October 23, 2008
The Foreigner’s Guide to Living in Slovakia blog tries to enumerate the most famous Slovaks around the world. Most of them are emigrants from the former Czechoslovakia and earned their world fame abroad. According to the subjective and interesting blog post, the most famous Slovaks today who were born and raised in Slovakia are Peter Dvorský, the world famous tenor opera singer, and Peter Š?astný, legendary National Hockey League (NHL) hockey player and today a Member of European Parliament (MEP) for Slovakia.
Would you think that Paul Newman, Andy Warhol or the founder of the Herz car rental chain were also born in this current Slovakia? The list was inspired by another blog post, where Captain Oddsock quoted the old bon mot that all the famous Czech were Germans, like Sigmund Freud, Oskar Schindler, Gustav Mahler or Franz Kafka. A similar regional version of these kind of root-searching is connected to historical Olympics medal counts: some gold medals are counted in the hall of fame in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, too.Author : Dániel Antal