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

This list includes Safia Farkash, Yahia Shakmak and more.

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

Eratosthenes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Libya
Eratosthenes Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a Greek mathematician, geographer, poet, astronomer, and music theorist. He was a man of learning, becoming the chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He ...more

Khaled Mattawa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Libya
Khaled Mattawa age 53 - Khaled Mattawa is a Libyan poet, and a renowned Arab-American writer, he is also a leading literary translator, focusing on translating Arabic poetry into English. He works as an Assistant ...more

Hashem El-Serag is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Libya
Hashem El-Serag age 52 - Hashem El-Serag is a Palestinian-American doctor and medical researcher best known for his research in liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma and the hepatitis C virus. El-Serag was born in 1966 ...more

Abdurrahim El-Keib is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abdurrahim El-Keib age 68 - Abdurrahim Abdulhafiz El-Keib, PhD, is a Libyan politician, professor of electrical engineering, and entrepreneur who served as interim Prime Minister of Libya from 24 November 2011 to 14 ...more

Don Coscarelli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Libya
Don Coscarelli age 64 - Don Coscarelli, Jr. is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep.

Omar Mukhtar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Libya
Omar Mukhtar Died at 73 (1858-1931) - Omar Mukhtar, of the Mnifa, was born in the small village of Janzour, near Tobruk in eastern Barqa in Libya. Beginning in 1912, he organized and, for nearly twenty years, led native resistance ...more

Callimachus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Libya
Callimachus Callimachus was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. He was a noted poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian–Greek Pharaohs ...more

Carneades is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Libya
Carneades Died at 85 (213 BC-128 BC) - Carneades was an Academic skeptic born in Cyrene. By the year 159 BC, he had started to refute all previous dogmatic doctrines, especially Stoicism, and even the Epicureans whom previous ...more

Sadeq Naihoum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Libya
Sadeq Naihoum Died at 57 (1937-1994) - Sadeq Al Naihoum was a prominent Libyan writer and journalist. He was born in Benghazi, Libya, in 1937 where he lived and studied until he finished his university degree in literature. He then ...more

Dorota Szelągowska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Libya
Dorota Szelągowska age 37 - Dorota Szelągowska is a journalist and writer.

Sofyan El Gidi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Libya
Sofyan El Gidi age 26 - Sofyan El Gidi is Libyan swimmer. He competed in the 100 m butterfly event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was the flag bearer of Libya at the opening ceremony.

Omar Deghayes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Libya
Omar Deghayes age 48 - Omar Deghayes is a Libyan citizen who had legal residency status with surviving members of his family in the United Kingdom since childhood. He was arrested in Pakistan in 2002. He was held by ...more

Kathleen L. Casey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Libya
Kathleen L. Casey age 51 - Kathleen L. Casey was a Republican commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was appointed by President George W. Bush and sworn in on July 17, 2006. Her term expired in ...more

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi Died at 60 (1952-2012) - Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was head of security for Libyan Arab Airlines, director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Tripoli, Libya, and an alleged Libyan intelligence officer. On 31 ...more

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Ehtuish Ehtuish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Libya
Ehtuish Ehtuish age 65 - Ehtuish Farag Ehtuish is a Libyan Surgeon, prof. of Surgery and politician. He served as the minister of health from 1998 to 2000. He was among the first team to develop the laparoscopic surgery ...more

Adriano Visconti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Libya
Adriano Visconti Died at 30 (1915-1945) - Major Adriano Visconti di Lampugnano was one of Italy's top flying aces of the Second World War, shooting down between 10 to 26 enemy aircraft. He was awarded with four Medaglia d'argento al ...more

Idris of Libya is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Libya
Idris of Libya Died at 94 (1889-1983) - Idris, GBE, also known as King Idris I of Libya, was the first and only king of Libya, reigning from 1951 to 1969, and the Chief of the Senussi Muslim order. While in Turkey for medical ...more

Yossef Romano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Libya
Yossef Romano Died at 32 (1940-1972) - Yossef Romano was a Libyan-born Israeli weightlifter with the Israeli team that went to the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He was the second of eleven Israeli team members killed in ...more

Naji Shushan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Libya
Naji Shushan age 37 - Naji Shushan is a Libyan football defender currently playing for Alahly. He was a member of the Libya national football team.

Antonio Monselesan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Libya
Antonio Monselesan age 76 - Antonio Monselesan is an actor.

Daniel Bogdanović is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Libya
Daniel Bogdanović age 38 - Danijel Bogdanović, more commonly spelled Daniel Bogdanović, is a Maltese professional footballer of Serbian and Slovenian descent who plays as a striker for Floriana F.C.

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Omar Daoud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Libya
Omar Daoud age 34 - Omar Daoud is a Libyan footballer. He currently plays as a defender for the Libyan Premier League club Ahly Tripoli.

Tarik El Taib is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Libya
Tarik El Taib age 41 - Tariq Ibrahim Mohammad al Tayib, also written as Tareq Al Tayeb, is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Suwaiq in the Omani League. He is known for his dribbling ability and ...more

Hamza Abu Faris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Libya
Hamza Abu Faris age 72 - Hamza Abu Faris, is a Libyan scholar and politician who was born in Msallata on 13 January 1946. He was named Awqaf & Islamic Affairs Minister on 22 November 2011 by Abdurrahim El-Keib.

Marei Al Ramly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Libya
Marei Al Ramly age 40 - Marei Al Ramly is a Libyan football midfielder. He currently plays for Al-Nasr, and is a member of the Libya national football team.

Mohammad Safadi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Libya
Mohammad Safadi age 74 - Mohammad Ahmed Safadi is a Lebanese businessman, philanthropist, and politician. He was Lebanon's minister of finance between 2011 and 2014.

Abdulnaser Slil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abdulnaser Slil age 36 - Abdulnaser Slil is a Libyan football midfielder currently playing for Al-Ittihad. He is a member of the Libya national football team.

Hussein Maziq is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Libya
Hussein Maziq Died at 88 (1918-2006) - Hussein Yousef Maziq a Libyan politician was Prime Minister of Libya from 20 March 1965 to 2 July 1967. He was one of the most important men in the Kingdom era of Libya.

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Ahmed Zuway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Libya
Ahmed Zuway age 35 - Ahmed Mahmoud Zuway, better known better as Kabila, is a Libyan football striker. He currently plays for Ahly Benghazi in the Libyan Premier League. He is a member of the Libyan national ...more

Abdulrahman al Amaami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abdulrahman al Amaami age 33 - Abdulrahman al Amaami is a football player.

Abu Anas al Libi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abu Anas al Libi age 54 - Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai'i, known by the alias Abu Anas al-Libi, was a Libyan under indictment in the United States for his part in the 1998 United States embassy bombings. He worked as ...more

Aymen Bouchhioua is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Libya
Aymen Bouchhioua age 38 - Aymen Bouchhioua is a Tunisian footballer. He most recently played for FC Aarau.

Iman al-Obeidi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Libya
Iman al-Obeidi age 36 - Iman al-Obeidi is a Libyan postgraduate law student. She first received worldwide media attention during the Libyan Civil War, when she burst into the restaurant of the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli ...more

Aristippus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Libya
Aristippus Died at 79 (434 BC-355 BC) - Aristippus of Cyrene was the founder of the Cyrenaic school of Philosophy. He was a pupil of Socrates, but adopted a very different philosophical outlook, teaching that the goal of life was to ...more

Khaled K. El-Hamedi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Libya
Khaled K. El-Hamedi age 44 - Khaled El-Khweldi El-Hamedi is a Libyan humanitarian peace activist and the founder of the Tripoli based International Organization for Peace, Care and Relief . He also has a degree in Computer ...more

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Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Libya
Muhammad al-Amin al-Kanemi Died at 61 (1776-1837) - Shehu al-Hajj Muhammad al-Amîn ibn Muhammad al-Kânemî was an Islamic scholar, teacher, religious and political leader who advised and eventually supplanted the Sayfawa dynasty ...more

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Libya
Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Died at 41 (1970-2011) - Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, born Jamal Ibrahim Ashtiwi al Misrati, was reported by the US State Department to be a senior member of al-Qaeda and a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Ansar ...more

Muhammad as-Senussi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Libya
Muhammad as-Senussi age 55 - Mohammed El Senussi is the son of Crown Prince Hasan as-Senussi of Libya, and of Crown Princess Fawzia bint Tahir Bakeer. Born in Tripoli, he is considered by Libyan royalists to be the ...more

Ibrahim Mahdy Achmed Zeidan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Libya
Ibrahim Mahdy Achmed Zeidan age 41

Imbarek Shamekh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Libya
Imbarek Shamekh age 65 - Imbarek Shamekh is a Libyan politician and bureaucrat. He served as the Secretary-General of General People's Congress of Libya from 2009 to 2010. He previously served as Deputy Prime Minister ...more

Abdulbari Al Arusi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Libya
Abdulbari Al Arusi age 57 - Abdul Bari Al Arusi is a Libyan engineer and politician who served as oil and gas minister of Libya from 14 November 2012 until 22 January 2014.

Ahmed Al-Trbi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Libya
Ahmed Al-Trbi age 25 - Ahmed Al-Trbi is a football player.

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Yahya Alabdallah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Libya
Yahya Alabdallah age 40 - Yahya Alabdallah is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actor.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Libya
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi age 45 - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is a former Libyan political figure. He is the second son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his second wife Safia Farkash. Gaddafi was awarded a PhD from London ...more

Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Libya
Moatassem-Billah Gaddafi Died at 37 (1974-2011) - Mutassim Billah Gaddafi was a Libyan Army officer, and the National Security Advisor of Libya from 2008 until 2011. He was the fourth son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and a member of ...more

Hasan as-Senussi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Libya
Hasan as-Senussi Died at 64 (1928-1992) - Sayyid Hasan ar-Rida al-Mahdi as-Senussi was the crown prince of the Kingdom of Libya from 26 October 1956 to 1 September 1969, when the monarchy was abolished.

Mohammed Nabbous is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Libya
Mohammed Nabbous Died at 28 (1983-2011) - Mohamed "Mo" Nabbous was a Libyan information technologist, blogger, businessperson and civilian journalist who created and founded Libya Alhurra TV. At the outbreak of the Libyan ...more

Leonid Solovyov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Libya
Leonid Solovyov Died at 56 (1906-1962) - Leonid Vasilyevich Solovyov was a Russian writer and playwright.

Lorenzo Bandini is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Libya
Lorenzo Bandini Died at 32 (1935-1967) - Lorenzo Bandini was an Italian motor racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Scuderia Centro Sud and Ferrari teams.

Vittorio Veltroni is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Libya
Vittorio Veltroni Died at 38 (1918-1956) - Vittorio Veltroni is a writer and a screenwriter.