Celebrities in Latvia

Valerian Abakovskis inventor
Augusts Vilis Abakuks emigre activist
Rutanya Alda actress
Viktors Alksnis Soviet military officer, Russian communist politician
Iveta Apkalna organist
Vija Artmane actress
Gunars Astra dissident, human rights activist
Helmuts Balderis hockey player
Janis Balodis army officer, politician
Janis Balodis military leader, politician
Mikhail Baryshnikov ballet dancer, choreographer
Krisjanis Barons "the father of Latvian folk songs"
Karlis Baumanis author of the national anthem of the Republic of Latvia
Vizma Belsevica author
Krisjanis Berkis army officer
Eduards Berklavs politician
Isaiah Berlin philosopher
Eduard Berzin red army soldier
Andris Biedrins basketball player
Ernests Blanks publicist
Rudolfs Blaumanis author, journalist, playwright
Baiba Broka actress
Inguna Butane fashion model
Janis Cakste first Latvian president
Valters Caps inventor, created subminiature camera
Janis Dalins athlete, race walker
Roberts Dambitis military leader, politician
Emils Darzins composer
Jacob Davis tailor, inventor, created denim jeans
Eliass Eliezers Desslers rabbi, scholar, philosopher
Leor Dimant turntabilist, music producer
Anatols Dinbergs diplomat
Aleksis Dreimanis geologist
Inga Drozdova model, actress
Sergejs Eizensteins film director
Modris Eksteins historian, author
Andrievs Ezergailis historian of the Holocaust
Gregors Fitelbergs conductor, composer, violinist
Vesels fon Freitags-Loringhofens colonel, member of the resistance against Adolf Hitler
Laila Freivalds Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs
Gints Gabrans artist
Inese Galante opera singer
Elina Garanca opera singer
Karlis Goppers founder of Latvian Boy Scouts
Andrejs Grants photographer
Ernests Gulbis tennis player
Philippe Halsman photographer
Juris Hartmanis computer scientist
Uvis Helmanis basketball player
Arturs Irbe hockey player
Karlis Irbitis aviation inventor, engineer, designer
Gatis Jahovics basketball player
Andrejs Jansons musician, composer, conductor
Mariss Jansons conductor
Inese Jaunzeme athlete
Sandra Kalniete former Latvia's EU commissioner
Bruno Kalnins Saeima member, Red Army General
Imants Kalnins composer, politician
Oskars Kalpaks first commander of Latvian National Armed Forces
Kaspars Kambala basketball player
Renars Kaupers musician
Jekabs Ketlers Duke of the Duchy of Courland
Eriks Kigelis composer
Gustavs Klucis artist, photographer
Aleksandrs Kovalevskis zoologist
Gidon Kremer violinist, conductor
Mikelis Krogzems poet, author, translator
Juris Kronbergs writer, free-lance journalist
Atis Kronvalds Author, linguist, pedagogue
Abrams Izaks Kuks chief rabbi
Dainis Kula athlete, Olympic medalist
Alberts Kviesis former president
Vilis Lacis author, politician
Aleksandrs Laime explorer
Ed Leedskalnin sculptor
Marija Leiko actress
Jekabs Mihaels Reinholds Lencs author
Alexander Liepa inventor, artist
Maris Liepa ballet dancer
Jevgenija Lisicina organist
Nikolajs Loskis philosopher
Janis Lusis athlete
Maris Martinsons film director, producer, screenwriter
Juris Maters author, journalist
Zenta Maurina author, scholar, philosopher
Evgenijs Millers Russian military officer
Marija Naumova (Marie N) singer, songwriter
Andris Nelsons conductor
Andrievs Niedra poet, author, pastor
Stanislavs Olijars athlete
Wilhelm Ostwald chemist, Nobel laureate
Elvira Ozolina athlete, Olympic medalist
Sandis Ozolins hockey player
Valdemars Ozolins composer, conductor
Karlis Padegs artist
Marian Pahars footballer
Raimonds Pauls composer, pianist
Jekabs Peters Soviet Cheka leader
Andris Piebalgs politician, diplomat
Janis Plieksans author, poet
Juris Podnieks film director, producer
Nicolai Poliakoff creator of coco the clown
Sandis Prusis bobsledder
Janis Pujats cardinal
Andrejs Pumpurs poet, author
Fricis Rokpelnis author
Mark Rothko artist
Elza Rozenberga poet, playwright
Juris Rubenis pastor
Martins Rubenis luger, Olympic medalist
Inta Ruka photographer
Viktors Scerbatihs weightlifter
Uljana Semjonova basketball player
Haralds Silovs speed skater
Pauls Simanis journalist, politician, activist
Vestards Simkus pianist
Andris Skele politician, former prime minister
Armands Skele basketball player
Baiba Skride violinist
Eduards Smilgis theater director
Raimonds Staprans artist, playwright
Isaks Nahmans Steinbergs politician, lawyer, author
Johann Steinhauer civil rights activist
Lina Stern biologist, social activist
Henrijs Stolovs stamp dealer
Janis Streics film director, screenwriter, actor
Maris Strombergs cyclist, Olympic medalist
Peteris Stucka author, editor, jurist, educator
Stanislavs Svianievics economist, historian
Janis Roberts Tilbergs Bartist sculptor
Aloizs Tumins boxer
Guntis Ulmanis former president
Karlis Ulmanis former prime minister
Juris Upatnieks physicist
Romans Vainsteins cyclist
Krisjanis Valdemars author, economist, educator
Pauls Valdens chemist
Mikelis Valters politician, journalist, diplomat
Valdis Valters basketball player
Aleksandrs Vanags footballer
Janis Vanags archbishop
Julijs Vanags author, translator
Alex Vanags-Baginskis aviation author, editor
Peteris Vasks composer
Maris Verpakovskis footballer
Igors Vihrovs gymnast, Olympic medalist
Edvarts Virza author
Vaira Vike-Freiberga former president
Jazeps Vitols composer
Karlis Zale sculptor, author
Friedrich Zander designed first liquid-fueled rocket
Karlis Zarins (Charles Zarine) diplomat
Rihards Zarins artist
Valdis Zatlers president
Gustavs Zemgals former president
Imants Zemzaris composer
Imants Ziedonis poet, folklorist
Sergejs Zoltoks hockey player