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List Of Czechs
This is a partial list of famous Czech people. This list includes people of the Czech nationality as well as people having some significant Czech ancestry or association with Czech culture. Note: If you wish to add a name to this list, first add it here instead: Biography Stub Factory
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Karel Čapek
Karel Čapek
Karel Čapek
(Czech: [ˈkarɛl ˈtʃapɛk] ( listen); 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career, including playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, photographer and art critic. Nonetheless, he is best known for his science fiction including his novel War with the Newts
War with the Newts
and the play R.U.R.
R.U.R.
(Rossum's Universal Robots), which introduced the word robot.[1][2] He also wrote many politically charged works dealing with the social turmoil of his time. Largely influenced by American pragmatic liberalism,[3] he campaigned in favor of free expression and utterly despised the rise of both fascism and communism in Europe.[4][5] Čapek was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Prize in Literature
seven times,[6] but he never won
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Zdeněk Kovář
Zdeněk Kovář, born January 26, 1917, Vsetín, Moravia (Czech Republic), died June 21, 2004, Zlín, renowned Czech industrial designer. Life[edit] He trained as a shoemaker in Baťa’s Zlín factory, then as locksmith and later as engineer. He studied under prominent Czech sculptor Vincenc Makovský at Zlín’s Art School from 1939 where he became interested in industrial design. He graduated there in 1943. He continued to work at Zlín for Baťa creating body designs for vertical drilling machines. In 1947 he founded an industrial design studio in the Zlín Technical College. From 1959 he taught at the Institute of Arts & Crafts in Prague. Kovář was also a sculptor. His industrial designs involved projects for scissor and tool handles, lever door handles, sewing machines, lathes, typewriters, film projectors, record players. His most well-known proposals are for the Tatra truck bodies for types T137 and T138 (1956–1958) and studies for the passenger car Tatra T603 (1954)
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Jakub Bursa
Jakub Bursa (21 July 1813 – 19 August 1884) was a famous Czech architect, folk artist and builder of Bohemian Rustic Baroque architecture. He decorated many gables of houses in Southern Bohemia in the style of the so-called rural South Bohemian Baroque.Authority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 103617704 GND: 105303492X NKC: uzp2009545485This article about a Czech architect is a stub
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Josef Chochol
Josef Chochol (13 December 1880, Písek – 6 July 1956, Prague) was a Czech architect.Contents1 Education 2 Career 3 See also 4 External linksEducation[edit] Chocol studied architecture at the polytechnic in Prague (1908–24), then at the academy in Vienna, under guidance of Otto Wagner (1907–09). Career[edit] He was one of three significant Cubist architects, together with Pavel Janák and Josef Gočár; all three were members of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts. Three buildings he designed (1913) in Vyšehrad (part of Prague) are considered masterworks of cubist architecture. In 1914 he abandoned the Cubist style and began working in the internationally oriented constructivist style
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Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer
Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer
Dientzenhofer
(Czech: Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer) (1 September 1689, Prague
Prague
– 18 December 1751) was a Bohemian[1] architect of the Baroque
Baroque
era. He was the fifth son of the German architect Christoph Dientzenhofer
Christoph Dientzenhofer
and the Bohemian
Bohemian
German ethnics Maria Anna Aichbauer (née Lang), the widow of the architect Johann Georg Achbauer the Elder,[2] and a member of the well known Dientzenhofer
Dientzenhofer
family of architects. As an architect he co-operated with his father and with Jan Santini Aichel. Among Dientzenhofer's buildings are the Church of St. John of Nepomuk, the St. Nicholas Church, and the Vila Amerika and Kinský Palace in Prague. He also built numerous churches and secular buildings in other towns of Bohemia
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Alois Dryák
Alois Dryák
Alois Dryák
(24 February 1872 in Olšany - 6 June 1932 in Prague) was Czech architect and professor of ornamental design. Dryák is most famous for the design of the ornamental detail on Art Nouveau masterpieces such as the 1905 re-design of the Hotel Europa (also known as Hotel Evropa, formerly Hotel Šroubek) in Prague, Czech Republic, done with fellow architect Bedřich Bendelmeier and architectural sculptor Ladislav Šaloun. The Europa and another Dryák commission, the Hotel Garni, are both located on Wenceslas Square, which is dominated by an equestrian statue of Saint Wenceslas
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Josef Gočár
Josef Gočár (13 March 1880 in Semín near Přelouč – 10 September 1945 in Jičín), was a Czech architect, one of the founders of modern architecture in Czechoslovakia.Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 External linksLife[edit] Josef Gočár received his early instruction at the State Technical School in Prague. At the age of 23 he went to study under Jan Kotěra at the School of Applied Arts in Prague (UPŠ). For two years afterward, 1906–1908, Gočár was employed by Kotěra's studio. At that time he decided to join the Mánes Union of Fine Arts, but left it in 1911 to join the Cubist Group of Visual Artists. Gočár joined Pavel Janák, Josef Chochol and Odoln Grege in founding the Prague Art Workshops in 1912. In 1924, following the death of Kotěra, Gočár became a professor at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts. After his involvement in cubism, Gočár turned to "national" Czech Rondocubism style in the early 1920s
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Eva Jiřičná
Eva Jiřičná
Eva Jiřičná
CBE RA (born 3 March 1939) is a Czech architect and designer, active in London and Prague. She is known for her attention to detail and work of a distinctly modern style, and for her steel and glass staircases. Since 1996 she has been the head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Prague. In 2007, she was President of the International Commission levying a construction project of the new building of the National Library on Letná.[1]Contents1 Life and career 2 Works 3 Awards 4 Literature 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External linksLife and career[edit] Jiřičná was born on 3 March 1939 in Zlín. She is an architect and interior designer, best known for her innovative use of industrial materials in retail and commercial spaces. Jiřičná was born in Zlín,[2] Czechoslovakia
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František Maxmilián Kaňka
František Maxmilián Kaňka (9 August 1674 – 14 July 1766, both in Prague) was a Czech architect and builder. He is most famous for reconstructions of palaces and castles of Bohemian noblemen and for designs of churches and other religious buildings, principally in Baroque style. His work includes:reconstruction of Vrtba palace and Vrtba Garden, Prague reconstruction of the Krásný Dvůr Castle, c. 1720 with Anselmo Lurago, the Astronomical Tower and other structures at the Clementinum, Prague, c. 1720 reconstruction of St. Procopius facade (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Třebíč the chateau Konopiště outside of the town of Benešov, last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and now a museum St. John Nepomuk Church, Kutná Hora Veltrusy Mansion residence of count Václav Antonín Chotek of Chotkov and Vojnín reconstruction of KarolinumSt
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Jan Kaplický
Media Centre, Lord's Cricket Ground, London (1999) Selfridges
Selfridges
Building, the Bull Ring, Birmingham
Bull Ring, Birmingham
(2003) Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, Italy (2012)Projects National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic (commission awarded 2007, cancelled 2008)Design Neo-Futurism Jan Kaplický
Jan Kaplický
(/ˈjæn ˈkæplɪtski/; Czech: [ˈjan ˈkaplɪtskiː]; 18 April 1937 – 14 January 2009) was a world-renowned Neofuturistic[1][2] Czech architect who spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom. He was the leading architect behind the innovative design office, Future Systems
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Jan Kotěra
Jan Kotěra (18 December 1871 – 17 April 1923) was a Czech architect, artist and interior designer, and one of the key figures of modern architecture in Bohemia.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Kotěra was born in Brno, the largest city in Moravia, to a Czech father and German-speaking mother. He studied architecture in Vienna during the waning days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire under the Viennese master Otto Wagner.[1] Kotěra returned to Prague in 1897 to help found a dynamic movement of Czech nationalist artists and architects centered on the Mánes Union of Fine Arts. Strongly influenced by the work of the Vienna Secession, his work bridged late nineteenth-century architectural design and early modernism
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Jakub Krčín
Jakub Krčín (June 18, 1535 [1] – 1604) was a prominent Czech Renaissance architect and engineer. Krčín was born in Kolín. He was a prolific designer and founder of fish ponds.^ Some sources doubt date, place and even year of Krčín's birth. Similarly, only the year of his death is known exactly.See also[edit]Štěpánek NetolickýExternal links[edit]Short Biography in English Further Biographical Information and Work (in Czech) Detailed biography with the only available picture of Krčín (in Czech)Authority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 50296115 GND: 129049549 NKC: jn20011211243This article about a Czech architect is a stub
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Lída Baarová
Czech (1914-2000) Austrian (1958-2000)Years active 1931-1970Spouse(s) Jan Kopecky (1947-1956) Kurt Lundvall (1969-1972) Lída Baarová (born Ludmila Babková; 7 September 1914 – 27 October 2000) was a Czech-Austrian actress who for two years was the mistress of the Nazi propaganda minister of Germany, Joseph Goebbels.Contents1 Life and career 2 Post-war years 3 After the fall of Communism in Europe 4 Filmography 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksLife and career[edit] Born in Prague, Baarová studied acting at the city's Conservatory and received her first film role in the Czechoslovak film Pavel Čamrda's Career (Kariéra Pavla Čamrdy) at the age of 17. Her mother sang in a choir and appeared in several theatre plays; her younger sister, Zorka Janů (1921–1946), also became a film actress
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Jaromír Krejcar
 Jaromír Krejcar (help·info) (25 July 1895, Hundsheim, Austria
Austria
– 5 October 1950, London) was a Czech functionalistic architect, student of Jan Kotěra
Jan Kotěra
and member of Devětsil. He collaborated with Czech structural engineer, Dr. Jaroslav Josef Polivka on the internationally acclaimed Czech Pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1937. Krejcar was husband of journalist Milena Jesenská
Milena Jesenská
and father of Jana Krejcarová. After the Communist-organized 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état he went to exile to the United Kingdom.Authority controlWorldCat Identities VIAF: 14930274 LCCN: n96013442 ISNI: 0000 0001 1745 5376 GND: 122406265 SUDOC: 061441384 BNF: cb135231523 (data) ULAN: 500015870 NKC: jk01063162 RKD: 300694This article about a Czech architect is a stub
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Josef Mocker
Josef Mocker
Josef Mocker
(22 November 1835 in Cítoliby
Cítoliby
– 15 November 1899 in Prague) was a Bohemian
Bohemian
architect and restorer who worked in a purist Gothic Revival style.Contents1 Overview 2 Work 3 Gallery 4 Notes 5 ReferencesOverview[edit] Mocker was responsible for restoring many Bohemian
Bohemian
castles and ancient buildings in Prague. His work aroused much controversy, but also contributed many important landmarks of Prague. From 1879 to 1881, Mocker participated in a reconstruction of Karolinum, today's seat of the Charles University
Charles University
in Prague.[1] Work[edit] Here is partial list of his prominent works:Reconstruction of the Church of St. Stephen (Chrám sv. Štěpána) in Prague Reconstruction of the Church sv. Jindřich (Chrám sv. Jindřicha) and its belltower in Prague Reconstruction of the Church of St. Peter (Chrám sv
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