Famous Slovak - Slovak Celebrities
Tucked away somewhere in central Europe, the small, sleepy country of Slovakia is not one place that will casually pop up in your chai-time discussions or feature in your must-visit list unless a kith or kin recommends it to you. But dive into the pulsating biographies of famous Slovaks and you will start looking at this European country with renewed interest. That is right! Slovakia is more than the dramatic fortresses and craggy mountains that you would normally associate it with. Delve deep into its gene pool and you would find its St. Apostle Altar (which is, by the way, the highest gothic altar in the world!) infinitesimal before its rich human resources. From supermodels to hockey players and from kings to explorers, the land has sheltered some exceptional people who have bought great glories to their homeland. Read all about the famous Slovaks in the biographies and learn lesser-known facts and trivia about their lives from the timeline captured.
Find out more about the greatest Slovaks, including Peter Sagan, Adriana Karembeu, Gustáv Husák, Kyla Cole and Milan Rastislav Štefánik.
The Most Famous Slovak
|Kyla Cole||November 10, 1978||Slovak||Kyla Cole is a Slovak glamour model and former television presenter|
|Peter Sagan||January 26, 1990||Slovak||Peter Sagan is a professional cyclist who has emerged as the highest scorer winning the green jerseys at the Grand Tours|
|Alexander Dubcek||November 27, 1921||Czech, Slovak||Alexander Dubcek was a Slovak politician who played a pivotal role during the period of the Prague Spring|
|Adriana Karembeu||September 17, 1971||Slovak||Adriana Karembeu is a Slovak model and actress and former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female fashion supermodels|
|Aurel Stodola||May 10, 1859||Slovak||Aurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor|
|Michal Kováč||August 5, 1930||Slovak||Michal Kovac is a former banker who served as the first President of Slovakia|
|Gustáv Husák||January 10, 1913||Slovak||Gustav Husak was a Slovak politician who served as the President of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989|
|Eugen Suchoň||September 25, 1908||Slovak||Eugen Suchoň was a Slovak composer and was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century|
|Milan Rastislav Štefánik||July 21, 1880||Slovak||Milan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak philosopher, astronomer, diplomat, and politician|
|Jozef Murgaš||February 17, 1864||Slovak||Jozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, painter, and priest who contributed towards the development of wireless communications|