Famous Czech people

Down through the centuries, the Czech Republic, the territory of the Czech Republic has been a place of cultural exchange. -Pope Benedict XVI [www.brainyquote.com]
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Last updated: February 3, 2017
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Osobnost
1592-1670
"The teacher of nations"; considered the father of modern education; wrote "Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart"
John Amos Comenius
1982-
goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal (previously for Chelsea) and the Czech Republic national team
Petr Čech
1824-1884
composer, known for his opera "The Bartered Bride" (Prodaná nevěsta), symphonic cycle "My Homeland" (Má vlast) or a festival opera "Libuše"
Bedřich Smetana
1936-2011
first democratically elected president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic; otherwise a playwright, philosopher, dissident and more
Václav Havel
1932-
a Czech-American director, directed films like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Loves of a Blonde", "Hair" or "Amadeus"
Miloš Forman
1956-
a tennis player, World No. 1 for 332 weeks in single and a record 237 weeks in double (her partner for doubles was chiefly Pam Shriver)
Martina Navrátilová
c.907-(929) 935
the duke of Bohemia, assassinated by his brother, the patron saint of the Czech state; he appears in a carol ("Good King __________")
Saint Wenceslaus
1929-
a Czech-French writer, wrote "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"
Milan Kundera
1937-
an American politician and diplomat of Czech origin, the first female US Secretary of State, wrote "The Mighty and the Almighty" and "Madame Secretary"
Madeleine Albright
1883-1924
German-language writer of novels and short stories, wrote "The Metamorphosis", "The Trial" or "The Castle"
Franz Kafka
1942-2016
an artist gymnast, exceptionally successful between 1964-68; had a lot of problems because of her loud protests and opposition to the Soviet regime
Věra Čáslavská
1972-
an ice-hockey right-winger, the leading point scorer among active NHL players, was the youngest and is the oldest NHL player
Jaromír Jágr
1841-1904
composed "Rusalka", an opera which includes the "Song to the Moon"
Antonín Dvořák
1860-1939
an Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, painted "The Slav Epic" (Slovanská epopej), lived and worked in Paris for some time; a tennis player Ivan Lendl collects his paintings
Alphonse Mucha
1878-1930
a soprano opera singer, used to performe in Berlin and at the New York Metropolitan Opera; a 2000 Czech koruna banknote portrays her likeness
Emmy Destinn
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