List of Romani people

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This is a list of notable Romani people and people of Romani origin.

Politicians and activists[edit]


Authors and writers[edit]


Cinema and theater[edit]




  • Johnny Frankham -British Boxer, Knocked down Cassius Clay in an exhibition fight.
  • Dawid Kostecki – Polish light heavyweight boxer of Romani descent
  • Ivailo Marinov – also known as Ismail Mustafov, Ismail Huseinov or Ivailo Khristov) is a Rom Bulgarian boxer, who won the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in light flyweight, and the gold medal in the same category at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Serafim Todorov – was a Bulgarian/Georgian boxer at the 1996 Summer Olympics who won a silver medal. He is the last boxer to ever defeat the highly regarded Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Jem Mace – Bareknuckle Boxing Champion, Father of Modern Boxing; called "The Gypsy," but denies Romani ancestry in his autobiography
  • Johann Wilhelm Trollmann – German light-heavyweight boxer killed during the Porajmos
  • Silvio Branco – Italian light heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • Michele di Rocco – Italian Light Welterweight Boxing Champion
  • Zoltan LunkaGermany
  • Faustino Reyes – Spanish Boxing he won the silver medal in the featherweight division (– 57 kg), 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona
  • Billy Joe Saunders – British Boxing, represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympics
  • Norbert Kalucza – Hungarian Boxing
  • Jakob Bamberger - German amateur boxer, twice the German Vice-flyweight champion, Olympic selection in 1936, in the years 1970/80 activist in Sinti civil rights movement[10]
  • Luke Tyson Fury[11] - British professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division.

Football players-managers[edit]



  1. ^ *Harold Lush- USA Romani Activist of AGRI & Political Candidate Years 2006 & 2014.
  2. ^ "Members of IRWA". International Romani Writers Association (IRWA). Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ "My Current Bio". Romano Kopachi, the Romani Tree. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ Mayall, David. Gypsy identities, 1500-2000: from Egipcyans and moon-men to the ethnic Romany. 2003. Routledge. Page 156. Google Books. Retrieved 27 December 2011.
  5. ^ McWilliams, Vera (2007). Lafcadio Hearn. Published by READ BOOKS. pp. 476 pages. ISBN 978-1-4067-2796-8. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Famous Gypsies
  7. ^ Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) - Page 205, Google Books
  8. ^ Watts, Derek; Eric Clapton (2008). Country boy: a biography of Albert Lee. McFarland. pp. 4–10, 14, 17. ISBN 978-0-7864-3658-3. 
  9. ^ Tweet 270610260060950528. Twitter.
  10. ^ Michail Krausnick, Wo sind sie hingekommen? Der unterschlagene Völkermord an den Sinti und Roma, Gerlingen 1995, S. 80-81. und Jörg Boström (Hrsg.), Das Buch der Sinti, Westberlin 1981.
  11. ^ Alan Hubbard (25 January 2009). "Travelling tyros settle in for white-knuckle ride". The Independent (London). Retrieved 20 April 2009. I'm not going to try and be something I'm not. I am proud of what I am, and that's a Traveller, Irish, whatever you want to call it. But I'm here and I'm fighting for GB. 
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  15. ^ Women mathematicians by Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin