Romania may not bag headlines too often or feature in the itinerary of every tourist visiting Europe, but that does not really cloud the enticements and excitements that the country has to offer. Its diverse landscape, jaw-dropping castles, and great food aside, Romania has a wad of other baits too and incredible ones at that, remarkable enough to floor anyone wanting to explore all about it. That is right! From being home to one of the “happiest cemeteries” on Earth to being one of the largest producers of wine and from boasting of having one of the best roads in the world to being one of the richest countries in Europe, Romania is one helluva country worth exploring. But that is not all, dear readers. This less-talked about country has also raised some extraordinary men and women, most of whom have revolutionized the world. Explore all about the lives of some such famous Romanians in their biographies encapsulated below. Trail the trials and triumphs of their lives through the timelines, trivia, and lesser-known facts covered in their profiles and get inspired.
Sebastian StanSebastian Stan
13 August 1982
Vlad the ImpalerVlad the Impaler
1431 AD
Ruler of Wallachia

Simona HalepSimona Halep
27 September 1991
Tennis Player

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
30 September 1928

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana
20 March 0043

16 October 1986
Singer, Songwriter

Norvina ClaudiaNorvina Claudia
16 November 1987
Instagram Star, You Tube Personality

Klaus IohannisKlaus Iohannis
13 June 1959
President of Romania
Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930
Former President of Romania

Aurelia DobreAurelia Dobre
16 November 1972
Olympic Athlete
08 August 1999

09 September 1899

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961
Olympic Champion Gymnast
Emil ConstantinescuEmil Constantinescu
19 November 1939
Former President of Romania

Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
26 February 1900
American-Romanian film director
Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
26 January 1918
Former President of Romania

Alice PeneacaAlice Peneaca
31 October 1991
Model, Actress

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912
Cell Biologist
Daniela SilivasDaniela Silivaș
09 May 1972

Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Constantin BrancusiConstantin Brâncuși
19 February 1876

Traian BăsescuTraian Băsescu
04 November 1951
Former President of Romania

Ali AndreeaAli Andreea
26 September 1984
Beauty Vloggers

Edward G. RobinsonEdward G. Robinson
12 December 1893
Gheorghe HagiGheorghe Hagi
05 February 1965
Association football player, Association football
Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
02 June 1904
Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player,

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
13 March 1907

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD

Cato the ElderCato the Elder
0234 BC
Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania

Liviu DragneaLiviu Dragnea
28 October 1962
Engineer, Politician

John HousemanJohn Houseman
22 September 1902

Adrian MutuAdrian Mutu
08 January 1979
Association football player

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Gordian IIIGordian III
20 January 0225
Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911
Philosopher, Writer, Diarist, Aphorist

Alexandra StanAlexandra Stan
10 June 1989
Romanian singer-songwriter
Mircea LucescuMircea Lucescu
29 July 1945
Association football player, Association football

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865
Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist

Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
20 December 1849
poet, prosaist, essayist, librarian
Costel PantilimonCostel Pantilimon
01 February 1987
Association football player

Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD

Cristian ChivuCristian Chivu
26 October 1980
Association football player

0257 AD

Michael the BraveMichael the Brave
1558 AD
George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer

Dan PetrescuDan Petrescu
22 December 1967
Association football player, Association football

Gheorghe PopescuGheorghe Popescu
09 October 1967
Association football player

Anamaria MarincaAnamaria Marinca
01 April 1978
Gheorghe Gheorghiu-DejGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
08 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat

Victor PontaVictor Ponta
20 September 1972
Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Vera RencziVera Renczi
1903 AD
serial killer

Sergiu CelibidacheSergiu Celibidache
28 June 1912
conductor, composer, university teacher
Cosmin ContraCosmin Contra
15 December 1975
Association football player, Association football

Ion Mihai PacepaIon Mihai Pacepa
28 October 1928
Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
17 June 1901
Physician, Writer

Ancus MarciusAncus Marcius
0678 BC

Andrei AlexandrescuAndrei Alexandrescu
1969 AD
computer scientist, engineer
Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
01 September 1909

Lucian ButeLucian Bute
28 February 1980
Military commander

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
17 January 1871
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet

Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer

Saul SteinbergSaul Steinberg
15 June 1914
Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator
Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887
Philosopher, Rabbi
Ion Luca CaragialeIon Luca Caragiale
01 February 1852
linguist, poet, writer, journalist, playwright

0082 BC

Horia SimaHoria Sima
03 July 1903
politician, journalist

Miodrag BelodediciMiodrag Belodedici
20 May 1964
Association football player
Emil BocEmil Boc
06 September 1966
Former Prime Minister of Romania

Black AngelikaBlack Angelika
25 October 1987
Adult Film Star

George Emil PaladeGeorge Emil Palade
19 November 1912
Physician, Cell biologist, Scientist, Inventor,

Jacob L. MorenoJacob L. Moreno
18 May 1889

Alexandru MaximAlexandru Maxim
08 July 1990
Romanian footballer
Dorinel MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
25 June 1968
Association football player, Association football

Cristina NeaguCristina Neagu
26 August 1988
Handball player
Alaric IIAlaric II
0450 AD

Artur PhlepsArtur Phleps
29 November 1881

Elena GheorgheElena Gheorghe
30 July 1985
Romanian singer
János BolyaiJános Bolyai
15 December 1802

Ciprian MaricaCiprian Marica
02 October 1985
Association football player
Reuven FeuersteinReuven Feuerstein
21 August 1921
Educationist, Educator

Gabriel TorjeGabriel Torje
22 November 1989
Association football player

Larisa IordacheLarisa Iordache
19 June 1996
Artistic gymnast

Bogdan StancuBogdan Stancu
28 June 1987
Association football player
0519 BC
Roman statesman

Solomon SchechterSolomon Schechter
07 December 1847
Rabbi, University teacher
Tudor ArgheziTudor Arghezi
21 May 1880
poet, writer, journalist, children's writer

Elena UdreaElena Udrea
26 December 1973
Politician, Lawyer

Benjamin FondaneBenjamin Fondane
14 November 1898
Linguist, Poet, Librarian, Film director,

Daniel SpoerriDaniel Spoerri
27 March 1930
Painter, Choreographer, University teacher
Raul RusescuRaul Rusescu
09 July 1988
Association football player