Adán Cárdenas

Adán Cárdenas del Castillo (7 June 1836–1 January 1916) was a Nicaraguan politician and doctor. He also served as the President of Nicaragua between 1 March 1883 and 1 March 1887.[1][2] He was a member of the Conservative Party of Nicaragua.

Adán Cárdenas
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President of Nicaragua
In office
1 March 1883 – 1 March 1887
Preceded byJoaquín Zavala
Succeeded byEvaristo Carazo
Personal details
Adán Cárdenas del Castillo

(1836-06-07)7 June 1836
Federal Republic of Central America
Died1 January 1916(1916-01-01) (aged 79)
Rivas, Nicaragua
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Gertrudis Martínez Solórzano
RelativesRené Cárdenas (Grandson)
Alma materUniversity of Pisa
OccupationPhysician, Politician

Cárdenas was born in the colonial city of Granada on the shores of Lake Cocibolca in Nicaragua. He and his parent moved to Europe for some time in 1852, where he attended the National school of Genoa and received a doctorate in medicine at the University of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. He returned to Nicaragua in 1862.[3]

He was married to Gertrudis Martínez Solórzano, daughter of Tomás Martínez Guerrero, 36th President of Nicaragua, and wife Gertrudis Solórzano Zavala. His grandson, René Cárdenas, became the first Spanish-language announcer to cover Major League Baseball.[4]


  1. ^ "Gobernantes de Nicaragua". Ministerio de Educación. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Adán Cárdenas". MSN Encarta. Archived from the original on 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-01-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "El DR. Cardenas y el Coronel Carazo" (PDF). La Ilustración Española y Americana (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-01-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Baxter, Kevin (1995-06-18). "THE SUNDAY PROFILE : Wins & Losses : Rene Cardenas brought baseball to millions with his pioneering broadcasts in Spanish. Now, shaken by tough times, he clings to his claim to the Hall of Fame - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2013-01-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Joaquín Zavala
President of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Evaristo Carazo