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Famous People From Slovakia

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List of famous people from Slovakia, 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 Slovakia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Slovakia 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 Slovakia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Everything from Ľubomíra Kalinová to Tibor Šalát is included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Slovakia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Slovakia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

    Dec. at 60 (1904-1964)

    BirthplaceRužomberok, Slovakia

    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born...  more

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  • Adriana Sklenaříková

    BirthplaceBrezno, Slovakia

    Adriana Sklenaříková (born 17 September 1971) is a Slovak fashion model and actress. She is a...  more
  • Ivan Reitman

    BirthplaceKomárno, Slovakia

    Ivan Reitman, (born October 27, 1946) is a Slovak-Canadian film producer and director, best...  more
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Dec. at 59 (1778-1837)

    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel (14 November 1778 – 17 October 1837) was an Austrian composer and...  more
  • Pavol Demitra

    Pavol Demitra

    Dec. at 37 (1974-2011)

    BirthplaceDubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia

    Pavol Demitra (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈpaʋɔl ˈdɛmitɾa]; 29 November 1974 – 7 September 2011)...  more
  • John Dopyera

    John Dopyera

    Dec. at 95 (1893-1988)


    John Dopyera (born Ján Dopjera; 1893–1988) was a Slovak-American inventor and entrepreneur,...  more
  • Michael Strank

    Michael Strank

    Dec. at 26 (1919-1945)

    BirthplacePrešov Region, Slovakia

    Michael Strank (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps Sergeant...  more
  • Marián Gáborík

    BirthplaceTrenčín, Slovakia

    Marián Gáborík (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmaɾijaːn ˈɡaːbɔɾiːk]; born 14 February 1982) is a...  more
  • Peter Sagan

    BirthplaceŽilina, Slovakia

    Peter Sagan (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈpɛtɛr ˈsaɡan]; born 26 January 1990) is a Slovak...  more
  • Ferenc Szálasi

    Ferenc Szálasi

    Dec. at 49 (1897-1946)

    BirthplaceKošice, Slovakia

    Ferenc Szálasi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈsaːlɒʃi]; 6 January 1897 – 12 March 1946)...  more
  • Edita Gruberová

    BirthplaceSlovakia, Bratislava

    Edita Gruberová (born 23 December 1946), is a Slovak coloratura soprano. She is noted for her...  more

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  • Scarlett Chorvat

    BirthplaceSlovakia, Bratislava

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  • Ernő Dohnányi

    Ernő Dohnányi

    Dec. at 83 (1877-1960)

    BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian: [ˈɛrnøː ˈdohnaːɲi]; 27 July 1877 – 9 February 1960) was a Hungarian...  more
  • Ernest Vajda

    Dec. at 68 (1886-1954)

    BirthplaceKomárno, Slovakia

    Ernest Vajda (born Ernő Vajda; 27 May 1886 in Komárno, Austria-Hungary, today Slovakia – 3...  more
  • Sándor Márai

    Sándor Márai

    Dec. at 89 (1900-1989)

    BirthplaceKošice, Slovakia

    Sándor Márai [ˈʃaːndor ˈmaːrɒi] (originally Sándor Károly Henrik Grosschmid de Mára,...  more
  • Martina Halinárová

    BirthplaceDolný Kubín, Slovakia

    Martina Halinárová, née Jašicová, also known as Schwarzbacherová from her first marriage,...  more
  • Jozef Murgaš

    Jozef Murgaš

    Dec. at 65 (1864-1929)

    BirthplaceTajov, Slovakia

    Jozef Murgaš (English Joseph Murgas) (17 February 1864 – 11 May 1929) was a Slovak inventor,...  more
  • Ján Rohác

    Dec. at 48 (1932-1980)

    BirthplaceNitrianske Pravno, Slovakia

    Ján Rohác was film and theatre director and a screenwriter....  more
  • Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav

    Dec. at 72 (1849-1921)

    BirthplaceVyšný Kubín, Slovakia

    Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2 February 1849 - 8 November 1921) was a Slovak poet, dramatist,...  more
  • Maximilian Hell

    Maximilian Hell

    Dec. at 72 (1720-1792)

    BirthplaceŠtiavnické Bane, Slovakia

    Maximilian Hell (Hungarian: Hell Miksa) (May 15, 1720 – April 14, 1792) was a Hungarian...  more
  • Martin Bajčičák

    BirthplaceDolný Kubín, Slovakia

    Martin Bajčičák (born June 12, 1976 in Dolný Kubín) is a Slovak cross country skier who has...  more
  • Kálmán Mikszáth

    Kálmán Mikszáth

    Dec. at 63 (1847-1910)

    BirthplaceSklabiná, Slovakia

    Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó (16 January 1847 – 28 May 1910) was a widely reputed Hungarian...  more
  • BirthplaceBratislava, Slovakia

    Vladimír Godár (born 16 March 1956, Bratislava) is a Slovak composer who is active in the...  more
  • Ármin Vámbéry

    Ármin Vámbéry

    Dec. at 81 (1832-1913)

    BirthplaceDunajská Streda, Slovakia

    Ármin Vámbéry, also known as Arminius Vámbéry (19 March 1832 – 15 September 1913), was a...  more
  • BirthplacePovažská Bystrica, Slovakia

    Marián Vajda (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmariaːɱ ˈʋajda]; born 24 March 1965) is a Slovak tennis...  more