FAMOUS CZECHS

By Tim Lambert

Madeleine Albright 1937- US Secretary of State

Edvard Benes 1884-1948 President

Vlastimil Brodsky 1920-2002 Actor

Karel Capek 1890-1938 Writer

Jarolslav Droby 1921-2001 Tennis player

Antonin Dvorak 1841-1904 Composer

Milos Forman 1932- Film Director

Karel Gott 1939- Singer

Dominik Hasek 1965- Hockey Player

Joseph Hasner 1819-1892 Ophthalmologist

Vaclav Havel 1936- President

Jaroslav Heyrovsky 1890-1967 Chemist

Rudolf Hrusinsky 1920-1994 Actor

Jan Hus 1370-1415 Religious reformer

Jaromir Jagr 1972- Hockey Player

Leos Janacek 1854-1928 Composer

Vladimir Josefkrajina 1905-1993 Botanist

Franze Kafka 1883-1924 Writer

Karel Kryl 1944-1994 Singer/songwriter

Milan Kundera 1929- Writer

Ivan Lendl 1960- Tennis Player

Alphonse Mucha 1860-1939 Artist

Martina Navratilova 1956- Tennis player

Jaromir Nohavica 1955- Singer/songwriter

Vaclav Petrzilka 1905-1976 Physicist

Johannes Purkinje 1787-1869 Physiologist

Vladimir Remek 1948- The first Czech in space

Jaroslav Seifert 1901-1986 Writer

Bedrich Smetana 1824-1884 Composer

Josef Sudek 1896-1976 Photographer

Otto Wichterle 1913-1998 Invented modern contact lens

Emil Zatopek 1922- 2000 Athlete

A history of the Czechs

A history of Prague

Famous Poles

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