For a fairly new country that has been around for a little more than a decade now, one would not expect it to have an exciting history, leave aside having a stockpile of famous men. So it is far more exhilarating when you discover that the new country is not only a reservoir of great talents, but address to some world-famous men and women too, you are likely to change your mind for good. That is right! Czech Republic does a fine job of displaying its enviable heritage, picturesque cities and, illuminating individuals with élan. Be it its beautiful women, top-class sportsmen, Nobel Prize laureates or globally lauded writers and musicians, the Czechs have stamped their greatness in diverse fields and how. People like Franz Kafka, Martina Navratilova, Sigmund Freud, Jaroslav Heyrovsky, Vaclav Havel, Ivan Lendl and Eva Herzigova are just some of the Czechs who have earned unparalleled name and an irreplaceable status in the world map, all thanks to their insurmountable contribution in their diverse fields. Unravel all about the famous Czechs in their biographies below. Their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts are worth a read.
Gavrilo PrincipGavrilo Princip
25 July 1894
Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841

Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD

Ivan LendIvan Lendl
07 March 1960
Former No 1 tennis Player

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
08 February 1883
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929

Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
22 July 1892
War Criminal

Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
02 January 2007
YouTube Star

Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
28 February 1984
Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
10 March 1973

Olga HepnarováOlga Hepnarová
30 June 1951
Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
05 December 1896

Denise MilaniDenise Milani
24 April 1976
Pinup Model

Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
24 June 1979
John Huss John Huss
1369 AD
Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824
Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
03 July 1854

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922
Long Distance Runner
Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
08 March 1990
Czech tennis player

Jan HusJan Hus
1369 AD
Herbert LomHerbert Lom
11 September 1917
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist,

Adam OndraAdam Ondra
05 February 1993
Rock Climber

Miloš FormanMiloš Forman
18 February 1932

Charles IV, Holy Roman EmperorCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
14 May 1316
Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
17 September 1985
Tennis player
Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
08 April 1859
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher

Milan BarošMilan Baroš
28 October 1981

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868

Jessica KordaJessica Korda
27 February 1993
Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944
Politician, Economist

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Silvia SaintSilvia Saint
12 February 1976
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model

Lída BaarováLída Baarová
14 September 1914

Tomáš KalasTomáš Kalas
15 May 1993
Association football player

Tomáš RosickýTomáš Rosický
04 October 1980
Dominik HašekDominik Hašek
29 January 1965
Ice hockey player

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
02 October 1968
Tennis player
Jan HammerJan Hammer
17 April 1948
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
28 May 1884
Lecturer, Politician, Association football player
Karel RodenKarel Roden
18 May 1962

Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
30 March 1972
Yana GuptaYana Gupta
23 April 1979
Actor, Model

Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
24 September 1583
Military leader

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Wenceslaus I, Duke of BohemiaWenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
0907 AD

Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854
Jan KollerJan Koller
30 March 1973
Association football player

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
10 December 1870

Jan PalachJan Palach
11 August 1948

Květa PeschkeKvěta Peschke
09 July 1975
Tennis player
Matěj VydraMatěj Vydra
01 May 1992
Association football player

Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
1360 AD
Czech general
Karel GottKarel Gott
14 July 1939
Singer, Painter

Jan ŠvankmajerJan Švankmajer
04 September 1934

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
01 July 1931
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910

Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
10 November 1973
Association football player
Petr KordaPetr Korda
23 January 1968
Tennis player, Tennis coach

John of NepomukJohn of Nepomuk
1345 AD

Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,
Hana MandlíkováHana Mandlíková
19 February 1962
Tennis player

Antonín PanenkaAntonín Panenka
02 December 1948
Association football player
Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
17 May 1836
Chess Master

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
19 June 1941
Politician, Economist, Educationist

Michal NeuvirthMichal Neuvirth
23 March 1988
Ice hockey player

Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
23 November 1896
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science
Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Jan ŽeleznýJan Železný
16 June 1966
Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor

Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766
Military personnel

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1233 AD
Daniella RushDaniella Rush
17 September 1976
Adult Film Star

Adalbert of PragueAdalbert of Prague
0956 AD

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
12 July 1872

Lukáš RosolLukáš Rosol
24 July 1985
Tennis player

Tarra WhiteTarra White
19 November 1987
Adult Film Star
Bohumil HrabalBohumil Hrabal
28 March 1914
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Poet lawyer

Bernard BolzanoBernard Bolzano
05 October 1781
Bohemian mathematician
Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
27 March 1871

Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia
06 October 1289

Marek JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
09 May 1977
Association football player
Jaroslav PlašilJaroslav Plašil
05 January 1982

Jerzy BuzekJerzy Buzek
03 July 1940
Politician, Engineer, Chemist, University teacher,
Tomáš PlekanecTomáš Plekanec
31 October 1982
Ice hockey player

Josef MasopustJosef Masopust
09 February 1931
Association football player, Association football

Tomáš NecidTomáš Necid
13 August 1989
Association football player

Anton Raphael MengsAnton Raphael Mengs
22 March 1728
painter, art historian
Antonín NovotnýAntonín Novotný
10 December 1904

Antonín NovotnýAntonín Novotný
10 December 1904
Tomáš UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
24 March 1978

Hana SoukupováHana Soukupová
Ewa FarnaEwa Farna
12 August 1993
Singer, Actor

Erwin SchulhoffErwin Schulhoff
08 June 1894
Composer, Pianist, Choreographer, Conductor
Ludvík SvobodaLudvík Svoboda
25 November 1895