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Famous Romanians

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.

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  • Ion Pillat poet
  • Florian Pittis actor
  • Andrei Plesu philosopher, essayist, political journalist
  • Sergiu Pobereznic ballet dancer
  • Petrache Poenaru inventor
  • Valentin Poenaru mathematician
  • Dimitrie Pompeiu mathematician
  • Catalina Ponor gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Gabriel Popa painter
  • Cristian Tudor Popescu journalist, writer
  • Elvira Popescu actress
  • Nicolae Popescu mathematician
  • Calin Popescu-Tariceanu former prime minister
  • Corneliu Porumboiu film director, screenwriter
  • Marin Preda author
  • Claudia Presecan gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Alexandru Proca physicist
  • Stefan Procopiu physicist
  • Dumitru Prunariu astronaut
  • Cristi Puiu film director, screenwriter
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  • Emil Racovita biologist, speleologist, explorer
  • Nicolae Radescu army officer, former prime minister
  • Valentin Radu conductor, pianist
  • Andreea Raducan gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Ion Ratiu politician
  • Victor Rebengiuc actor
  • Liviu Rebreanu novelist, playwright, writer, journalist
  • Edward G. Robinson actor
  • Petre Roman politician, former prime minister
  • Constantin Alexandru "C.A." Rosetti literary, political leader, publicist
  • Monica Rosu gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Leon Rotman sprint canoer, Olympic medalist
  • Angelica Rozeanu table tennis player
  • Doina Rusti author
  • Dumitru Rusu painter
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  • Mihail Sadoveanu author
  • Anghel Saligny engineer
  • Mihail Sebastian writer, playwright
  • Andrei Serban theater director
  • Daniela Silivas gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Constantin Silvestri conductor, composer
  • Francisc Sirato painter
  • Nicoleta Daniela Sofronie gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Irina Spirlea tennis player
  • Henri H. Stahl anthropologist, social historian
  • Sebastian Stan actor
  • Nichita Stanescu poet
  • Saviana Stanescu poet, playwright
  • Dumitru Staniloae priest, theologian
  • George Stefanescu painter
  • Vasile Stoica writer, diplomat, politician
  • Simion Stoilow mathematician
  • Theodor Stolojan politician, economist, former prime minister
  • Dimitrie Sturdza statesman
  • Viorica Susanu rower, Olympic medalist
  • Gabriela Szabo track and field athlete, Olympic medalist
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  • Constantin Tanase actor
  • Maria Tanase singer
  • Tataee record producer
  • Gheorghe Tattarescu painter
  • Nicolae Teclu chemist
  • Gheorghe Titeica mathematician
  • Nicolae Titulescu diplomat
  • Nicolae Tonitza painter, engraver
  • Cornel Trailescu composer, conductor
  • Traian Trestioreanu painter, muralist
  • Ion Tuculescu painter
  • Petre Tutea philosopher, journalist, economist
U - V
  • Corina Ungureanu gymnast
  • Teodora Ungureanu gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Urmuz writer, lawyer, civil servant
  • Marius Urzica gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Radu Vasile historian, former prime minister
  • Nicolae Vasilescu-Karpen engineer, physicist
  • Constantin Visoianu diplomat, jurist
  • Vlad III the Impaler Prince of Wallachia
  • Aurel Vlaicu engineer, inventor, airplane constructor
  • Ion Voicu violinist, conductor
  • Dan-Virgil Voiculescu mathematician
  • Vasile Voiculescu poet, writer, playwright
  • Gheorghe Vranceanu mathematician
  • Traian Vuia inventor, aviation pioneer
W - Z
  • Richard Wagner novelist
  • David Wechsler psychologist
  • Richard Wurmbrand minister
  • Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol historian, philosopher
  • Gheorghe Zamfir musician
  • Virginia Zeani opera singer
  • Victor Zilberman boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Alexandru Zub historian, biographer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.