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Emil Zátopek

The Czech sporting elite includes numerous famous personalities whose achievements during the Olympic Games gained worldwide attention. The top watched sporting events won by Czech medallists include Věra Čáslavská (gymnastics), Martina Navrátilová (tennis), Jan Železný (javelin throw), Aleš Valenta (acrobatic skiing) or Martina Sáblíková (speed skating) who all helped to build up the Czech Republic’s image as sport superpower. However, there is one legend honoured for remarkable accomplishments that stand out above all others – Emil Zátopek. By single-handedly redrawing the boundaries of his sport, Zátopek became the greatest runner of the 20th century.

 
 
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Karel Hynek Mácha

A Czech poet and prose writer, he is the most important representative of Czech Romanticism and is one of the greatest…

 
 
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Antonín Dvořák

A famous Czech composer, one of the founders of Czech modern music, together with Bedřich Smetana.

 
 
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Eduard Vojan

The greatest Czech actor at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, an excellent representative of the so-called…

 
 
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Jaroslav Heyrovský

A Czech physical chemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the polarographic method and its use in…

 
 
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Petr Chelčický

A medieval Czech religious thinker and also one of the most interesting figures of the Czech Hussite period during the…

 
 
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Emma Destinnová

(1878 – 1930)

 
 
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Jaroslav Hašek

(1883 – 1923)

 
 
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Karel IV.

(1316 – 1378)

 
 
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Petr Brandl

(1668 – 1735)

 
 
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Petr Parléř

(kolem 1333 – 1399)

 
 
 
 
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