List of Czechs

This is a partial list of famous Czech, and Czech intelligible people. This list includes people of the Czech nationality as well as people having some significant Czech ancestry or association with Czech culture.

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Actors

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*Lída Baarová
*Jiří Bartoška
*Vlasta Burian
*Anna Geislerová
*Jiří Grossmann
*Miroslav Horníček
*Rudolf Hrušínský
*Zorka Janů
*Petr Kostka
*Vladimír Menšík
*David Nykl
*Anny Ondra (Anna Ondráková)
*Karel Roden
*Jan Tříska
*Tatiana Vilhelmová
*Eduard Vojan
*Jiří Voskovec
*Jan Werich
*Stella Zázvorková

Architects and designers

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*Jan Santini Aichel
*Jakub Bursa
*Josef Chochol
*Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer
*Alois Dryák
*Josef Gočár
*František Maxmilián Kaňka
*Jan Kaplický
*Jan Kotěra
*Zdeněk Kovář
*Jakub Krčín
*Jaromír Krejcar
*Josef Mocker
*Štěpánek Netolický
*Josef Niklas
*Milada Petříková-Pavlíková
*Bořek Šípek

Authors and Poets

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*Jindřich Šimon Baar
*Jan Blahoslav
*Karel Havlíček Borovský
*Arthur Breisky
*Otokar Březina
*Karel Čapek
*Svatopluk Čech
*František Čelakovský
*Jakub Deml
*Ivan Diviš
*František Doucha
*Karel Jaromír Erben
*Jaroslav Foglar
*Ladislav Fuks
*František Gellner
*Jiří Grossmann
*Jiří Kulhánek
*Jaroslav Hašek
*Vladimír Holan
*Miroslav Holub
*Bohumil Hrabal
*František Hrubín
*Miroslav Ivanov
*Boleslav Jablonský
*Josef Jedlička
*Milena Jesenská
*Alois Jirásek
*Franz Kafka
*Václav Kaplický
*Jan Karafiát, best known for "Fireflies" (Broučci)
*Václav Kliment Klicpera
*Oskar Kokoschka
*Jan Křesadlo
*Milan Kundera
*Bohuslav z Lobkovic
*Karel Hynek Mácha
*Jiří Mahen
*Bohumil Mathesius
*Rudolf Medek
*Ondřej Neff
*Vladimír Neff
*Božena Němcová
*Jan Neruda
*Ferdinand Peroutka
*Eduard Petiška
*Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová
*Bohuslav Reynek
*John of Rokycan (Jan Rokycana)
*Jan Skácel
*Jaroslav Seifert
*Zdeněk Svěrák
*Michal Šanda
*Josef Škvorecký
*Karel Teige
*Jáchym Topol
*Jan Matzal Troska
*Svatopluk Turek
*Josef Váchal
*Vladislav Vančura
*Michal Viewegh
*Alena Vostrá
*Jan Werich
*Zikmund Winter
*Jiří Wolker
*Jan Zábrana
*Jan Zahradníček
*Vojtech Zamarovský

Composers

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*Jiří Benda
*Karel Bendl
*Vilém Blodek
*Pavel Borkovec
*František Xaver Brixi
*Bohuslav Černohorský
*Alexander Dreyschock
*Jan Ladislav Dusík
*Antonín Dvořák
*Josef Fiala
*Zdeněk Fibich
*Josef Bohuslav Foerster
*Julius Fučík
*Jiří Grossmann
*Alois Hába
*Jan Hammer
*Jan Hanuš
*Kryštof Harant z Polžic a Bezdružic
*Vladimír Hirsch
*Roman Holý
*Ilja Hurník
*Leoš Janáček
*Otakar Jeremiáš
*Jaroslav Ježek
*Karel Boleslav Jirák
*Rudolf Karel
*Petr Kotík
*Jan Antonín Koželuh
*Hans Krása
*Ladislav Kubík
*Jan Kubelík
*Rafael Kubelík
*Ernst Krenek
*Jan Křtitel KrumpholzFact|date=April 2007
*Karel Kryl
*Bohuslav Martinů
*František Míča
*Adam Václav Michna z Otradovic
*Ludwig Minkus
*Josef Mysliveček
*Oskar Nedbal
*Jaromír Nohavica
*Jan Novák
*Vítězslav Novák
*Emil Reznicek
*Jan Jakub Ryba
*František Škroup
*Bedřich Smetana
*Johann Stamitz
*Karel Stamitz
*Josef Suk
*Vilém Tauský
*Dalibor Cyril Vačkář
*Johann Baptist Vanhal (Jan Křtitel Vaňhal)
*Jaromír Vejvoda
*Jan Vencálek
*Jan Václav Voříšek
*Pavel Vranický (also known as Paul Wranitzky)
*Ladislav Vycpálek
*Jan Zach
*Otakar Zich
*Jan Dismas Zelenka

Other Musicians

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*Gabriela Beňačková, opera singer
*Ema Destinnová, opera singer
*Michaela Fukačová, cellist
*Karel Gott, singer
*Zbyněk Drda, singer
*Maria Jeritza, opera singer
*Jiří Jirmal, guitarist
*Tomas Kalnoky, singer, guitarist and composer
*Markéta Irglová, singer, actress, Oscar prize winner
*Karel Kovařovic, conductor
*Magdalena Kožená, singer
*Antonín Kraft, cellist
*Jan Kubelík, violinist
*Daniel Landa, guitarist
*Aneta Langerová, singer
*Ferdinand Laub, violinist
*Jan Antonín Losy, famous lute player
*Ivan Moravec, pianist
*Eduard Nápravník, conductor
*Jaromír Nohavica, guitarist and songwriter
*Jarmila Novotná, opera singer
*Josef Páleníček, pianist
*Karel Plíhal, guitarist and songwriter
*Libor Pešek, conductor
*Otakar Ševčík, violinist
*Leo Slezak, opera singer
*Jiří Stivín, flute player
*Karel Strakatý, singer
*Vaclav Talich, conductor
*Vilém Tauský, conductor
*Štěpán Rak, guitarist
*Zuzana Růžičková, harpsichordist
*Antonín Vranický (also known as Anton Wrani(t)zky), violinist
*Hana Zagorová, singer

Filmmakers

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*Věra Chytilová, film director
*Miloš Forman, film director
*Jaromil Jireš, film director
*Oldřich Lipský, film director, screenwriter
*Jiří Menzel, film director, actor
*Zdeněk Miler, film director
*Ivan Passer, film director
*Jan Pinkava, animator, film director
*Břetislav Pojar, film director
*Alfréd Radok, film and theatre director
*Emil Radok, film director
*Karel Reisz, film director
*Bohdan Sláma, film director
*Ladislav Smoljak, film director
*Jan Švankmajer, film director, animator
*Jan Svěrák, film director, actor
*Jiří Trnka, film director, animator
*Hermína Týrlová, stage designer, cartoonist
*Otakar Vávra, film director
*František Vláčil, film director
*Karel Zeman, film director, animator

Military

*Alois Eliáš, army officer
*Josef František, pilot ace
*Radola Gajda, army officer
*Karel Kuttelwascher, general
*František Moravec, military intelligence officer
*František Peřina, pilot
*Prokop the Great, Hussite leader
*Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, field marshal
*Ludvík Svoboda, general, president
*Jan Syrový, general, prime minister
*Albrecht von Wallenstein, warlord during Thirty-Years War
*Jan Žižka, Hussite leader

Models

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*Jana Defi (1984)
*Eva Herzigová (1973)
*Karolína Kurková (1984)
*Petra Kvapilova (1984)
*Tereza Maxová (1971)
*Denise Milani (1980)
*Petra Němcová (1979)
*Daniela Peštová (1970)
*Pavlína Pořízková (1965)
*Hana Soukupová (1985)
*Alena Šeredová (1978)
*Ivana Trump (1949)
*Veronika Vařeková (1977)
*Veronika Zemanová (1975)
*Ivanka Obstová (1992)

Painters

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*Mikoláš Aleš
*Petr Brandl
*Václav Brožík
*Ota Bubeníček
*Zdeněk Burian
*Josef Čapek
*Antonin Chittussi
*Alén Diviš
*Emil Filla
*Karel Havlíček
*Václav Hollar
*Stanislav Holý
*Jan Jakub Quirin Jahn
*Josef Lada
*Jan Karpíšek
*František Kaván
*Karel Klíč
*Jiří Kolář
*Jan Konůpek
*Ludvík Kuba
*Otakar Kubín
*Jan Kupecký
*František Kupka
*Martin Mainer
*Julius Edvard Marak
*Josef Mánes
*Alfons Mucha
*Josef Navrátil
*Emil Orlik
*František Jakub Prokyš
*Václav Vavřinec Reiner
*Teodor Rotrekl
*Karel Škréta
*Antonín Slavíček
*Václav Špála
*Karel Štěch
*Eva Švankmajerová
*Toyen (Marie Čermínová)
*Vladimír Vašíček
*Helena Zmatlíková
*Jan Zrzavý

Philosophers

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*Václav Bělohradský (b. 1944)
*Arnošt Bláha (1879 – 1960), sociologist
*Egon Bondy (1930 – 2007)
*Vilém Flusser (1920 – 1991)
*Ladislav Klíma (1878 – 1928)
*František Klácel (1808 – 1882)
*Jan Patočka (1907 – 1977)
*Emanuel Rádl (1873 – 1942)
*Radovan Richta (1924 – 1983)

Photographers

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*František Drtikol
*Jaromír Funke
*Josef Koudelka
*Frank Plicka
*Jan Saudek
*Alexander Seik
*Ladislav Sitenský
*Josef Sudek

Politicians

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*Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor
*Klement Gottwald, first communist president
*Emil Hácha, president during the German occupation
*Václav Havel, first president after the fall of communism, first president of the independent Czech Republic
*Konrad Henlein, German autonomist, Nazi leader
*Gustáv Husák, last communist president
*Václav Klaus, former prime minister and current president of the Czech Republic
*Otto Jelinek, former Canadian Federal Cabinet Minister.
*Jan Masaryk, foreign minister
*Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil (1956-1961)
*Tomáš G. Masaryk, first president of Czechoslovakia
*Mikuláš of Hus, politician, Hussite
*Emanuel Moravec, collaborator with Nazis
*Antonín Novotný, communist president
*Přemysl Otakar II, King of Bohemia and most powerful man in middle Europe in his era.
*Rudolf II, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor
*Ludvík Svoboda, communist president
*Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister
*Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia (Saint Wenceslas, Václav), known as "Good King Wenceslas" in a Christmas carol
*Antonín Zápotocký, communist president

Religion

*Saint Agnes of Bohemia, aka Anežka Česká
*Petr Chelčický, thinker, religious reformer
*Jan Hus, religious thinker and reformer
*Saint John Sarkander, priest tortured to death in Olomouc
*Saint John of Nepomuk, known through the central Europe
*Saint John Neumann (John Nepomucene Neumann)

culptors

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*Franta Bělský
*Břetislav Benda
*František Bílek
*Božetěch
*Matthias Bernard Braun
*Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff
*Jan Brokoff
*Michael Joseph Brokoff
*Alfréd Hrdlička
*Bohumil Kafka
*Vincenc Makovský
*Josef Václav Myslbek
*Zoja Trofimiuk
*Lea Vivot
*Ladislav Zívr
*Olbram Zoubek

cientists

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*Karel Absolon, archaeologist, speleologist
*Josef Augusta, paleontologist, science popularizer
*Jiří Baborovský, chemist
*Jindřich Bačkovský, physicist
*František Běhounek, radiologist, writer, explorer
*Vincent Bochdalek, anatomist
*Johann Böhm, chemist
*Bernard Bolzano, philosopher, mathematician, and theologian
*Otakar Borůvka, mathematician
*Josef Božek engineer
*Václav Cílek, geologist, science popularizer
*Jan Amos Comenius, polyhistorian, educator, inventor of illustrated textbook
*Eduard Čech, mathematician
*František Čelakovský, linguist and writer
*Leander Czerny, biologist
*Václav Prokop Diviš, inventor of the lightning rod
*Josef Dobrovský, philologist and historian
*Karel Fortyn, physician
*František Josef Gerstner, physicist, engineer
*Zaboj Harvalik, physicist
*Jan Hajek, scientist
*Jaroslav Hájek, mathematician
*Tadeáš Hájek, physician, astronomer
*Jaroslav Heyrovský, scientist, Nobel Prize
*Václav Hlavatý, mathematician
*Ivan Honl, biologist
*Kamil Hornoch, amateur astronomer
*Bedřich Hrozný, linguist
*Jakub Husnik, inventor and painter
*Jan Janský, discoverer of blood types
*Karl Guthe Jansky, engineer
*Vojtěch Jarník, mathematician
*Konstantin Jireček, historian
*Otto Jirovec, parasitologist and protozoologist
*Vlasta Kálalová, physician, entomologist
*Karel Kavina, botanist
*František Křižík, inventor arc lamp
*Luboš Kohoutek, astronomer
*František Koláček, physicist
*Bohumil Kučera, physicist
*Jaroslav Kurzweil, mathematician
*Václav Láska, geophysicist, mathematician
*Mathias Lerch, mathematician
*Drahoslav Lím, chemist, inventor hydrogel
*Frank Malina, aeronautical engineer
*Ernst Mach, physicist
*Jan Marek Marci, physician
*Zdeněk Matějka, chemist
*Gregor Mendel, pioneer of genetics
*Antonín Mrkos, astronomer
*František Palacký, historian
*František Patočka, biologist
*Karel Petr, mathematician
*Josef Ladislav Píč, archaeologist
*George Placzek, physicist
*Julius Pokorny, etymologist
*Křišťan of Prachatice, Medieval astronomer and physician
*Petr Pravec, astronomer
*Jan Svatopluk Presl, chemist
*Karel Presl, botanist
*Jiří Procháska, physiologist
*Stanislav Prowazek, zoologist, parasitologist
*Vlastimil Pták, mathematician
*Jan Evangelista Purkyně, physiologist, first recognised the individuality of fingerprints
*Josef Ludvík František Ressel, inventor of the ship's propeller
*Karel Rokytanský, anatomist
*Karel Rychlík, mathematician
*Vojtěch Šafařík, chemists
*Jaroslav Šafránek, physicist
*Bohumil Sekla, biologist
*August Seydler, physicist, astronomer
*Jan Šindel, astronomer
*Josef Škoda, physician
*Ivan Šolc, inventor
*Ferdinand Stoliczka, paleontologist
*Vincenc Strouhal, physicist
*František Josef Studnička, mathematician
*Olga Taussky-Todd, mathematician
*Jana Tichá, astronomer
*Miloš Tichý, astronomer
*Viktor Trkal, physicist, mathematician
*Ota Šik, economist
*Miloslav Valouch, mathematician
*Petr Vopěnka, mathematician
*Jindřich Wankel, paleontologist
*Otto Wichterle, chemist, inventor of the modern contact lens
*Karel Zahradnik, mathematician
*Rudolf Zahradník, chemist
*František Záviška, physicist
*John Zeleny, physicist, inventor electroscope
*Vladimír Zoubek, geologist
*Petr Zuman, electrochemist

Linguistics, Anthropology, History

*Bořivoj Čelovský, historian
*Max Dvořák, art historian
*Eva Hajičová, linguist
*Aleš Hrdlička, medical doctor, anthropolog
*Bedřich Hrozný, philologist and orientalist (decipherer of Hittite)
*Josef Jireček
*Henry Kucera, linguist, cognitive scientist, language software author
*Bohumil Mathesius, translator
*Vilém Mathesius, linguist
*Jan Mukařovský, literary theorist
*Alois Musil, orientalist, explorer
*Antonín Rezek, historian
*František Roubík, historian
*August Sedláček, historian
*Petr Sgall, linguist
*Vladimír Skalička, linguist (founder of linguistic typology)
*Josef Vachek, linguist
*Čeněk Zíbrt, ethnographer, historian

ports Personalities

*Milan Baroš, footballer
*Tomáš Berdych, tennis player
*Patrik Berger, footballer
*Radek Bonk, ice hockey player
*Věra Čáslavská, gymnast, Olympic gold medalist
*Petr Čech, footballer
*Roman Čechmánek, ice hockey player
*Jaroslav Drobný, tennis player
*Oldřich Duras, chess player
*Patrik Eliáš, ice hockey player
*Vašek Klouda, footbag player
*Tomáš Enge, Grand prix race car driver
*Salo Flohr, chess player
*Dominik Hašek, ice hockey player
*Ales Hemsky, ice hockey player
*Bobby Holik, ice hockey player
*Vlastimil Hort, chess player
*Kent Hrbek, baseball player
*Jaromír Jágr, ice hockey player
*Eliška Junková, Formula One driver
*Tomáš Kaberle, ice hockey player
*Jan Koller, footballer
*Petr Korda, tennis player
*Aleš Kotalík, ice hockey player
*Jan Koželuh, tennis player
*Karel Koželuh, tennis player
*Pavel Kubina, ice hockey player
*Ivan Lendl, tennis player
*Marek Malík, ice hockey player
*Hana Mandlíková, tennis player
*Věra Menčíková, first Women’s World Chess Champion
*Milan Michálek, ice hockey player
*David Navara, chess player
*Martina Navrátilová, tennis player
*Pavel Nedvěd, footballer
*Petr Nedvěd, ice hockey player
*Kateřina Neumannová, cross-country skiing
*Jana Novotná, tennis player
*Jiří Novotný, ice hockey player
*Adam Ondra, rock climber
*Luděk Pachman, chess player
*Petr Průcha, ice hockey player
*Richard Réti, chess player
*Tomáš Rosický, footballer
*Martina Sáblíková, speed skater
*Wilhelm Steinitz, first World Chess Champion
*Roman Šebrle, decathlete, Olympic gold medalist
*Vladimír Šmicer, footballer
*Patrik Štefan, ice hockey player
*Helena Suková, tennis player
*Petr Sýkora, ice hockey player
*Jiří Tlustý, ice hockey player
*Nicole Vaidišová, tennis player
*Aleš Valenta, freestyle skiing, Olympic gold medalist
*Kamila Vodichkova, basketball player
*Šárka Záhrobská, alpine skier
*Emil Zátopek, runner, Olympic gold medalist
*Jan Železný, javelin thrower, Olympic gold medalist

Entrepreneurs

*Tomáš Baťa, industrialist (Bata Shoes)
*Ignác Šechtl, pioneer of photography (Šechtl and Voseček)
*Emil Škoda, industrialist (Škoda Works)

Other

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*Karel Barvitius, book and music publisher
*Jiří Buquoy, famous aristocrat
*Giacomo Casanova, spent his last years as a librarian in Duchcov Castle
*Josef Florian, book publisher
*Victor Lustig, con artist
*Jaroslav Malina, theatre sceneographer
*Jan Opletal, student, shot by Germans
*Jan Palach, student, political activist, suicide
*Přemek Podlaha, TV personality
*Vladimír Remek, cosmonaut
*Bertha von Suttner, Nobel laureate
*Jan Zajic, student, political activist, suicide
*Pavel Novotny, adult film star

Fictional characters

*Jára Cimrman, fictional character of universal talents
*Josef Švejk, fictional soldier in WWI, main character of Jaroslav Hašek's novel "The Good Soldier Švejk"

ee also

* List of Czech Jews
* List of people by nationality
* List of people on stamps of the Czech Republic (including non-Czech people)

External links

* [http://www.czech.cz/en/czech-republic/history/famous-czechs-from-history/ Famous Czechs from history]
* [http://www.czech.cz/en/czech-republic/history/famous-czechs-of-the-past-century/ Famous Czechs of the past century]


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