Find out more about the greatest Czech, including Ivana Trump, Egon Schiele, Ivan Lendl, Tom Stoppard and Milan Kundera.

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.
Ivana TrumpIvana Trump
(Model, Socialite)

20 February 1949

Zlín

Pisces

Tom StoppardTom Stoppard
(Playwright)

03 July 1937

Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Cancer

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
(Writer)

01 April 1929

Brno

Aries

Ivan LendIvan Lendl
(Former No 1 tennis Player)

07 March 1960

Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Pisces

Karolina Kurkova Karolína Kurková
(Model)

28 February 1984

Děčín

Pisces

Eva HerzigováEva Herzigová
(Model)

10 March 1973

Litvínov

Pisces

Bedrich SmetanaBedrich Smetana
(Composer)

02 March 1824

12 May 1884

Litomyšl

Pisces

Denise MilaniDenise Milani
(Pinup Model)

24 April 1976

Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic

Taurus

John Huss John Huss
(Religious Thinker, Philosophers, Reformer)

1369 AD

06 July 1415

Husinec

Antonín DvořákAntonín Dvořák
(Composer)

08 September 1841

01 May 1904

Nelahozeves

Virgo

Petra NemcovaPetra Nemcova
(Model)

24 June 1979

Karviná

Cancer

Mishovy SilenostiMishovy Silenosti
(YouTube Star)

02 January 2007

Kurim

Capricorn

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
(Politician)

27 November 1921

07 November 1992

Uhrovec

Sagittarius

Emil ZatopekEmil Zatopek
(Long Distance Runner)

19 September 1922

22 November 2000

Koprivnice

Virgo

Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
(Composer)

03 July 1854

10 August 1928

Hukvaldy, Moravia

Cancer

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Television actor)

03 October 1955

Libra

Miloš FormanMiloš Forman
(Film)

18 February 1932

13 April 2018

Čáslav

Aquarius

Jim ThorpeJim Thorpe
(Football Player, Famous Basketball Players, Famous Baseball Players, Track and Field Athlete, Boxer, Hockey Player)

26 May 1887

1953 AD

Prague

Gemini

Gavrilo PrincipGavrilo Princip
(Serb member)

25 July 1894

28 April 1918

Obljaj

Leo

Jan HusJan Hus
(Theologian)

1369 AD

06 July 1415

Husinec

Charles IV, Holy Roman EmperorCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
(King)

14 May 1316

29 November 1378

Prague

Taurus

Joseph SchumpeterJoseph Schumpeter
(Economist, Professor, Book collector)

08 February 1883

08 January 1950

Třešť

Aquarius

Miloš ZemanMiloš Zeman
(Politician, Economist)

28 September 1944

Kolín

Libra

Tomáš PlekanecTomáš Plekanec
(Ice hockey player)

31 October 1982

Kladno

Scorpio

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl
(Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher)

08 April 1859

27 April 1938

Prostějov

Aries

Silvia SaintSilvia Saint
(Pornographic actor, Glamour model, Model)

12 February 1976

Kyjov

Aquarius

Sophie, Duchess of HohenbergSophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
(Lady-in-waiting)

01 March 1868

28 June 1914

Stuttgart

Pisces

Arthur Seyss-InquartArthur Seyss-Inquart
(Politician, Lawyer, Jurist)

22 July 1892

16 October 1946

Stonařov

Cancer

Karel RodenKarel Roden
(Actor)

18 May 1962

České Budějovice

Taurus

Herbert LomHerbert Lom
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Character actor, Writer)

11 September 1917

27 September 2012

Prague

Virgo

Milan BarošMilan Baroš
(Footballer)

28 October 1981

Vigantice

Scorpio

Wenceslaus I, Duke of BohemiaWenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia

0907 AD

Prague

Tomáš BerdychTomáš Berdych
(Tennis player)

17 September 1985

Valašské Meziříčí

Virgo

Jan HammerJan Hammer
(Pianist, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Film producer, Film score composer)

17 April 1948

Prague

Aries

Yana GuptaYana Gupta
(Actor, Model)

23 April 1979

Brno

Taurus

Petr KordaPetr Korda
(Tennis player, Tennis coach)

23 January 1968

Prague

Aquarius

John Amos ComeniusJohn Amos Comenius
(Writer, Linguist, Presbyter, Theologian, Educationist, Philosopher, Scientist)

28 March 1592

15 November 1670

Moravia

Aries

Zuzka LightZuzka Light

Tomáš KalasTomáš Kalas
(Association football player)

15 May 1993

Olomouc

Taurus

Jan KollerJan Koller
(Association football player)

30 March 1973

Smetanova Lhota

Aries

Jan ŽižkaJan Žižka
(Czech general)

1360 AD

Borovany

Jana NovotnáJana Novotná
(Tennis player)

02 October 1968

Brno

Libra

Albrecht von WallensteinAlbrecht von Wallenstein
(Military leader)

24 September 1583

25 February 1634

Heřmanice

Libra

Erich Wolfgang KorngoldErich Wolfgang Korngold
(Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Film score composer)

29 May 1897

29 November 1957

Brno

Gemini

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
(Architect)

10 December 1870

23 August 1933

Brno

Sagittarius

Jan PalachJan Palach
(Activist)

11 August 1948

19 January 1969

Melnik

Leo

Peter GrünbergPeter Grünberg
(Physicist, University teacher)

18 May 1939

Pilsen

Taurus

Michal NeuvirthMichal Neuvirth
(Ice hockey player)

23 March 1988

Ústí nad Labem

Aries

Patrik BergerPatrik Berger
(Association football player)

10 November 1973

Prague

Scorpio

Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz
(Chess Master)

17 May 1836

12 August 1900

Prague

Taurus

Klement GottwaldKlement Gottwald
(politician)

23 November 1896

14 March 1953

Dědice, Vyškov, Moravia,

Sagittarius

Stanislav GrofStanislav Grof
(Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Writer, Physician)

01 July 1931

Prague

Cancer

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
(Politician, Economist, Educationist)

19 June 1941

Prague

Gemini

Karel PoborskýKarel Poborský
(Footballer)

30 March 1972

Třeboň

Aries

Tarra WhiteTarra White
(Pornographic actor)

19 November 1987

Ostrava

Scorpio

Joseph Radetzky von RadetzJoseph Radetzky von Radetz
(Military personnel)

02 November 1766

05 January 1858

Scorpio

John of NepomukJohn of Nepomuk
(Saint)

1345 AD

20 March 1393

Nepomuk

Karel GottKarel Gott
(Singer, Painter)

14 July 1939

Plzeň

Cancer

Ottokar II of BohemiaOttokar II of Bohemia
(King)

1233 AD

26 August 1278

Bohemia

Adalbert of PragueAdalbert of Prague
(saint)

0956 AD

23 April 0997

Libice nad Cidlinou

Jan ŽeleznýJan Železný
(Javelin thrower, Athletics competitor)

16 June 1966

Mladá Boleslav

Gemini

Jana CovaJana Cova
(Pornographic actor, Glamour model, Model)

13 April 1980

Vyškov

Aries

Franz WerfelFranz Werfel
(Writer, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)

10 September 1890

26 August 1945

Prague

Virgo

Hana MandlíkováHana Mandlíková
(Tennis player)

19 February 1962

Prague

Aquarius

Emil HáchaEmil Hácha
(Lawyer)

12 July 1872

27 June 1945

Trhové Sviny

Cancer

Karl RennerKarl Renner
(Politician, Librarian, Diplomat, Lawyer)

14 December 1870

31 December 1950

Dolní Dunajovice

Sagittarius

Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia
(King)

06 October 1289

04 August 1306

Prague

Libra

Max BrodMax Brod
(Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator, Journalist, Writer, Poet lawyer)

27 May 1884

20 December 1968

Prague

Gemini

Daniella RushDaniella Rush
(Pornographic actor)

17 September 1976

Sušice

Virgo

Antonín PanenkaAntonín Panenka
(Association football player)

02 December 1948

Prague

Sagittarius

Bohumil HrabalBohumil Hrabal
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Poet lawyer)

28 March 1914

03 February 1997

Brno

Aries

Heinrich MannHeinrich Mann
(Novelist)

27 March 1871

Lübeck

Aries

Marek JankulovskiMarek Jankulovski
(Association football player)

09 May 1977

Ostrava

Taurus

Jaroslav PlašilJaroslav Plašil
(Footballer)

05 January 1982

Opočno

Capricorn

Bernard BolzanoBernard Bolzano
(Bohemian mathematician)

05 October 1781

18 December 1848

Prague

Libra

Josef MasopustJosef Masopust
(Association football player, Association football manager)

09 February 1931

29 June 2015

Most

Aquarius

Lukáš RosolLukáš Rosol
(Tennis player)

24 July 1985

Brno

Leo

Radim VrbataRadim Vrbata
(Ice hockey player)

13 June 1981

Mladá Boleslav

Gemini

Antonín NovotnýAntonín Novotný
(Politician)

10 December 1904

28 January 1975

Letňany, Prague

Sagittarius

Antonín NovotnýAntonín Novotný
(Politician)

10 December 1904

28 January 1975

Letňany, Prague

Sagittarius

Anton Raphael MengsAnton Raphael Mengs
(painter, art historian)

22 March 1728

29 June 1779

Ústí nad Labem

Aries