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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Charles University in Prague and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Charles University in Prague, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Charles University in Prague include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Charles University in Prague alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Charles University in Prague are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Charles University in Prague.

Examples include Franz Kafka and Ivana Trump.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Charles University in Prague?” and “Which celebrities are Charles University in Prague alumni?”

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Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Ivana Trump Socialite, Fashion Model, Designer 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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Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Gerty Cori Biochemist, Chemist, Scientist 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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Franz Kafka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Franz Kafka Novelist, Writer, Lawyer Franz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die ...more

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Rainer Maria Rilke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Rainer Maria Rilke Poet, Novelist, Art critic René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke —better known as Rainer Maria Rilke —was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense ...more

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Jan Hus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Hus Priest, Philosopher Jan Hus, often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, the ...more

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Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Palach 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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Georg Joachim Rheticus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Georg Joachim Rheticus Mathematician, Astrologer Georg Joachim de Porris, also known as Rheticus, was a mathematician, cartographer, navigational-instrument maker, medical practitioner, and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his ...more

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Joseph Johann Littrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Joseph Johann Littrow Astronomer Joseph Johann von Littrow was an Austrian astronomer. In 1837, he was ennobled with the title Joseph Johann Edler von Littrow. He was the father of Karl Ludwig Edler von Littrow and the mentor ...more

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Julius von Sachs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Julius von Sachs Scientist, Botanist Julius von Sachs was a German botanist from Breslau, Prussian Silesia. At an early age he showed a taste for natural history, becoming acquainted with the Breslau physiologist Jan Evangelista ...more

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Milan Kundera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Milan Kundera Poet, Novelist, Author Milan Kundera is the most recognized Czech-born living writer, and one of the world's best-known authors. He has lived in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981. ...more

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Jaroslav Heyrovský is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jaroslav Heyrovský Chemist, Scientist Jaroslav Heyrovský was a Czech chemist and inventor. Heyrovský was the inventor of the polarographic method, father of the electroanalytical method, and recipient of the Nobel ...more

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Jaroslav Skála is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jaroslav Skála Psychiatrist Jaroslav Skála was a Czech psychiatrist, fighter against alcoholism, and inventor of the sobering-up station.

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Christoph Willibald Gluck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Christoph Willibald Gluck Opera composer Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck was a German composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the ...more

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Eduard Hanslick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Eduard Hanslick Music critic, Critic Eduard Hanslick was a German Bohemian music critic.

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Lipman Bers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Lipman Bers Mathematician, Scientist Lipman "Lipa" Bers was an American mathematician born in Riga who created the theory of pseudoanalytic functions and worked on Riemann surfaces and Kleinian groups. He was also known ...more

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Štefan Füle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Štefan Füle Politician Štefan Füle is a Czech diplomat who has served as the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy from February 2010 until October 2014.

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Jan Svatopluk Presl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Svatopluk Presl Chemist, Botanist Jan Svatopluk Presl was a Bohemian natural scientist. He was the brother of botanist Karel Bořivoj Presl. The Czech Botanical Society commemorated the two brothers by naming its principal ...more

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Friedrich Hopfner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Friedrich Hopfner Scientist Friedrich Hopfner was an Austrian geodesist, geophysicist and planetary scientist. As an officer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire he began his scientific work at the Bureau of Meteorology. In 1921 ...more

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Kurt Freund is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Kurt Freund Scientist, Physician Kurt Freund was a Czech-Canadian physician and sexologist best known for developing phallometry, research studies in pedophilia, and for the "courtship disorder" hypothesis as a ...more

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Carl Ferdinand Cori is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Carl Ferdinand Cori Chemist Carl Ferdinand Cori, ForMemRS was a Czech biochemist and pharmacologist born in Prague who, together with his wife Gerty Cori and Argentine physiologist Bernardo Houssay, received a Nobel Prize ...more

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David Flusser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
David Flusser Professor, Author David Flusser was a professor of Early Christianity and Judaism of the Second Temple Period at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Jan Evangelista Purkyně is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Evangelista Purkyně Scientist Jan Evangelista Purkyně was a Czech anatomist and physiologist. He was one of the best known scientists of his time. In 1839, he coined the term 'protoplasm' for the fluid substance of a cell. ...more

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Zuzana Roithová is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Zuzana Roithová Politician, Physician Zuzana Roithová is a Czech politician and a Member of the European Parliament for the Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party, part of the European People's Party. She is ...more

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Karl Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Karl Deutsch Political scientist Karl Wolfgang Deutsch was a Czech social and political scientist from a German-speaking family. His work focused on the study of war and peace, nationalism, co-operation and communication. He is ...more

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Otto Hönigschmid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Otto Hönigschmid Chemist, Scientist Otto Hönigschmid was a Czech/Austrian chemist.

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Jan Marek Marci is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Marek Marci Scientist, Physician Jan Marek Marci FRS, or Johannes Marcus Marci, was a Bohemian doctor and scientist, rector of the University of Prague, and official physician to the Holy Roman Emperors. The crater Marci on the ...more

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Karel Jaromír Erben is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Karel Jaromír Erben Poet, Historian, Screenwriter Karel Jaromír Erben was a Czech historian, poet and writer of the mid-19th century, best known for his collection Kytice, which contains poems based on traditional and folkloric themes. ...more

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Emil Holub is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Emil Holub Emil Holub was a Czech physician, explorer, cartographer, and ethnographer in Africa. In a 2005 poll, he was voted #90 of the 100 greatest Czechs.

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Emil Weyr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Emil Weyr Mathematician Emil Weyr was an Austrian mathematician, known for his numerous publications on geometry. Born in Prague, Weyr attended the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he was taught by Heinrich ...more

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Petra Hůlová is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Petra Hůlová Writer Petra Hůlová is a Czech writer.

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Karl von Czyhlarz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Karl von Czyhlarz Politician, Jurist Karl Ritter von Czyhlarz, or Karel Cihlář was a Czech-Austrian jurist, politician. He taught as a professor at the Charles University in Prague, University of Vienna. He was a specialist ...more

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Pavel Bém is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Pavel Bém Politician Pavel Bém is a Czech physician and politician. Between November 28, 2002 and November 30, 2010 he served as the Mayor of the Capital City of Prague, re-elected 2006. On November 19, 2006, ...more

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Johannes Vodnianus Campanus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Johannes Vodnianus Campanus Writer Jan Campanus Vodňanský was a Czech humanist, composer, pedagogue, poet, and dramatist. He was born in Vodňany, in southern Bohemia. He studied at the University of Prague and in 1596 and ...more

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Arnošt Lustig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Arnošt Lustig Novelist, Author, Actor Arnošt Lustig was a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust.

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Josef Škvorecký is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Josef Škvorecký Publisher, Novelist, Writer 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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Bohumil Hrabal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Bohumil Hrabal Novelist, Actor, Writer Bohumil Hrabal was a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century.

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Martin Bursík is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Martin Bursík Politician Martin Bursík is a Czech politician. Bursík has twice served as Minister of the Environment and is also former chairman of the Green Party.

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Max Brod is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Max Brod Journalist, Writer Max Brod was a German-speaking Czech Jewish, later Israeli, author, composer, and journalist. Although he was a prolific writer in his own right, he is most famous as the friend and biographer ...more

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Karel Čapek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Karel Čapek Writer Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career such as playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, and art critic. ...more

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Zdeněk Svěrák is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Zdeněk Svěrák Humorist, Screenwriter, Actor Zdeněk Svěrák is a Czech actor, humorist and scriptwriter. He is one of the most popular Czech cultural personalities. In 1989, he was a member of the jury at the 39th Berlin ...more

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Jan Tesánek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Jan Tesánek Science writer, Writer Jan Tesánek was a Bohemian scholar and author of scientific literature. Tesánek studied at a gymnasium in Prague and later at Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. In 1745, ...more

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Tibor Šalát is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Tibor Šalát Mathematician Tibor Šalát was a Slovak mathematician, professor of mathematics, and Doctor of Mathematics who specialized in number theory and real analysis. He was the author and co-author of ...more

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Václav Chvátal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Václav Chvátal Mathematician Václav Chvátal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where he holds the Canada Research Chair ...more

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Hans Tropsch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Hans Tropsch Chemist Hans Tropsch was a chemist responsible, along with Franz Fischer, for the development of the Fischer-Tropsch process.

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Hynek Fajmon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Hynek Fajmon Politician Hynek Fajmon is a Czech politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Civic Democratic Party, part of the European Democrats and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on ...more

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Max Wertheimer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Max Wertheimer Psychologist Max Wertheimer was an Austro-Hungarian-born psychologist who was one of the three founders of Gestalt psychology, along with Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler. Wertheimer obtained his PhD in ...more

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Edvard Beneš is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Edvard Beneš Politician Edvard Beneš was a leader of the Czechoslovak independence movement, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the second President of Czechoslovakia from 1935 to 1938 and again from 1940 to 1948. He was ...more

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Petr Vopěnka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Petr Vopěnka Mathematician Petr Vopěnka was a Czech mathematician. In the early seventies, he developed alternative set theory, which he subsequently developed in a series of articles and monographs. Vopěnka’s name is ...more

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Egon Bondy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Egon Bondy Poet, Writer, Philosopher Egon Bondy, born Zbyněk Fišer, was a Czech philosopher, writer, and poet, one of the leading personalities of the Prague underground. In the late 1940s, Bondy was active in a surrealistic group. ...more

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Carl Borivoj Presl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Charles University In Prague Alumni
Carl Borivoj Presl Botanist Karel Bořivoj Presl was a Bohemian botanist. He lived his entire life in Prague, and was a professor of botany at the University of Prague. He made an expedition to Sicily in 1817, and with his ...more