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Famous People From Lithuania

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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
Dec. 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
Romain Gary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 44
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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 92
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
Dec. 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
age 62
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
age 92
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
age 86
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
age 96
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
Dec. 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.
Vytautas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
Vytautas Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 51
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
Dec. 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
age 47
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
age 44
Julian Rachlin is a Lithuanian-born violinist, violist and conductor.
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Lithuania
age 86
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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