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Topic: Czech explorers (17 records)

Bohuslav Hasištejnský of Lobkovice

Poet and prose writer, one of the main representatives of humanist literature in the Jagiellonian era. He was admired by his colleagues both at home and abroad. He was one of the first Czechs to read Latin and Greek classics in the original and he travelled in almost all the lands of classical antiquity.

Barbora Markéta Eliášová

Czech explorer, writer and teacher, the first Czech woman to make a trip around the world at the beginning of the 20th century.

Alberto Vojtěch Frič

Czech explorer, botanist, ethnographer, writer and photographer. South American Indians called him Karaí Pukú (Long Hunter) and in Europe he was nicknamed Cactus Hunter.

Jiří Hanzelka

Czech explorer, writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. Together with Jiří Hanzelka, he went on several expeditions on practically all continents.

Emil Holub

Czech physician, ethnographer and explorer, who went on two expeditions to Africa and created a large natural-scientific and ethnographic collection.

Eduard Ingriš

Adventurer, explorer, composer, conductor, photographer, cameraman, filmmaker and documentarist. He is mentioned in Peruvian textbooks, but is almost forgotten in the Czech Republic.

Jiří Josef Kamel

Czech Jesuit, missionary, explorer and most of all pharmacist, healer and botanist. Camellia flowers were named after him.

Steve Lichtag

Czech actor and Czech-American film director and producer, oceanologist, ecologist and writer.

Alois Musil

Czech Catholic priest, theologian, expert in Biblical studies, explorer, ethnographer and writer, the most important European orientalist and Arabist of his time.

Benedikt Roezl

Czech explorer, botanist, gardener and collector nicknamed “the orchid hunter” and “the king of orchids”.

Josef Sekyra

Czech geologist, rock climber, adventurer, polar explorer and an internationally acknowledged scientist. In 1969, he became the first Czechoslovak to reach the South Pole.

Martha Schichtová

Traveller and film maker. One of only two Czechoslovak women to travel around the world before the Second World War.

Miloslav Stingl

Czech explorer, adventurer, ethnographer, writer and documentarist, the honorary chief of the Kickapoo tribe.

Tatra Around the World

An expedition that took place from 18 March 1987 to 4 May 1990. Its members travelled through 67 countries on all inhabited continents and covered approximately 195 thousand kilometres. The expedition’s purpose was to promote the Tatra brand, as well as other Czechoslovak products.

Josef Vágner

Czech forester, zoologist, explorer, hunter, photographer, ethnologist and writer, founder and first director of the Safari Park in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.

Enrique Stanko Vráz

Czech explorer, adventurer, writer and photographer, probably of Bulgarian descent.

Miroslav Zikmund

Czech explorer, writer, journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. Together with Jiří Hanzelka, he went on several expeditions on practically all continents.

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