List of people from Saint Petersburg


List of people from Saint Petersburg

This is a list of famous people who have lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Please add new people and also add the dates they lived in Saint Petersburg, if known.

* Anya Rozova, America's Next Top Model Runner-Up Cycle 10
* Svetlana Abrosimova, european champion basketball player
* John Quincy Adams, first U.S. ambassador in Saint Petersburg
* Ella Adaïewsky, pianist and composer
* Anna Akhmatova, spent most of her life and died in Leningrad in 1966
* Nicholas Aladov, composer
* Anton Arensky
* Ernst Moritz Arndt in his function as the secretary of Heinrich Friedrich Karl, baron von und zum Stein
* Yuri Arnold, composer
* Boris Assavyev, composer
* Andrei Arshavin, Russian Footballer
* Mily Balakirev, composer
* George Balanchine, born in Saint Petersburg in 1904
* Mikhail Baryshnikov, graduated from the Vaganova ballet school and worked in the Kirov Ballet
* Alexander Beliaev, writer, 1928-1942
* Vissarion Belinsky, literary critic, 1839-1848
* Nikolai Berdyaev, philosopher, 1908-1922
* Colonel-General Nicholas Berzarin appointed Soviet military commandant of Berlin in 1945. The Bersarinplatz in Berlin Friedrichshain was named in his honour.
* Elsa Brändström, born in Saint Petersburg in 1888
* Andrey Bely, wrote the novel "Petersburg"
* Ludwig Berger (composer)
* Alexander Berkman
* Daniel Bernoulli, lived and worked in Saint Petersburg
* Alexander Blok, born in Saint Petersburg in 1880 and died there in 1921
* Alexander Borodin, composer and chemist.
* Isaak Brodsky, painter
* Joseph Brodsky, born in Leningrad in 1940
* Georg Cantor
* Domenico Cimarosa, wrote two operas in Saint Petersburg
* Marc Chagall, studied in Saint Petersburg
* Pafnuty Chebyshev, math
* Karl Ernst Claus
* Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, lived in Saint Petersburg for 22 years
* Theodosius Dobzhansky, biologist, 1924-1927
* Fyodor Dostoevsky, lived in Saint Petersburg and died there in 1881
* Alice Edun, Gospel and Dance music singer; Born in Saint Petersburg before moving to Nigeria at age five (Her mother is Russian, father is Nigerian)
* Brian Eno lived briefly in Saint Petersburg during the 1990s
* Leonhard Euler, worked in Saint Petersburg and died there
* Erté, designer and illustrator
* Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller
* Ludvig Faddeev, mathematician
* Alexander Friedmann, mathematician and physicist
* Vladimir Fock, physicist
* Michel Fokine, born in Saint Petersburg in 1880 and worked there
* Ilya Frank, physicist
* Nina Gagen-Torn, poet, writer, historian, ethnographer
* George Gamow, physicist, studied at University of Leningrad in 1923–1929
* Vladimir Garin, actor, born in Saint Petersburg in 1987
* Valery Gergiev, conductor
* Alexander Glazunov, composer
* Mikhail Glinka, composer
* Nikolai Gogol, created the memorable image of Saint Petersburg in his fiction
* Emma Goldman, anarchist
* Ivan Goncharov, writer, died in St.Petersburg
* Maud Gonne, made her debut in Saint Petersburg
* Alexander Grechaninov
* Georgi Grechko, cosmonaut
* Alexander Grin
* Sacha Guitry, born in Saint Petersburg in 1885.
* Lev Gumilev, historian
* Nikolay Gumilyov, poet
* Nicolai Hartmann
* Alexander Herzen
* Alexandra von Hessen-Darmstadt
* Mikhail Kalinin mayor after the revolution
* Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich economist
* Nikolay Karamzin , writer and historian, died in Saint Petersburg
* Alexander Kerensky
* Konstantin Khabensky, actor, born and raised in Saint Petersburg
* Alexander Khalifman, chessmaster
* Daniil Kharms, writer and poet
* Andrei Kirilenko, NBA player, grew up in Saint Petersburg
* Yuri Knorozov linguist who made pivotal breakthrough in the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphics
* Alexandra Kollontai revolutionary, writer, and diplomat
* Viktor Korchnoi, chess player
* Tadeusz Kosciuszko, was imprisoned in Saint Petersburg
* August von Kotzebue from 1780-1783
* Sergei Krikalyov, cosmonaut
* Peter Kropotkin
* Adam Johann von Krusenstern
* Jora, part of Saint Petersburg Bboy crew "Top 9"
* Mathilde Kschessinska
* Boris Kustodiev, painter
* Svetlana Kuznetsova, tennis player
* Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, mathematician
* Vladimir Lenin
* Mikhail Lermontov, writer and poet
* Nikolai Leskov, writer
* Dmitry Likhachev, philologist
* Yuri Lisyanski, explorer
* Mikhail Lomonosov, worked in Saint Petersburg and died there in 1765
* Ulyana Lopatkina, Principal ballerina with Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet and resident of Saint Petersburg since 1984
* Yuri Lotman 1922-1993
* Joseph de Maistre, lived in Saint Petersburg for 14 years
* Kazimir Malevich, died in Leningrad in 1935
* Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, studied in Saint Petersburg
* Alexei Manziola, born in St. Petersberg in 1980
* Andrey Markov, mathematician
* Anna Marly, born in St. Petersberg in 1917
* Armand Marseille, born 1856 in Saint Petersburg
* Vladimir Mayakovsky lived there from 1915-1918
* Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev, died in Saint Petersburg in 1907
* Nicholai Miklukho-Maklai, ethnologist, anthropologist and biologist
* Auguste de Montferrand, architect
* Modest Mussorgsky, died in Saint Petersburg in 1881 and is buried there
*Nikolai Myaskovsky
* Evgeny Mravinsky, conductor
* Vladimir Nabokov, writer, born in Saint Petersburg in 1899
* Nikolay Nekrasov, poet
* Alexander Ney, artist, born in Leningrad in 1939
* Vaslav Nijinsky, lived and worked in Saint Petersburg
* Nikolai of Japan
* Rudolf Nureyev, graduated from the Vaganova ballet school and worked in the Kirov Ballet
* Alfred Bernhard Nobel, lived and worked in Saint Petersburg
* Rolandas Paksas
* Ivan Pavlov, died in Leningrad in 1936
* Anna Pavlova, born in Saint Petersburg in 1881, lived and performed in Russia
* Ekaterina Pawlowna queen of Württemberg
* Grigori Perelman, mathematician
* Marius Petipa, worked for nearly 60 years in the Mariinsky Theatre
* Maxim Petrov, doctor who killed 12 patients between 1998 and 2000
* Aleksey Plescheev, poet
* Aleksandr Popov, died in Saint Petersburg in 1906
* Aleksandr Pushkin, died following a duel in Saint Petersburg in 1837
* Vladimir Putin, born in Leningrad in 1952
* Imam Shamil
* Sergei Prokofiev studied since 1904 at the Petersburg Conservatorium
* Giacomo Quarenghi, architect
* Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
* Alexander Radishchev, poet and writer
* Ayn Rand, born in Saint Petersburg in 1905
* Grigory Rasputin, was murdered in Saint Petersburg in 1916
* Bartolomeo Rastrelli, architect
* Alexandre Remi, mayor-general, brother officer of Mikhail Lermontov, born in St.Petersburg in 1807
* Aleksey Remizov, writer
* Ilya Repin, painter
* Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, worked primarily in Saint Petersburg
* Alexandr Rodchenko, born in Saint Petersburg 1891
* Pierre Rode, violinist, was working there from 1804 until 1809
* Nicholas Roerich, painter and writer
* Carlo Rossi (architect)
* Konstantin Sakaev, chess player
* Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, writer, satirist
* Heinrich Schliemann, was working as a tradesman based in Saint Petersburg
* Taras Shevchenko, died in Saint Petersburg in 1861
* Dmitry Shostakovich, born in Saint Petersburg in 1905 and spent most of his life there
* Carl von Siemens had lived there in 1853-1867
* Igor Sikorsky, pioneer of aviation, 1903-1906, 1907-1909, 1912-1919
* Alexander Sizonenko, Russia's largest man, standing 7 feet 10 inches tall.
* Anna Shabanova, (1848 -1932) One of the first women doctors in Russia and a women's rights activist. She worked all her career at Ol'denburg Children's Hospital in Saint Petersburg.
* Opanas Slastion studied at the Imperial Academy of Arts, lived and worked in Saint Petersburg for several years before returning to Ukraine at the end of XIX century
* Fyodor Sologub, poet and writer
* Vladimir Sollogub, writer
* Boris Spassky, born in Leningrad in 1937
* Stanislaus II Augustus Poniatowski of Poland, lover of Catherine the Great, after the third Polish division became prisoner of her successor Paul I.
* Vasily Stasov, architect
* Heinrich Friedrich Karl, baron von und zum Stein exile during Napoleon's reign
* Igor Stravinsky, born in a suburb of Saint Petersburg in 1882
* Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
* Yevgeny Sudbin
* Alexander Suvorov, died in Saint Petersburg in 1800
* Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, died in Saint Petersburg in 1893 and is buried there
* Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
* Domenico Trezzini, architect
* Fyodor Tyutchev, poet
* Nikolai Vavilov, biologist
* Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky, one of the founders of geochemistry
* Diana Vishneva, Principal ballerina with the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballet
* Julia Vlassov, figure skater
* Ilya Volodarsky, founder of American help group Information Technology Club
* Andrey Voronikhin, architect and painter
* James McNeill Whistler, went to school in Saint Petersburg
* Alexei Yagudin, figure skater, born in Saint Petersburg, lived in US from 1998 but moved back to Saint Petersburg in 2006
* Yevgeny Zamyatin, writer
* Mikhail Zoshchenko, writer, satirist
* Vasily Zhukovsky, poet
* Vladimir Zworykin, studied in Saint Petersburg

Russian Czars

* Victoria Haralabidou (1972) Greek-Russian actress

See also

* Saint Petersburg
* List of Russians
* List of Russian language poets
* List of famous Russians
*Ves Petersburg (a series of directories of residents and streets in Saint Petersburg)


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