Guayaquil in History

Ecuador: Cuenca - Quito

Historical Events

  • 1538-07-25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • 1820-10-09 Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-09-17 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 1988)

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton
  • 1929-12-13 Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)
  • 1962-10-17 Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1963-04-06 Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian politician and 43rd President of Ecuador (2007-2017), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1965-04-16 Gerardo [Mej√≠a], Ecuadorian American rapper, born in Guayaquil