Josef Kořenský (July 26, 1847 - October 8, 1938, both in Sušno, Bohemia) was a Czech traveller and writer.
Kořenský was son of a farmer. Since young age he had interest in paleontology, this had helped him to obtain education. Since 1867 he worker as a teacher, later as school director. His passion was to travel: into all countries of Europe, into Siberia and during 1893-94 around the world. He published number of scientific articles, journal stories, collected ethnographic material and native art. Kořenský wrote several travel books; his large work Světem a přírodou (1918) was the first of its kind written in modern Czech language.