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Catalogue of personalities

Hans Günther Adler

(1910–1988)

Hans Günther Adler

Prose writer, historian

Šimon Adler

(1884–1944)

Šimon Adler

Historian, Educator

Jindřich Šimon Baar

(1869–1925)

Jindřich Šimon Baar

Poet, prose writer, folk tales collector

Jiří Baum

(1900–1944)

Jiří Baum

Traveller, writer, zoologist

Elsa Bernstein /Ernst Rosner

(1866–1949)

Elsa Bernstein /Ernst Rosner

Austrian-German writer, playwright

Petr Bezruč

(1867–1958)

Petr Bezruč

Poet, prose writer

Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss

(1899–1987)

Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss

German poet

Karel Havlíček Borovský

(1821–1856)

Karel Havlíček Borovský

Poet, literary critic, journalist, politician

Otokar Březina

(1868–1929)

Otokar Březina

Poet

Marina Cvětajevová

(1892–1941)

Marina Cvětajevová

Russian writer and poeth 

Josef Čapek

(1887–1945)

Josef Čapek

Writer, photographer, graphic designer, book illustrator

Karel Čapek

(1890–1938)

Karel Čapek

Writer, journalist, playwright, photographer, philosopher, translator

Svatopluk Čech

(1846–1908)

Svatopluk Čech

Poet, prose writer, journalist

Josef Dobrovský

(1753–1829)

Josef Dobrovský

Philologist, historian, founder of Slavonic Studies

Karel Domin

(1882–1953)

Karel Domin

Botanist, educator, politician, rector of the Charles University

Else Dormitzer /Else Dorn

(1877–1958)

Else Dormitzer /Else Dorn

Children’s literature writer

Valtr Eisinger

(1913–1945)

Valtr Eisinger

Publicist, translator, educator

photo: fotoarchiv Památníku Terezín

František Alexander Elstner

(1902–1974)

František Alexander Elstner

Traveller, writer, journalist

Karel Jaromír Erben

(1811–1870)

Karel Jaromír Erben

Writer, poet, translator, folk songs and fairy tales collectorspisovatel, historian, archivist

Karel Fleischmann

(1897–1944)

Karel Fleischmann

Man of letters, painter, doctor

Photo: fotoarchiv Památníku Terezín

Jaroslav Foglar

(1907–1999)

Jaroslav Foglar

Writer, scout leader

František Vladimír Foit

(1900–1971)

František Vladimír Foit

Traveller, writer, ethnographer, photographer, collector of native art, sculptor 

 

Alberto Vojtěch Frič

(1882–1944)

Alberto Vojtěch Frič

Traveller, writer, ethnographer, photographer, botanist

 

Norbert Frýd

(1913–1976)

Norbert Frýd

Writer, poet, photographer, traveller, diplomat

Jarmila Glazarová

(1901–1977)

Jarmila Glazarová

Playwright, publicist

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(1749–1832)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German poet, prose writer, politician

Jaroslav Goll

(1846–1929)

Jaroslav Goll

Historian, poet, writer, translator, educator, diplomat

Franz Grundmann

(1863–1921)

Franz Grundmann

Writer, playwright

Hanuš Hachenburg

(1929–1944)

Hanuš Hachenburg

Poet

Vítězslav Hálek

(1835–1874)

Vítězslav Hálek

Poet, prose writer, playwright, literary critic, publicist

Václav Hanka

(1791–1861)

Václav Hanka

Writer, poet, translator, literary historian, publicist, librarian, editor, linguist

Kryštof Harant z Polžic a Bezdružic

(1564–1621)

Kryštof Harant z Polžic a Bezdružic

Writer, musician, diplomat, traveller

Jaroslav Hašek

(1883–1923)

Jaroslav Hašek

Writer, publicist, journalist

František Vladislav Hek

(1769–1847)

František Vladislav Hek

Writer (first modern Czech satirist) publicist, composer 

Camill Hoffmann

(1878–1944)

Camill Hoffmann

Journalist, writer, diplomat

 

Vladimír Holan

(1905–1980)

Vladimír Holan

Poet, translator

Emil Holub

(1847–1902)

Emil Holub

Traveller, writer, doctor, cartographer, ethnographer

Josef Hora

(1891–1945)

Josef Hora

Poet, translator, literary critic, journalist

Egon Hostovský

(1908–1973)

Egon Hostovský

Prose writer, journalist, teacher of czech language

Bohumil Hrabal

(1914–1997)

Bohumil Hrabal

Writer

František Hrubín

(1910–1971)

František Hrubín

Poet, playwright, scriptwriter, translator, prose writer

Han Hüng-su

(1909–1953?)

Han Hüng-su

Historian, translator, educator, founder of Korean studies

Photo: archiv Jaroslava Olši

Jan Hus

(about 1369–1415)

Jan Hus

Thinker, educator, reformer

Petr Chelčický

(about 1390–about 1460)

Petr Chelčický

Writer, translator, thinker

František Jelínek

(1783–1856)

František Jelínek

Historian

Peter Jilemnický

(1901–1949)

Peter Jilemnický

Slovak writer, journalist, educator, communist politician

Alois Jirásek

(1851–1930)

Alois Jirásek

Prose writer, playwrith, politician

Antonín Jan Jungmann

(1775–1854)

Antonín Jan Jungmann

Translator, lexicographer, doctor, rector of the Charles University

Jan Jungmann

(1778–1842)

Jan Jungmann

Lexicographer

Josef Jungmann

(1773–1847)

Josef Jungmann

Writer, translator, philologist, lexicographer

Franz Kafka

(1883–1924)

Franz Kafka

Writer

Georg Kafka

(1921–1944)

Georg Kafka

Poet

Josef Kalus

(1855–1934)

Josef Kalus

Poet, prose writer, educator

Gertrud Kantorowitz

(1876–1945)

Gertrud Kantorowitz

Poet, art historian

Kurt Kapper

(1899–1943?)

Kurt Kapper

Poet, doctor

Petr Kien

(1919–1944)

Petr Kien

Poet, playwright, artist

Photo: fotoarchiv Památníku Terezín

Václav Kliment Klicpera

(1792–1859)

Václav Kliment Klicpera

Writer, playwright

Karel Klostermann

(1848–1923)

Karel Klostermann

Writer

Ruth Klüger

(1931)

Ruth Klüger

Writer, educator

Hans Werner Kolben

(1922–1945)

Hans Werner Kolben

Writer, poet writing in German

Jan Amos Komenský

(1592–1670)

Jan Amos Komenský

Educator, writer, theologian, philosopher

Josef Kořenský

(1847–1938)

Josef Kořenský

Traveller, writer, educator

Eliška Krásnohorská

(1847–1926)

Eliška Krásnohorská

Writer, poet, librettist, translator

Karl Kraus

(1874–1936)

Karl Kraus

Poet, playwright, prose writer, journalist, editor

František Křelina

(1903–1976)

František Křelina

Prose writer, poet, playwright

Jaroslav Kvapil

(1868–1950)

Jaroslav Kvapil

Poet, writer, translator

Josef Lada

(1887–1957)

Josef Lada

Painter, illustrator, scenic designer, writer

Jan Laichter

(1858–1946)

Jan Laichter

Bookseller, publisher

Ulrika von Levetzow

(1804–1899)

Ulrika von Levetzow

J. W. Goethe’s girlfriend

Mechtilda Lichnovská / Mechtilde von Lichnowsky

(1879–1958)

Mechtilda Lichnovská / Mechtilde von Lichnowsky

Writer, Poets’ muses

Walter Lindenbaum

(1907–1945)

Walter Lindenbaum

Writer, journalist

Óndra Łysohorský

(1905–1989)

Óndra Łysohorský

Poet, translator, educator

Karel Hynek Mácha

(1810–1836)

Karel Hynek Mácha

Poet

Vojtěch Martínek

(1887–1966)

Vojtěch Martínek

Prose writer, poet, literary critic, publicist, television scriptwriter, playwright, educator

Tomáš Garrique Masaryk

(1850–1937)

Tomáš Garrique Masaryk

Politician, philosopher, educator

Věnceslav Metelka

(1807–1867)

Věnceslav Metelka

Layman bible scholar, teacher, violinist, violin maker, patriot

Karel Michl

(1898–1982)

Karel Michl

Writer, publicist

Ladislav Mňačko

(1892–1994)

Ladislav Mňačko

Slovak writer and publicist

Alois Mrštík

(1861–1925)

Alois Mrštík

Writer, playwright

Vilém Mrštík

(1863–1912)

Vilém Mrštík

Writer, playwright, translator, literary critic

Alois Musil

(1868–1944)

Alois Musil

Traveller, writer, ethnographer, Orientalist and Arabist, biblicist

Zdeněk Nejedlý

(1878–1962)

Zdeněk Nejedlý

Historian, musicologist, literary historian, politician

Božena Němcová

(1820–1862)

Božena Němcová

Founder of Modern Czech prose 

František Nepil

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František Nepil

writer, scriptwriter, lyrics writer

 

Teréza Nováková

(1853–1912)

Teréza Nováková

Writer, women emancipation activist

František Palacký

(1798–1876)

František Palacký

Writer, politician

František Adolf Paroubek

(1828–1888)

František Adolf Paroubek

Historiographer

Otakar Georgius Paroubek

(1856–1909)

Otakar Georgius Paroubek

Writer, playwright, cartographer

Ladislav Mikeš Pařízek

(1907–1988)

Ladislav Mikeš Pařízek

Traveller, writer, adventurer

Adolf Patera

(1836–1912)

Adolf Patera

Literary historian, translator, lexicographer, librarian, publisher

Ota Pavel

(1930–1973)

Ota Pavel

Prose writer, journalist, sports writer

Ferdinand Peroutka

(1895–1978)

Ferdinand Peroutka

Writer, playwright, publicist

Karel Poláček

(1892–1945)

Karel Poláček

Writer, journalist, scriptwirter

Vlastimil Artur Polák

(1914–1990)

Vlastimil Artur Polák

German poet, prose writer

Josef Portman

(1883–1968)

Josef Portman

Printer, publisher, bibliophile, librarian, collector, municipal officer

Karel Václav Rais

(1859–1926)

Karel Václav Rais

Writer

Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová

(1785–1845)

Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová

Writer, poet, playwright, revivalist

František Ladislav Rieger

(1818–1903)

František Ladislav Rieger

Publicist, politician

Rainer Maria Rilke

(1875–1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poet, prose writer, playwright, translator

Jan Říha

(1853–1922)

Jan Říha

Pomologist, plant-breeder, author of 5 volumes of the book České ovoce (Czech Fruit)

František Josef Řezáč

(1819–1879)

František Josef Řezáč

Catholic priest, writer, educator, politician

Charles Sealsfield

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Charles Sealsfield

writer, traveler, journalist, lawyer, theologian (Karl/Carl Anton Postl)

 

Jaroslaf Seifert

(1901–1986)

Jaroslaf Seifert

Writer, poet, journalist, translator

Hubert Gordon Schauer

(1862–1892)

Hubert Gordon Schauer

Writer, literary critic, publicist

Olga Scheinpflugová

(1902–1968)

Olga Scheinpflugová

Writer, poet, playwright, actress

Jan Skácel

(1922–1989)

Jan Skácel

Poet

Josef Václav Sládek

(1845–1912)

Josef Václav Sládek

Poet, translator, journalist

Antonín Sova

(1864–1928)

Antonín Sova

Poet, prose writer, director of the Municipal Library of Prague

Gerty Spies

(1897–1997)

Gerty Spies

German writer

Adalbert Stifter

(1805–1868)

Adalbert Stifter

Writer, painter, educator

Josef Strnadel

(1912–1986)

Josef Strnadel

Writer, literary critic, translator, editor, director of Slavonic Library in Prague

Bohumír Strnadel-Četyna

(1906–1974)

Bohumír Strnadel-Četyna

Writer
 

Karolina Světlá

(1830–1899)

Karolina Světlá

Writer (founder of the Czech rural novel)

Pavel Josef Šafařík

(1795–1861)

Pavel Josef Šafařík

Historian, writer, politician, linguist, slavicist, ethnographer

Stanislav Škulina

(1908–1961)

Stanislav Škulina

Traveller, writer, photographer

Václav Štech

(1859–1947)

Václav Štech

Writer, playwright, journalist, educator

Josef Taussig

(1914–1945)

Josef Taussig

Publicist, literary critic, bookseller

Josef Kajetán Tyl

(1808–1856)

Josef Kajetán Tyl

Playwright, writer, translator, literary critic, journalist, author of the lyrics of the Czech national anthem

Václav Beneš Třebízský

(1849–1884)

Václav Beneš Třebízský

Writer, patriotic priest, revivalist

Josef Váchal

(1884–1969)

Josef Váchal

Writer, poet, illustrator, graphic designer, book printer, mystic

Stanislav Vodička

(1910–1982)

Stanislav Vodička

Writer, bookbinder

Enrique Stanko Vráz

(1860–1932)

Enrique Stanko Vráz

Traveller, photographer – probably of Bulgarian origin

Jaroslav Vrchlický

(1853–1912)

Jaroslav Vrchlický

Writer, poet, playwright, translator

Alfred Waldau

(1837–1882)

Alfred Waldau

Poet, translator, fairy tales collector

Ilse Weber

(1903–1944)

Ilse Weber

Poet, children’s literature writer

Otto Weiss

(1898–1944?)

Otto Weiss

Poet

Jan Eskymo Welzl

(1868–1948)

Jan Eskymo Welzl

Traveller, writer, adventurer

Jan Werich

(1905–1980)

Jan Werich

Playwright, writer, scriptwriter, lyrics writer

Zdeněk Wirth

(1878–1961)

Zdeněk Wirth

Art historian, author of non-fiction literature (sights, cities, architecture)

Jiří Wolker

(1900–1924)

Jiří Wolker

Poet, prose writer, playwright

Zdena Wolkerová

(1879–1954)

Zdena Wolkerová

Writer

Vojtěch Zamarovský

(1919–2006)

Vojtěch Zamarovský

Writer, translator, publicist, historian

František Zýbal

(1891–1940)

František Zýbal

Writer, poet