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Famous Surinameses

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.
  • Jules Ajodhia politician, playwright, poet
  • Henck Arron former prime minister, vice president
  • Bram Behr propagandist, journalist
  • Desire Bouterse politician, army officer, chairman National Military Council, president
  • Ronnie Brunswijk rebel leader, politician
  • Edgar Davids footballer
  • Fred Derby trade unionist, politician
  • Johan Ferrier politician, first president
  • Otto Huiswoud member African Blood Brotherhood
  • Harry Kisoensingh chairman of the Union for Progressive Suriname, educator
  • Lou Lichtveld politician, playwright, poet
  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger inventor shoe industry
  • Anthony Nesty Olympic medalist, swimmer
  • Jagernath Adolf Pengel politician
  • Pretaapnarian Radhakishun former prime minister, former president, former vice president
  • Ram Sardjoe politician
  • Clarence Seedorf footballer
  • Paul Somohardjo politician
  • Tyrone Clinton Spong kickboxer, mixed martial artist
  • Farida van den Stoom actress
  • Ronald Venetiaan mathematician, former president
  • Jules Wijdenbosch politician

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.