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List of famous people from Czech Republic, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Czech Republic, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Czech Republic you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Czech Republic, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like Jan Beneš and Zdeněk Miler.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Czech Republic?" or "Which celebrities were born in Czech Republic?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Petra Němcová is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Petra Němcová age 37 - Petra Němcová is a Czech model, television host, and philanthropist. Němcová founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund.

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Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ivana Trump age 68 - Ivana Trump is a Czech-American former athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to American business magnate Donald Trump.

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Miloš Forman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Miloš Forman age 85 - Jan Tomáš Forman, known as Miloš Forman, is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in the former Czechoslovakia. Forman was ...more

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Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Antonín Dvořák Died at 63 (1841-1904) - Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed aspects, specifically rhythms, of the folk ...more

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Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Gustav Mahler Died at 51 (1860-1911) - Gustav Mahler was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and ...more

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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Madeleine Albright age 79 - Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more

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Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Václav Havel Died at 75 (1936-2011) - Václav Havel was a Czech writer, philosopher, dissident, and statesman. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia in 41 years. He then ...more

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Anton Cermak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Anton Cermak Died at 60 (1873-1933) - Anton "Tony" Joseph Cermak was an American politician of Czech origin who served as the mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1931 until his assassination in 1933.

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Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Jan Hammer age 68 - Jan Hammer is a composer, pianist and keyboardist. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores ...more

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Albrecht von Wallenstein is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Albrecht von Wallenstein Died at 51 (1583-1634) - Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein, also von Waldstein, was a Bohemian military leader and politician, who offered his services, and an army of 30,000 to 100,000 men during the Thirty ...more

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Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Arthur Seyss-Inquart Died at 54 (1892-1946) - Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian Nazi politician who served as Chancellor of Austria for two days – from March 11 until March 13, 1938 – before the Anschluss annexation of Austria by Nazi ...more

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Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Gerty Cori Died at 61 (1896-1957) - Gerty Theresa Cori was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology ...more

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Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Jan Palach Died at 21 (1948-1969) - Jan Palach was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University. He committed self-immolation as a political protest against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the ...more

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Franz Bardon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Franz Bardon Died at 49 (1909-1958) - Franz Bardon, was a Czech stage magician and student and teacher of Hermetics. He was born in Opava, Austrian Silesia. During World War II Bardon was held in a concentration camp for refusing to ...more

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Mila Rechcigl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Mila Rechcigl age 86 - Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer researcher, writer, editor, historian, bibliographer and genealogist. He was one of the founders and ...more

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Ludmila of Bohemia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ludmila of Bohemia Died at 61 (860-921) - Saint Ludmila is a Czech saint and martyr venerated by the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. She was born in Mělník as daughter of a Slavic prince Slavibor. Saint Ludmila was the ...more

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Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Francis Lederer Died at 101 (1899-2000) - Francis Lederer was a film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States.

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Petr Kellner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Petr Kellner age 52 - Petr Kellner is a Czech businessman. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $8.3 billion according to Forbes '​ latest annual list of billionaires published in March 2015, making him ...more

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Ernst R. G. Eckert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ernst R. G. Eckert Died at 100 (1904-2004) - Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert was a scientist who advanced the film cooling technique for aeronautical engines. He earned his Diplom Ingenieur and doctorate in 1927 and 1931, respectively, and ...more

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Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Hadassah Lieberman age 67 - Hadassah Lieberman is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman.

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Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Fredy Perlman Died at 51 (1934-1985) - Fredy Perlman was a Czech-born, naturalised American author, publisher, professor, and activist. His most popular work, the book Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!, details the rise of state ...more

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Milan Kymlicka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Milan Kymlicka Died at 72 (1936-2008) - Milan Kymlicka was a Canadian arranger, composer and conductor of Czechoslovakian birth. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1974. He was best known for his composition of film and ...more

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Vera Ralston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Vera Ralston Died at 84 (1919-2003) - Vera Ralston was a Czech figure skater and actress. She later became a naturalized American citizen. She worked as an actress during the 1940s and 1950s.

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Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Jan Švankmajer age 82 - Jan Švankmajer is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists ...more

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Bertha von Suttner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Bertha von Suttner Died at 71 (1843-1914) - Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner was an Austrian pacifist and novelist. In 1905 she was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, thus being the second female Nobel ...more

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Leoš Janáček is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Leoš Janáček Died at 74 (1854-1928) - Leoš Janáček was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical ...more

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Emil Hácha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Emil Hácha Died at 73 (1872-1945) - Emil Hácha was a Czech lawyer, the third President of Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1939. From March 1939, his country was under the control of the Germans and was known as the Protectorate ...more

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Bohumil Hrabal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Bohumil Hrabal Died at 83 (1914-1997) - Bohumil Hrabal was a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century.

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Jean-Gaspard Deburau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Jean-Gaspard Deburau Died at 50 (1796-1846) - Jean-Gaspard Deburau, sometimes erroneously called Debureau, was a celebrated Bohemian-French mime. He performed from around 1819 to the year of his death at the Théâtre des ...more

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Maria Jeritza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Maria Jeritza Died at 95 (1887-1982) - Maria Jeritza was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality ...more

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Emil Lederer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Emil Lederer Died at 57 (1882-1939) - Emil Lederer was a Bohemian-born German economist and sociologist. Purged from his position at Humboldt University of Berlin in 1933 for being Jewish, Lederer fled into exile. He helped ...more

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Harry Horner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Harry Horner Died at 84 (1910-1994) - Harry Horner was an Austrian-born American art director who made a successful career in Hollywood as an Academy Award winning art director and as a feature film and television director.

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Alfred Kubin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Alfred Kubin Died at 82 (1877-1959) - Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer. Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism.

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Ignaz Moscheles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ignaz Moscheles Died at 76 (1794-1870) - Ignaz Moscheles was a Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso, whose career after his early years was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime ...more

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Ernst Mach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ernst Mach Died at 78 (1838-1916) - Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach was an Austrian physicist and philosopher, noted for his contributions to physics such as the Mach number and the study of shock waves. As a philosopher of ...more

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Johann Palisa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Johann Palisa Died at 77 (1848-1925) - Johann Palisa was an Austrian astronomer, born in Troppau in Austrian Silesia. He was a prolific discoverer of asteroids, discovering 122 in all, from 136 Austria in 1874 to 1073 Gellivara in ...more

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Ferdinand Porsche is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ferdinand Porsche Died at 76 (1875-1951) - Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle, the ...more

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Hugo Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Hugo Bergmann Died at 92 (1883-1975) - Samuel Hugo Bergman, or Samuel Bergman was an Israeli philosopher born in Austria-Hungary.

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Theodor von Oppolzer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Theodor von Oppolzer Died at 45 (1841-1886) - Theodor von Oppolzer was an Austrian astronomer and mathematician of Bohemian origin. The son of the physician Johann Ritter von Oppolzer, Theodor was born in Prague. He completed his graduate ...more

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Hugo Haas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Hugo Haas Died at 67 (1901-1968) - Hugo Haas was a Czech film actor, director and writer. He appeared in more than 60 films between 1926 and 1962, as well as directing 20 films between 1933 and 1962. He was born in Brno, Moravia, ...more

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Anton Raphael Mengs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Anton Raphael Mengs Died at 51 (1728-1779) - Anton Raphael Mengs was a German Bohemian painter, active in Rome, Madrid and Saxony, who became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting.

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Avital Ronell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Avital Ronell age 63 - Avital Ronell is an American philosopher who contributes to the fields of continental philosophy, literary studies, psychoanalysis, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics. She is ...more

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Karel Zeman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Karel Zeman Died at 79 (1910-1989) - Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation. Because of his creative use ...more

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Alphonse Mucha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Alphonse Mucha Died at 79 (1860-1939) - Alfons Maria Mucha, often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, ...more

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Karel Kryl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Karel Kryl Died at 50 (1944-1994) - Karel Kryl was an iconic Moravian singer-songwriter and performer of many protest songs in which he identified and attacked the stupidity and inhumanity of the Communist and later also ...more

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Josef Škvorecký is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Josef Škvorecký Died at 88 (1924-2012) - Josef Škvorecký, CM was a Czech-Canadian writer and publisher. He spent half of his life in Canada, publishing and supporting banned Czech literature during the communist era. ...more

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Kurt Raab is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Kurt Raab Died at 47 (1941-1988) - Kurt Raab was a West German stage and film actor, as well as a screenwriter and playwright. Raab is best remembered for his work with German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, with whom he ...more

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Ivan Král is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Ivan Král age 68 - Ivan Král is a Grammy Award-winning, Czech-born American composer, filmmaker, record producer and singer. He works across many genres including punk, rock, jazz, soul, country and film ...more

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Julius Fučík is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Julius Fučík Died at 40 (1903-1943) - Julius Fučík was a Czechoslovak journalist, an active member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and part of the forefront of the anti-Nazi resistance. He was imprisoned, tortured, and ...more

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Jaroslav Hašek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Jaroslav Hašek Died at 40 (1883-1923) - Jaroslav Hašek was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Good Soldier Švejk, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents ...more