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

List contains people like Deivydas Matulevičius and Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg.

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

Al Jolson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Al Jolson Died at 64 (1886-1950) - Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, ...more

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Romain Gary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Romain Gary Died at 66 (1914-1980) - Romain Gary, born Roman Kacew, and also known by other pen names, like Émile Ajar, was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin. He is the only ...more

Jascha Heifetz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Jascha Heifetz Died at 86 (1901-1987) - Jascha Heifetz was a violinist, widely considered to be one of the finest violinists of modern times. Born in Vilnius, now Lithuania, he moved as a teenager to the United States, where his ...more

Józef Piłsudski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Józef Piłsudski Died at 68 (1867-1935) - Józef Klemens Piłsudski was a Polish statesman; Chief of State, "First Marshal of Poland", and de facto dictator of the Second Polish Republic, Minister of Military Affairs. ...more

Jay Lovestone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Jay Lovestone Died at 93 (1897-1990) - Jay Lovestone was at various times a member of the Socialist Party of America, a leader of the Communist Party USA, leader of a small oppositionist party, an anti-Communist and Central ...more

Violeta Riaubiskyte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Violeta Riaubiskyte age 41 - Violeta Riaubiškytė-Tarasovienė is a famous Lithuanian singer and show host. She used to be the co-host of a Lithuanian music show "Penktadienio muzikos šou" alongside Edmundas ...more

Vytautas Kernagis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Vytautas Kernagis Died at 57 (1951-2008) - Vytautas Kernagis was a Lithuanian singer-songwriter, bard, actor, director, and television announcer. He is considered a pioneer of Lithuanian sung poetry.

Joe Slovo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Joe Slovo Died at 69 (1926-1995) - Joe Slovo (May 23, 1926 – January 6, 1995) was a South African politician, long-time leader of the South African Communist Party (SACP), and leading member of the African National Congress. ...more

Aaron Klug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Aaron Klug age 90 - Sir Aaron Klug, OM, FRS is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his ...more

Horace Goldin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Horace Goldin Died at 66 (1873-1939) - Horace Goldin was a stage magician who was noted for his lightning fast presentation style and who achieved international fame with his versions of the Sawing a woman in half illusion.

Andrius Kubilius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Andrius Kubilius age 60 - Andrius Kubilius is a Lithuanian politician who was Prime Minister of Lithuania from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. He is the leader of the conservative political party Homeland Union ...more

Valdas Adamkus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Valdas Adamkus age 89 - Valdas Adamkus was President of Lithuania from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2004 to 2009. In Lithuania, the President's tenure lasts for five years; Adamkus' first term in office began on 26 ...more

Donald Kagan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Donald Kagan age 83 - Donald Kagan is an American historian at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He formerly taught in the Department of ...more

Jonas Mekas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Jonas Mekas age 94 - Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." His work has been exhibited in museums and ...more

Emmanuel Lévinas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Emmanuel Lévinas Died at 89 (1906-1995) - Emmanuel Levinas was a French philosopher of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry who is known for his work related to Jewish philosophy, existentialism, ethics, and ontology.

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Vytautas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Vytautas Died at 80 (1350-1430) - Vytautas; styled "the Great" from the 15th century onwards; was one of the most famous rulers of medieval Lithuania. Vytautas was the ruler of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania which ...more

Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel Died at 50 (1878-1928) - Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel or Vrangel was an officer in the Imperial Russian army and later commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia in the later stages of ...more

Andrius Mamontovas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Andrius Mamontovas age 49 - Andrius Mamontovas is a Lithuanian rock musician, songwriter, actor, performer and record producer. He was one of the co-founders of the Lithuanian rock band Foje. He is also one of the ...more

Abraham Cahan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Abraham Cahan Died at 91 (1860-1951) - Abraham "Abe" Cahan was a Belarusian-born Jewish-American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician.

Virgilijus Alekna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Virgilijus Alekna age 43 - Virgilijus Alekna is a Lithuanian discus thrower. He won medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, including two golds.

Julian Rachlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Julian Rachlin age 41 - Julian Rachlin is a Lithuanian-born violinist, violist and conductor.

Andrzej Ehrenfeucht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht age 83 - Andrzej Ehrenfeucht is a Polish American mathematician and computer scientist. He formulated the Ehrenfeucht–Fraïssé game, using the back-and-forth method given by Roland ...more

Bluma Zeigarnik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Bluma Zeigarnik Died at 87 (1901-1988) - Bluma Wulfovna Zeigarnik was a Soviet psychologist and psychiatrist, a member of Berlin School of experimental psychology and Vygotsky Circle. She discovered the Zeigarnik effect and contributed ...more

Zvi Griliches is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Zvi Griliches Died at 69 (1930-1999) - Hirsh Zvi Griliches was an economist at Harvard University. The works by Zvi Griliches mostly concerned the economics of technological change, including empirical studies of diffusion of ...more

Moshe Lewin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Moshe Lewin Died at 89 (1921-2010) - Moshe Lewin, also known as "Misha", was a scholar of Russian and Soviet history; he was a major figure in the school of Soviet studies which emerged in the 1960s. His surname is

Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander Died at 76 (1799-1875) - Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander was a German astronomer. He is known for his determinations of stellar brightnesses, positions, and distances.

Andrei Sychra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Andrei Sychra Died at 77 (1773-1850) - Andrei Osipovich Sychra was a Russian guitarist, composer and teacher, of Czech ancestry. Sychra holds a prominent position within Russia, where he is often referred to as the patriarch of the ...more

Moshe Mordechai Epstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Moshe Mordechai Epstein Died at 68 (1866-1934) - Moshe Mordechai Epstein was rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Knesseth Yisrael in Slabodka, Lithuania and is recognized as having been one of the leading Talmudists of the twentieth century. He is also ...more

Marija Gimbutas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Marija Gimbutas Died at 73 (1921-1994) - Marija Gimbutas, was a Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research into the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of "Old Europe" and for her widely accepted Kurgan ...more

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Beatrice Rozinskaite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Beatrice Rozinskaite age 23 - Beatričė Rožinskaitė is an Lithuanian figure skater. She is a three-time Lithuanian national champion.

Mantas Kvedaravicius is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Mantas Kvedaravicius age 41 - Mantas Kvedaravicius is a documentary film director, writer, cinematographer, producer and editor.

Alex Chernov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Alex Chernov age 78 - Alex Chernov AC, QC is an Australian jurist and the current Governor of Victoria.

Asaf Messerer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Asaf Messerer Died at 89 (1903-1992) - Asaf Mikhailovich Messerer was a Russian Jewish ballet dancer and ballet teacher. He was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. From 1919 until 1921 he trained as a dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet School ...more

Antanas Kavaliauskas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Antanas Kavaliauskas age 32 - Antanas Kavaliauskas is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Lietuvos Rytas of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He is also a former Texas A&M University college ...more

Chaim Grade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Chaim Grade Died at 72 (1910-1982) - Chaim Grade was one of the leading Yiddish writers of the twentieth century. Grade was raised Orthodox-leaning, and he studied in yeshiva as a teenager, but ended up secular, in part from his ...more

Emil Młynarski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Emil Młynarski Died at 65 (1870-1935) - Emil Szymon Młynarski was a Polish conductor, violinist, composer, and pedagogue.

Egidijus Balčiūnas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Egidijus Balčiūnas age 40 - Egidijus Balčiūnas is a Lithuanian sprint canoer who has competed since the late 1990s. He won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds, two silvers, and two ...more

Veniamin Kagan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Veniamin Kagan Died at 84 (1869-1953) - Veniamin Fedorovich Kagan was a Russian and Soviet mathematician and expert in geometry. He is the maternal grandfather of mathematician Yakov Sinai.

Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Arvydas Sabonis age 52 - Arvydas Romas Sabonis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and ...more

Modestas Vaiciulis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Modestas Vaiciulis age 27 - Modestas Vaiciulis is a cross-country skier.

Dalia Ibelhauptaitė is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Dalia Ibelhauptaitė age 50 - Dalia Ibelhauptaite is a Lithuanian opera, theatre, and film director and playwright, whose work combines the traditions of Russian and Western Theatre.

Vincas Kudirka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Vincas Kudirka Died at 41 (1858-1899) - Vincas Kudirka was a Lithuanian poet and physician, and the author of both the music and lyrics of the Lithuanian National Anthem, Tautiška giesmė. He is regarded in Lithuania as a National ...more

Arvydas Macijauskas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Arvydas Macijauskas age 37 - Arvydas "Kalashnikov" Macijauskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. Standing at 1.93 m, he played at the shooting guard position. He was one of the greatest ...more

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Kęstutis Kasparavičius is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Kęstutis Kasparavičius age 61 - Kęstutis Kasparavičius is a Lithuanian author and book illustrator of over 60 children's books. His books have been translated into 22 different languages, including Chinese, Spanish, German, ...more

Linas Kleiza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Linas Kleiza age 32 - Linas Kleiza is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Standing at 6 ft 8 in, he can play either forward position. He also ...more

Aleksandras Stulginskis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Aleksandras Stulginskis Died at 84 (1885-1969) - Aleksandras Stulginskis was the second President of Lithuania. Stulginskis was also acting President of Lithuania for a few hours later in 1926, following a military coup that was led by his ...more

Isaac Liberman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Isaac Liberman Died at 98 (1885-1983)

Antanas Baranauskas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Antanas Baranauskas Died at 67 (1835-1902) - Antanas Baranauskas was a Lithuanian poet, mathematician and a catholic bishop of Sejny. Baranauskas is best known as the author of the Lithuanian language poem Anykščių šilelis. He used various ...more

Eglė Staišiūnaitė is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Eglė Staišiūnaitė age 28 - Eglė Staišiūnaitė is a Lithuanian athlete who specialises in the 400 m hurdles. She competed in the 2012 European Championships in Athletics and reached 15th place in the 400 m hurdles.

Vytautas Landsbergis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Vytautas Landsbergis age 83 - Professor Vytautas Landsbergis is a Lithuanian conservative politician and Member of the European Parliament. He was the first head of state of Lithuania after its independence declaration from ...more