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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Kyla ColeNovember 10, 1978SlovakKyla Cole is a Slovak glamour model and former television presenter
Peter SaganJanuary 26, 1990SlovakPeter Sagan is a professional cyclist who has emerged as the highest scorer winning the green jerseys at the Grand Tours
Alexander DubcekNovember 27, 1921Czech, SlovakAlexander Dubcek was a Slovak politician who played a pivotal role during the period of the Prague Spring
Michal KováčAugust 5, 1930SlovakMichal Kovac is a former banker who served as the first President of Slovakia
Aurel StodolaMay 10, 1859SlovakAurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor
Gustáv HusákJanuary 10, 1913SlovakGustav Husak was a Slovak politician who served as the President of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989
Adriana KarembeuSeptember 17, 1971SlovakAdriana Karembeu is a Slovak model and actress and former Guinness record holder for the longest legs among female fashion supermodels
Jozef MurgašFebruary 17, 1864SlovakJozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, painter, and priest who contributed towards the development of wireless communications
Eugen SuchoňSeptember 25, 1908SlovakEugen Suchoň was a Slovak composer and was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century
Milan Rastislav ŠtefánikJuly 21, 1880SlovakMilan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak philosopher, astronomer, diplomat, and politician

Ľudovít Štúr

Ľudovít Štúr was a Slovak politician, poet and philosopher who served as the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century.

SlovakOctober 28, 1815101 views

Ivan Gašparovič

Ivan Gašparovič was President of Slovakia from 2004 to 2014

SlovakMarch 27, 1941101 views

Mikuláš Dzurinda

Mikuláš Dzurinda is a former Prime Minister of Slovakia

SlovakFebruary 4, 1955108 views

Aurel Stodola

Aurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor

SlovakMay 10, 1859225 views

Vladimír Mečiar

Vladimir Meciar is a former prime minister of Slovakia

SlovakJuly 26, 1942126 views

Milan Rastislav Štefánik

Milan Rastislav Stefanik was a Slovak philosopher, astronomer, diplomat, and politician

SlovakJuly 21, 1880141 views

Gustáv Husák

Gustav Husak was a Slovak politician who served as the President of Czechoslovakia from 1975 to 1989

SlovakJanuary 10, 1913187 views

Eugen Suchoň

Eugen Suchoň was a Slovak composer and was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century

SlovakSeptember 25, 1908144 views

Jozef Murgaš

Jozef Murgaš was a Slovak inventor, painter, and priest who contributed towards the development of wireless communications

SlovakFebruary 17, 1864147 views

Michal Kováč

Michal Kovac is a former banker who served as the first President of Slovakia

SlovakAugust 5, 1930227 views