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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 39 Petra Němcová is a Czech model, television host, and philanthropist. Němcová founded and chairs the Happy Hearts Fund.

Ivana Trump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 70 Ivana Trump is a Czech-American former athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to American business magnate Donald Trump.

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

Antonín Dvořák is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Gustav Mahler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

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

Václav Havel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
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

Anton Cermak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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.

Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 70 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

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

Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Franz Bardon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Mila Rechcigl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 88 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) 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

Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
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.

Petr Kellner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 54 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

Ernst R. G. Eckert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 70 Hadassah Lieberman is the second wife of former United States Senator Joe Lieberman.

Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Milan Kymlicka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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

Vera Ralston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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.

Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
age 84 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

Bertha von Suttner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic
Dec. 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