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Famous People From Czech Republic

Updated January 22, 2020 30.4k views997 items

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 (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtra ˈɲɛmtsovaː]; born 24 June 1979) is a Czech model,...  more

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  • Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková; Czech: [ˈzɛlɲiːtʃkovaː], born February 20, 1949) is a...  more

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  • Jan Tomáš "Miloš" Forman (; Czech: [ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman]; 18 February 1932 – 13 April 2018) was a...  more

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  • Antonín Dvořák

    Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)
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  • Gustav Mahler

    Dec. at 51 (1860-1911)
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  • Madeleine Albright

    Age: 83
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  • Václav Havel

    Dec. at 75 (1936-2011)
    Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦavɛl] (listen); 5 October 1936 – 18 December...  more
  • Anton Cermak

    Dec. at 60 (1873-1933)
    Anton Joseph Cermak (Czech: Antonín Josef Čermák, pronounced [ˈantoɲiːn ˈjozɛf ˈtʃɛrmaːk]; May...  more

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  • Jan Hammer

    Age: 72
    Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American...  more
  • Albrecht von Wallenstein

    Dec. at 51 (1583-1634)
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  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart

    Dec. at 54 (1892-1946)
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  • Gerty Cori

    Dec. at 61 (1896-1957)
    Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was a Jewish...  more
  • Jan Palach

    Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)
    Jan Palach (11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969; Czech pronunciation: [jan ˈpalax]) was a Czech...  more
  • Franz Bardon

    Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)
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  • Ludmila of Bohemia

    Dec. at 61 (860-921)
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  • Francis Lederer

    Dec. at 101 (1899-2000)
    Francis Lederer (November 6, 1899 – May 25, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film and stage...  more
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  • Ernst R. G. Eckert

    Dec. at 100 (1904-2004)
    Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert (September 13, 1904 – July 8, 2004) was a scientist who advanced...  more
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  • Fredy Perlman

    Dec. at 51 (1934-1985)
    Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was a Czech-born, naturalized American author,...  more
  • Milan Kymlicka

    Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
    Milan Kymlicka (Czech: Milan Kymlička) (15 May 1936 – 9 October 2008) was a Czechoslovak and...  more
  • Vera Ralston

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)
    Vera Ralston (born Věra Helena Hrubá; July 12, 1920 – February 9, 2003) was a Czech figure...  more
  • Jan Švankmajer (Czech: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr]; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech filmmaker and...  more
  • Bertha von Suttner

    Dec. at 71 (1843-1914)
    Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner (Baroness Bertha von Suttner, pronounced [ˈbɛɐ̯ta...  more