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Distinguished Personalities with a connection to prague

  • Aostalli, de Sala Ulrico (1525–1597) – Renaissance builder and architect of Prague Castle
  • Appollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918) – poet; his visit to Prague inspired him to write “A Prague Walker”
  • from Arras, Matyáš (1290–1352) – builder and architect; started construction of St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Barrande, Joachim (1799–1883) – geologist and palaeontologist; the Barrandov Quarter is named after him
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827) – composer; he staged a number of public performances in 1796 in Prague
  • Bolzano, Bernard (1781–1848) – mathematician and philosopher, the forerunner of modern logic
  • Brahe, Tycho (1546–1601) – astronomer; active at the court of Rudolf II; buried in Týn Cathedral
  • Braun, Matyáš Bernard (1684–1738) – sculptor; creator of the statues on Charles Bridge (e.g. St. Luitgard)
  • Brod, Max (1884–1968) – author; published the writings of Franz Kafka
  • Brokoff, Ferdinand Maxmilián (1688–1731) – sculptor; author of statues on Charles Bridge
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich (1840–1893) – composer; conducted his work on several visits to Prague
  • Čapek, Karel (1890–1938) – famous Czech author; works include The White Illness, Mother
  • Dienzenhofer, Kilián Ignác (1689–1751) – baroque architect; works include Cathedral of St. Mikuláš
  • Dvořák, Antonín (1841–1904) – Czech composer, known for Slavonic Dances
  • Einstein, Albert (1879–1955) – physicist; professor at the German University in Prague (1911–1912)
  • Hašek, Jaroslav (1883–1923) – Czech author who wrote The Adventures of the good Soldier Švejk during World War I
  • Holar, Václav (1607–1677) – engraver and draughtsman; author of graphic sheets, drawn maps and portraits
  • Hus, Jan (around 1371–1415) – religious reformer; preacher in the Bethlehem Chapel (1402-1412)
  • Ibrahim, Íbn Jakúb († after 970) – Jewish trader and diplomat; first to include Prague in his chronicles
  • Kafka, Franz (1883–1924) – Czech-German author who wrote The Trial, The Castle, America
  • Kubelík, Rafael (1914–1996) – Czech conductor and composer for the Czech Philharmonic (1942–1948)
  • Liszt, Ferenc (1811–1886) – Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist; frequently gave concerts in Prague
  • Mahler, Gustav (1860–1911) – composer and conductor
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)– composer; premiered the opera Don Giovanni in Prague in 1787
  • Mucha, Alfons (1860–1939) – painter; he became famous for his theatre posters during the Art Nouveau period
  • Myslbek, Josef Václav (1848–1922)- ssculptor; author of the St. Vaclav memorial on Wenceslas Square
  • Negrelli, Alois (1799–1858) – railway engineer and builder; creator of the unique Negrelli viaduct
  • Nestroy, Johann Nepomuk (1801–1862) – dramatist; in the 1840s he staged his works in Prague
  • Parléř, Petr (1332–1399) – Late Gothic architect and sculptor; builder of St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Plečnik, Josip (1872–1957) – architect; carried out repairs to Prague Castle between 1920–1931
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875–1926) – poet and author; Prague native
  • Seifert, Jaroslav (1901–1986) – poet; awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Šaljapin, Fjodor (1873–1938) – opera singer
  • Škréta, Karel (1610–1674) – baroque painter; decorated the Cathedral of St. Nicholas
  • de Vries, Adrian (around 1545–1626)– court sculptor to Rudolf II; made the statues for the Wallenstein Palace
  • Weber, Carl Maria von (1786–1826) – composer and conductor; director of the opera in the Stavovské Theatre
  • Werfel, Franz (1890–1945) – author; wrote Class Reunion, Forty Days of Musa Dagh