List of Famous People Born in Latvia

Latvia, officially known as the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since Latvia's independence in 1918, it has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Riga; other notable major cities in Latvia are Daugavpils, Liepāja, Jelgava and Jūrmala. The country has a temperate seasonal climate. The Baltic Sea moderates the climate, although the country has four distinct seasons and snowy winters.

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1. Catherine I of Russia
Марта Скавронская

Catherine I of Russia
Female. Empress of Russia
First Name: Catherine
Last Name: Russia
Born on April 5, 1684
Died on May 6, 1727 (aged 43)
Born in Latvia, Jēkabpils

2. Sergei Eisenstein
Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн

Sergei Eisenstein
Male. Soviet filmmaker
First Name: Sergei
Last Name: Eisenstein
Died on February 11, 1948
Born in Latvia

3. Agata Muceniece

Agata Muceniece
Female. Latvian model and actress
First Name: Agata
Last Name: Muceniece
Born on March 1, 1989 (age 33)
Born in Latvia
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4. Kristaps Porziņģis

Kristaps Porziņģis
Male. Latvian basketball player
First Name: Kristaps
Born on August 2, 1995 (age 27)
Born in Latvia
Height: 221 cm | 7'3
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5. Jeļena Ostapenko

Jeļena Ostapenko
Female. Latvian female tennis player
First Name: Jeļena
Born on June 8, 1997 (age 25)
Born in Latvia
Height: 177 cm | 5'10
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6. Mikhail Zadornov
Михаил Николаевич Задорнов

Mikhail Zadornov
Male. Soviet and Russian stand-up comedian and writer
First Name: Mikhail
Last Name: Zadornov
Born on July 21, 1948
Died on November 10, 2017 (aged 69)
Born in Latvia
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7. Matīss Kivlenieks

Matīss Kivlenieks
Male. Latvian ice hockey goaltender (1996–2021)
First Name: Matīss
Born on August 26, 1996
Died on July 4, 2021 (aged 24)
Born in Latvia
Height: 187 cm | 6'2

8. Arkady Raikin

Arkady Raikin
Male. Soviet actor (1911-1987)
First Name: Arkady
Born on October 11, 1911
Died on December 17, 1987 (aged 76)
Born in Latvia

9. Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov
Male. Russian judoka
First Name: Misha
Born on February 27, 1987 (age 35)
Born in Latvia
Height: 191 cm | 6'3
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10. Vitas

Vitas
Male. Ukrainian singer
Born on February 19, 1979 (age 43)
Born in Latvia
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11. Heinz Erhardt

Heinz Erhardt
Male. German comedian and entertainer
First Name: Heinz
Last Name: Erhardt
Born on February 20, 1909
Died on June 5, 1979 (aged 70)
Born in Latvia

12. Laima Vaikule

Laima Vaikule
Female. Latvian actor and singer
First Name: Laima
Born on March 31, 1954 (age 68)
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13. Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Male. Soviet-American dancer, choreographer, and actor
First Name: Mikhail
Last Name: Baryshnikov
Born on January 27, 1948 (age 74)
Born in Latvia
Height: 168 cm | 5'6
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14. Mariss Jansons
Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons

Mariss Jansons
Male. Latvian conductor
First Name: Mariss
Born on January 14, 1943
Died on December 1, 2019 (aged 76)
Born in Latvia

15. Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis
Male. Latvian tennis player
First Name: Ernests
Born on August 30, 1988 (age 34)
Born in Latvia
Height: 193 cm | 6'4
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16. Yuri Bogatyryov
Юрий Георгиевич Богатырёв

Yuri Bogatyryov
Male. Russian actor
First Name: Yuri
Last Name: Bogatyryov
Born on March 2, 1947
Died on February 2, 1989 (aged 41)
Born in Latvia

17. Anastasija Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova
Female. Latvian tennis player
First Name: Anastasija
Born on April 13, 1990 (age 32)
Born in Latvia
Height: 169 cm | 5'7
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18. Anton Zabolotny

Anton Zabolotny
Male. Russian footballer
First Name: Anton
Last Name: Zabolotny
Born on June 13, 1991 (age 31)
Height: 191 cm | 6'3
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19. Raimonds Pauls
Ojārs Raimonds Pauls

Raimonds Pauls
Male. Latvian composer and piano player; Minister of culture of Latvia from 1988 to 1993
First Name: Raimonds
Born on January 12, 1936 (age 86)
Born in Latvia
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20. Ivars Kalniņš

Ivars Kalniņš
Male. Latvian actor
First Name: Ivars
Last Name: Kalniņš
Born on August 1, 1948 (age 74)
Born in Latvia
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