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

Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
30 September 1928
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD

20 March 0043

Simona HalepSimona Halep
27 September 1991
Tennis Player
Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978

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

Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD
First Kings of the Visigoths

Klaus IohannisKlaus Iohannis
13 June 1959
President of Romania

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
13 March 1907
Historian of Religion
Ana UlaruAna Ularu
26 June 1985

Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930
Former President of Romania

Constantin BrancusiConstantin Brâncuși
19 February 1876

Aurelia DobreAurelia Dobre
16 November 1972
Olympic Athlete
Traian BăsescuTraian Băsescu
04 November 1951
Former President of Romania

Emil ConstantinescuEmil Constantinescu
19 November 1939
Former President of Romania
09 September 1899

Daniela SilivasDaniela Silivaș
09 May 1972

Ali AndreeaAli Andreea
26 September 1984
Beauty Vloggers
George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912
Cell Biologist

Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
26 February 1900
American-Romanian film director
Norvina ClaudiaNorvina Claudia
16 November 1987
Instagram Star, You Tube Personality

08 August 1999

Alice PeneacaAlice Peneaca
31 October 1991
Model, Actress
Edward G. RobinsonEdward G. Robinson
12 December 1893

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Gheorghe HagiGheorghe Hagi
05 February 1965
Association football player, Association football
John HousemanJohn Houseman
22 September 1902

Gheorghe MureșanGheorghe Mureșan
14 February 1971
Basketball player

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
02 June 1904
Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player,

Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
15 January 1850
Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Emile M. CioranEmile M. Cioran
08 April 1911

Adrian MutuAdrian Mutu
08 January 1979
Association football player

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

Bela KarolyiBela Karolyi
13 September 1942
Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865

Ion TiriacIon Tiriac
09 May 1939
Tennis player

Elena CeauşescuElena Ceauşescu
07 January 1916
Romanian politician

Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist

Dan PetrescuDan Petrescu
22 December 1967
Association football player, Association football
Gordian IIIGordian III
20 January 0225

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Ilie NăstaseIlie Năstase
19 July 1946
Romanian tennis player

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

Anamaria MarincaAnamaria Marinca
01 April 1978
Alexandru Ioan CuzaAlexandru Ioan Cuza
20 March 1820

Michael the BraveMichael the Brave
15 January 1558
Nicu CeausescuNicu Ceausescu
01 September 1951

Alexandra StanAlexandra Stan
10 June 1989
Romanian singer-songwriter

0257 AD

Cristian ChivuCristian Chivu
26 October 1980
Association football player

George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer
Costel PantilimonCostel Pantilimon
01 February 1987
Association football player

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

Cristina NeaguCristina Neagu
26 August 1988
Handball player

Ștefan RaduȘtefan Radu
22 October 1986
Association football player
Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887
Philosopher, Rabbi

Vera RencziVera Renczi
1903 AD
serial killer
Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533

Răzvan LucescuRăzvan Lucescu
17 February 1969
Association football player, Association football

Gheorghe PopescuGheorghe Popescu
09 October 1967
Association football player
Joseph M. JuranJoseph M. Juran
24 December 1904

Edward LuttwakEdward Luttwak
04 November 1942
Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer
Alaric IIAlaric II
0450 AD

Horia SimaHoria Sima
03 July 1903
politician, journalist

Larisa IordacheLarisa Iordache
19 June 1996
Artistic gymnast
Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

William SafireWilliam Safire
17 December 1929
American journalist
Ion Luca CaragialeIon Luca Caragiale
01 February 1852
linguist, poet, writer, journalist, playwright

Beatrice CenciBeatrice Cenci
06 February 1577

0082 BC

Victor PontaVictor Ponta
20 September 1972
Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
17 January 1871
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
Ion Mihai PacepaIon Mihai Pacepa
28 October 1928

Sergiu CelibidacheSergiu Celibidache
28 June 1912
conductor, composer, university teacher

Magda LupescuMagda Lupescu
16 September 1899
Mistress of King Carol II of Romania

Lucian ButeLucian Bute
28 February 1980
Lothair III, Holy Roman EmperorLothair III, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1075
Holy Roman emperor

Ștefan Bănică, Jr.Ștefan Bănică, Jr.
18 October 1967

Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD

Milan I of SerbiaMilan I of Serbia
22 August 1854

Pope EvaristusPope Evaristus
17 April 0044
Ancus MarciusAncus Marcius
0678 BC

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673
Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
17 June 1901
Physician, Writer

Saul SteinbergSaul Steinberg
15 June 1914
Comics artist, Painter, Illustrator
Gnaeus Domitius CorbuloGnaeus Domitius Corbulo
0007 AD
Artur PhlepsArtur Phleps
29 November 1881