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

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921
Politician

Gustáv HusákGustáv Husák
10 January 1913
Slovak Politician

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
Andrej KiskaAndrej Kiska
02 February 1963
Former President of Slovakia

Ivan GašparovičIvan Gašparovič
27 March 1941
Former President of Slovakia
Mikuláš DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda
04 February 1955
Slovak Politician

Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864
Inventor

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859
Engineer

Michal KováčMichal Kováč
05 August 1930
Bank employee

Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
25 September 1908
Composer
Marek HamšíkMarek Hamšík
27 July 1987
Footballer

Petra VlhováPetra Vlhová
13 June 1995
Alpine skier

Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
13 October 1912
Actor

Zuzana ČaputováZuzana Čaputová
21 June 1973
Politician
Marián HossaMarián Hossa
12 January 1979
Ice hockey player

Jozef TisoJozef Tiso
13 October 1887
Politician
Daniela HantuchováDaniela Hantuchová
23 April 1983
Tennis player

Marián VajdaMarián Vajda
24 March 1965
Tennis coach

Vica KerekesVica Kerekes
28 March 1981
Actress
Lukáš HrádeckýLukáš Hrádecký
24 November 1989
Footballer

Rory SabbatiniRory Sabbatini
02 April 1976
Golfer
Dominika CibulkováDominika Cibulková
06 May 1989
Slovak tennis player

Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster

Attila VéghAttila Végh
09 August 1985
Mixed martial artist
Hana HegerováHana Hegerová
20 October 1931
Singer

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Filip PolasekFilip Polasek
21 July 1985
Tennis player
Barbara NedeljákováBarbara Nedeljáková
16 May 1979
Actress

Vladimír WeissVladimír Weiss
30 November 1989
Footballer

Patricia JanečkováPatricia Janečková
18 June 1998
Operatic soprano

Robert FicoRobert Fico
15 September 1964
Prime Minister
Anna Karolína SchmiedlováAnna Karolína Schmiedlová
13 September 1994
Tennis player
Lukas RidgestonLukas Ridgeston
05 April 1974
Actor

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya
02 February 1487
 

Kyle KuricKyle Kuric
25 August 1989
Basketball player

Richard RétiRichard Réti
28 May 1889
Chess Player
Viktória KužmováViktória Kužmová
11 May 1998
Tennis player

Ján VolkoJán Volko
02 November 1996
Sprinter

Bercsényi MiklósBercsényi Miklós
06 December 1665
Hungarian count

Lucia PoppLucia Popp
12 November 1939
Singer

Apollonia VanovaApollonia Vanova
Actress
Andrej HlinkaAndrej Hlinka
27 September 1864
Journalist

Dara RolinsDara Rolins
07 December 1972
Entrepreneur
Kristína KučováKristína Kučová
23 May 1990
Tennis player

Miloslav MečířMiloslav Mečíř
19 May 1964
Tennis player

Dominik HrbatýDominik Hrbatý
04 January 1978
Tennis player
Ondrej NepelaOndrej Nepela
22 January 1951
Figure skater

Galina ChistyakovaGalina Chistyakova
26 July 1962
Long jumper
Barbora BobuľováBarbora Bobuľová
29 April 1974
Actress

Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
18 November 1889
Politician

Anastasiya KuzminaAnastasiya Kuzmina
28 August 1984
Biathlete

Veronika Velez-ZuzulovaVeronika Velez-Zuzulova
15 July 1984
Alpine skier

Katarina Van DerhamKatarina Van Derham
11 December 1975
Model
Tatiana PauhofováTatiana Pauhofová
13 August 1983
Actress

Jana KirschnerJana Kirschner
29 December 1978
Singer-songwriter

Norbert GombosNorbert Gombos
13 August 1990
Tennis player

Milan KňažkoMilan Kňažko
28 August 1945
Actor
Martin KližanMartin Kližan
11 July 1989
Tennis player

Edita GruberováEdita Gruberová
23 December 1946
Operatic soprano
Adam ŽampaAdam Žampa
13 September 1990
Alpine ski racer

Miroslav ŽbirkaMiroslav Žbirka
21 October 1952
Singer

Andrej MartinAndrej Martin
20 September 1989
Tennis player
Jozef KovalíkJozef Kovalík
04 November 1992
Tennis player

Emeric ThökölyEmeric Thököly
25 September 1657
Prince
Ernest NagelErnest Nagel
16 November 1901
Philosopher

Iveta RadičováIveta Radičová
07 December 1956
Prime Minister

Jan MuchaJan Mucha
05 December 1982
Footballer
Magdaléna RybárikováMagdaléna Rybáriková
04 October 1988
Tennis player

Celeste BuckinghamCeleste Buckingham
03 May 1995
Singer-songwriter
Maria KolikovaMaria Kolikova
29 August 1974
Politician

Lukáš LackoLukáš Lacko
03 November 1987
Tennis player

Olga BestandigovaOlga Bestandigova
02 May 1979
Athlete

Filip HoranskyFilip Horansky
07 January 1993
Tennis player
Katrina GreyKatrina Grey
11 January 1991
Actress
Antonia LiskovaAntonia Liskova
25 March 1977
Actress

Lucia SiposováLucia Siposová
21 May 1980
Actress

Karol KučeraKarol Kučera
04 March 1974
Tennis player

Miriam LexmannMiriam Lexmann
02 December 1972
Politician
Pavol Országh HviezdoslavPavol Országh Hviezdoslav
02 February 1849
Poet

Lucia Duris NicholsonovaLucia Duris Nicholsonova
28 November 1976
Member of the European Parliament

Kálmán MikszáthKálmán Mikszáth
16 January 1847
Novelist

Marika GombitováMarika Gombitová
12 September 1956
Singer-songwriter

Andrea VerešováAndrea Verešová
28 June 1980
Model
Zdena StudenkováZdena Studenková
19 May 1954
Actress

Juraj SaganJuraj Sagan
23 December 1988
Sport cyclist
Pavel Josef ŠafaříkPavel Josef Šafařík
13 May 1795
Poet

Ján KollárJán Kollár
29 July 1793
Writer
Ibrahim MaigaIbrahim Maiga
03 January 1963
Singer
Tomas HanakTomas Hanak
27 March 1957
Actor