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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.
Petra Němcová is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 36

Birthplace: Karviná, Czech Republic

Petra Němcová (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈɲɛmtsovaː]; born 24 June 1979) is a Czech model, television host and philanthropist who founded the Happy Hearts Fund. In 2017, the Happy ...more

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Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 70

Birthplace: Zlín, Czech Republic

Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková; Czech: [ˈzɛlɲiːtʃkovaː], born February 20, 1949) is a Czech-born American businesswoman and former model who was the first wife of Donald ...more

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Miloš Forman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 87

Birthplace: Čáslav, Czech Republic

Jan Tomáš "Miloš" Forman (; Czech: [ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman]; 18 February 1932 – 13 April 2018) was a Czech-American film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor who lived and ...more

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Antonín Dvoř&aacu... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

Birthplace: Nelahozeves, Czech Republic

Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( d(ə-)VOR-zha(h)k, Czech: [ˈantoɲiːn ˈlɛopold ˈdvor̝aːk] (listen); 8 September 1841 – 1 May 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve ...more

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Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Gustav Mahler Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)

Birthplace: Kaliště, Czech Republic

Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge ...more

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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Madeleine Albright Age: 81

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, ...more

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Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Václav Havel Dec. at 75 (1936-2011)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦavɛl] (listen); 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident, who served as the last President of ...more
Anton Cermak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 60 (1873-1933)

Birthplace: Kladno, Czech Republic

Anton Joseph Cermak (Czech: Antonín Josef Čermák, pronounced [ˈantoɲiːn ˈjozɛf ˈtʃɛrmaːk]; May 9, 1873 – March 6, 1933) was an American politician who served as the 44th mayor of ...more

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Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 67

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American musician, composer and record producer. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards ...more

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Albrecht von Wallenstein... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 51 (1583-1634)

Birthplace: Heřmanice, Czech Republic

Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (24 September 1583 – 25 February 1634), also von Waldstein (Czech: Albrecht Václav Eusebius z Valdštejna), was a Bohemian military leader and ...more
Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 54 (1892-1946)

Birthplace: Stonařov, Czech Republic

Arthur Seyss-Inquart (German: Seyß-Inquart ; 22 July 1892 – 16 October 1946) was an Austrian Nazi politician who served as Chancellor of Austria in 1938, before the annexation of Austria ...more

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Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 61 (1896-1957)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was a Jewish Austro-Hungarian-American biochemist who in 1947 was the third woman—and first American woman—to win a ...more
Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Palach (11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969; Czech pronunciation: [jan ˈpalax]) was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University in Prague. His self-immolation was a ...more
Franz Bardon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

Birthplace: Opava, Czech Republic

Franz Bardon (1 December 1909 – 10 July 1958) was a Czech occultist and student and teacher of Hermetics.
Mila Rechcigl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 88

Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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
Ludmila of Bohemia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 61 (860-921)

Birthplace: Mělník, Czech Republic

Saint Ludmila (c. 860 – 15 September 921) is a Czech saint and martyr venerated by the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. She was born in Mělník as the daughter of the Sorbian prince ...more
Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 101 (1899-2000)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Francis Lederer (November 6, 1899 – May 25, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States. His original name was ...more
Petr Kellner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 54

Birthplace: Liberec, Czech Republic

Petr Kellner (born 20 May 1964) is a Czech businessman. In 2018, Petr Kellner ranked #88 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with wealth listed at US $15.5 billion.
Ernst R. G. Eckert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 100 (1904-2004)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert (September 13, 1904 – July 8, 2004) was a scientist who advanced the film cooling technique for aeronautical engines. He earned his Diplom Ingenieur and doctorate in ...more
Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 70

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 51 (1934-1985)

Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was a Czech-born, naturalized American author, publisher, professor, and activist. His most popular work, the book Against His-Story, Against ...more
Milan Kymlicka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

Birthplace: Louny, Severozápad, Czech Republic

Milan Kymlicka (Czech: Milan Kymlička) (15 May 1936 – 9 October 2008) was a Czechoslovak and Canadian arranger, composer and conductor. He was known for his composition of film and television ...more
Vera Ralston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

Birthplace: Czech Republic, Prague

Vera Ralston (born Věra Helena Hrubá; July 12, 1920 – February 9, 2003) was a Czech figure skater and actress. She later became a naturalized American citizen. She worked as an actress ...more
Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Age: 84

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Švankmajer (Czech: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr]; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his animations and ...more
Bertha von Suttner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. at 71 (1843-1914)

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner (Baroness Bertha von Suttner, pronounced [ˈbɛɐ̯ta fɔn ˈzʊtnɐ], née Countess Kinsky, Gräfin Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau; 9 June 1843 – ...more