Famous people of Czech/Slovak origin??

Discussion in 'Culture' started by ta, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. petri

    petri Well-Known Member

    OK! OK! Understood. :oops:
    So Ruthenia was part of Czechoslovakia and was internally separate from Slovakian region!!??
  2. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Yes. Between 1918 and 1939 Ruthenia (Podkarpatská Rus, today "Zakarpatská Ukrajina" is politically correct name in czech) was internal part of Czechoslovakia, there still are same memories of that times. In Uzhorod (capital) there are road sings towards Prague and Bratislava.
  3. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    I love that map! Very informative.....I love this forum - I learn get to learn so much stuff! Too bad that my long-term memory doesn't serve me as much and I am going to remember it for about a day(my husband says I have the "gold-fish" complex where I (as the fish) see something I like and say "That's really cool" then I "make a circle in my aquarium", happen to see the same thing I saw 10 seconds ago and say:"Hey,that's really cool!!" :) )
  4. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Under the Hungarian occupation, a part of Slovakia was attached to Ruthenia, thus the shape of pre-war Slovakia is not identical (and Soviet Union annexed even this part of Slovakia).
  5. kotja

    kotja Member

    Miloš Forman
    Jára Cimrman
  6. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    I think DjAvatar was making a play on words.
  7. jen

    jen Well-Known Member

    There's also the well-known mostly children's book author and illustrator, Petr Sís....currently living in NYC, although he often threatens to move back to Prague .... :) His new book "The Wall"/"Zed" is definitely worth buying.
  8. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    That's a great discovery! I haven't even heard about this guy yet. I am putting it on the list right now...
  9. Yerusalyim

    Yerusalyim Well-Known Member

    No one mentioned Ivana Trump?

    Good King Wenceslas.

    From Church History Jan Hus and John Neumann

    Frued (Czech and Austrian)
  10. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

  11. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Did Jan Jansky ever live abroad? I don't think so...
  12. dozmary

    dozmary Member

    Several Czech footballers play in the English league - Petr Cech for instance.
  13. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    Didn't I?

    Probably not, except of during WWI, he was an army medic.

    Yes, he is a good advertisement for Czech republic (Čech is Czech in czech :))
  14. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

    well, as time seems to be rolling bacj - how about gregor mendl?

    or how the word "robot" came to be???
  15. Alexx

    Alexx Well-Known Member

    :) Interesting story. Famous czech writer Karel Čapek was looking for a name of character for his new play, it was supposed to be some kind of humanoid machine. His first "version" was "Labor", but it was too, ehm, not czech. His brother, Josef Čapek, came with his input - "Robot".

    Where it came from - "robota" is old czech (slovak and polish) word for hard work, labour, drudgery.
  16. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    I actually read that it was his brother Josef who should have gotten the credit for the "robot" word.
  17. meluzina

    meluzina Well-Known Member

  18. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am finally finished with my post on "Famous Czechs/Slovaks abroad" :D
    If you would like to check it out you can find it on my blog.

    Thanks for all your help!!
  19. dzurisova

    dzurisova Well-Known Member

    Good job! :) just one small note: it should read "actress" after female names instead of "actor".

    Thanks for your hard work. I'm sure many will enjoy it.
  20. pedro1974

    pedro1974 Well-Known Member

    one of my favorite writer, milan kundera, should be czech, isnt he?

    in italy we all know about alena seredova, should be the wife of a football player, but its little bit sad thinking about players and models as "famous" person...

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