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.
Peter SaganPeter Sagan
(Bicycler)

26 January 1990

Adriana KarembeuAdriana Karembeu
(Fashion Model)

17 September 1971

Gustáv HusákGustáv Husák
(Slovak Politician)

10 January 1913

Kyla ColeKyla Cole
(Glamour Model)

10 November 1978

Milan Rastislav ŠtefánikMilan Rastislav Štefánik
(Politician)

21 July 1880

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
(Author)

28 October 1815

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
(Inventor)

17 February 1864

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
(Engineer)

10 May 1859

Mikuláš DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda
(Slovak Politician)

04 February 1955

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
(Politician)

27 November 1921

Ivan GašparovičIvan Gašparovič
(Former President of Slovakia)

27 March 1941

Vladimír MečiarVladimír Mečiar
(Politician)

26 July 1942

Michal KováčMichal Kováč
(Bank employee)

05 August 1930

Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
(Composer)

25 September 1908

Marek HamšíkMarek Hamšík
(Footballer)

27 July 1987

Dominika CibulkováDominika Cibulková
(Slovak tennis player)

06 May 1989

Daniela HantuchováDaniela Hantuchová
(Tennis player)

23 April 1983

Jozef TisoJozef Tiso
(Politician)

13 October 1887

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
(composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster)

14 September 1778

Robert FicoRobert Fico
(Prime Minister)

15 September 1964

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya

02 February 1487

Pope Boniface IVPope Boniface IV

0550 AD

Elisabeth of HungaryElisabeth of Hungary
(Saint)

07 July 1207

Tibor SekeljTibor Sekelj
(Author)

14 February 1912

Ladislas the PosthumousLadislas the Posthumous
(King)

22 February 1440

Vladimír WeissVladimír Weiss
(Footballer)

30 November 1989

Jan MuchaJan Mucha
(Footballer)

05 December 1982

Iveta RadičováIveta Radičová
(Prime Minister)

07 December 1956