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Famous People Named Karel  

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Karel in the world? Our list of celebrities named Karel includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Karels below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Karel, actors named Karel, and much more. Karel Čapek, Karel Appel, and Karel Poborský are only a few of the well-known people named Karel on this list.
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Karel Čapek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Writer
Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career such as playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, and art critic. ...more
Karel Appel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Christiaan Karel Appel was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders ...more
Karel Poborský is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Footballer
Karel Poborský is a Czech retired footballer who played as a right winger. He was most noted for his technical ability. He began and finished his club career at České Budějovice, ...more
Karel Goeyvaerts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Karel Goeyvaerts was a Belgian composer.
Karel Roden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Actor
Karel Roden is a Czech actor, popularly known for his roles in Hellboy and The Bourne Supremacy, and his voice work in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Karel Marquez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Model, Actor, Singer
Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos was, known as Karel Marquez is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who currently signed under GMA Network. Before joining Kapuso Network, she was part of ...more
Karel Lamač is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Karel Lamač was a Czech film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He directed 102 films between 1919 and 1953. He also appeared in 61 films between 1919 and 1938. He was born in Prague, ...more
Karel Hynek Mácha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Karel Hynek Mácha was a Czech romantic poet.
Karel Gott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Film Score Composer, Actor, Singer
Karel Gott is a Czech Schlager singer, and an amateur painter. He is considered the most successful male singer in former Czechoslovakia and currently in the Czech Republic; he was elected the ...more
Karel Štěpánek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Actor
Karel Štěpánek (1899–1980) was a Czech actor who spent many years in Austria and generally played German roles onscreen.[1] In 1940 he fled to Britain and spent much of the rest of his ...more
Karel Geraerts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Karel Geraerts
Karel Geraerts is a Belgian football player who plays for Charleroi. Geraerts played for Club Brugge from 1998 to December 2003. In 2004 Club Brugge lent him to Lokeren where he scored his first ...more
Karel Kryl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Poet, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Karel Kryl was an iconic Moravian singer-songwriter and performer of many protest songs in which he identified and attacked the stupidity and inhumanity of the Communist and later also ...more
Karel D'Haene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Karel D'Haene
Karel D'Haene is a Belgian football player who currently plays for S.V. Zulte Waregem in Belgium.
Karel Zeman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Production Designer, Screenwriter, Animator
Karel Zeman was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation. Because of his creative use ...more
Karel Dobrý is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Actor
Karel Dobrý is a Czech film, television and stage actor. He is known for playing Liet-Kynes in the Dune 2000 miniseries, and Korba in the 2003 sequel Children of Dune, or as Matthias in ...more
Karel Reisz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Film Producer, Film Director
Karel Reisz was a Czech-born British filmmaker who was active in post–World War II Britain, and one of the pioneers of the new realist strain in 1950s and 1960s British cinema.
Karel Teige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Journalist, Photographer
Karel Teige was the major figure of the Czech avant-garde movement Devětsil in the 1920s, a graphic artist, photographer, and typographer. Teige also worked as an editor and graphic designer for ...more
Karel Havlíček Borovský is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Publisher, Poet, Politician
Karel Havlíček Borovský was a Czech writer, poet, critic, politician, journalist, and publisher. He lived and studied at the Gymnasium in Německý Brod, and his house on the ...more
Karel Schoeman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Karel Schoeman Novelist
Karel Schoeman is a South African novelist, historian, translator and man of letters. He is the author of 19 novels and numerous works of history. He is one of South Africa's most awarded ...more
Karel De Gucht is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Politician, Professor, Lawyer
Karel Lodewijk De Gucht is a Belgian politician who has been the European Commissioner for Trade since February 2010 until 31 October 2014. Previously, he served as Belgium's Minister of Foreign ...more
Karel Heřmánek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Actor, Voice acting
Karel Heřmánek is a Czech actor. He was born in Prague and appeared in more than forty films between 1976 and 2008.
Karel Hašler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Songwriter, Producer, Screenwriter
Karel Hašler was a Czech songwriter, actor, lyricist, film and theatre director, composer, writer, dramatist, screenwriter and cabaretier. He was murdered in the Mauthausen concentration camp.
Karel Husa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Conductor, Composer
Karel Husa is a Czech-born classical composer and conductor, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize and 1993 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In 1954 he went to the ...more
Karel deLeeuw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Mathematician, Scientist
Karel deLeeuw, or de Leeuw, was a mathematics professor at Stanford University, specializing in harmonic analysis and functional analysis.
Karel Effa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Karel
Actor
Karel Effa was an actor.