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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.

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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
age 95 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

Marc Chagall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Dec. 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
age 77 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 63 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
Dec. 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 60 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
age 88 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
Dec. 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
age 63 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
age 32 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
Dec. 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
age 36 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
Dec. 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

Ryszard Kapuściński is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Belarus
Dec. 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
age 45 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 31 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
Dec. 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
age 43 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
age 32 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
Dec. 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
age 38 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