Tucked away somewhere in central Europe, the small, sleepy country of Slovakia is not one place that will casually pop up in your chai-time discussions or feature in your must-visit list unless a kith or kin recommends it to you. But dive into the pulsating biographies of famous Slovaks and you will start looking at this European country with renewed interest. That is right! Slovakia is more than the dramatic fortresses and craggy mountains that you would normally associate it with. Delve deep into its gene pool and you would find its St. Apostle Altar (which is, by the way, the highest gothic altar in the world!) infinitesimal before its rich human resources. From supermodels to hockey players and from kings to explorers, the land has sheltered some exceptional people who have bought great glories to their homeland. Read all about the famous Slovaks in the biographies and learn lesser-known facts and trivia about their lives from the timeline captured.
David DobrikDavid Dobrik
23 July 1996
Youtuber, Viner
Peter SaganPeter Sagan
26 January 1990
Bicycler

Gustáv HusákGustáv Husák
10 January 1913
Slovak Politician

Adriana KarembeuAdriana Karembeu
17 September 1971
Fashion Model

Milan Rastislav ŠtefánikMilan Rastislav Štefánik
21 July 1880
Politician

Andrej KiskaAndrej Kiska
02 February 1963
Former President of Slovakia
Kyla ColeKyla Cole
10 November 1978
Glamour Model

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
28 October 1815
Author

Vladimír MečiarVladimír Mečiar
26 July 1942
Politician

Ivan GašparovičIvan Gašparovič
27 March 1941
Former President of Slovakia
Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859
Engineer

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864
Inventor
Mikuláš DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda
04 February 1955
Slovak Politician

Michal KováčMichal Kováč
05 August 1930
Bank employee

Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
25 September 1908
Composer
Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921
Politician

Marek HamšíkMarek Hamšík
27 July 1987
Footballer
Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
13 October 1912
Actor

Daniela HantuchováDaniela Hantuchová
23 April 1983
Tennis player

Jozef TisoJozef Tiso
13 October 1887
Politician
Dominika CibulkováDominika Cibulková
06 May 1989
Slovak tennis player

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster
Robert FicoRobert Fico
15 September 1964
Prime Minister

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya
02 February 1487
 

Pope Boniface IVPope Boniface IV
0550 AD
 

Tibor SekeljTibor Sekelj
14 February 1912
Author
Ladislas the PosthumousLadislas the Posthumous
22 February 1440
King
Vladimír WeissVladimír Weiss
30 November 1989
Footballer

Jan MuchaJan Mucha
05 December 1982
Footballer

Iveta RadičováIveta Radičová
07 December 1956
Prime Minister