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

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
08 September 1841

Ivan LendIvan Lendl
07 March 1960
Former No 1 tennis Player

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
03 July 1937
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
Marilyn MiglinMarilyn Miglin
1938 AD

Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
22 July 1892
War Criminal
Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
28 February 1984

Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
10 March 1973

Edvard BenešEdvard Beneš
28 May 1884
Former President of Czechoslovakia

Denise MilaniDenise Milani
24 April 1976
Pinup Model

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

Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
02 January 2007
YouTube Star

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
Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
19 September 1922
Long Distance Runner

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
03 July 1854

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

Milan BarošMilan Baroš
28 October 1981
Jaromír JágrJaromír Jágr
15 February 1972
Ice hockey player

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
02 October 1968
Tennis player

Miloš FormanMiloš Forman
18 February 1932
Peter HortonPeter Horton
19 September 1941

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Alphonse MuchaAlphonse Mucha
24 July 1860
Herbert LomHerbert Lom
11 September 1917
Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist,

Tomáš RosickýTomáš Rosický
04 October 1980

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

Adam OndraAdam Ondra
05 February 1993
Rock Climber
Dominik HašekDominik Hašek
29 January 1965
Ice hockey player
Yana GuptaYana Gupta
23 April 1979
Actor, Model

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

Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
30 March 1972

Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
28 September 1944
Politician, Economist
Petra KvitováPetra Kvitová
08 March 1990
Czech tennis player

Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
10 November 1973
Association football player

Jan KollerJan Koller
30 March 1973
Association football player

Matěj VydraMatěj Vydra
01 May 1992
Association football player

Karel RodenKarel Roden
18 May 1962
Jan HammerJan Hammer
17 April 1948
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
1360 AD
Czech general
Karl KautskyKarl Kautsky
16 October 1854

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

Karel ČapekKarel Čapek
09 January 1890
Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson
20 January 1910

Petr KordaPetr Korda
23 January 1968
Tennis player, Tennis coach
Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
24 September 1583
Military leader

Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
17 May 1836
Chess Master

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

Hana MandlíkováHana Mandlíková
19 February 1962
Tennis player

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
01 July 1931
Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician
Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
17 September 1985
Tennis player

Jan ŠvankmajerJan Švankmajer
04 September 1934

Jan PalachJan Palach
11 August 1948

Jessica KordaJessica Korda
27 February 1993
John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
28 March 1592
Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian,

Antonín PanenkaAntonín Panenka
02 December 1948
Association football player
Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
10 December 1870

Marek JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
09 May 1977
Association football player

John of NepomukJohn of Nepomuk
1345 AD
Tomáš KalasTomáš Kalas
15 May 1993
Association football player

Jan ŽeleznýJan Železný
16 June 1966
Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor
Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
23 November 1896

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
1233 AD

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
12 July 1872
Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
02 November 1766
Military personnel

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

Karl RennerKarl Renner
14 December 1870
Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer

Karel ReiszKarel Reisz
21 July 1926

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
10 September 1890
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science
Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia
06 October 1289
Jan MasarykJan Masaryk
14 September 1886

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

Věra ČáslavskáVěra Čáslavská
03 May 1942

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

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

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
09 December 1925

Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
27 March 1871

Tomáš UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
24 March 1978
Bernard BolzanoBernard Bolzano
05 October 1781

Heinrich Ignaz Franz BiberHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
12 August 1644
George of PoděbradyGeorge of Poděbrady
23 April 1420

Adalbert of PragueAdalbert of Prague
0956 AD
Vladimír DaridaVladimír Darida
08 August 1990
Association football player
Květa PeschkeKvěta Peschke
09 July 1975
Tennis player