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Famous People From Belarus

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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.
  • BirthplaceVishnyeva, Belarus

    Shimon Peres (; Hebrew: שמעון פרס‎ [ʃiˌmon ˈpeʁes] (listen); born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016) was an Israeli politician who served as the ninth President of Israel (2007–2014),...  more
  • Marc Chagall

    Dec. at 97 (1887-1985)

    BirthplaceVitebsk, Belarus

    Marc Zakharovich Chagall (born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal; 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated...  more

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  • BirthplaceKrupki Raion, Krupki, Belarus

    Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok (Belarusian: Уладзі́мір Васі́льевіч Кавалёнак; Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Ковалёнок; born March 3, 1942 in Beloye, Minsk Oblast, Belorussian SSR) is a retired...  more
  • Otto Schmidt

    Dec. at 64 (1891-1956)

    BirthplaceMogilev, Belarus

    Otto Yulyevich Shmidt (Born Otto Friedrich Julius Schmidt; Russian: Отто Юльевич Шмидт, romanized: Otto Jul'evič Shmidt; 30 September [O.S. 18 September] 1891 – 7 September 1956), better known as...  more
  • Ruslan Salei

    Dec. at 36 (1974-2011)

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Ruslan Albiertavič Saliej (Belarusian: Руслан Альбертавіч Салей; November 2, 1974 – September 7, 2011), better known as Ruslan Salei (Russian: Руслан Альбертович Салей), was a Belarusian professional...  more
  • BirthplaceBarysaw, Barysaw Raion, Belarus

    Anatoly Borisovich Chubais (Russian: Анато́лий Бори́сович Чуба́йс; born 16 June 1955) is a Russian politician and businessman of Russian and Jewish origin who was responsible for privatization in...  more
  • BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Georges Lakhovsky (born Georgei Lakhovsky; Russian: Георгий Лаховский; 17 September 1869 – 31 August 1942) was a Belarusian-French engineer, scientist, author and inventor. His controversial...  more
  • Andrey Diev

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Andrei Borisovich Diev (Russian: Андрей Борисович Диев), born July 7, 1958, Minsk, BSSR - Russian pianist, Meritorious Artist (1995)....  more
  • BirthplaceVitebsk, Belarus

    Zhores Ivanovich Alferov (Russian: Жоре́с Ива́нович Алфёров, [ʐɐˈrɛs ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ ɐɫˈfʲɵrəf]; Belarusian: Жарэс Іва́навіч Алфёраў; 15 March 1930 – 1 March 2019) was a Soviet and Russian physicist and...  more
  • Simon Kuznets

    Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)

    BirthplacePinsk, Belarus

    Simon Smith Kuznets (; Russian: Семён Абра́мович Кузне́ц, IPA: [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ɐˈbraməvʲɪtɕ kʊzʲˈnʲɛts]; April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was an American economist and statistician who received the 1971...  more
  • BirthplaceGrodno, Belarus

    Olga Valentinovna Korbut (born 16 May 1955) is a Belarusian former gymnast. Nicknamed the "Sparrow from Minsk", she won four gold medals and two silver medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in which...  more

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  • BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Alexander Igoryevich Rybak, or in Belarusian Alyaxandr Iharavich Rybak (born 13 May 1986), is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist and actor. Representing Norway in the 2009...  more
  • BirthplaceSvislach, Belarus

    Samuel Belkin (December 12, 1911 in Svislach, Byelorussia – April 19, 1976 in the Bronx, N.Y.) is best known as the second President of Yeshiva University. A distinguished Torah scholar, he is...  more
  • BirthplaceMogilev, Belarus

    Natalia Yuryevna Podolskaya (Natalla Padolskaja, Belarusian: Натальля Юр'еўна Падольская, Russian: Наталья Ю́рьевна Подольская, born 20 May 1982) is a Belarusian singer who performed for Russia at...  more
  • Lev Vygotsky

    Dec. at 37 (1896-1934)

    BirthplaceEastern Europe, Rus', Europe, Belarus, Orsha

    Lev Vygotsky (Russian: Лев Семёнович Выго́тский, IPA: [vɨˈɡotskʲɪj]; November 17 [O.S. November 5] 1896 – June 11, 1934) was a Soviet psychologist, the founder of an unfinished Marxist theory of...  more
  • Ryszard Kapuściński

    Dec. at 74 (1932-2007)

    BirthplacePinsk, Belarus

    Ryszard Kapuściński (Polish: [ˈrɨʂart kapuɕˈt͡ɕij̃skʲi] (listen); March 4, 1932 – January 23, 2007) was a Polish journalist, photographer, poet and author. He received many awards and was considered...  more
  • BirthplaceBabruysk, Belarus

    Alexander Gorelick is an animation, film and television director and screenwriter....  more
  • Sergei Tumansky

    Dec. at 72 (1901-1973)

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Sergei Konstantinovich Tumansky (Russian: Серге́й Константинович Туманский) (21 May 1901 – 9 September 1973) was a designer of Soviet aircraft engines and the chief designer in the Tumansky Design...  more
  • Maksim Bahdanovič

    Dec. at 25 (1891-1917)

    BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Maksim Adamavič Bahdanovič (Belarusian language: Максім Адамавіч Багдановіч, [makˈsʲɪm əˈdamɐvit͡ɕ bəɣdɐnˈovit͡ɕ], Russian: Максим Адамович Богданович, romanized: Maksim Adamovich Bogdanovich, 9...  more
  • BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Yahor Maistrov (also: Egor Maistrov, born 14 February 1988) is a Belarusian former competitive ice dancer. He married Ksenia Shmirina in 2007 and began skating with her that year. He previously...  more
  • Piotr Jaroszewicz

    Dec. at 82 (1909-1992)

    BirthplaceNesvizh, Belarus

    Gen. Piotr Jaroszewicz (['pjɔtr jarɔˈʂɛvit͡ʂ] (listen); 8 October 1909 – 1 September 1992) was a post World War II Polish political figure. He served as the Prime Minister of Poland between 1970 and...  more
  • BirthplaceBabruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR

    Gary Vaynerchuk (born Gennady Vaynerchuk; November 14, 1975; Belarusian: Генадзь Вайнярчук, Russian: Геннадий Вайнерчук) is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author,...  more
  • BirthplaceMinsk, Belarus

    Dárya Vladímirovna Dómracheva (Belarusian: Дар’я Уладзіміраўна Домрачава, Russian: Дарья Владимировна Домрачева; born 3 August 1986) is a retired Belarusian biathlete who competed in the Biathlon...  more
  • Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski

    Dec. at 42 (1845-1888)

    BirthplaceGrodno, Belarus

    Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski (28 October 1845 – 16 April 1888) was a Polish physicist and chemist....  more
  • BirthplaceBelarus

    Olga Vasiljonok (born May 17, 1980) 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...  more