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
Gavrilo PrincipGavrilo Princip
25 July 1894
Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Paulina PorizkovaPaulina Porizkova
09 April 1965

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937

John Huss John Huss
1369 AD
Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
08 February 1883

Lída BaarováLída Baarová
07 September 1914
Charles IV, Holy Roman EmperorCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
14 May 1316
King of Bohemia

Ivan LendIvan Lendl
07 March 1960
Former No 1 tennis Player
Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
22 July 1892
War Criminal

Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
28 February 1984

Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921
Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
10 March 1973

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
Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
24 June 1979

Olga HepnarováOlga Hepnarová
30 June 1951
Denise MilaniDenise Milani
24 April 1976
Pinup Model

Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
05 December 1896

Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
02 January 2007
YouTube Star
Petr ČechPetr Čech
20 May 1982

Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
08 March 1990
Czech tennis player
Jaromír JágrJaromír Jágr
15 February 1972
Ice hockey player

Pavel NedvědPavel Nedvěd
30 August 1972

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

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Vaclav HavelVaclav Havel
05 October 1936
Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
17 May 1836
Chess Master

Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha
24 July 1860

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

Wenceslaus I, Duke of BohemiaWenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
0907 AD
Tomáš RosickýTomáš Rosický
04 October 1980
Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868

Marketa IrglovaMarketa Irglova
28 February 1988

Milan BarošMilan Baroš
28 October 1981

Karel ČapekKarel Čapek
09 January 1890
Adam OndraAdam Ondra
05 February 1993
Rock Climber

Dominik HašekDominik Hašek
29 January 1965
Ice hockey player

Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944
Politician, Economist

Petr KordaPetr Korda
23 January 1968
Tennis player, Tennis coach

Silvia SaintSilvia Saint
12 February 1976
Adult Film Star, Glamour model, Model
Matěj VydraMatěj Vydra
01 May 1992
Association football player

Jan KollerJan Koller
30 March 1973
Association football player
Karel RodenKarel Roden
18 May 1962

Jan HammerJan Hammer
17 April 1948
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,
Yana GuptaYana Gupta
23 April 1979
Actor, Model

John I of BohemiaJohn I of Bohemia
10 August 1296
Anton J. CermakAnton J. Cermak
09 May 1873

Antonín PanenkaAntonín Panenka
02 December 1948
Association football player

Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
24 September 1583
Military leader

Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854

Jan PalachJan Palach
11 August 1948
Tomáš MasarykTomáš Masaryk
07 March 1850
Politician, President

Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
1360 AD
Czech general

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
10 December 1870

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Ester LedeckáEster Ledecká
23 March 1995
Alpine skier

Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
10 November 1973
Association football player
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
29 May 1897
Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
02 October 1968
Tennis player

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
01 July 1931
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
Jan ŠvankmajerJan Švankmajer
04 September 1934

Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
30 March 1972
Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766
Military personnel

Thomas J. BataThomas J. Bata
17 September 1914
Shoe Manufacturer

Tomáš KalasTomáš Kalas
15 May 1993
Association football player
Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
17 September 1985
Tennis player

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
19 June 1941
Politician, Economist, Educationist
Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
23 November 1896

Karel GottKarel Gott
14 July 1939
Singer, Painter

Bernard BolzanoBernard Bolzano
05 October 1781

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1223 AD
Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
14 September 1886
Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

John of NepomukJohn of Nepomuk
1345 AD

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
12 July 1872

Bohumil HrabalBohumil Hrabal
28 March 1914
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Poet lawyer
Marek JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
09 May 1977
Association football player

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

Karel ReiszKarel Reisz
21 July 1926

Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
27 March 1871

Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia
06 October 1289
Tarra WhiteTarra White
19 November 1987
Adult Film Star

Daniela PestovaDaniela Pestova
14 October 1970
Jan ŽeleznýJan Železný
16 June 1966
Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
09 December 1925
Karl KrausKarl Kraus
28 April 1874
writer, poet, journalist, essayist
Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,