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
Jozef MurgašJozef Murgaš
17 February 1864
Inventor

Aurel StodolaAurel Stodola
10 May 1859
Engineer

Mikuláš DzurindaMikuláš Dzurinda
04 February 1955
Slovak Politician

Michal KováčMichal Kováč
05 August 1930
Bank employee

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

Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
13 October 1912
Actor

Ladislas the PosthumousLadislas the Posthumous
22 February 1440
King

Lukáš HrádeckýLukáš Hrádecký
24 November 1989
Footballer
Jozef TisoJozef Tiso
13 October 1887
Politician

Daniela HantuchováDaniela Hantuchová
23 April 1983
Tennis player
Petra VlhováPetra Vlhová
13 June 1995
Alpine skier

Vladimír WeissVladimír Weiss
30 November 1989
Footballer

Marián HossaMarián Hossa
12 January 1979
Ice hockey player
Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster

Dominika CibulkováDominika Cibulková
06 May 1989
Slovak tennis player
Robert FicoRobert Fico
15 September 1964
Prime Minister

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya
02 February 1487
 

Lucia PoppLucia Popp
12 November 1939
Singer
Richard RétiRichard Réti
28 May 1889
Chess Player

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Andrej HlinkaAndrej Hlinka
27 September 1864
Journalist
Zoltán TildyZoltán Tildy
18 November 1889
Politician

Bercsényi MiklósBercsényi Miklós
06 December 1665
Hungarian count

Ernest NagelErnest Nagel
16 November 1901
Philosopher

Emeric ThökölyEmeric Thököly
25 September 1657
Prince
Jan MuchaJan Mucha
05 December 1982
Footballer
Iveta RadičováIveta Radičová
07 December 1956
Prime Minister

Ján KollárJán Kollár
29 July 1793
Writer

Pavol Országh HviezdoslavPavol Országh Hviezdoslav
02 February 1849
Poet

Vladimír ClementisVladimír Clementis
20 September 1902
Politician
Kálmán MikszáthKálmán Mikszáth
16 January 1847
Novelist

Pavel Josef ŠafaříkPavel Josef Šafařík
13 May 1795
Poet

Ján KadárJán Kadár
01 April 1918
Director

Ivan BellaIvan Bella
25 May 1964
Officer

Janko KráľJanko Kráľ
24 April 1822
Poet
Vasil BilakVasil Bilak
11 August 1917
Tailor

Martin BeckMartin Beck
31 July 1868
Theatre owner
Anton GavelAnton Gavel
24 October 1984
Basketball player

Lujza BlahaLujza Blaha
08 September 1850
Hungarian actress

Jozef LenártJozef Lenárt
03 April 1923
Politician
Tibor SekeljTibor Sekelj
14 February 1912
Author

Johann Weikhard of AuerspergJohann Weikhard of Auersperg
11 March 1615
Austrian statesman
János FadruszJános Fadrusz
02 September 1858
Sculptor

Ivan HrušovskýIvan Hrušovský
23 February 1927
Composer

Baron Max Hussarek von HeinleinBaron Max Hussarek von Heinlein
03 May 1865
Statesman

József BarsiJózsef Barsi
24 February 1810
Priest