Famous People From Latvia

List of famous people from Latvia, 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 Latvia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Latvia 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 Latvia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

A list made up of people like Harry Adaskin and Voldemārs Veiss.

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

    Anatoly Solovyev

    Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Russian: Анатолий Яковлевич Соловьёв; alternate spelling "Solovyov") is a retired Russian and Soviet cosmonaut and pilot. Solovyev was born on January 16, 1948, in Riga, ...more
  • Mark Rothko
    Dec. at 66 (1903-1970)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Latvia, Northern Europe, Daugavpils, Baltic states
    Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous ...more
    • Birthplace: Europe, Latvia, Northern Europe, Riga, Baltic states
    Juris Hartmanis (born July 5, 1928) is a prominent computer scientist and computational theorist who, with Richard E. Stearns, received the 1993 ACM Turing Award "in recognition of their seminal ...more
  • Vitas
    Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
    Vitaly Vladasovich Grachev (Russian: Виталий Владасович Грачёв; born 19 February 1979), known professionally as Vitas (Russian: Витас, IPA: [ˈvʲitəs]) is a Russian-language singer. He is known for ...more
  • Yeshayahu Leibowitz
    Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    Yeshayahu Leibowitz (Hebrew: ישעיהו ליבוביץ‎; 29 January 1903 – 18 August 1994) was an Israeli Orthodox Jewish public intellectual and polymath. He was professor of biochemistry, organic chemistry, ...more
    • Birthplace: Dobele, Latvia
    Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin (Russian: Алексе́й Леони́дович Ку́дрин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ ˈkudrʲɪn]; born 12 October 1960) is a Russian liberal politician serving as the 4th and current ...more