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Topic: Expatriate Czechs (133 records)

Meda Mládková

Czech dancer, patron of arts, collector of František Kupka’s paintings, founder of the Kampa Museum and the Jan Mládek and Meda Mládková Foundation.

Joy Adamson

Environmentalist, painter and writer of Czech origin who worked in Africa. She wrote seventeen books in English, which were translated to 25 languages. Her books The Searching Spirit and Elsa: The Story of a Lioness were particularly well received around the world.

Madeleine Albright

Former United States Secretary of State, of Czech-Jewish descent. She contributed to the expansion of NATO into the countries of the former Eastern Bloc.

Anne of Bohemia

Daughter of Charles IV, Queen of England between 1382 and 1394. She was the only English ruler from Bohemia. Because of her kindness and grace, in the English folk tradition she is known as the “good Queen Anna”.

Zika and Lída Ascher

Husband and wife whose revolutionary textile prints significantly influenced British and French fashion of the second half of the 20th century. They collaborated with such artists as Henri Matisse and Henry Moore.

Lída Baarová

Film and theatre actress of European importance. She is regarded as one of the most beautiful stars of the silver screen in the interwar period of the 20th century.

Václav Bělohradský

One of the most distinguished contemporary Czech philosophers and sociologists, who lives in Italy and the Czech Republic. A student of Jan Patočka.

Edvard Beneš

Czechoslovak president holding the post also in exile during the Second World War.

Josef Bican

Czech-Austrian football player and later coach, the best shooter in Czech football history and one of the best world shooters of all time.

Tomáš Cihlář

Czech biochemist, virologist, student of professor Antonín Holý. He lives in the USA and works in the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. He is a recipient of the Neuron 2020 prize.

John Amos Comenius

A pioneer in pedagogy, a great figure of the Czech protestant literary baroque and the last bishop of the Unity of the Brethren. He is considered the founder of modern pedagogy and called “the teacher of nations”.

Carl Cori

Cori was a prominent physician, biochemist and scientist. In 1947, he and his wife Gerty Theresa Cori received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Gerty Theresa Cori

American physician of Czech-Jewish descent. The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1947). Wife of physician Carl Cori.

Petr Čech

Czech football goalkeeper, for years the pillar of the Czech national team and a prominent figure in the Premier League. He is still considered one of the best football goalkeepers in the world. Petr Čech is holder of several records and a number of awards for his performance.

Antonín Čermák

American businessman and politician of Czech descent, a mayor of Chicago, died after president Roosevelt’s attempted assassination.

Jaroslav Čermák

Czech romanticist painter, a very talented portraitist and painter of history paintings, the first Czech fine artist of the 19th century to be officially recognised in all of Europe.

Daria Klimentová

Czech prima ballerina and dance teacher, a long-time soloist in the British ensemble English National Ballet and founder of the courses International Ballet Masterclasses in Prague.

Lubomír Doležel

Czech linguist and theoretician of literature focusing on stylistics, narratology and the fictional worlds theory. He worked not only in Czechoslovakia, but also in the USA and most of all in Canada and in the Czech Republic.

Antonín Dostál

Czech linguist, prominent 20th-century Byzantinist and Paleo Slavist working in Czechoslovakia, the Federal Republic of Germany and the USA. His work was recognised abroad as well.

Jaroslav Drobný

Sportsman who won the 1947 ice hockey world championship with the Czechoslovak national team, won the silver medal at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games and as a tennis player and representative of Egypt won the 1954 Wimbledon final.

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