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Famous People From Latvia

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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.
  • Anatoly Solovyev

    Age: 72
    Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Russian: Анатолий Яковлевич Соловьёв; alternate spelling...  more
  • Mark Rothko

    Dec. at 67 (1903-1970)
    Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as...  more
  • Juris Hartmanis (born July 5, 1928) is a prominent computer scientist and computational...  more
  • Vitas

    Age: 39
    Vitaly Vladasovich Grachev (Russian: Виталий Владасович Грачёв; born 19 February 1979), known...  more

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  • Yeshayahu Leibowitz

    Dec. at 91 (1903-1994)
    Yeshayahu Leibowitz (Hebrew: ישעיהו ליבוביץ‎; 29 January 1903 – 18 August 1994) was an Israeli...  more
  • Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin (Russian: Алексе́й Леони́дович Ку́дрин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksʲej...  more
  • Serge Sorokko

    Age: 66
    Serge Sorokko (born 26 April 1954) is an American art dealer, publisher and owner of the Serge...  more
  • Eliyahu Rips

    Age: 71
    Eliyahu Rips, also Ilya Rips (Hebrew: אליהו ריפס‎; Russian: Илья Рипс; Latvian: Iļja Ripss;...  more
  • Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons (born 14 January 1943) is a Latvian conductor, the son of...  more
  • Baron Bill Rebane (born February 8, 1937) is an American film director, producer, and...  more
  • Rosa von Praunheim (born 25 November 1942) is a German film director, author, painter and the...  more
  • Laila Pakalnina (born 4 June 1962) is a Latvian film director and screenwriter. She has...  more
  • Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (born 1 December 1937) is a Latvian politician who served as the sixth...  more
  • Oļegs Maļuhins (рус.Олег Малюхин,born 6 May 1969) is a former Latvian biathlete. Maļuhins was...  more
  • Lipman Bers

    Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)
    Lipman "Lipa" Bers (Latvian: Lipmans Berss; May 22, 1914 – October 29, 1993) was an American...  more
  • Karl Yulievich Davydov (Russian: Карл Юльевич Давыдов; 15 March [O.S. 3 March] 1838 – 26...  more
  • Edgars Maskalāns is a Latvian bobsledder....  more
  • Eižens Laube

    Dec. at 87 (1880-1967)
    Eižens Laube was aLatvian architect. He was responsible for some of the reconstruction work of...  more
  • Jānis Miņins (born 15 August 1980 in Kuldīga) is a Latvian bobsledder who has competed since...  more
  • Ilya Zalmanovich Baskin (Latvian: Iļja Baskins, Russian: Илья́ (Э́лиа) За́лманович Ба́скин;...  more
  • Madara Līduma (born 10 August 1982 in Gulbene, Latvia) is a World Cup level Latvian...  more
  • Daina Taimina (Latvian: Taimiņa; born August 19, 1954) is a Latvian mathematician, currently...  more
  • Yury Tynyanov

    Dec. at 49 (1894-1943)
    Yury Nikolaevich Tynyanov (Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Тыня́нов, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ...  more
  • Agnese Koklaca is a luger....  more
  • Annie Londonderry

    Dec. at 77 (1870-1947)
    Annie Cohen Kopchovsky (1870–1947), known as Annie Londonderry, was a Latvian immigrant to the...  more