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.
Oskar SchindlerOskar Schindler
28 April 1908
Industrialist
Paulina PorizkovaPaulina Porizkova
09 April 1965
Model

Gavrilo PrincipGavrilo Princip
25 July 1894
Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841
Composer

John Huss John Huss
1369 AD
Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer
Ivan LendIvan Lendl
07 March 1960
Former No 1 tennis Player

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929
Writer

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
08 February 1883
Economist
Charles IV, Holy Roman EmperorCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
14 May 1316
King of Bohemia

Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
22 July 1892
War Criminal
Lída BaarováLída Baarová
07 September 1914
Actress

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824
Composer

Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
28 February 1984
Model

Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD
Entrepreneur

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921
Politician
Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
28 May 1884
Former President of Czechoslovakia

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922
Long Distance Runner

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
03 July 1854
Composer

Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
10 March 1973
Model
Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
24 June 1979
Model

Olga HepnarováOlga Hepnarová
30 June 1951
Murderer
Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
02 January 2007
YouTube Star

Denise MilaniDenise Milani
24 April 1976
Pinup Model

Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
05 December 1896
Biochemist
Jaromír JágrJaromír Jágr
15 February 1972
Ice hockey player

Petr ČechPetr Čech
20 May 1982
Footballer
Pavel NedvědPavel Nedvěd
30 August 1972
Footballer

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
08 March 1990
Czech tennis player

Jessica KordaJessica Korda
27 February 1993
Golfer
Miloš FormanMiloš Forman
18 February 1932
Film

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Petr KordaPetr Korda
23 January 1968
Tennis player, Tennis coach
Karolína PlíškováKarolína Plíšková
21 March 1992
Tennis player

Little CapriceLittle Caprice
26 October 1988
Actress

Vaclav HavelVaclav Havel
05 October 1936
 

Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha
24 July 1860
Painter
Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868
Lady-in-waiting
Dominik HašekDominik Hašek
29 January 1965
Ice hockey player

Herbert LomHerbert Lom
11 September 1917
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist,

Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944
Politician, Economist

Matěj VydraMatěj Vydra
01 May 1992
Association football player
Adam OndraAdam Ondra
05 February 1993
Rock Climber

Milan BarošMilan Baroš
28 October 1981
Footballer

Tomáš RosickýTomáš Rosický
04 October 1980
Footballer

Makhmud MuradovMakhmud Muradov
08 February 1990
Mixed martial artist

Barbora KrejčíkováBarbora Krejčíková
18 December 1995
Tennis player
Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
17 September 1985
Tennis player

Marketa IrglovaMarketa Irglova
28 February 1988
Singer-songwriter
Jan KollerJan Koller
30 March 1973
Association football player

Regina RajchrtováRegina Rajchrtová
05 February 1968
Tennis player

Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
17 May 1836
Chess Master
Jan HammerJan Hammer
17 April 1948
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Silvia SaintSilvia Saint
12 February 1976
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model
John I of BohemiaJohn I of Bohemia
10 August 1296
King

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
02 October 1968
Tennis player

Karel ČapekKarel Čapek
09 January 1890
Writer

Yana GuptaYana Gupta
23 April 1979
Actor, Model

Karel RodenKarel Roden
18 May 1962
Actor
Marketa VondrousovaMarketa Vondrousova
28 June 1999
Tennis player

Tomáš MasarykTomáš Masaryk
07 March 1850
Politician, President

Ester LedeckáEster Ledecká
23 March 1995
Alpine skier

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,
Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
1360 AD
Czech general

Anton J. CermakAnton J. Cermak
09 May 1873
Politician
Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854
Philosopher

Jan VeselýJan Veselý
24 April 1990
Basketball player

Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
24 September 1583
Military leader
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Božena NěmcováBožena Němcová
04 February 1820
Writer
Wenceslaus I, Duke of BohemiaWenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
0907 AD
King

Tomáš SatoranskýTomáš Satoranský
30 October 1991
Basketball player

Milada HorákováMilada Horáková
25 December 1901
Politician
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Naturalist

Jarmila KratochvílováJarmila Kratochvílová
26 January 1951
Track and field athlete
Jan RubešJan Rubeš
06 June 1920
Opera singer

Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
30 March 1972
Footballer

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
10 December 1870
Architect

Jan ŠvankmajerJan Švankmajer
04 September 1934
Filmmaker
Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
01 July 1931
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
Anne of BohemiaAnne of Bohemia
11 May 1366
Queen of England

Kristyna PliskovaKristyna Pliskova
21 March 1992
Tennis player

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
19 June 1941
Politician, Economist, Educationist

Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
23 November 1896
politician
Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
10 November 1973
Association football player

Jan PalachJan Palach
11 August 1948
Activist

Barbora StrycovaBarbora Strycova
28 March 1986
Tennis player

Magdalena KoženáMagdalena Kožená
26 May 1973
Soprano

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
12 July 1872
Lawyer
Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1223 AD
King

Katerina SiniakovaKaterina Siniakova
10 May 1996
Tennis player
Hana MandlíkováHana Mandlíková
19 February 1962
Tennis player

Thomas J. BataThomas J. Bata
17 September 1914
Shoe Manufacturer
George VoskovecGeorge Voskovec
19 June 1905
Actor
Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
27 March 1871
Novelist