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
Gavrilo PrincipGavrilo Princip
25 July 1894
Assassinator of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841
Composer

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
Playwright

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

Lída BaarováLída Baarová
07 September 1914
Actress

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

Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD
Entrepreneur
Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
28 February 1984
Model

Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
10 March 1973
Model

Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
28 May 1884
Former President of Czechoslovakia

Olga HepnarováOlga Hepnarová
30 June 1951
Murderer

Denise MilaniDenise Milani
24 April 1976
Pinup Model
Carl Ferdinand CoriCarl Ferdinand Cori
05 December 1896
Biochemist

Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
24 June 1979
Model

Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
02 January 2007
YouTube Star

John Huss John Huss
1369 AD
Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer
Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
02 March 1824
Composer

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921
Politician
Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922
Long Distance Runner

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
03 July 1854
Composer

Petr ČechPetr Čech
20 May 1982
Footballer
Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
08 March 1990
Czech tennis player

Petr KordaPetr Korda
23 January 1968
Tennis player, Tennis coach
Miloš FormanMiloš Forman
18 February 1932
Film

Jaromír JágrJaromír Jágr
15 February 1972
Ice hockey player

Pavel NedvědPavel Nedvěd
30 August 1972
Footballer
Peter HortonPeter Horton
19 September 1941
Composer

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Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha
24 July 1860
Painter
Jessica KordaJessica Korda
27 February 1993
Golfer

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

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
02 October 1968
Tennis player

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
01 March 1868
Lady-in-waiting
Dominik HašekDominik Hašek
29 January 1965
Ice hockey player
Tomáš RosickýTomáš Rosický
04 October 1980
Footballer

Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944
Politician, Economist

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
17 September 1985
Tennis player

Adam OndraAdam Ondra
05 February 1993
Rock Climber
Milan BarošMilan Baroš
28 October 1981
Footballer

Gebhard Leberecht von BlücherGebhard Leberecht von Blücher
09 July 1865
Military Officer

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

Yana GuptaYana Gupta
23 April 1979
Actor, Model

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

Jan HammerJan Hammer
17 April 1948
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record
Jan KollerJan Koller
30 March 1973
Association football player

Karel RodenKarel Roden
18 May 1962
Actor

Karel ČapekKarel Čapek
09 January 1890
Writer
Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854
Philosopher

Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
1360 AD
Czech general
Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
24 September 1583
Military leader

Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
17 May 1836
Chess Master

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

Antonín PanenkaAntonín Panenka
02 December 1948
Association football player

Jan PalachJan Palach
11 August 1948
Activist
John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910
Naturalist

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
10 December 1870
Architect

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

Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
10 November 1973
Association football player
Tomáš KalasTomáš Kalas
15 May 1993
Association football player

Jan ŽeleznýJan Železný
16 June 1966
Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor

Hana MandlíkováHana Mandlíková
19 February 1962
Tennis player
John of NepomukJohn of Nepomuk
1345 AD
Saint

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1223 AD
King
Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
30 March 1972
Footballer

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

Radek ŠtěpánekRadek Štěpánek
27 November 1978
Tennis player
Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
23 November 1896
politician

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
19 June 1941
Politician, Economist, Educationist
Karel GottKarel Gott
14 July 1939
Singer, Painter

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
12 July 1872
Lawyer

Bernard BolzanoBernard Bolzano
05 October 1781
Mathematician

Lucie ŠafářováLucie Šafářová
04 February 1987
Tennis player
Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science
Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Bohumil HrabalBohumil Hrabal
28 March 1914
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Poet lawyer

Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
14 September 1886
Diplomat

Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia
06 October 1289
King
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
09 December 1925
Philosopher

Max BrodMax Brod
27 May 1884
Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator,

Tarra WhiteTarra White
19 November 1987
Adult Film Star

Karel ReiszKarel Reisz
21 July 1926
Filmmaker

Heinrich Ignaz Franz BiberHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
12 August 1644
Composer
Marek JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
09 May 1977
Association football player

Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
27 March 1871
Novelist
George of PoděbradyGeorge of Poděbrady
23 April 1420
King

Josef MasopustJosef Masopust
09 February 1931
Association football player, Association football
Květa PeschkeKvěta Peschke
09 July 1975
Tennis player
Adalbert of PragueAdalbert of Prague
0956 AD
Missionary