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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.

P

  • Frantisek Palacky historian, politician
  • Ivan Passer film director, screenwriter
  • Frantisek Patocka microbiologist, serologist
  • Jan Patocka philosopher
  • Ota Pavel author, journalist
  • Frantisek Perina fighter pilot
  • Ferdinand Peroutka journalist
  • Libor Pesek conductor
  • Eduard Petiska poet, playwright, translator
  • Sylva Petrova educator, curator, researcher
  • Josef Ladislav Pic archaeologist
  • Jan Pinkava film director
  • George Placzek physicist
  • Frank Plicka photographer
  • Karel Plihal musician, songwriter
  • Bretislav Pojar puppeteer, animator
  • Julius Pokorny linguist
  • Petr Pravec astronomer
  • Jan Svatopluk Presl natural scientist
  • Karel Borivoj Presl botanist
  • Georg Prochaska physiologist, anatomist, ophthalmologist
  • Stanislaus von Prowazek zoologist, parasitologist
  • Vlastimil Ptak mathematician
  • Jan Evangelista Purkyne physiologist, anatomist
R
  • Joseph Radetzky von Radetz nobleman
  • Alfred Radok stage director
  • Emanuel Radl biologist, science historian
  • Karel Reisz filmmaker
  • Vladimir Remek cosmonaut
  • Josef Ludvik Frantisek Ressel designer of ship propeller
  • Bohuslav Reynek poet, author, translator
  • Antonin Rezek historian
  • Karel Roden actor
  • John of Rokycan theologian
  • Karel Rokytansky physician, pathologist
  • Teodor Rotrekl illustrator
  • Zuzana Ruzickova harpsichordist
  • Jan Jakub Ryba composer
S
  • Martina Sablikova speed skater, Olympic medalist
  • Zdena Salivarova author, translator
  • Jan Saudek art photographer
  • Roman Sebrle decathlete, Olympic medalist
  • August Sedlacek historian, archivist
  • Otakar Sedlon artist
  • Josef Seger composer, organist
  • Jaroslav Seifert poet, journalist, nobel laureate
  • Alexander Seik photographer
  • Bohumil Sekla biologist
  • Otakar Sevcik violinist
  • August Seydler physicist, astronomer
  • Petr Sgall linguist
  • Borek Sipek architect
  • Josef Skoda physician
  • Frantisek Skroup composer, conductor
  • Josef Skvorecky author, publisher
  • Bohdan Slama film director
  • Leo Slezak tenor
  • Bedrich Smetana composer
  • Ladislav Smoljak film, theater director
  • Johann Stamitz composer, violinist
  • Wilhelm Steinilz chess champion
  • Jiri Stivin flute player, composer
  • Ferdinand Stoliczka paleontologist
  • Karel Strakaty opera singer
  • Frantisek Josef Studnicka mathematician
  • Jan Stursa sculptor
  • Josef Sudek photographer
  • Josef Suk composer, violinist
  • Helena Sukova tennis player
  • Bertha von Suttner author, pacifist, first woman nobel laureate
  • Jan Svankmajer filmmaker
  • Eva Svankmajerova artist
  • Josef Svejk "The Good Soldier" fictional soldier
  • Jan Sverak film director
  • Ludvik Svoboda army general, politician
  • Jan Syrovy army general, former prime minister

T

  • Vaclav Talich conductor, violinist
  • Vilem Tausky conductor, composer
  • Karel Teige graphic artist, photographer
  • Jana Ticha astronomer
  • Milos Tichy astronomer
  • Jachym Topol playwright, poet, translator
  • Mirek Topolanek former prime minister
  • Toyen "Marie Cerminova" artist
  • Jan Triska actor
  • Viktor Trkal physicist, mathematician
  • Jiri Trnka puppet maker, illustrator, animator
  • Zoja Trofimiuk sculptor
  • Jan Matzal Troska author
  • Ivana Trump model, socialite
  • Svatopluk Turek author
  • Hermina Tyrlova stage designer, animator
V
  • Josef Vachal author
  • Ales Valenta free-style skier, Olympic medalist
  • Miloslav Valouch mathematician, physicist
  • Vladislav Vancura author
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal (Jan Krtite Vanhal) composer
  • Vladimir Vasicek artist
  • Otakar Vavra film director, screenwriter
  • Jaromir Vejvoda composer
  • Michal Viewegh author
  • Tatiana Vilhelmova actor
  • Lea Vivot sculptor
  • Eduard Vojan actor
  • Petr Vopenka mathematician
  • Jan Vaclav Vorisek composer
  • Jiri Voskovec actor, playwright
  • Antonin Vranicky violinist, composer
  • Pavel Vranicky composer
  • Jaroslav Vrchlicky poet
  • Ladislav Vycpalek composer, violist
W - Z
  • Albrecht von Wallenstein supreme commander Habsburg Monarch armies
  • Jindrich Wankel paleontologist, archaeologist
  • Wenceslas I Bohemian duke
  • Saint Wenceslas patron saint of Bohemia
  • Jan Werich actor, playwright
  • Ivan Wernisch poet, editor, collage artist
  • Otto Wichterle chemist, inventor contact lens
  • Zikmund Winter author, historian
  • Jiri Wolker poet, journalist, playwright
  • Jan Zabrana author, translator
  • Jan Zach composer, musician
  • Hana Zagorova singer
  • Karel Zahradnik mathematician
  • Sarka Zahrobska alpine ski racer, Olympic medalist
  • Vojtech Zamarovsky author
  • Antonin Zapotocky former communist prime minister, former president
  • Frantisek Zaviska physicist
  • Stella Zazvorkova actor
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka composer
  • Jan Zelezny javelin thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Karel Zeman film director, animator
  • Julius Zeyer prose writer, poet, playwright
  • Cenek Zibrt historian
  • Otakar Zich composer, aesthetician
  • Ladislav Zivr sculptor
  • Jan Zizka general, Hussite leader
  • Olbram Zoubek sculptor
  • Vladimir Zoubek geologist
  • Jan Zrzavy artist
  • Petr Zuman chemist
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Land Area 77,247 km2
Water Area 1,620 km2
Total Area 78,867km2 (#114)
Population 10,644,842 (#86)
Population Density 137.80/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $351.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $33,200
Currency Koruna (CZK)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.