Famous People From Libya

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.
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  • Eratosthenes of Cyrene (; Greek: Ἐρατοσθένης ὁ Κυρηναῖος, romanized: Eratosthénis o Kyrinaíos, IPA: [eratostʰénɛːs]; c. 276 BC – c. 195/194 BC) was a Greek polymath (mathematician, geographer, poet, ...more
  • Khaled Mattawa

    Khaled Mattawa

    Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Benghazi, Libya
    Khaled Mattawa (born 1964) 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 ...more
    • Birthplace: Libya
    Hashem B. El-Serag is a Palestinian-American physician and medical researcher best known for his research in liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the hepatitis C virus. El-Serag was born ...more
    • Birthplace: Sabratha, Zawiya, Libya
    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 November ...more
    • Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
    Don Coscarelli Jr. (born February 17, 1954) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter best known for horror films. His credits include the Phantasm series, The Beastmaster, and Bubba ...more
  • Omar Mukhtar

    Omar Mukhtar

    Dec. at 73 (1858-1931)
    • Birthplace: Cyrenaica
    ʿOmar al-Mukhṭār Muḥammad bin Farḥāṭ al-Manifī (Arabic: عُمَر الْمُخْتَار مُحَمَّد بِن فَرْحَات الْمَنِفِي‎; 20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931), called The Lion of the Desert, known among the ...more