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List of notable or famous poets from Czech Republic, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Czech Republic and even some popular poets who immigrated to Czech Republic. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Czech poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Czech Republic is included when available.

Václav Havel and Ervín Černý are included on this list along with many more.

This historic poets from Czech Republic list can help answer the questions "Who are some Czech poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Czech Republic?" These prominent poets of Czech Republic may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Czech poets.

Use this list of renowned Czech poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (8 items)
Ervín Černý... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Czech Republic
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Professor Ervn Čern-Křetnsk, Doctor of Medicine and Professor of Charles University in Prague, was born in 1913 in Podom a small village in Moravia. He acquired his college education in 1933 in the Těn Region where he had lived since age 12. He studied medicine in Brno. Having been arrested by the Gestapo in November 1939, he was briefly imprisoned at Brnos pilberk Castle and subsequently deported to the Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg Nazi concentration camp. As a doctor he was active at the ear, nose and throat (ORL) clinics in Brno, Hradec Krlov, and the Central Military Hospital in Prague. He was named associate professor (1951) and full professor (1965) of Charles University in Prague. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1913-2001)

Birthplace: Podomí, Czech Republic

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Ivo Vodsedálek

Ivo Vodsedálek is a writer, poet and artist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Jaroslav Kvapil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Czech Republic
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Jaroslav Kvapil (25 September 1868 in Chudenice, Kingdom of Bohemia – 10 January 1950 in Prague) was a Czech poet, theatre director, translator, playwright, and librettist. From 1900 he was a director and Dramaturg at the National Theatre in Prague, where he introduced plays by Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen and Maxim Gorky into the repertory. Later he was a director at the Vinohrady Theatre (1921–1928). He wrote six plays, but is today chiefly remembered as the librettist of Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka.Kvapil was the principal author of the Manifesto of Czech writers of 1917, signed by over two hundred leading Czechs, favouring the concept of Czech self-government.He was married to actress Hana ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1868-1950)

Jiří Voskovec is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Czech Republic
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Jiří Voskovec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈvoskovɛts] (listen)), born Jiří Wachsmann and known in the United States as George Voskovec (June 19, 1905 – July 1, 1981) was a Czech actor, writer, dramatist, and director who became an American citizen in 1955. Throughout much of his career he was associated with actor and playwright Jan Werich. In the US, he is best known for his role as the 11th juror in the 1957 film 12 Angry Men. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)

Birthplace: Sázava, Czech Republic