Ukrainians are known to be amongst the world’s most beautiful people and thus it’s no surprise that some of the most gorgeous ladies in the international show biz like Mila Kunis, Milla Jovovich, and Olga Kurylenko have Ukrainian roots. But it’s not just beauty that makes Ukrainians unique—the nation is also the motherland of several prominent figures in science, technology, literature, performance arts, politics, astronomy, music, and mathematics. Ukraine is the land of multi-faceted and versatile people! Take for example, Nikolai Ivanovich Kibalchich, a Russian revolutionary of Ukrainian origin who was also a pioneering rocket scientist. Another such multi-talented personality was Stepan Tymoshenko known as the father of modern Ukrainian engineering mechanics. Ukrainians are also famous for their contribution to the world of mathematics, music, and literature. In the recent years, people of Ukrainian origin have stormed yet another field with their unique combination of beauty and brains—the entertainment industry. Pop musicians and dancing stars like Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Roma Pryma-Bohachevsky, and Vasyl Verkhovynets are making the world sing and dance to their tunes! Indeed, hasn’t Ukraine produced some of the most amazing international personalities? This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Ukrainians.
Mila KunisMila Kunis

14 August 1983

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko

25 March 1976

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko

17 February 1988

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
(Founder and first leader of the Red Army)

07 November 1879

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad

03 December 1857

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy

24 March 1986

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk

14 November 1988

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
(Former Prime Minister of Ukraine)

27 November 1960

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898


19 February 1971

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Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich

30 June 1946

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

25 July 1959

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Denis StoffDenis Stoff

04 May 1992

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
(Pole Vaulter)

04 December 1963

Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
(Discoverer of Streptomycin)

22 July 1888

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

21 May 1902

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak

01 August 1924

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist)

30 June 1977

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Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
(Opera Singer)

24 April 2001

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
(Fitness Model)

15 December 1984

Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
(Video Gamer)

24 December 1995

Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
(Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko)
Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn

01 March 1990

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Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk

17 January 1987

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
(Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat, Economist, Entrepreneur)

26 September 1965

Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko

1976 AD

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

Viktor YanukovychViktor Yanukovych
(Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver)

09 July 1950

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Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff

02 January 1978

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev

0915 AD

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Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili

21 December 1967

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich

22 November 1893

Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno

07 November 1888

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

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Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
(Former Prime Minister of Poland)

06 November 1860

Anna AkhmatovaAnna Akhmatova
(Writer, Translator, Literary critic, Poet)

23 June 1889

Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod

0879 AD

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Vyacheslav GlazkovVyacheslav Glazkov

15 October 1984

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

Paul CelanPaul Celan

23 November 1920

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam

13 April 1909

Oksana LadaOksana Lada

03 March 1976

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Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko
Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev

Roman NeustädterRoman Neustädter

18 February 1988

Ana LayevskaAna Layevska
(actor, television actor, film actor)

10 January 1982

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter

20 March 1915

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol

25 October 1895

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Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky

1595 AD

Nikolay DavydenkoNikolay Davydenko
(tennis player)

02 June 1981

Arseniy YatsenyukArseniy Yatsenyuk
(Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker)

22 May 1974

Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973


1502 AD

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Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma

09 August 1938

Dmytro ChygrynskiyDmytro Chygrynskiy
(Association football player)

07 November 1986

Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka

02 October 1973