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

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana

Simona HalepSimona Halep
27 September 1991
Tennis Player

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
30 September 1928
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD

20 March 0043

Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD
First Kings of the Visigoths

16 October 1986
Singer, Songwriter
Carol II of RomaniaCarol II of Romania
15 October 1893

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
13 March 1907
Historian of Religion

Klaus IohannisKlaus Iohannis
13 June 1959
President of Romania

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911

Aurelia DobreAurelia Dobre
16 November 1972
Olympic Athlete
Ana UlaruAna Ularu
26 June 1985

Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930
Former President of Romania

Constantin BrancusiConstantin Brâncuși
19 February 1876

Traian BăsescuTraian Băsescu
04 November 1951
Former President of Romania
Daniela SilivasDaniela Silivaș
09 May 1972

Emil ConstantinescuEmil Constantinescu
19 November 1939
Former President of Romania
Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
26 February 1900
American-Romanian film director

09 September 1899

Ali AndreeaAli Andreea
26 September 1984
Beauty Vloggers
Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Norvina ClaudiaNorvina Claudia
16 November 1987
Instagram Star, You Tube Personality
08 August 1999

Alice PeneacaAlice Peneaca
31 October 1991
Model, Actress

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912
Cell Biologist
Edward G. RobinsonEdward G. Robinson
12 December 1893

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Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
02 June 1904
Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player,
Gheorghe HagiGheorghe Hagi
05 February 1965
Association football player, Association football

Adrian MutuAdrian Mutu
08 January 1979
Association football player

Anamaria MarincaAnamaria Marinca
01 April 1978

Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania
John HousemanJohn Houseman
22 September 1902
Gordian IIIGordian III
20 January 0225

Ilie NăstaseIlie Năstase
19 July 1946
Romanian tennis player

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865

Mircea LucescuMircea Lucescu
29 July 1945
Association football player, Association football
Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist

Alexandra StanAlexandra Stan
10 June 1989
Romanian singer-songwriter

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839

Beatrice CenciBeatrice Cenci
06 February 1577

Cristian ChivuCristian Chivu
26 October 1980
Association football player
0257 AD

Michael the BraveMichael the Brave
15 January 1558
Dan PetrescuDan Petrescu
22 December 1967
Association football player, Association football

Costel PantilimonCostel Pantilimon
01 February 1987
Association football player

Gheorghe PopescuGheorghe Popescu
09 October 1967
Association football player
Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD

Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
15 January 1850
William SafireWilliam Safire
17 December 1929
American journalist

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-DejGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
08 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat

Mădălina Diana GheneaMădălina Diana Ghenea
08 August 1988
Actor, Model, Film actor

George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Sergiu CelibidacheSergiu Celibidache
28 June 1912
conductor, composer, university teacher

Alexandru Ioan CuzaAlexandru Ioan Cuza
20 March 1820

Joseph M. JuranJoseph M. Juran
24 December 1904

Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533
Răzvan LucescuRăzvan Lucescu
17 February 1969
Association football player, Association football

Ștefan RaduȘtefan Radu
22 October 1986
Association football player
Cătălina PonorCătălina Ponor
20 August 1987
Artistic gymnast

Vera RencziVera Renczi
1903 AD
serial killer

Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887
Philosopher, Rabbi
Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
17 June 1901
Physician, Writer
Ancus MarciusAncus Marcius
0678 BC

Ion Mihai PacepaIon Mihai Pacepa
28 October 1928

Saul SteinbergSaul Steinberg
15 June 1914
Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator
Horia SimaHoria Sima
03 July 1903
politician, journalist

Milan I of SerbiaMilan I of Serbia
22 August 1854
Magda LupescuMagda Lupescu
16 September 1899
Mistress of King Carol II of Romania

Pope EvaristusPope Evaristus
17 April 0044

Miodrag BelodediciMiodrag Belodedici
20 May 1964
Association football player

Lucian ButeLucian Bute
28 February 1980
Cosmin ContraCosmin Contra
15 December 1975
Association football player, Association football
0082 BC

Gnaeus Domitius CorbuloGnaeus Domitius Corbulo
0007 AD

Andrei AlexandrescuAndrei Alexandrescu
1969 AD
computer scientist, engineer

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
17 January 1871
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
Victor PontaVictor Ponta
20 September 1972

Military commander

0375 AD

Larisa IordacheLarisa Iordache
19 June 1996
Artistic gymnast

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673
Dorinel MunteanuDorinel Munteanu
25 June 1968
Association football player, Association football

Bogdan StancuBogdan Stancu
28 June 1987
Association football player
Irving LaytonIrving Layton
12 March 1912

Laurențiu ReghecampfLaurențiu Reghecampf
19 September 1975
association football player, association football
Alexandru MaximAlexandru Maxim
08 July 1990
Romanian footballer
Artur PhlepsArtur Phleps
29 November 1881