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List of famous people from Belarus, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Belarus, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Belarus you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Belarus, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Kadish Luz, Yauheni Hutarovich and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Belarus?" or "Which celebrities were born in Belarus?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Shimon Peres is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Shimon Peres age 93 - Shimon Peres is a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, ...more

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Marc Chagall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Marc Chagall Died at 98 (1887-1985) - Marc Zakharovich Chagall was a Russian-French artist. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century". An early modernist, ...more

Vladimir Kovalyonok is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Vladimir Kovalyonok age 75 - Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok Belarusian: Уладзі́мір Васі́льевіч Кавалёнак; Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Ковалёнок; born March 3, 1942 in Beloye, Minsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, is a ...more

Otto Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Otto Schmidt Died at 65 (1891-1956) - Otto Yulyevich Schmidt was a Soviet scientist, mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, statesman, academician, Hero of the USSR, and member of the Communist Party.

Ruslan Salei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Ruslan Salei Died at 37 (1974-2011) - Ruslan Albertovich "Rusty" Salei was a Belarusian professional ice hockey player. Salei played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, ...more

Anatoly Chubais is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Anatoly Chubais age 61 - Anatoly Borisovich Chubais is a Russian politician and businessman who was responsible for privatization in Russia as an influential member of Boris Yeltsin's administration in the early 1990s. ...more

Georges Lakhovsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Georges Lakhovsky Died at 73 (1869-1942) - Georges Lakhovsky was a Russian engineer, scientist, author and inventor. His controversial medical treatment invention, the Multiple Wave Oscillator, is described as having been used by him in ...more

Andrey Diev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Andrey Diev age 58 - Andrei Borisovich Diev, born July 7, 1958, Minsk, - Russian pianist, Meritorious Artist.

Zhores Alferov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Zhores Alferov age 87 - Zhores Ivanovich Alferov is a Belarusian, Soviet and Russian physicist and academic who contributed significantly to the creation of modern heterostructure physics and electronics. He is the ...more

Simon Kuznets is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Simon Kuznets Died at 84 (1901-1985) - Simon Smith Kuznets was a Jewish-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically ...more

Olga Korbut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Olga Korbut age 61 - Olga Valentinovna Korbut, also known as the "Sparrow from Minsk", is a former Belarusian gymnast who won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which ...more

Alexander Rybak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Alexander Rybak age 30 - Alexander Igoryevich Rybak or in Belarusian Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist, writer, actor and presenter/host. Representing Norway in the ...more

Samuel Belkin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Samuel Belkin Died at 65 (1911-1976) - Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin is best known as the second University President of Yeshiva University. A distinguished Torah scholar, he is credited with leading Yeshiva University through a period of ...more

Natalia Podolskaya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Natalia Podolskaya age 34 - Natalia Podolskaya is a Belarusian singer who performed for Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest on May 21, 2005 and was ranked No. 15. In 2008, she became a Russian citizen.

Lev Vygotsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Lev Vygotsky Died at 38 (1896-1934) - Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky was a Soviet psychologist, the founder of a theory of human cultural and bio-social development commonly referred to as cultural-historical psychology, and leader of the ...more

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Ryszard Kapuściński is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Ryszard Kapuściński Died at 75 (1932-2007) - Ryszard Kapuściński was a Polish reporter, journalist, traveller, photographer, poet and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation. Widely considered a serious ...more

Alexander Gorelick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Alexander Gorelick age 43 - Alexander Gorelick is an animation, film and television director and screenwriter.

Sergei Tumansky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Sergei Tumansky Died at 72 (1901-1973) - Sergei Konstantinovich Tumansky was a designer of Soviet aircraft engines and the chief designer in the Tumansky Design Bureau, OKB-300. He worked in TsIAM, at the aircraft-engine plant N 29, in ...more

Maksim Bahdanovič is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Maksim Bahdanovič Died at 26 (1891-1917) - Maksim Bahdanovich was a famous Belarusian poet, journalist and literary critic.

Yahor Maistrov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Yahor Maistrov age 29 - Yahor Maistrov is a Belarusian former competitive ice dancer. He married Ksenia Shmirina in 2007 and began skating with her that year. He previously competed with Alexandra Maksimova, with whom ...more

Piotr Jaroszewicz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Piotr Jaroszewicz Died at 83 (1909-1992) - Gen. Piotr Jaroszewicz was a post World War II Polish political figure. He served as the Prime Minister of Poland between 1970 and 1980.

Gary Vaynerchuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Gary Vaynerchuk age 41 - Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality.

Darya Domracheva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Darya Domracheva age 30 - Darya Vladimirovna Domracheva is a Belarusian biathlete who has been competing in the Biathlon World Cup since 2006. She won three gold medals in the pursuit, individual, and mass start ...more

Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski Died at 43 (1845-1888) - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski was a Polish physicist and chemist.

Olga Vasiljonok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Olga Vasiljonok age 36 - Olga Vasiljonok is a Belarusian cross country skier who has been competing since 2000. She finished sixth in the team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo and earned ...more

Leanid Karneyenka is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Leanid Karneyenka age 29 - Leanid Karneyenka is a Belarusian cross country skier who has competed since 2005. He became the first Belarusian to win a medal at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships by winning a silver ...more

Hienadz Kliauko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Hienadz Kliauko Died at 48 (1931-1979) - Hienadz Kliauko was a Soviet Belarusian poet and translator.

Sophie Morgenstern is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Sophie Morgenstern Died at 65 (1875-1940) - Sophie Morgenstern was a French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She is known in France as a pioneer of child psychoanalysis and an influence on more famous figures such as Françoise ...more

George de Mohrenschildt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Belarus
George de Mohrenschildt Died at 66 (1911-1977) - George Sergius de Mohrenschildt was a petroleum geologist and professor who befriended Lee Harvey Oswald in the summer of 1962 and maintained that friendship until Oswald's death, two days after ...more

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Max Mirnyi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Max Mirnyi age 39 - Maxim "Max" Mirnyi is a professional tennis player. Mirnyi became a doubles specialist following his singles career, in which he reached a career-high of World No. 18 and finishing in ...more

Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler Died at 61 (1892-1953) - Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler was an Orthodox rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. He is known as mashgiach ruchani of the Ponevezh yeshiva in Israel and through ...more

Chaim Soutine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Chaim Soutine Died at 50 (1893-1943) - Chaïm Soutine was a Russian painter of Belarusian Jewish origin. Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. Inspired by classic painting in the ...more

Lev Schnirelmann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Lev Schnirelmann Died at 33 (1905-1938) - Lev Genrikhovich Schnirelmann was a Soviet mathematician who sought to prove Goldbach's conjecture. In 1930, using the Brun sieve, he proved that any natural number greater than 1 can be written ...more

Ida Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Ida Rosenthal Died at 87 (1886-1973) - Ida Rosenthal was a Belarusian-born American dressmaker and businesswoman.

Andrei Rybakou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Andrei Rybakou age 35 - Andrei Rybakou is a Belarusian weightlifter who won silver medals in Men's 85 kg at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, setting a world record at the 2008 Olympics. In April 2006 he won the ...more

Melitina Staniouta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Melitina Staniouta age 22 - Melitina Staniouta; is a rhythmic gymnast from Minsk, Belarus. She is the two time World All-around bronze medalist, the 2014 European All-around silver medalist, 2013 World Cup Final All-around ...more

Israel Dov Frumkin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Israel Dov Frumkin Died at 64 (1850-1914) - Israel Dov Frumkin was a pioneer of Hebrew journalism, author, and builder of Jerusalem.

Issai Schur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Issai Schur Died at 66 (1875-1941) - Issai Schur was a mathematician who worked in Germany for most of his life. He studied at Berlin. He obtained his doctorate in 1901, became lecturer in 1903 and, after a stay at Bonn, professor ...more

Pavel Sukhoi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Pavel Sukhoi Died at 80 (1895-1975) - Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He designed the Sukhoi military aircraft and founded the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

Sviatlana Kudzelich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Sviatlana Kudzelich age 28 - Sviatlana Kudzelich is a Belarusian long-distance runner.

Vasil Kiryienka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Vasil Kiryienka age 35 - Vasili Vasilyevich Kiryienka is a Belarusian racing cyclist, racing for UCI ProTeam Team Sky.

Nikolai Zaremba is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Nikolai Zaremba Died at 58 (1821-1879) - Nikolai or Nicolaus Ivanovich von Zaremba was a Russian musical theorist, teacher and composer. His most famous student was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who became his pupil 1861. Others included ...more

Teresa Torańska is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Teresa Torańska Died at 69 (1944-2013) - Teresa Torańska was a Polish journalist and writer. She was perhaps best known for her award winning monograph, Oni.

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Bronislava Nijinska is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Bronislava Nijinska Died at 81 (1891-1972) - Bronislava Nijinska was a Polish dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Nijinska played a leading role in the pioneering movement that turned against 19th-century Classicism, which paved the way ...more

Samuel Epstein is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Samuel Epstein Died at 82 (1919-2001) - Samuel Epstein was a Canadian-American geochemist who developed methods for reconstructing geologic temperature records using stable isotope geochemistry. He was elected to the United States ...more

Volha Astashka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Volha Astashka age 30 - Volha Astashka is a track and field athlete.

Artsiom Parakhouski is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Artsiom Parakhouski age 28 - Artsiom "Art" Parakhouski is a Belorussian professional basketball player who plays for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League. Standing at 6 ft 11 in, he plays at the center ...more

Sviatlana Vusovich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Sviatlana Vusovich age 36 - Sviatlana Vusovich is a Belarusian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. Her younger sister, Ilona, is also an athlete.

Pavel Kryvitski is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Pavel Kryvitski age 32 - Pavel Kryvitski is a male hammer thrower from Belarus. He set his personal best in the men's hammer throw event on July 19, 2008 in Minsk.

Ya'akov Cohen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Ya'akov Cohen Died at 79 (1881-1960) - Ya'akov Cohen was an Israeli poet, playwright, translator, writer and Hebrew linguist.