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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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  • Angela Gheorghiu opera singer
  • Florin Gheorghiu chess player
  • Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej communist leader, former prime minister
  • Ion Ghica mathematician, diplomat, former prime minister
  • Matila Ghyka novelist, mathematician, historian
  • Constantin C. Giurescu historian
  • Octavian Goga politician, poet, playwright
  • Gina Gogean gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Nicolae Grigorescu painter
  • Ernest "Ernie" Grunfeld basketball player, team manager
  • Dimitrie Gusti sociologist, ethnologist, historian
  • Radu Gyr poet, essayist, playwright
  • Oscar Han sculptor, writer
  • Spiru Haret mathematician, astronomer, politician
  • Vintila Horia writer
  • Horia Hulubei atomic/nuclear physicist
  • Hugo Jan Huss conductor, music director
  • Avram Iancu lawyer, revolutionary
  • Doina Ignat rower, Olympic medalist
  • Ion Iliescu former president
  • Eugene Ionesco playwright, dramatist
  • Nae Ionescu philosopher, logician, mathematician
  • Theodore V. Ionescu physicist, inventor
  • Iorgu Iordan linguist, politician, diplomat
  • Ion Irimescu sculptor
  • Mugur Isarescu former prime minister
  • Iosif Iser painter, graphic artist
  • Isidore Isou poet
  • Petre Ispirescu printer, publicist
  • Marcel Iures actor
  • Paula Ivan athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Sandra Izbasa gymnast, Olympic medalist
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  • Marcel Janco artist, architect
  • Emerich Jenei football coach
  • Henrik Kacser biochemist, geneticist
  • Traian Lalescu mathematician
  • Alexandra Maria Lara actress
  • Mihail Lascar general WWII, former minister of defense
  • Irving Layton poet
  • Mihai Leu boxer
  • Elisabeta Lipa rower, Olympic medalist
  • Ovidiu Lipan drummer
  • Dinu Lipatti pianist, composer
  • Eugen Lovinescu historian, literary critic
  • Gherasim Luca poet
  • Stefan Luchian painter
  • Stephane Lupasco philosopher
  • Radu Lupu pianist
  • Titu Maiorescu literary critic, politician
  • Iuliu Maniu politician
  • Mihail Manoilescu journalist, engineer, economist
  • Elena-Cristina Marchisano actress
  • Georg Marco chess player
  • Ana Maria Marinca actress
  • Alexandra Marinescu gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Gheorghe Marinescu neurologist
  • Liviu Marinescu composer
  • I. C. Massim linguist
  • Cornel Medrea sculptor
  • Doina Melinte athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Michael of Romania last king of Romania
  • Preda Mihailescu mathematician
  • George Mihaita actor
  • Ion Mihalache politician
  • Gheorghe Mihoc statistician
  • Nicolae Milescu writer, diplomat
  • Lavinia Milosovici gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Ion Mincu architect, engineer
  • Leonard Miron television, radio presenter, journalist
  • David Mitrany historian, political theorist
  • Catalin Mitulescu film director
  • Iustin Moisescu patriarch of Romanian Orthodox church
  • Grigore Moisil mathematician, computer pioneer
  • Maia Morgenstern actress
  • Florentina Mosora biophysicist
  • Herta Muller novelist, poet
  • Cristian Mungiu filmmaker
  • Andrei Muresanu poet, revolutionary
  • Parvu Mutu painter
  • Mihai Nadin researcher
  • Adrian Nastase former prime minister
  • Horatiu Nastase physicist, professor
  • Ilie Nastase tennis player
  • Gellu Naum poet, dramatist, writer
  • Paul Neagu artist
  • Alexandra Nechita painter, muralist
  • Mihai Nechita painter
  • Jean Negulesco film director, screenwriter
  • Virgil Nemoianu essayist, literary critic, philosopher
  • Sergiu Nicolaescu film director, actor
  • Mariana Nicolesco soprano singer
  • Miron Nicolescu mathematician
  • Monica Niculescu tennis player
  • Steliana Nistor gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Constantin Noica essayist, poet, philosopher
  • Stefan Odobleja scientist
  • Maria Olaru gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Octav Onicescu mathematician
  • Alexandru Orascu architect
  • Dimitrie Paciurea sculptor
  • George Emil Palade cell biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Alexandru Paleologu essayist, literary critic, writer
  • Theodor Pallady painter
  • Ovidiu Papadima literary critic, folklorist, essayist
  • Constantin Ion Parhon endocrinologist, neuropsychiatrist
  • Vasile Parvan historian, archaeologist
  • Oskar Pastior poet, translator
  • Ivan Patzaichin sprint canoer, Olympic medalist
  • Nicolae Paulescu physiologist, discoverer of insulin
  • Andrei Pavel tennis player, coach
  • Ovidiu Pecican historian, literary critic, writer
  • Amza Pellea actor
  • Stefan Pelmus painter
  • Jonel Perlea conductor
  • Florin Piersic actor

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Land Area 229,891 km2
Water Area 8,500 km2
Total Area 238,391km2 (#81)
Population 21,599,736 (#57)
Population Density 93.96/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $441.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $22,300
Currency Leu (RON)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.