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Famous People From Czech Republic

Updated January 22, 2020 28.8k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    BirthplaceKarviná, Czech Republic

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

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

    BirthplaceZlín, Czech Republic

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

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

    BirthplaceČáslav, Czech Republic

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

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

    Antonín Dvořák

    Dec. at 63 (1841-1904)

    BirthplaceNelahozeves, Czech Republic

    Antonín Leopold Dvořák ( d(ə-)VOR-zha(h)k, Czech: [ˈantoɲiːn ˈlɛopold ˈdvor̝aːk] (listen); 8... more on Wikipedia

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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)

    BirthplaceKaliště, Czech Republic

    Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian... more on Wikipedia
  • Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Madeleine Albright

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceSmíchov, Czech Republic

    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American... more on Wikipedia

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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)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦavɛl] (listen); 5 October 1936 – 18 December... more on Wikipedia
  • Anton Cermak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Anton Cermak

    Dec. at 60 (1873-1933)

    BirthplaceKladno, Czech Republic

    Anton Joseph Cermak (Czech: Antonín Josef Čermák, pronounced [ˈantoɲiːn ˈjozɛf ˈtʃɛrmaːk]; May... more on Wikipedia

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

    Jan Hammer

    Age: 72

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Hammer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈɦamɛr]) (born 17 April 1948) is a Czech-American... more on Wikipedia

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

    Albrecht von Wallenstein

    Dec. at 51 (1583-1634)

    BirthplaceHeřmanice, Czech Republic

    Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (24 September 1583 – 25 February 1634), also von... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Arthur Seyss-Inquart

    Dec. at 54 (1892-1946)

    BirthplaceStonařov, Czech Republic

    Arthur Seyss-Inquart (German: Seyß-Inquart ; 22 July 1892 – 16 October 1946) was an Austrian... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerty Cori is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Gerty Cori

    Dec. at 61 (1896-1957)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was a Jewish... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Palach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Jan Palach

    Dec. at 21 (1948-1969)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Palach (11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969; Czech pronunciation: [jan ˈpalax]) was a Czech... more on Wikipedia
  • Franz Bardon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Franz Bardon

    Dec. at 49 (1909-1958)

    BirthplaceOpava, Czech Republic

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

    BirthplaceMladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

    Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr., or Mila Rechcigl, is a trained biochemist, nutritionist and cancer... more on Wikipedia
  • Ludmila of Bohemia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Ludmila of Bohemia

    Dec. at 61 (860-921)

    BirthplaceMělník, Czech Republic

    Saint Ludmila (c. 860 – 15 September 921) is a Czech saint and martyr venerated by the... more on Wikipedia
  • Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Francis Lederer

    Dec. at 101 (1899-2000)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Francis Lederer (November 6, 1899 – May 25, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film and stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Petr Kellner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    BirthplaceLiberec, Czech Republic

    Petr Kellner (born 20 May 1964) is a Czech businessman. In 2018, Petr Kellner ranked #88 on... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernst R. G. Eckert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Ernst R. G. Eckert

    Dec. at 100 (1904-2004)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert (September 13, 1904 – July 8, 2004) was a scientist who advanced... more on Wikipedia
  • Hadassah Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Hadassah Lieberman (born March 28, 1948) is the second wife of former United States Senator... more on Wikipedia
  • Fredy Perlman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Fredy Perlman

    Dec. at 51 (1934-1985)

    BirthplaceBrno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic

    Fredy Perlman (August 20, 1934 – July 26, 1985) was a Czech-born, naturalized American author,... more on Wikipedia
  • Milan Kymlicka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Milan Kymlicka

    Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

    BirthplaceLouny, Severozápad, Czech Republic

    Milan Kymlicka (Czech: Milan Kymlička) (15 May 1936 – 9 October 2008) was a Czechoslovak and... more on Wikipedia
  • Vera Ralston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Vera Ralston

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

    BirthplaceCzech Republic, Prague

    Vera Ralston (born Věra Helena Hrubá; July 12, 1920 – February 9, 2003) was a Czech figure... more on Wikipedia
  • Jan Švankmajer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Jan Švankmajer (Czech: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr]; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech filmmaker and... more on Wikipedia
  • Bertha von Suttner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Czech Republic

    Bertha von Suttner

    Dec. at 71 (1843-1914)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner (Baroness Bertha von Suttner, pronounced [ˈbɛɐ̯ta... more on Wikipedia
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