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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

    Al Jolson

    Dec. at 64 (1886-1950)

    BirthplaceSeredžius, Lithuania

    Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer,...  more

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  • Romain Gary

    Romain Gary

    Dec. at 66 (1914-1980)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Romain Gary (pronounced [ʁɔ.mɛ̃ ga.ʁi]; 21 May [O.S. 8 May] 1914 – 2 December 1980), born...  more
  • Jascha Heifetz

    Jascha Heifetz

    Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Jascha Heifetz (; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1901 – December 10, 1987) was a...  more
  • Józef Piłsudski

    Józef Piłsudski

    Dec. at 68 (1867-1935)

    BirthplaceZalavas, Lithuania

    Józef Klemens Piłsudski (Polish: [ˈjuzɛf ˈklɛmɛns pʲiwˈsutskʲi] (listen); 5 December 1867 – 12...  more
  • Jay Lovestone

    Jay Lovestone

    Dec. at 93 (1897-1990)


    Jay Lovestone (December 15, 1897 – March 7, 1990) was an American activist. He was at various...  more
  • Violeta Riaubiskyte

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Violeta Riaubiškytė-Tarasovienė (born 25 August 1974) is a famous Lithuanian singer and show...  more
  • Vytautas Kernagis

    Dec. at 57 (1951-2008)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Vytautas Kernagis was a Lithuanian singer-songwriter, bard, actor, director, and television...  more
  • Joe Slovo

    Dec. at 69 (1926-1995)

    BirthplaceObeliai, Lithuania

    Joe Slovo (born Yossel Mashel Slovo; 23 May 1926 – 6 January 1995) was a South African...  more
  • Aaron Klug

    Age: 94


    Sir Aaron Klug (11 August 1926 – 20 November 2018) was a Lithuanian-born, South...  more
  • Horace Goldin

    Dec. at 66 (1873-1939)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Horace Goldin (December 17, 1873 – August 21,1939) was a stage magician who was noted for his...  more
  • Andrius Kubilius

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Andrius Kubilius (born 8 December 1956) is a Lithuanian politician and a Member of the...  more
  • Valdas Adamkus

    BirthplaceKaunas, Lithuania

    Valdas Adamkus ([ˈvɐ̂ˑɫdɐs ɐˈdɐmˑkʊs] (listen); born Voldemaras Adamkavičius; 3 November 1926)...  more
  • Donald Kagan

    BirthplaceKuršėnai, Lithuania

    Donald Kagan (; born May 1, 1932) is an American historian and classicist at Yale University...  more
  • Jonas Mekas

    BirthplaceBiržai, Lithuania

    Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; December 24, 1922 – January 23, 2019) was a...  more
  • Emmanuel Lévinas

    Emmanuel Lévinas

    Dec. at 89 (1906-1995)

    BirthplaceKaunas, Lithuania

    Emmanuel Levinas (; French: [ɛmanɥɛl ləvinas]; 12 January 1906 – 25 December 1995) was a...  more
  • Vytautas


    Dec. at 80 (1350-1430)

    BirthplaceSenieji Trakai, Lithuania

    Vytautas (c. 1350 – October 27, 1430), also known as Vytautas the Great (Lithuanian: Vytautas...  more
  • Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel

    Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel

    Dec. at 50 (1878-1928)

    BirthplaceZarasai, Lithuania

    General Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Vrangel (Russian: Пётр Никола́евич Вра́нгель, IPA:...  more
  • Andrius Mamontovas

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Andrius Mamontovas (born 23 August 1967) is a Lithuanian rock musician. He is also a...  more
  • Abraham Cahan

    Abraham Cahan

    Dec. at 91 (1860-1951)

    BirthplaceEurope, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Vilnius, Baltic states

    Abraham "Abe" Cahan (July 7, 1860 – August 31, 1951) was a Belarusian-born Jewish American...  more
  • Virgilijus Alekna

    BirthplaceKupiškis, Lithuania

    Virgilijus Alekna (Lithuanian pronunciation: ​[vʲɪrʲˈɡʲɪlʲɪjʊs ɐlʲɛkˈnɐ]; 13 February 1972) is...  more
  • Julian Rachlin

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Julian Rachlin (born 8 December 1974) is a Lithuanian-born violinist, violist and conductor....  more
  • Andrzej Ehrenfeucht

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Andrzej Ehrenfeucht (Polish: [ˈand.ʐɛj ˈɛrɛnfɔjxt], born August 8, 1932) is a Polish American...  more
  • Bluma Zeigarnik

    Bluma Zeigarnik

    Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

    BirthplacePrienai, Lithuania

    Bluma Wulfovna Zeigarnik (Russian: Блю́ма Ву́льфовна Зейга́рник, IPA: [ˈblʲumə ˈvulʲfəvnə...  more
  • Zvi Griliches

    Dec. at 69 (1930-1999)

    BirthplaceKaunas, Lithuania

    Hirsh Zvi Griliches ( GRIL-i-kəs; 12 September 1930 – 4 November 1999) was an economist at...  more
  • Moshe Lewin

    Moshe Lewin

    Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Moshe "Misha" Lewin, pronounced "Luh-VENE" (7 November 1921 – 14 August 2010), was a scholar...  more