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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.

I - J
  • Miroslav Ivanov author
  • Boleslav Jablonsky poet
  • Jaromir Jagr hockey player
  • Jan Jakub Quirin Jahn artist, art historian
  • Leos Janacek composer, musical theorist
  • Jan Jansky serologist, classified blood into four types
  • Zorka Janu actress
  • Vojtech Jarnik mathematician
  • Josef Jedlicka author
  • Otakar Jeremias composer, conductor
  • Maria Jeritza opera singer
  • Milena Jesenska journalist, editor, translator
  • Jaroslav Jezek composer
  • Karel Boleslav Jirak composer, conductor
  • Alois Jirasek author
  • Jiri Jirmal guitarist
  • Otto Jirovec parasitologist, protozoologist
  • Eliska Junkova automobile racer
K
  • Franz Kafka author
  • Frantisek Maxmilian Kanka architect
  • Jan Kaplicky architect
  • Vaclav Kaplicky author, journalist
  • Vitezslava Kapralova composer, conductor
  • Rudolf Karel composer
  • Jan Karpisek artist
  • Frantisek Kavan artist
  • Frantisek Klacel philosopher, author
  • Vaclav Klaus former president
  • Karel Klic inventor of photogravure
  • Vaclav Kliment Klicpera playwright, author, poet
  • Ladislav Klima philosopher, author
  • Jiri Kolar artist, poet
  • Jan Konupek artist, illustrator
  • Petr Kostka actor
  • Jan Kotera architect
  • Petr Kotik composer, conductor, flutist
  • Josef Koudelka photographer
  • Zdenek Kovar industrial designer
  • Magdalena Kozena soprano
  • Antonin Kraft cellist, composer
  • Hans Krasa composer
  • Jan Kresadlo psychologist, author, poet
  • Karel Kryl singer, songwriter
  • Ludvik Kuba artist
  • Jan Kubelik violinist, composer
  • Rafael Kubelik conductor, composer
  • Otakar Kubin artist, sculptor
  • Milan Kundera author
  • Frantisek Kupka artist
  • Karel Kuttelwascher fighter pilot
L
  • Josef Lada artist
  • Daniel Landa musician
  • Aneta Langerova singer
  • Ferdinand Laub violinist, composer
  • Kveta Legatova author
  • Ivan Lendl tennis player
  • Mathias Lerch mathematician
  • Stanislav Libensky painter, glass artist
  • Drahoslav Lim chemist, inventor hydrogel
  • Oldrich Lipsky film director
  • Herbert Lom actor

M

  • Ernst Mach physicist, philosopher
  • Karel Hynek Macha poet
  • Jiri Mahen author, playwright
  • Martin Mainer artist
  • Jaroslav Malina theater scenographer
  • Hana Mandlikova tennis player
  • Josef Manes artist
  • Julius Edvard Marak artist
  • Jan Marek Marci physician
  • Bohuslav Martinu composer
  • Jan Masaryk diplomat, politician
  • Tomas Garrigue Masaryk first president of Republic of Czechoslovakia
  • Zdenek Matejka chemist
  • Vilem Mathesius linguist
  • Rudolf Medek poet
  • Gregor Mendel scientist, pioneer of genetics
  • Vladimir Mensik actor
  • Jiri Menzel film director, actor
  • Frantisek Mica composer, conductor
  • Zdenek Miler animator, illustrator
  • Josef Mocker architect, restorer
  • Frantisek Moravec military intelligence officer WWII
  • Ivan Moravec pianist
  • Antonin Mrkos astronomer
  • Alfons Mucha artist
  • Jan Mukarovsky literary theorist
  • Alois Musil theologist, orientalist, explorer
  • Josef Vaclav Myslbek sculptor
  • Josef Myslivecek composer
N - O
  • Eduard Napravnik conductor, composer
  • Martina Navratilova tennis player
  • Oskar Nedbal violist, composer, conductor
  • Ondrej Neff author, journalist
  • Vladimir Neff author, translator
  • Alice Nelis filmmaker
  • Saint John of Nepomuk national saint
  • Jan Neruda journalist, author, poet
  • Katerina Neumannova cross country skier, Olympic medalist
  • Gustav Nezval actor
  • Vitezslav Nezval author
  • Josef Niklas architect
  • Jaromir Nohavica songwriter, musician
  • Jan Novak composer
  • Vitezslav Novak composer
  • Jana Novotna tennis player
  • Jarmila Novotna opera singer
  • David Nykl actor
  • Emil Orlik etcher, lithographer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.