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

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

07 November 1879

Wladimir KlitschkoWladimir Klitschko

25 March 1976

Vasyl LomachenkoVasyl Lomachenko

17 February 1988

Olga KurylenkoOlga Kurylenko
(Actress, Model)

14 November 1979

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Yulia TymoshenkoYulia Tymoshenko
(Former Prime Minister of Ukraine)

27 November 1960

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad

03 December 1857

Petro PoroshenkoPetro Poroshenko
(President of Ukraine)

26 September 1965


19 February 1971

Sergei ProkofievSergei Prokofiev
(Composer and pianist)

23 April 1891

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Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich

30 June 1946

Edwin SchlossbergEdwin Schlossberg

19 July 1945

Richard SandrakRichard Sandrak
(Bodybuilder & Martial Artist)

15 April 1992

Vitalii SediukVitalii Sediuk

14 November 1988

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy

24 March 1986

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Denis StoffDenis Stoff

04 May 1992

Anatoly OnoprienkoAnatoly Onoprienko
(Serial Killer)

25 July 1959

John Demjanjuk John Demjanjuk
(War Criminal)

03 April 1920

Sergey BubkaSergey Bubka
(Pole Vaulter)

04 December 1963

Anatole LitvakAnatole Litvak
(Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

21 May 1902

Veronika KhomynVeronika Khomyn

01 March 1990

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Selman WaksmanSelman Waksman
(Discoverer of Streptomycin)

22 July 1888

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak

01 August 1924

Anna BessonovaAnna Bessonova
(Olympic athlete)

29 July 1984

Max PolyakovMax Polyakov
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Scientist)

30 June 1977

Julia GilasJulia Gilas
(Fitness Model)

15 December 1984

Solomia LukyanetsSolomia Lukyanets
(Opera Singer)

24 April 2001

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Ilya IlyukIlya Ilyuk
(Video Gamer)

24 December 1995

Volodymyr ZelenskiyVolodymyr Zelenskiy

25 January 1978

Elena LomachenkoElena Lomachenko
(Wife of Boxer Vasyl Lomachenko)

Oleksandr UsykOleksandr Usyk

17 January 1987

Elina SvitolinaElina Svitolina
(Tennis player)

12 September 1994

Vitali KlitschkoVitali Klitschko
(Politician, Boxer, Kickboxer)

19 July 1971

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Andriy ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko

1976 AD

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

09 July 1950

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev

0915 AD

Viktor YushchenkoViktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)

23 February 1954

Stepan BanderaStepan Bandera
(Political leader)

01 January 1909

Igor SikorskyIgor Sikorsky
(Aircraft designer)

25 May 1889

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Nestor MakhnoNestor Makhno

07 November 1888

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich

22 November 1893

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Teacher, Choreographer)

17 January 1980

Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff

02 January 1978

Andriy YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
(Association football player)

23 October 1989

Mikheil SaakashviliMikheil Saakashvili

21 December 1967

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Paul CelanPaul Celan

23 November 1920

Grigory ZinovievGrigory Zinoviev
(Actor, Politician)

23 September 1883

Oxana MalayaOxana Malaya

04 November 1983

Alex LenAlex Len
(Basketball player)

16 June 1993

Ivan AivazovskyIvan Aivazovsky
Oleg of NovgorodOleg of Novgorod

0879 AD

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Sergey KarjakinSergey Karjakin
(Chess Grandmaster)

12 January 1990

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

23 June 1889

Yevhen KonoplyankaYevhen Konoplyanka
(Association football player)

29 September 1989

Oksana LadaOksana Lada

03 March 1976

Taras ShevchenkoTaras Shevchenko
Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski
(Former Prime Minister of Poland)

06 November 1860

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Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol

25 October 1895

Sviatoslav RichterSviatoslav Richter

20 March 1915

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

10 January 1982

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam

13 April 1909

Semyon TimoshenkoSemyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)

18 February 1895

Sviatoslav I of KievSviatoslav I of Kiev

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Verka SerduchkaVerka Serduchka

02 October 1973

Oleksandr TurchynovOleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)

31 March 1964

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky

1595 AD

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

22 May 1974

Shmuel Yosef AgnonShmuel Yosef Agnon
Igor VovchanchynIgor Vovchanchyn
(Sportsperson, Kickboxer)

06 August 1973

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Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
(Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician)

07 April 1949

Igor of KievIgor of Kiev

0877 AD

Leonid KuchmaLeonid Kuchma

09 August 1938