(2014 - 2017)


Minister of Defence

Martin Stropnicky

Personal Information

Martin Stropnicky, born 19th December 1956 in Prague. Married.


In 1980, completed studies at the Theatre Faculty of AMU and in 1991 at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

Professional and Public Activities

From 1980 – 1990 worked at the Prague Municipal Theatres and at the Vinohrady Theatre.

From 1990 worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1993-1994 as Czech Ambassador to Portugal, in 1994-1997 as Ambassador to Italy and in 1999-2002 as Ambassador to the Holy See.

In 1998, member of the caretaker government as Minister of Culture.

From 2003 to 2012 Artistic Director of the Vinohrady Theatre.

Since 2013, Deputy of the Czech Parliament.

31st January 2014 - 13th December 2017 - Minister of Defence.

Language Skills

Speaks English, French and Italian. Passive knowledge of Portuguese, Russian and German.