, Morales married the well known Guatemalan teacher Natalia Górriz. Morales resigned as Secretary on 5 March 1897 in order to run for president for the upcoming presidential elections; however, due to the failure of the Exposición Centroamericana and the severe economic crisis that Guatemala was undergoing at the time, due to the plummeting of coffee and silver international prices, general Reina Barrios suspended the elections and forcibly extended his tenure until 1902. Morales then joined the revolution that was brewing in Quetzaltenango, but the rebels were defeated on 14 September 1897. After Reina Barrios assassination on 8 February 1898, he unsuccessfully tried to overthrow interim president Manuel Estrada Cabrera–who also had served as Secretary under Reina Barrios–but was repelled by the forces of former president Manuel Lisandro Barillas.

  93. Francisca Fernández-Hall

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    1921-2002 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    diplomat
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    Francisca Fernández-Hall Zúñiga was a Guatemalan engineer and diplomat. She was the first woman to graduate from the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, the first woman in all of Central America to earn an engineering degree, the first woman to be accepted and to attend the Instituto Militar de Engenharia of Brazil, and the first female ambassador for Guatemala.

  94. Ana Cofiño

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    anthropologisthistorianeditor
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    Ana María Cofiño Kepfer is a Guatemalan researcher, anthropologist, editor, and historian. She is the founder and co-editor of the feminist magazine La Cuerda and the bookstore El Pensativo. She is a prominent activist in favor of women's rights, gender equality, and the defense of indigenous communities from expropriation by the state and foreign companies.

  95. Roberto Sagastume Pinto

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    Years
    1944-2014 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Roberto Obdulio Sagastume Pinto was a Guatemalan politician and educator. He served as Mayor of Esquipulas from 1986 through 1988 and again from 1996 through 2000. Pinto also served as Governor of Chiquimula from 2001 through 2003. Pinto was born in Esquipulas, Guatemala.

  96. Marco Antonio Cuevas

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    Years
    1933-2009 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
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    Marco Antonio Cuevas Cruz son of Angel Rafael Cuevas del Cid and Maria Soledad Cruz Sierra. He had three brothers: Marta Cuevas del León, Rafael Cuevas del Cid and José Rodolfo Cuevas Cruz. He studied at Colégio de Infantes and the Liceo Guatemala, where he graduated as valedictorian. In 1955 he represented Guatemala in the second Pan American Games, having won the gold medal in rowing competitions, along with his team.

  97. José Alejandro de Aycinena

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    Years
    1767-1826 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
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    José Alejandro de Aycinena y Carrillo was a Spanish military officer and politician who served as the Colonial Intendant of the Intendancy of San Salvador from 1811 to 1812.