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Famous Belarusians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Ales Adamovich author
  • Svetlana Alexievich journalist
  • Zhores Alferov physicist
  • Uladzimir Arlou poet
  • Andrei Arlovski kick boxer, martial arts artist
  • Alexander Artemov gymnast
  • Vladimir Artemov gymnast
  • Isaac Asimov author
  • Victoria Azarenka tennis player
  • Naksim Bahdanovic poet
  • Pauliuk Bahrym poet, lawyer
  • Francishak Bahushevich poet
  • Yury Bandazhevsky scientist
  • Ryhor Baradulin poet
  • Irving Berlin composer
  • Vasil Bykau author
  • Janka Byrl author
  • Menachem Begin prime minister of Israel (born in Belarus)
  • Benjamin Blumenfeld chess player
  • Alexander Bogdanov physician, author
  • Svetlana Bogvinskaya gymnast
  • Catherine Breshkovsky formed socialist revolutionary party
  • Faddey Bulgarin poet
C - I
  • Marc Chagall artist
  • Leonard Chess record company executive, co-founder Chess Records
  • Philip Chess record company executive, co- founder Chess Records
  • Veronika Cherkosava journalist
  • Kuzma Chorny author
  • Anatoly Chubais politician
  • Morris Raphael Cohen philosopher, lawyer, scholar
  • Cyril of Turau bishop, saint
  • David Dubinsky American labor leader
  • Uladzimir Dubouka poet
  • Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke) composer
  • Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkyevich author
  • Tanya Dziahileva model
  • Euphrosyne of Polatsk convent founder
  • Naum Gabo sculptor
  • Boris Gelfand chess player
  • Nil Gilevich poet
  • Mikhail Grabovski hockey player
  • Andrei Gromyko Soviet statesman
  • Sergei Gurenko footballer
  • Isser Harel spymaster, director of Israel Mossad
  • Ihar Hermianchuk journalist, political activist
  • Aliaksandr Hleb soccer player
  • Yauhen Hlebau composer
  • Nicolai Hussoviani poet, social activist
  • Alexey Ignashov kick boxer
K
  • Uladzimir Karatkevich author
  • Ekaterina Karsten rower, Olympic medalist
  • Vyacheslav Kebich first prime minister
  • Michel Kikoine artist
  • Hienadz Kliauko poet
  • Pyotor Klimuk cosmonaut
  • Yakob Kolas author, poet
  • Olga Korbut gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Semyon Kosberg aircraft and rocket engineer
  • Andrei Kostitsyn hockey player
  • Sergi Kostitsyn hockey player
  • Vladimir Kovalyonok cosmonaut
  • Kandrat Krapiva poet, playwright
  • Pinchus Kremegne artist
  • Jazafat Kuncevic archbishop
  • Janka Kupala author
  • Abraham Kupchik chess player
  • Vitali Kutuzov soccer player
L - N
  • Maryna Linchuk fashion model
  • Seymour Lubetzky cataloging theorist, librarian
  • Dzmitry Lukas composer
  • Alexander Lukashenko president
  • Salomon Maimon philosopher
  • Leonid Mandelstam physicist
  • Dmitri Markov pole vaulter
  • Michael Marks co-founder of British retail chain Marks and Spencer
  • Vladimir Matyushenko martial arts fighter
  • Janka Maur author
  • Louis Mayer film producer
  • Alexander Medved wrestler
  • Ivan Melezh author
  • Alaksander Milinkieevic politician
  • Max Mirnyi tennis player
  • Theodor Narbut historian, military engineer
  • Mark Nemenman computer scientist
  • Yulia Nestsiarenka sprinter, Olympic medalist
  • Valeria Novodvorskaya politician
O - S
  • Michael Kleofas Oginski composer
  • Alexandre Okinczyc doctor
  • Napoleon Orda musician, composer
  • Alexander Parvus Marxist theoretician, Russian revolutionary
  • Zianon Pazniak politician
  • Shimon Peres former prime minister, president of Israel
  • Alexander Potupa author, human rights activist
  • Ryhor Pukst composer
  • Yazep Pushcha poet
  • Ryhor Reles author
  • Ruslin Salei hockey player
  • Lew Sapieha statesman
  • David Sarnoff founder National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Mikhail Savitsky artist
  • Vitaly Scherbo gymnast
  • Mendele Mocher Sforim author
  • Ivan Shamiakin author
  • Yitzhak Shamir former prime minister of Israel
  • Stanislau Shushkevich politician, scientist
  • Sergi Sidorsky former prime minister
  • Francysk Skaryna publisher
  • Ilya Smirin chess player
  • Chaim Soutine artist
  • Pavel Sukhoi aircraft constructor, designer
T - V
  • Maksim Tank poet
  • Branislau Taraskievic politician, linguist
  • Ivan Tsikhan hammer thrower
  • Immanuel Velikovsky scholar, author
  • Vincuk Viacorka leader of Belarusian National Front
  • Sergy Voychenko artist
  • Lev Vygotsky psychologist, founder of cultural-historical psychology

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This page was last modified on July 13, 2016.