Swiss people of Czech descent

Posted Jul 27, 2010
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  1. Czech expatriates in Switzerland

    Czech expatriates in Switzerland

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  1. Martina Hingis

    Martina Hingis


    Martina Hingis (born 30 September 1980) is a Swiss professional tennis player who spent a total of 209 weeks as world No. 1. She has won five Grand Slam singles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), eleven Grand Slam women's doubles titles, winning a calendar-year doubles Grand Slam in 1998, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles; for a combined total of twenty major titles.

  2. Stanislas Wawrinka

    Stanislas Wawrinka


    Stanislas "Stan" Wawrinka (born 28 March 1985) is a Swiss professional tennis player.

  3. Victor Goldschmidt

    Victor Goldschmidt


    Victor Moritz Goldschmidt ForMemRS (Zürich, January 27, 1888 – March 20, 1947, Oslo) was a mineralogist considered (together with Vladimir Vernadsky) to be the founder of modern geochemistry and crystal chemistry, developer of the Goldschmidt Classification of elements.

  4. Jakob Hlasek

    Jakob Hlasek


    Jakob Hlasek (born 12 November 1964) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.

  5. Maya Stojan

    Maya Stojan


    Maya Stojan (born 28 June 1986 in Genève) is a Swiss actress who lives in Los Angeles.

  6. Franciszek Czapek

    Franciszek Czapek


    Franciszek Czapek (Czech: František Čapek, French: François Czapek) (born 1811) was a master watchmaker and partner of Antoni Patek in Patek, Czapek & Cie.

  7. Fritz Zwicky

    Fritz Zwicky


    Fritz Zwicky (February 14, 1898 – February 8, 1974) was a Swiss astronomer. He worked most of his life at the California Institute of Technology in the United States of America, where he made many important contributions in theoretical and observational astronomy. In 1933, Zwicky was the first to use the virial theorem to infer the existence of unseen dark matter, describing it as "dunkle Materie".

  8. Adolf Herz

    Adolf Herz


    Adolf Herz (1862 – 1947 in Luzern), an Austrian Mechanical Engineer was born in 1862 in Nový Jičín (German: Neutitschein), Moravia, now part of the Czech Republic, as son of a well-to-do brewery owner. After completing the Realschule in Brno, Moravia, he studied mechanical engineering at the k&k Technische Hocshschule in Vienna, where he eventually settled down and obtained "das Bürgerrecht". He opened a werkstatt to produce some of his inventions, mainly related to automobiles, which then were in their infancy. He invented a much improved sparkplug, and a more effective shock absorber.

  9. Thomas Vrabec

    Thomas Vrabec


    Thomas Vrabec (born October 22, 1966 in Jablonec nad Nisou) is a retired Swiss professional ice hockey centre of Czech ancestry. In 1996 he had to abandon his career due to thrombosis. He was team captain of the SC Bern and the Swiss national team.

  10. Michel Kratochvil

    Michel Kratochvil


    Michel Frank Kratochvil (born April 7, 1979 in Bern) is a former tennis player from Switzerland. He was a member of the Swiss Davis Cup Team between 2000–2004 with a singles record 3–9, winning the decider in the first round of the 2003 World Group against Martin Verkerk of Netherlands 1–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–1. He played doubles alongside Roger Federer in the 2002 Gstaad Open who was the defending champion but lost in the first round this time. He also defeated reigning champion Andre Agassi in the first round 2002 Indian Wells Masters.

  11. Kevin Fiala

    Kevin Fiala


    Kevin Fiala (born 22 July 1996) is a Swiss professional ice hockey winger currently playing with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Fiala was selected by the Predators in the first round, 11th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He has previously played for HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League.

  12. Karel Novy

    Karel Novy


    Karel Novy (born 12 June 1980 as Karel Nový) is a Swiss freestyle swimmer who won three bronze medals at short-course (25 m pool) European Championships. He also competed in five freestyle events at the Summer Olympics of 2000, 2004 and 2008, but never reached the finals.

  13. Ludek Pesek

    Ludek Pesek


    Luděk Pešek (April 26, 1919 – December 4, 1999) was an artist and novelist noted for his representations of astronomical subjects. Born in Kladno in what is now the Czech Republic, he died in Stäfa, Switzerland. The asteroid 6584 Ludekpesek is named for him. He was influenced by Lucien Rudaux.

  14. Peter Jaks

    Peter Jaks

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    Peter Jaks (4 May 1966 – 5 October 2011) was a Swiss ice hockey player. He competed at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.

  15. Dalibor Brazda

    Dalibor Brazda


    Dalibor Brazda (September 9, 1921 - August 17, 2005), was a Czech/Swiss music composer, arranger, and conductor.

  16. Erica Pedretti

    Erica Pedretti

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    Erica Pedretti, née Schefter (born 25 February 1930, in Šternberk, Moravia, Czechoslovakia) is a Swiss author and artist.

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