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.
Vlad the ImpalerVlad the Impaler
1431 AD
Ruler of Wallachia
Sebastian StanSebastian Stan
13 August 1982

Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
26 January 1918
Former President of Romania

Simona HalepSimona Halep
27 September 1991
Tennis Player

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
30 September 1928
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD

Klaus IohannisKlaus Iohannis
13 June 1959
President of Romania

20 March 0043

16 October 1986
Singer, Songwriter
Norvina ClaudiaNorvina Claudia
16 November 1987
Instagram Star, You Tube Personality

Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930
Former President of Romania

Aurelia DobreAurelia Dobre
16 November 1972
Olympic Athlete

Constantin BrancusiConstantin Brâncuși
19 February 1876
Ana UlaruAna Ularu
26 June 1985

Traian BăsescuTraian Băsescu
04 November 1951
Former President of Romania
09 September 1899

Emil ConstantinescuEmil Constantinescu
19 November 1939
Former President of Romania

08 August 1999
Daniela SilivasDaniela Silivaș
09 May 1972

Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
26 February 1900
American-Romanian film director
Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961
Olympic Champion Gymnast

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912
Cell Biologist

Alice PeneacaAlice Peneaca
31 October 1991
Model, Actress

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
Adrian MutuAdrian Mutu
08 January 1979
Association football player

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Cato the ElderCato the Elder
0234 BC

Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania

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

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911
Philosopher, Writer, Diarist, Aphorist
John HousemanJohn Houseman
22 September 1902

Gordian IIIGordian III
20 January 0225
Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865

Alexandra StanAlexandra Stan
10 June 1989
Romanian singer-songwriter

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
20 December 1849
poet, prosaist, essayist, librarian

Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist
Costel PantilimonCostel Pantilimon
01 February 1987
Association football player

Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD

0257 AD

Mircea LucescuMircea Lucescu
29 July 1945
Association football player, Association football

Răzvan LucescuRăzvan Lucescu
17 February 1969
Association football player, Association football
Cristian ChivuCristian Chivu
26 October 1980
Association football player

Michael the BraveMichael the Brave
1558 AD

George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer

Mădălina Diana GheneaMădălina Diana Ghenea
08 August 1988
Actor, Model, Film actor
Anamaria MarincaAnamaria Marinca
01 April 1978

Gheorghe PopescuGheorghe Popescu
09 October 1967
Association football player
Andrei AlexandrescuAndrei Alexandrescu
1969 AD
computer scientist, engineer

Victor PontaVictor Ponta
20 September 1972

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-DejGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
08 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat
Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Vera RencziVera Renczi
1903 AD
serial killer
Ștefan RaduȘtefan Radu
22 October 1986
Association football player

Cosmin ContraCosmin Contra
15 December 1975
Association football player, Association football

Sergiu CelibidacheSergiu Celibidache
28 June 1912
conductor, composer, university teacher
Hildegard PeplauHildegard Peplau
01 September 1909

Ion Mihai PacepaIon Mihai Pacepa
28 October 1928
Liviu DragneaLiviu Dragnea
28 October 1962
Engineer, Politician

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
17 June 1901
Physician, Writer

Ancus MarciusAncus Marcius
0678 BC

Lucian ButeLucian Bute
28 February 1980
Cătălina PonorCătălina Ponor
20 August 1987
Artistic gymnast
Saul SteinbergSaul Steinberg
15 June 1914
Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator

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

Military commander

Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer
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
George Emil PaladeGeorge Emil Palade
19 November 1912
Physician, Cell biologist, Scientist, Inventor,

Alexandru MaximAlexandru Maxim
08 July 1990
Romanian footballer
Emil BocEmil Boc
06 September 1966
Former Prime Minister of Romania

Jacob L. MorenoJacob L. Moreno
18 May 1889

Dorinel MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
25 June 1968
Association football player, Association football
Alaric IIAlaric II
0450 AD

Gabriel TorjeGabriel Torje
22 November 1989
Association football player
Artur PhlepsArtur Phleps
29 November 1881

Larisa IordacheLarisa Iordache
19 June 1996
Artistic gymnast

Laurențiu ReghecampfLaurențiu Reghecampf
19 September 1975
association football player, association football

Cristina NeaguCristina Neagu
26 August 1988
Handball player
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
Bogdan StancuBogdan Stancu
28 June 1987
Association football player

0519 BC
Roman statesman
Solomon SchechterSolomon Schechter
07 December 1847
Rabbi, University teacher