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Inspired by the famous people thread in the forum, add your link to a profile page of celebrities here by their Nationality. To qualify as a celebrity in this list, the profile must be set to Public and should be designated Master Profile by one of the Curators, there should be an article in Wikipedia about the person.

Also see the Popular Profiles list of the most viewed profiles on Geni.

The celebrities are organized into following celebrity subcategories:

Category Examples
Academia & Science Philosophers, Lecturer, Nobel price takers, inventors,
Art & Entertainment Writers, Actors, Directors, Musicians, Composers, Painters, Scultpors,
Business Entrepreneurs, company founders,
Politics Royals, Nobility, Military persons, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Freedom fighters,
Sport & Explorers Golfers, Chess players,


Contents

America

USA

Art & Entertainment

  • Jerry Bruckheimer (1945-), Art & Entertainment. Movie & TV Producer. Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Beverly Hills Cop, CSI, Cold Case, Amazing Race (Wikipedia: Jerry Bruckheimer)
  • Julia Child (1912-2004), Art & Entertainment. American chef, author and television personality, who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream (Wikipedia: Julia Child)
  • Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), Art & Entertainment. Singer-Actress and Model. Known as "The Blonde Bombshell", one of Hollywood's most popular and glamorous performers. (Wikipedia: Marilyn Monroe)
  • Shirley Temple (1928-), Art & Entertainment. Academy Award-winning actress and tap dancer, most famous for being an iconic American child actress of the 1930s (Wikipedia: Shirley Temple)
  • General Tom Thumb (1838-1883), Art & Entertainment. Midget who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum (Wikipedia: General Tom Thumb)
  • Mark Twain (1835-1910), Art & Entertainment. American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer - wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Wikipedia: Mark Twain)
  • Orson Welles (1915-1985), Art & Entertainment. Film director, writer, actor and producer; worked extensively in film, theatre, television, and radio. Best known for his radio adaption of H.G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds and the RKO motion picture Citizen Kane. (Wikipedia: Orson Welles)

Business

Politics


Presidents

Sports

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Argentina

Politics

Chile

Politics

Uruguay

Politics

México

Politics

  • Rafael Ramiro (), Royal & Military. He was the senior lieutenant during the oath of the Mexican Independence in the Plan de Iguala. (Wikipedia: Rafael Ramiro)
  • Vicente Fox (), Royal & Military. is a Mexican politician who served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. (Wikipedia: Vicente Fox)

Europe

  • Charlemagne (747 – 814), Royal & Military. aka Charles the Great or Carolus Magnus; King of the Franks from 768 to his death (Wikipedia: Charlemagne)

Austria

Academia & Science

Art & Entertainment

Sport

France

Art & Entertainment

Germany

Academia & Science

Art & Entertainment

Norway

For the Norwegian royal line, see the Geni Project: Den norske kongerekken - Norwegian monarchs

Academia & Science

  • Ivar Aasen (1813 - 1896), Linguistics. Linguist, Norwegian philologist, lexicographer, playwright and poet. (Wikipedia: Ivar Aasen)

Arts 1500 - 1900

Arts & Entertainment, 1900 -

  • Sverre Fehn (1924 - 2009), Architecture. Functionalist Architect, Pritzker laureate. (Wikipedia: Sverre Fehn)


Politics & History

  • Max Manus (1914 - 1996), History. Important member of the Norwegian Resistance during WWII. (Wikipedia: Max Manus)

Sports & Explorers

UK

Academia & Science

Art & Entertainment

  • Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Art & Entertainment. English novelist whose realism, biting social commentary and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque and irony have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. (Wikipedia: Jane Austen)
  • Charles Dickens (1775 - 1817), Art & Entertainment. English novelist. One of the most popular writers of all time. (Wikipedia: Charles Dickens)

Politics

Poland

Academia & Science

  • Eugeniusz Romer (1871 – 1954), Science. Polish geographer, cartographer and geopolitician, whose maps and atlases are still highly valued by experts. (Wikipedia: Eugeniusz Romer)
  • Kazimierz Prószyński (1875 – 1945), Science. Polish inventor, patented his first film camera, called Pleograph before the Lumière brothers, invented the widely used hand-held Aeroscope camera. (Wikipedia: Kazimierz Prószyński)
  • Stefan Bryła (1886 – 1943), Science. Polish construction engineer and welding pioneer. Professor of Lwów and Warsaw Universities. In 1927 he designed the first welded road bridge in the world. (Wikipedia: Stefan Bryła)
  • Kazimierz Fajans (1887 – 1975), Science. American physical chemist of Polish and Jewish origin, a pioneer in the science of radioactivity.. (Wikipedia: Kazimierz Fajans)
  • Tadeusz Sendzimir (1895 – 1989), Science. Originally Sędzimir, Polish engineer and inventor with 120 patents (73 in US) in mining and metallurgy. His name has been given to revolutionary methods of processing steel and metals used in every industrialized nation of the world. (Wikipedia: Tadeusz Sendzimir)
  • Stanisław Ulam (1909 – 1984), Science. Mathematician of Polish-Jewish origin, he participated in America's Manhattan Project, originated the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons, invented the Monte Carlo method of computation. (Wikipedia: Stanisław Ulam)

Art & Entertainment

  • Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846 – 1916), Art. Journalist and 1905 Nobel Prize-winning novelist. The most popular Polish writer at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. (Wikipedia: Henryk Sienkiewicz)
  • Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Art. Polish-born as Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, one of the greatest novelists in English. (Wikipedia: Joseph Conrad)
  • Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982), Art. Polish-American pianist, widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. (Wikipedia: Artur Rubinstein)
  • Pola Negri (1897 – 1987), Art. Polish-born as Apolonia Chałupiec, great American and European silent film star. (Wikipedia: Pola Negri)
  • Zbigniew Herbert (1924 – 1988), Art. Polish poet, essayist, drama writer, author of plays, and moralist. One of the best known and the most translated Polish writers. (Wikipedia: Zbigniew Herbert)

Politics & History

  • Mieszko I (circa 930 – 992), History. The first historical Duke of Poland, considered the de facto creator of the Polish state. (Wikipedia: Mieszko I)
  • Casimir III the Great (1310 – 1370), History. Kazimierz III Wielki, the last King of Poland from the Piast dynasty (reigned 1333–1370) and the only Polish king who received the title of Great in Polish history. (Wikipedia: Casimir III the Great)
  • Jogaila (1362 – 1434), History. Władysław II Jagiełło, Grand Duke of Lithuania (1377–1434) and King of Poland (1386–1434). (Wikipedia: Jogaila)
  • Jadwiga of Poland (1373 – 1399), History. King of Poland, her marriage with Jogaila of Lithuania created Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Saint Hedwig of the Roman Catholic Church. (Wikipedia: Jadwiga of Poland)
  • Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427 – 1472), History. Kazimierz IV Jagiellończyk, Grand Duke of Lithuania (1440-1472), and King of Poland (1447-1472), father of 4 kings of Poland, Bohemia and Hungary. (Wikipedia: Casimir IV Jagiellon)
  • Jan III Sobieski (1624-1696), Art. One of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, most famous for the victory over the Turks in the 1683 Battle of Vienna. (Wikipedia: Jan III Sobieski)
  • Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746 – 1817), History. Polish–Lithuanian general and military leader during the Kościuszko Uprising. National hero in Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus. (Wikipedia: Tadeusz Kościuszko)
  • Józef Bem (1794 – 1850), History. Polish general, Ottoman Pasha and national hero of Poland and Hungary. (Wikipedia: Józef Bem)
  • Ludwik Mierosławski (1814 – 1878), History. Polish general, writer, poet, historian and political activist. commander of Polish Uprisings of 1848 and 1863, Giuseppe Garibaldi nominated him for the commander of the International Legion in the Expedition of the Thousand. (Wikipedia: Ludwik Mierosławski)


Politics & History XX century

  • Roman Dmowski (1864 -1939), Politics & History. Polish politician, statesman, and chief ideologue and co-founder of the National Democracy ("Endecja") political movement. (Wikipedia: Roman Dmowski)
  • Józef Piłsudski (1867 – 1935), Politics & History. Polish Chief of State, the First Marshal and the great leader of the Second Polish Republic. (Wikipedia: Józef Piłsudski)
  • Ignacy Mościcki (1867 – 1946), Politics & History. Polish chemist, politician, and the third President of the Second Polish Republic (1926–39). (Wikipedia: Ignacy Mościcki)
  • Wincenty Witos (1874 -1945), Politics & History. Polish politician, leader of the “Piast” Polish Peoples Party. Thrice the Prime Minister of Poland 1920-21, 1923, 1926. (Wikipedia: Wincenty Witos)
  • Władysław Sikorski (1881 – 1943), Politics & History. Polish military and political leader, in 1939-1943 the Polish Prime Minister in exile, Commander in Chief and General Inspector of the Armed Forces. (Wikipedia: Władysław Sikorski)
  • Pope John Paul II (1920 – 2005), Politics & History. Born in Poland as Karol Józef Wojtyła, Bishop and Archbishop of Kraków (1958-78), served 26 years as Pope of the Catholic Church, acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. (Wikipedia: Pope John Paul II)
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927 - 2013), Politics & History. Polish author, journalist, politician, one of the leaders of the Solidarity movement, and the first non-communist prime minister in Central and Eastern Europe after World War II. (Wikipedia: Tadeusz Mazowiecki)
  • Jerzy Buzek (born 1940), Politics & History. Polish politician, Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001. President of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012. (Wikipedia: Jerzy Buzek)
  • Lech Wałęsa (born 1943), Politics & History. Polish politician, human-rights activist, cofounder of Solidarity (Solidarność) trade union, Nobel Peace Prize 1983 laureate, President of Poland 1990-1995. (Wikipedia: Lech Wałęsa)
  • Lech Kaczyński (1949-2010), Politics & History. Polish lawyer and politician, Mayor of Warsaw 2002-2005, President of Poland 2005-2010. (Wikipedia: Lech Kaczyński)
  • Bronisław Komorowski (born 1952), Politics & History. Polish politician, Member of Parliament 1989-2010. Speaker of Parliament 2007-10. Since August 2010 - the President of Poland. (Wikipedia: Bronisław Komorowski)


Sports & Explorers

  • Ignacy Domeyko (1802 – 1889), Explorer. "A citizen of the world" - chilean geologist, mineralogist and educator born in a Polish-Lithuanian family. (Wikipedia: Ignacy Domeyko)
  • Ernest Malinowski (1818 – 1899), Explorer. Polish engineer who constructed the world's highest railway Ferrocarril Central Andino in the Peruvian Andes in 1871-1876. (Wikipedia: Ernest Malinowski)
  • Jan Czerski (1845 – 1892), Explorer. Polish paleontologist (osteologist), geologist, geographer and explorer of Siberia. His name was given to a settlement, two mountain ranges, several peaks and other places. (Wikipedia: Jan Czerski)

Asia

India

Politics

  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948), Politics. Major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. (Wikipedia: Mahatma Gandhi)

Africa

South Africa

Politics & History

  • Nelson Mandela (1918 -), Politics. South-African politician and anti-apartheid activist, first South-African President to be elected in fully representative democratic election. (Wikipedia: Nelson Mandela)

Other

See also Jewish Dynasties.

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