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Famous Czechs

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Karel Absolon archaeologist, speleologist
  • St. Agnes of Bohemia "Agnes of Prague" patron saint
  • Jan Santini Aichel architect
  • Michael Ajvaz author, poet, translator
  • Mikolas Ales artist
  • Josef Augusta paleontologist, geologist
  • Jindrich Simon Baar Catholic priest, author
  • Lida Baarova actress
  • Jiri Baborovsky physical chemist
  • Jiri Bartoska actor
  • Jan Antonin Bata shoe manufacturer
  • Thomas Bata founder of Bata shoes
  • Frantisek Behounek radiologist, author, explorer
  • Vaclav Belohradsky philosopher, sociologist
  • Franta Belsky sculptor
  • Bretislav Benda sculptor
  • Jiri Benda violinist, composer
  • Karel Bendl composer
  • Edvard Benes former president
  • Jan Blahoslav author, translator, poet
  • Vilem Blodek composer, flautist, pianist
  • Vincent Bochdalek anatomist
  • Johann Bohm chemist
  • Egon Bondy philosopher
  • Pavel Borkovec composer
  • Karel Havlicek Borovsky author, critic, journalist
  • Otakar Boruvka mathematician
  • Josef Bozek engineer, inventor
  • Petr Brandl artist
  • Otokar Brezina essayist, poet
  • Frantisek Xaver Brixi classical composer
  • Vaclav Brozik artist
  • Jaroslava Brychtova sculptor
  • Josef Bryks military pilot, soldier
  • Ota Bubenicek landscape artist
  • Jiri Buguoy mathematician, inventor
  • Zdenek Burian artist, book illustrator
  • Jakub Bursa architect
C
  • Josef Capek artist
  • Karel Capek author
  • Vera Caslavska gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Eduard Cech mathematician
  • Svatopluk Cech author, poet, journalist
  • Frantisek Celakovsky author, translator
  • Borivoj Celovsky historian, philosopher
  • Bohuslav Cernohorsky composer
  • Charles IV king of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Petr Chelcicky author, political leader
  • Antonin Chittussi artist
  • Josef Chochol architect
  • Vera Chytilova film director
  • Vaclav Cilek geologist, climatologist, author
  • Jara Cimrman fictional character
  • John Amos Comenius theologian, educator, author
  • Leander Czerny entomologist
D - E
  • Jakub Deml priest, author
  • Ema Destinnova opera singer
  • Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer architect
  • Alen Divis artist
  • Ivan Divis essayist, poet
  • Vaclav Prokop Divis natural scientist, theologian
  • Alexander Dreyschock composer, pianist
  • Frantisek Drtikol photographer
  • Alois Dryak architect
  • Jaroslav Durych poet, playwright, journalist
  • Jan Ladislav Dusik composer, pianist
  • Antonin Dvorak composer
  • Max Dvorak art historian
  • Alois Elias general, politician
  • Tomas Enge automobile racer
  • Karel Jaromir Erben historian, poet

F

  • Josef Fiala composer, musician
  • Zdenek Fibich composer
  • Emil Filla artist
  • Josef Florian book publisher
  • Vilem Flusser philosopher, author, journalist
  • Josef Bohuslav Foerster composer
  • Jaroslav Foglar author
  • Milos Forman film director, screenwriter
  • Josef Frantisek fighter pilot
  • Julius Fucik composer
  • Micaela Fukacova cellist
  • Ladislav Fuks author
  • Jaromir Funke photographer
G - H
  • Anna Geislerova actress
  • Frantisek Gellner poet, short story writer, anarchist
  • Frantisek Josef Gerstner physicist, engineer
  • Josef Gocar architect
  • Karel Gott singer
  • Klement Gottwald communist politician
  • Jiri Grossmann actor, poet, composer
  • Alois Haba composer, musical theorist
  • Emil Hacha former president
  • Jaroslav Hajek mathematician
  • Tadeas Hajek physician, astronomer
  • Eva Hajicova linguist
  • Tomas Halik theologian, scholar
  • Jan Hammer composer, pianist, keyboardist
  • Jan Hanus composer
  • Jaroslav Hasek humorist, satirist, socialist anarchist
  • Ivan Havel cyberneticist
  • Vaclav Havel playwright, essayist, poet
  • Karel Havlicek author, poet, critic
  • Eva Herzigova actress
  • Jaroslav Heyrovsky chemist, inventor, nobel laureate
  • Vladimir Hirch composer
  • Vaclav Hlavaty mathematician
  • Daniela Hodrova author, literary theorist
  • Vladimir Holan poet
  • Vaclav Hollar etcher
  • Miroslav Holub poet
  • Stanislav Holy graphic artist, caricaturist, animator
  • Ivan Honl bacteriologist, serologist
  • Miroslav Hornicek actor, director
  • Bohumil Hrabal author
  • Vaclav Hrabe poet, author
  • Ales Hrdlicka anthropologist
  • Jan Hrebejk film director
  • Bedrich Hrozny linguist
  • Frantisek Hrubin poet, author
  • Rudolf Hrusinsky actor
  • Ilja Hurnik composer, essayist
  • Jan Hus priest, philosopher, reformer
  • Mikulas of Hus Bohemian politician
  • Jakub Husnik artist, inventor

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.