Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula character.
Nadia Comaneci, the most famous gymnast of all times.
Gheorghe Hagi (Romanian former footballer, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s)
Constantin Brancusi (sculptor)
Herta Muller (novelist who wrote about life in communist times)
MUSIC AND BALLET
Angela Gheorgiu (world famous soprana)
Alina Cojocaru (London Opera prima ballerina)
George Enescu (composer)
Marcel Iures (The Peace Maker, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible)
Maia Morgenstern (The Passion Of The Christ)
Johnny Weissmuller (the first Tarzan)
Aurel Vlaicu (built the first arrow-shaped airplane)
Henri Coanda (aircraft designer, discovered the Coanda effect on fluidics; thanks to his discovery we have commercial airplanes today)
Aurel Babes (invented papsmear test for cervical cancer two years before Papa Nicolau)
Victor Babes (discovered babesiosis and is one of the founders of modern microbiology)
Lazar Edeleanu (the first chemist to synthesize amphetamine)
George Emil Palade (discoverer of ribosome, Nobel Prize winner). Ribosome or RNA is closely linked to DNA.
Nicolae Paulescu (physiologist and discoverer of insulin)
Anastase Dragomir (inventor of the parachute and ejectable seat)
Petrache Poenaru (invented the world’s first fountain pen)