Famous Czech Composers

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 1 Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 8, 1841
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nelahozeves, Prague, Czechia
Died: May 1, 1904

Antonín Dvořák was a Czech composer who achieved worldwide recognition for his works. His life and career inspired the 1980 historical biographical film Concert at the End of Summer, in which Dvořák was played by actor Josef Vinklář. Canadian children's author Ian Krykorka has based many of his works on some of Antonín Dvořák's operas.

 2 Leos Janacek

Leos Janacek.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hukvaldy, Czechia
Died: August 10, 1928

Leos Janacek was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, and teacher. He is credited to have created an original, modern musical style inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music. He was deeply influenced by folklore and by the works of his contemporary and friend,  Antonín Dvořák. The Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra is named in his honor. 

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 3 Julius Fučík

Julius Fučík.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czech Republic
Died: September 25, 1916

 4 Josef Suk

Josef Suk.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 4, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Křečovice, Czechia
Died: May 29, 1935

 5 Jan Dismas Zelenka

Jan Dismas Zelenka.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 16, 1679
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louňovice pod Blaníkem, Bohemia, Holy Roman Empire
Died: December 23, 1745

 6 Johann Stamitz

Johann Stamitz
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 19, 1717
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havlíčkův Brod, Czechia
Died: March 27, 1757

 7 Erwin Schulhoff

Erwin Schulhoff
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Czechia
Died: August 18, 1942
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 8 Rafael Kubelík

Rafael Kubelík
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: June 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Býchory, Czechia
Died: August 11, 1996

 9 Jan Ladislav Dussek

Jan Ladislav Dussek
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 12, 1760
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Čáslav, Czechia
Died: March 20, 1812

 10 Josef Mysliveček

Josef Mysliveček
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 9, 1737
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: February 4, 1781

 11 Rudolf Friml

Rudolf Friml
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: November 12, 1972

 12 Vítězslav Novák

Vítězslav Novák
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 5, 1870
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamenice nad Lipou, Czechia
Died: July 18, 1949

 13 Alois Hába

Alois Hába
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 21, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vizovice, Czechia
Died: November 18, 1973

 14 František Benda

František Benda
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: November 22, 1709
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Benátky nad Jizerou, Czechia
Died: March 7, 1786

 15 Ivan Kral

Ivan Kral
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Died: February 2, 2020

 16 Leopold Koželuch

Leopold Koželuch
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 26, 1747
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Velvary, Czechia
Died: May 7, 1818

 17 Jaromir Weinberger

Jaromir Weinberger
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 8, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: August 8, 1967

 18 Krystof Harant

Krystof Harant
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1564 AD
Birthplace: Czechia
Died: June 21, 1621

 19 Josef Bohuslav Förster

Josef Bohuslav Förster
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: May 29, 1951

 20 Georg Benda

Georg Benda
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 30, 1722
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Benátky nad Jizerou, Czechia
Died: November 6, 1795

 21 Alexander Dreyschock

Alexander Dreyschock
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: October 15, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zak, Bohemia, Czech
Died: April 1, 1869

 22 Andreas Hammerschmidt

Andreas Hammerschmidt
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1611 AD
Birthplace: Brüx, Czech Republic
Died: October 29, 1675

 23 Emil František Burian

Emil František Burian
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: August 9, 1959

 24 Vadim Petrov

Vadim Petrov
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: December 7, 2020

 25 Jiří Gemrot

Jiří Gemrot
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Famous As: Composer, Educationist
Birthdate: April 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague

 26 Václav Kašlík

Václav Kašlík
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moravia, Czechia
Died: June 4, 1989

 27 Ivan Mládek

Ivan Mládek
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Famous As: Songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: February 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

 28 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz

Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1742
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czechia
Died: February 19, 1790