Bold, eccentric and pulsating with energy, Lithuania is indeed one among Europe’s well-kept secrets. The country, which barely ever bags any headlines save for its basketball exploits, holds a bag of surprises. Foremost is its beguiling physical beauty closely followed by its treasure-trove of talented men and women. By the way, did you know that Lithuanians are one of the most educated in the world? That’s right! While the country have always downplayed its greatness, some of its greatest born have broken through the shackles of anonymity to glimmer in the world sky. From writers to war heroes and from leaders to artists, the exceptional talent of the land pierced through the shadows of obscurity and how. These are the men and women who have streets and institutions named after them, who often show up on banknotes and stamps, and enjoy exalted status. Read on to explore all about the famous Lithuanians in these biographies below. Their timeline, trivia, and facts will wow you like nothing else.
Charles BronsonCharles Bronson
03 November 1921
Actor
Laurence HarveyLaurence Harvey
01 October 1928
Actor

Tadeusz KościuszkoTadeusz Kościuszko
04 February 1746
Political Leader

Dalia GrybauskaitėDalia Grybauskaitė
01 March 1956
President of Lithuania

Antanas SmetonaAntanas Smetona
10 August 1874
Former President of Lithuania

Valdas AdamkusValdas Adamkus
03 November 1926
Former President of Lithuania
Cesar CuiCesar Cui
18 January 1835
Composer, Writer and Critic

Algirdas BrazauskasAlgirdas Brazauskas
22 September 1932
Yachting and Hunting

Rolandas PaksasRolandas Paksas
10 June 1956
Former President of Lithuania
Jonas ŽemaitisJonas Žemaitis
15 March 1909
Former President of Lithuania

Dom ZeglaitisDom Zeglaitis
29 June 1995
Hip Hop Artist, YouTube Star
Jonas KubiliusJonas Kubilius
27 July 1921
Mathematician

Domantas SabonisDomantas Sabonis
03 May 1996
Basketball player

Arvydas SabonisArvydas Sabonis
19 December 1964
Basketball player

Jonas ValanciunasJonas Valanciunas
06 May 1992
Basketball player

Ruta LeeRuta Lee
30 May 1935
Actress
Kazimierz PułaskiKazimierz Pułaski
06 March 1745
Soldier

Žydrūnas IlgauskasŽydrūnas Ilgauskas
05 June 1975
Basketball player

Julija StoliarenkoJulija Stoliarenko
08 April 1993
Mixed martial artist

Bria VinaiteBria Vinaite
10 June 1993
Actress
AksanaAksana
29 April 1982
Professional wrestler

Pyotr Nikolayevich WrangelPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel
27 August 1878
Military Officer
Emmanuel LevinasEmmanuel Levinas
12 January 1906
Philosopher, University teacher, Ethicist, Writer

Jascha HeifetzJascha Heifetz
02 February 1901
Music educator, Violinist

Augustus III of PolandAugustus III of Poland
17 October 1696
King
Sarunas MarciulionisSarunas Marciulionis
13 June 1964
Basketball player

Ingrida ŠimonytėIngrida Šimonytė
15 November 1974
Prime Minister
Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD
Cossack

VytautasVytautas
1350 AD
Ruler

Józef Antoni PoniatowskiJózef Antoni Poniatowski
1763 AD
General
Jonas MekasJonas Mekas
24 December 1922
Film director

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Ingeborga DapkūnaitėIngeborga Dapkūnaitė
20 January 1963
Actress
MindaugasMindaugas
1203 AD
Grand Duke of Lithuania

Arturas KarnisovasArturas Karnisovas
27 April 1971
Basketball player

GediminasGediminas
1275 AD
Ruler

Clara RockmoreClara Rockmore
09 March 1911
Musician
Mikalojus Konstantinas ČiurlionisMikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis
22 September 1875
Painter
Egidijus KavaliauskasEgidijus Kavaliauskas
29 June 1988
Boxer

Isaac LevitanIsaac Levitan
30 August 1860
Painter

Viktorija Cmilyte-NielsenViktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen
06 August 1983
Speaker of the Seimas

Deividas SirvydisDeividas Sirvydis
10 June 2000
Basketball player
Severija JanušauskaitėSeverija Janušauskaitė
22 October 1981
Actress

Vytautas LandsbergisVytautas Landsbergis
18 October 1932
Politician, Chess player, Musicologist, Music

Sergej MaslobojevSergej Maslobojev
22 May 1987
Mixed martial artist

AlgirdasAlgirdas
1296 AD
Ruler

Linas KleizaLinas Kleiza
03 January 1985
Basketball player
Norbertas GigaNorbertas Giga
06 June 1995
Basketball player

Gabriel NarutowiczGabriel Narutowicz
17 March 1865
Polish professor
Dovilė KiltyDovilė Kilty
14 July 1993
Athlete

Rodion ShchedrinRodion Shchedrin
16 December 1932
Composer, Pianist, Music educator, Librettist,

Modesta VžesniauskaitėModesta Vžesniauskaitė
17 October 1983
Sport cyclist
Mindaugas KuzminskasMindaugas Kuzminskas
19 October 1989
Basketball player

Ricardas BerankisRicardas Berankis
21 June 1990
Tennis player
Mordecai KaplanMordecai Kaplan
11 June 1881
Rabbi

Emilia PlaterEmilia Plater
13 November 1806
Revolutionary

Leopold GodowskyLeopold Godowsky
13 February 1870
Pianist and composer

Rūta MeilutytėRūta Meilutytė
19 March 1997
Swimmer

Barbara RadziwillBarbara Radziwill
06 December 1520
Queen
Donatas BanionisDonatas Banionis
28 April 1924
Actor

Eimantas StanionisEimantas Stanionis
17 August 1994
Boxer

Marius GrigonisMarius Grigonis
26 April 1994
Basketball player

Elazar ShachElazar Shach
01 January 1899
Political leader
Paulius JankunasPaulius Jankunas
29 April 1984
Basketball player

George MaciunasGeorge Maciunas
08 November 1931
Artist, Architect, Painter
Rimas KurtinaitisRimas Kurtinaitis
15 May 1960
Basketball coach

Donny MontellDonny Montell
22 October 1987
Singer-songwriter

Michał Korybut WiśniowieckiMichał Korybut Wiśniowiecki
31 July 1640
Ruler
KęstutisKęstutis
1297 AD
Ruler

George MikellGeorge Mikell
04 April 1929
Actor
Elimelech of LizhenskElimelech of Lizhensk
1717 AD
Rabbi

Jan Karol ChodkiewiczJan Karol Chodkiewicz
1560 AD
Military Commander

Ieva ZasimauskaitėIeva Zasimauskaitė
02 July 1993
Singer
Cornell BorchersCornell Borchers
16 March 1925
Actress

Jonas MaciulisJonas Maciulis
10 February 1985
Basketball player
Vincas KudirkaVincas Kudirka
31 December 1858
Poet

Marius ZaromskisMarius Zaromskis
30 July 1980
Mixed martial artist

Salomon MaimonSalomon Maimon
1753 AD
Philosopher

Jonas BasanavičiusJonas Basanavičius
23 November 1851
Doctor
Edita VilkevičiūtėEdita Vilkevičiūtė
01 January 1989
Model
MaironisMaironis
02 November 1862
Poet

Rokas JokubaitisRokas Jokubaitis
19 November 2000
Basketball player

Mantas KalnietisMantas Kalnietis
06 September 1986
Basketball player

Andrius MamontovasAndrius Mamontovas
23 August 1967
Musician
Ramūnas ŠiškauskasRamūnas Šiškauskas
10 September 1978
Basketball player

MiaMia
19 July 1983
Singer

Aušrinė ArmonaitėAušrinė Armonaitė
26 May 1989
Politician

Arnoldas KulbokaArnoldas Kulboka
04 January 1998
Basketball player

Arturas GudaitisArturas Gudaitis
19 June 1993
Basketball player
Rimantas KaukėnasRimantas Kaukėnas
11 April 1977
Basketball player

Rokas GiedraitisRokas Giedraitis
16 August 1992
Basketball player
Sonia GaskellSonia Gaskell
14 April 1904
Dancer

Constance of AustriaConstance of Austria
24 December 1588
Queen
Meir VilnerMeir Vilner
23 October 1918
Politician
Virgilijus AleknaVirgilijus Alekna
13 February 1972
Politician