Famous Belarusian Men

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Marc Chagall
(Artist)

Marc Chagall
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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.

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Gary Vaynerchuk
(Entrepreneur)

Gary Vaynerchuk
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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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Louis B. Mayer
(Film Producer)

Louis B. Mayer
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Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957
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Boris Gelfand
(Chess player)

Boris Gelfand
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Birthdate: June 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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.

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Stanisław August Poniatowski
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Birthdate: January 17, 1732
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voŭčyn, Belarus
Died: February 12, 1798

Stanisław August Poniatowski reigned as the King of Poland from 1764 to 1795. He is best remembered as the last ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poniatowski made several attempts to reform and strengthen the ailing Commonwealth, which proved to be difficult due to several external and internal oppositions. He is often criticized for his failure to prevent the partitions.

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Vitaly Scherbo
(Artistic gymnast)

Vitaly Scherbo
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Birthdate: January 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Vitaly Shishov
(Activist)

Vitaly Shishov
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: Rechytsa, Belarus
Died: August 3, 2021
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Vladimir Matyushenko
(Mixed martial artist)

Vladimir Matyushenko
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Birthdate: January 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rečyca, Belarus

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Ilya Ivashka
(Tennis player)

Ilya Ivashka
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Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 10 
Léon Bakst
(Painter)

Léon Bakst
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Birthdate: January 27, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grodno, Belarus
Died: December 28, 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.  

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 11 
Phil Chess
(Record producer)

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Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Motol, Belarus
Died: October 18, 2016

 12 
Andrei Gromyko
(Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1985-88))

Andrei Gromyko
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Birthdate: July 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Starye Gromyki, Belarus
Died: July 2, 1989

Son of a Belarusian farmer, Andrei Gromyko grew up studying agriculture. He had already started delivering anti-religious speeches by 13 and later joined the Communist Party. He later served as the Soviet foreign minister and then the head of state, becoming popular as Mr. Nyet for vetoing UN proposals often.

 13 
Paul Baran
(Engineer)

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

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

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Alexey Ignashov
(Kickboxer)

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

 16 
Andrei Aramnau
(Weightlifter)

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

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Emad Khashoggi
(Businessperson)

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

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Evgeny Morozov
(writer, journalist, computer scientist)

Evgeny Morozov
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Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: Salihorsk

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

 20 
Artsiom Parakhouski
(Basketball player)

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

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Nikolai Morozov
(Ice dancer)

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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.

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Leonid Taranenko
(Weightlifter)

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

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

 24 
Simon Dubnow
(Historian)

Simon Dubnow
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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.

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Chingiz Allazov
(Kickboxer)

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

 26 
Max Korzh
(Singer-songwriter)

Max Korzh
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Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luninets, Belarus

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Josef Gingold
(Violinist)

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

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

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Aleksandr Kurlovich
(Weightlifter)

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

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Egor Gerasimov
(Tennis player)

Egor Gerasimov
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Birthdate: November 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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

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Maalik Wayns
(Basketball player)

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

 33 
S. Ansky
(Writer)

S. Ansky
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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.  

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Vasil Kiryienka
(Sport cyclist)

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

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

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Mark Slavin
(Greco-Roman Wrestler)

Mark Slavin
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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.

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Ossip Zadkine
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Birthdate: January 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Viciebsk, Belarus
Died: November 25, 1967

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Vladimir Veremeenko
(Basketball player)

Vladimir Veremeenko
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Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

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

 40 
Sergei Zhigalko
(Chess player)

Sergei Zhigalko
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Birthdate: March 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

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Siarhei Rutenka
(Retired Handball Player Who Played For Slovenia and Belarus)

Siarhei Rutenka
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Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Siarhei Rutenka is a Belarusian retired handball player who also played for the Slovenia national handball team from 2004 to 2007, apart from playing for the Belarus national team. While representing Slovenia in 2006 at the European Men's Handball Championship, Rutenka was the top goalscorer of the tournament. Rutenka also played for popular clubs like FC Barcelona and Arkatron Minsk.

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Jerzy Giedroyc
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Birthdate: July 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: September 14, 2000

Jerzy Giedroyc was a Polish political activist and writer. He also served for several years as the editor of the influential literary-political magazine, Kultura. The magazine was so influential that it helped lay the groundwork for Poland's eastern policy after the downfall of communism. Today, his name is synonymous with Kultura.

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Teo
(Singer)

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

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

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

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Vasil Bykaŭ
(Author)

Vasil Bykaŭ
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Birthdate: June 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ushachy District, Belarus
Died: June 22, 2003

 47 
Antoine Pevsner
(Sculptor)

Antoine Pevsner
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Birthdate: January 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Klimavichy, Belarus
Died: April 12, 1962

One of the leading figures of the Constructivist style of art, Antoine Pevsner was a renowned Russian sculptor and the brother of fellow sculptor Naum Gabo. Though his early works show a strong Cubist influence, he rejected the idea later and issued the Realistic Manifesto. He spent his later years in Paris.

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Henry Schultz
(Economist)

Henry Schultz
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Birthdate: September 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sharkawshchyna District, Belarus
Died: November 26, 1938

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Dmitri Markov
(Athlete)

Dmitri Markov
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Birthdate: March 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vitebsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

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Andrei Arlovski
(Mixed Martial Artist)

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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.