Sunday, 25 March 2012

Famous People of Belarus

Few people know how many great people who changed the history of the world, born in Belarus, lived in it. I'll write just about some famous Belarusians. You've heard those names, but did not know that Belarus has been their homeland.

Kazimir Semenovich - the inventor of the multi-stage rocket (1651), author of "The Great Art of Artillery".
Jakub Narkevich-Etka - discoverer of electrographic and transmission of electrical signals.
Ignatius Domeyko - Chilean national hero, the founder of the University of Santiago.
German Ninkovski - a great German mathematician and physicist.
Alexander Kovalevsky proved the unity of evolutionary hrabetnyh beskhrabetnyh and animals. His brother Vladimir - the founder of evolutionary paleontology.

Larry King - American television personality.
Shmuel, Aaron and Isaac Vanskalasery - creators of the U.S. film company Warner Bros. (Their parents are originally from Belarus).
Louis Mayer and Samuel Goldwyn - the founders and leaders of the American film company Metro Goldwyn Mayer.
Michael Mikeshyn - sculptor.
Alexander Rybak - Norwegian singer of Belarusian origin.

Benedict Dybovskiy first described the fauna of Lake Baikal, the Amur, Kamchatka.
Jan Chersky - geologist, mountain named after him sichtema - Chersky range.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko - a national hero of the United States, it is named after the tallest mountain in Australia.
Sigismund Mineyko - a national hero in Greece.
Aleksander Bulatovic - a war hero of Ethiopia against Italian colonizers.

Nicholas Sudzilovskaia - President-Senator of Hawaii.
Leo Artsymovich - scientist in the field of thermonuclear fusion.
Alexander Chizhevsky - founder heliobiology.
Aleksander Malinowski created the foundations of cybernetics.
Oscar Milosz - French and Lithuanian writer.

Guillaume Apaliner - French poet, his second cousin - a Belarusian writer Karus Kaganets.
Pavel Sukhoi - aircraft.
Vladislav Starevich - the founder of puppet animation.
Eloise Orzeszkowa - Polish writer.
Joseph Kraszewski - Polish writer, literary heritage which has 600 volumes.

Joseph Pilsudski called himself a young Belarusians.
Rafal Charvyakovski - the father of Polish surgery.
Andrew Chohan made Tsar Cannon.
Klim Mikhailov made the iconostasis of the Shklov Smolensky Cathedral in Moscow.
Thaddeus Bulgarin - writer.

Dancers from Shklov Azarevich created the Russian ballet school.
Leo Shcherba - head of the Leningrad phonological school.
Osip Kozlovsky - the author of the first Russian national anthem.
Osip Gashkevich - the first Russian consul in Japan, the author the first Japanese-Russian dictionary.
Ostap Krasnovich created the first Sanskrit-Russian dictionary.

Edward Pekarsky - the father of Yakut literature, created the first dictionary of Yakut language.
Fedor Plyavaka - a famous lawyer.
Gregory Grom-Grymayla - explorer and zoologist.
Joseph Zaritsky  and John Baginski - builders ports of Rio and Kronstadt.
Ilya Kopievich created the font, which we now use (a few decades, when Peter the Great called him "the Belarusian alphabet"), was a teacher at the Peter I, introduced in the printing Arabic numerals, published in 1700 Aesop's Fables, published the first map of the sky.


Mikhail Glinka, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Stravinsky.


Kazimir Malevich, Jaroslav Isachev, Marc Chagall, George Low, Evsey Moiseev, Nadezhda Khodasevich-Lazhe.


Ivan Fedorov. Francis Skaryna, Peter Mstislavets, Ivan Litvin - London's first printer.


Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dmitry Pisarev, Michael Isakovsky, Alexander Twardowski, Yaroslav Smelyakov, Yuri Alyosha, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Aleksandr Griboyedov, Alexander Green, Vladimir Vysotsky.


Innocent Smoktunovsky, Vasily Kachalov, Vadim Kirilenko, Kirk Douglas (American actor, his roots - in Gomel, the father of Michael Douglas).

And many others ...


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  2. I did not know that so many people were Belarussian or with Belarussian origins. :)
    BTW the exact orthgraph is Guillaume Apollinaire. He's told to be Pole in France.