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
Actor
Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD
Missionary

Vlad the ImpalerVlad the Impaler
1431 AD
Ruler of Wallachia

Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
26 January 1918
Former President of Romania

Elie WieselElie Wiesel
30 September 1928
Writer

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana
Nadia ComaneciNadia Comaneci
12 November 1961
Olympic Champion Gymnast

Simona HalepSimona Halep
27 September 1991
Tennis Player

OvidOvid
20 March 0043
Poet
Alexandra Maria LaraAlexandra Maria Lara
12 November 1978
Actress

Carol II of RomaniaCarol II of Romania
15 October 1893
King
Alaric IAlaric I
0370 AD
First Kings of the Visigoths

InnaInna
16 October 1986
Singer, Songwriter

Emil CioranEmil Cioran
08 April 1911
Philosopher

Mircea EliadeMircea Eliade
13 March 1907
Historian of Religion

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

Ana UlaruAna Ularu
26 June 1985
Actress

Constantin BrancusiConstantin Brâncuși
19 February 1876
Sculptor

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
BrassaiBrassaï
09 September 1899
Photographer

Daniela SilivasDaniela Silivaș
09 May 1972
Gymnast

Jean NegulescoJean Negulesco
26 February 1900
American-Romanian film director
Ali AndreeaAli Andreea
26 September 1984
Beauty Vloggers

George E. PaladeGeorge E. Palade
19 November 1912
Cell Biologist
Norvina ClaudiaNorvina Claudia
16 November 1987
Instagram Star, You Tube Personality

Alice PeneacaAlice Peneaca
31 October 1991
Model, Actress

VladTeeVeeVladTeeVee
08 August 1999
YouTuber
Iustin FloreaIustin Florea
01 February 2005
YouTube Star

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Edward G. RobinsonEdward G. Robinson
12 December 1893
Actor
Gheorghe MureșanGheorghe Mureșan
14 February 1971
Basketball player

Gheorghe HagiGheorghe Hagi
05 February 1965
Association football player, Association football

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

Marie of RomaniaMarie of Romania
29 October 1875
Consort
John HousemanJohn Houseman
22 September 1902
Actor
Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania

Bela KarolyiBela Karolyi
13 September 1942
Coach

Maia SanduMaia Sandu
24 May 1972
Politician

Ingrid BisuIngrid Bisu
15 September 1987
Actress
Adrian MutuAdrian Mutu
08 January 1979
Association football player

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

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865
Politician

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Monarch

Gordian IIIGordian III
20 January 0225
Emperor
Maia MorgensternMaia Morgenstern
01 May 1962
Actress

Steve HolmesSteve Holmes
23 March 1961
Adult Film actor
Elena CeauşescuElena Ceauşescu
07 January 1916
Romanian politician

RoxenRoxen
05 January 2000
Singer

Robert BobroczkyRobert Bobroczky
17 July 2000
Basketball player
Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist

Alexandra StanAlexandra Stan
10 June 1989
Romanian singer-songwriter
Sorana CirsteaSorana Cirstea
07 April 1990
Tennis player

Eugene IonescoEugene Ionesco
26 November 1909
Playwright

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

Alec SecareanuAlec Secareanu
04 December 1984
Actor

Ilie NăstaseIlie Năstase
19 July 1946
Romanian tennis player
CarinusCarinus
0257 AD
Emperor

Alexandra DinuAlexandra Dinu
03 January 1981
Actress

Mihai EminescuMihai Eminescu
15 January 1850
Poet

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

Alexandru Ioan CuzaAlexandru Ioan Cuza
20 March 1820
Prince
Queen Anne of RomaniaQueen Anne of Romania
18 September 1923
Queen

Ion TiriacIon Tiriac
09 May 1939
Tennis player

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-DejGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
08 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat
Cristian ChivuCristian Chivu
26 October 1980
Association football player

Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD
Ruler
Elisabeth of RomaniaElisabeth of Romania
12 October 1894
Princess

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

Bogdan DinuBogdan Dinu
15 August 1986
Boxer
George EnescuGeorge Enescu
19 August 1881
Romanian composer

Ștefan RaduȘtefan Radu
22 October 1986
Association football player
Anamaria MarincaAnamaria Marinca
01 April 1978
Actor

Costel PantilimonCostel Pantilimon
01 February 1987
Association football player

Gyorgy DozsaGyorgy Dozsa
1470 AD
Soldier

Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533
King
Răzvan LucescuRăzvan Lucescu
17 February 1969
Association football player, Association football
Gheorghe PopescuGheorghe Popescu
09 October 1967
Association football player

Aelia EudoxiaAelia Eudoxia
0380 AD
Arcadius' wife

Paul CelanPaul Celan
23 November 1920
Poet

Nicholas Medforth-MillsNicholas Medforth-Mills
01 April 1985
Aristocrat
Benjamin AdegbuyiBenjamin Adegbuyi
24 January 1985
Boxer

Vera RencziVera Renczi
1903 AD
serial killer

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter

Ion Mihai PacepaIon Mihai Pacepa
28 October 1928
Journalist

Diana Iovanovici SosoacaDiana Iovanovici Sosoaca
13 November 1975
Politician
Milan I of SerbiaMilan I of Serbia
22 August 1854
Ruler

Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887
Philosopher, Rabbi
Joseph M. JuranJoseph M. Juran
24 December 1904
Engineer

Prince Nicholas of RomaniaPrince Nicholas of Romania
05 August 1903
Prince
Lucian ButeLucian Bute
28 February 1980
Boxer
Cătălina PonorCătălina Ponor
20 August 1987
Artistic gymnast