Famous Belarusian Men

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 1 Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: March 28, 1985

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, a key figure of modernism, had explored a wide range of media as an artist, from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. His major projects included the ceiling of the Paris Opéra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows of Israel.

 2 Andrei Arlovski

Andrei Arlovski
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: February 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Babruysk, Belarus

Andrei Arlovski, also known as “The Pitbull,” is a Belarusian MMA fighter who is known for his UFC Heavyweight Championship win. He has also appeared in films such as Universal Soldier: Regeneration and been part of shows such as MTV's Bully Beatdown. He has competed for Strikeforce and Affliction, too.

 3 Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Babruysk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American internet entrepreneur who co-founded the restaurant-reservation app Resy and the winery Empathy Wines, apart from launching the YouTube webcast Wine Library TV. He has chaired VaynerX, been the CEO of the social-media consulting firm VaynerMedia, and authored several books, including a business bestseller. 
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 4 Boris Gelfand

Boris Gelfand
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Famous As: Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: June 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk

Legendary Soviet chess player Boris Gelfand is known for being part of the world’s top 20 players for most of his life. His accomplishments include two Belarusian national titles and a Chess World Cup. An author, too, he has co-written books such as Positional Decision Making in Chess.

 5 Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 6 Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957

 7 Stanisław August Poniatowski

Stanisław August Poniatowski
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Famous As: King of Poland
Birthdate: January 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: February 12, 1798
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 8 Vitaly Scherbo

Vitaly Scherbo
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 9 Vladimir Matyushenko

Vladimir Matyushenko
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rečyca, Belarus

 10 Vitaly Shishov

Vitaly Shishov
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Rechytsa, Belarus
Died: August 3, 2021
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 11 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov was a Soviet and Russian academic and physicist whose work, which led to the formation of semiconductor heterostructures, earned him the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. Alferov's work helped revolutionize semiconductor design, which in turn played a major role in the development of satellite communications and mobile phones.

 12 Ilya Ivashka

Ilya Ivashka
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 13 Siarhei Liakhovich

Siarhei Liakhovich
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus

 14 Alexander Ustinov

Alexander Ustinov
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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer, Thai boxer
Birthdate: December 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Novosibirsk

 15 Léon Bakst

Léon Bakst
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 27, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: December 27, 1924

Léon Bakst was a Russian painter, costume designer, and scene designer of Belarusian origin. He worked closely with the Ballets Russes, where he designed richly colored, exotic costumes and sets. His best-known works include productions like Daphnis and Chloe, Spectre de la rose, and The Sleeping Princess. In 1914, he was made a member of the Russian Academy of Arts.  

 16 Alexander Israel Helphand

Alexander Israel Helphand
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Famous As: Theoretician
Birthdate: September 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berazino, Belarus
Died: December 12, 1924

Initially inspired by Marxist ideals, Alexander Israel Helphand later got involved in revolutionary activities and was arrested. He escaped to Germany, where he later negotiated Lenin’s re-entry into Russia in a sealed train through Germany from Switzerland, where Lenin was exiled. Nevertheless, Helphand wasn’t allowed by Lenin to re-enter Russia.

 17 Paul Baran

Paul Baran
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: April 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: March 26, 2011

 18 Ivan Baranchyk

Ivan Baranchyk
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amursk, Russia

 19 Alexey Ignashov

Alexey Ignashov
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: January 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 20 Emad Khashoggi

Emad Khashoggi
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: March 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 21 Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov
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Famous As: writer, journalist, computer scientist
Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Salihorsk

 22 Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Joseph B. Soloveitchik
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: February 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pruzhany
Died: April 9, 1993

Joseph B. Soloveitchik was an American Orthodox rabbi, Jewish philosopher, and Talmudist. Over the course of his illustrious career, Soloveitchik served as a mentor, guide, advisor, and role model to several Jews. He also wrote many essays on Jewish tradition, for which he was honored with the prestigious National Jewish Book Award in 1985 and 2010.

 23 Phil Chess

Phil Chess
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Motol, Belarus
Died: October 18, 2016

 24 Vladimir Samsonov

Vladimir Samsonov
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Famous As: Table tennis player
Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 25 Leonid Taranenko

Leonid Taranenko
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: June 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malaryta, Belarus

 26 Nikolai Morozov

Nikolai Morozov
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Famous As: Ice dancer
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Nikolai Morozov is a Russian retired ice dancer, choreographer, and figure skating coach. Morozov represented Belarus at the 1998 Winter Olympics and World Championships. He is credited with coaching Japanese figure skater Shizuka Arakawa at the 2006 Olympics where she won the gold medal. Nikolai Morozov also coached Miki Ando to a couple of world titles.

 27 Sergey Rabchenko

Sergey Rabchenko
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 28 Artsiom Parakhouski

Artsiom Parakhouski
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

 29 Max Korzh

Max Korzh
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luninets, Belarus

 30 Kiryl Relikh

Kiryl Relikh
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baranovichi, Belarus

 31 Chingiz Allazov

Chingiz Allazov
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: June 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gardabani, Georgia

 32 Simon Dubnow

Simon Dubnow
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: September 10, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mstislavl, Belarus
Died: December 8, 1941

Russian historian Simon Dubnow is best remembered for instilling a sociological element in the study of Jewish history. A well-known teacher and author, he was also involved with the Jewish magazine Voskhod. He escaped to Germany to avoid Bolshevism but was eventually killed by the Nazis.

 33 Egor Gerasimov

Egor Gerasimov
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: November 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 34 Nahum Goldmann

Nahum Goldmann
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Famous As: Zionist Leader
Birthdate: July 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vishnyeva, Belarus
Died: August 29, 1982

Born to a Hebrew professor in Russian Empire, Israeli Zionist leader Nahum Goldmann studied in Germany, where his father worked with renowned Zionists. He later founded the World Jewish Congress in Switzerland. He often spoke about his support for peace between the Arabs and Israelis.

 35 Andrey Gerasimchuk

Andrey Gerasimchuk
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: February 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

 36 Maalik Wayns

Maalik Wayns
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 37 Aleksandr Kurlovich

Aleksandr Kurlovich
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: July 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: April 6, 2018

 38 Vasil Kiryienka

Vasil Kiryienka
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: June 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rečyca, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

 39 Tima Belorusskih

Tima Belorusskih
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 40 Siarhei Rutenka

Siarhei Rutenka
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 41 Andrei Aramnau

Andrei Aramnau
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: April 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barysaw, Belarus

 42 Mark Slavin

Mark Slavin
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Famous As: Greco-Roman Wrestler
Birthdate: January 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: September 6, 1972

Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler Mark Slavin had chosen wrestling as a means to defend himself against anti-Semitic attacks. He moved to Israel 4 months before the Munich Olympics and represented Israel in the event. At 18, he was the youngest victim of the Munich massacre and died during a failed rescue attempt.

 43 Josef Gingold

Josef Gingold
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: October 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brest, Belarus
Died: January 11, 1995

 44 Vladimir Veremeenko

Vladimir Veremeenko
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

 45 S. Ansky

S. Ansky
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chashniki, Belarus
Died: November 8, 1920

Best known for his popular play The Dybbuk, which later became a cult classic and was also made into Yiddish and Hebrew movies, Russian Jewish author and folklorist S. Ansky was a specialist in oral literature. He was initially also associated with the socialist revolutionary movement of the Narodniki.  

 46 Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzechna District, Belarus
Died: June 28, 1942

 47 Sergei Zhigalko

Sergei Zhigalko
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: March 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 48 Teo

Teo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khidry, Byelorussian SSR, USSR

 49 Sergei Volchkov

Sergei Volchkov
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bykhaw, Mahilyow Voblasts, Belarus

 50 Dmitry Koldun

Dmitry Koldun
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus