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

Andrej KiskaAndrej Kiska
02 February 1963
Former President of Slovakia

Adriana KarembeuAdriana Karembeu
17 September 1971
Fashion Model

Kyla ColeKyla Cole
10 November 1978
Glamour Model
Milan Rastislav ŠtefánikMilan Rastislav Štefánik
21 July 1880
Politician

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
28 October 1815
Author

Vladimír MečiarVladimír Mečiar
26 July 1942
Politician
Ivan GašparovičIvan Gašparovič
27 March 1941
Former President of Slovakia

Mikuláš DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda
04 February 1955
Slovak Politician
Michal KováčMichal Kováč
05 August 1930
Bank employee

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859
Engineer

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864
Inventor

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

Jozef TisoJozef Tiso
13 October 1887
Politician

Daniela HantuchováDaniela Hantuchová
23 April 1983
Tennis player
Robert FicoRobert Fico
15 September 1964
Prime Minister

Dominika CibulkováDominika Cibulková
06 May 1989
Slovak tennis player
Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya
02 February 1487
 

Pope Boniface IVPope Boniface IV
0550 AD
 
Lucia PoppLucia Popp
12 November 1939
Singer

Andrej HlinkaAndrej Hlinka
27 September 1864
Journalist
Iveta RadičováIveta Radičová
07 December 1956
Prime Minister

Ernest NagelErnest Nagel
16 November 1901
Philosopher

Richard RétiRichard Réti
28 May 1889
Chess Player
Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
18 November 1889
Politician

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Ján KadárJán Kadár
01 April 1918
Director
Vladimír ClementisVladimír Clementis
20 September 1902
Politician

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
Pavel Josef ŠafaříkPavel Josef Šafařík
13 May 1795
Poet