Some Famous Belarusians Tadeusz Kosciuszko, political and military figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita), leader of the rebellion in 1794. National hero of Belarus, Poland and the USA, honorary citizen of France. Vladimir Kovalenok is one of those who pioneered space exploration. USSR pilot-cosmonaut.
Marc Chagall was a Belarusian and French painter. A specialist in easel and book painting, theatre sets and costumes, stained glass windows, applied arts and sculpture. Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in over 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork The Four Seasons portrays six scenes of Chicago.
Francysk Skaryna is the Belarusian and East-Slavonic publishing pioneer. He was born in Polotsk approximately in 1490. Vasil Bykov was a Belarus prose writer and playwright writer. The Alpine Ballad and The Dead Don't Feel Pain , and in the 1970s Sotnikov , The Obelisk , Live to See the Dawn and To Go and Not to Return . These works have marked Vasil Bykov as one of the greatest writers about war in the 20th century.
Olga Korbut The legendary gymnast won 4 Olympic Gold medals (three of them at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972). In 1972 Korbut was named Best Sportswoman in the World.
Vitaly Shcherbo A Belarusian sportsman (artistic gymnastics). Gold medal winner at the XXV Olympic Games (Spain, 1992). The bronze medal winner at the XXVI Olympic Games (USA, 1996). World Champion 14 times , European Champion 10 times. Winner of the Good-will games (USA, 1990). Champion of Universidad (1993, 1995).
Maxim Mirnyi Maxim Mirnyi is the most famous Belarusian tennis player. He has won a series of international doubles titles and has led the Belarus national team to its best-ever result in the Davis Cup.