Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel was born in Prague (Czechoslovakia) on the 5 of October of 1936. Vaclav Havel was a campaigner that fought for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe. He was the tenth and last President of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and the first President of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). Beginning in the 1960s, his work turned to focus on the politics of Czechoslovakia. In 1977, their participation in human rights manifesto Charter 77 brought him international fame as the leader of the opposition in Czechoslovakia, but also led to their imprisonment. Havel's mother came from a well known family; her father was an ambassador and well known journalist. Because of Havel's bourgeois history, the Communist regime did not allow Havel to study formally after he had completed his required schooling in 1951. In the first part of the 1950s, the young Havel entered into a four-year apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant and simultaneously took evening classes; he completed his secondary education in 1954. Vaclav Havel was voted in the poll of 4 Global Perspective 2005 issue of the best in the world of 100 intellectuals. Havel married Olga Šplíchalová who died in January 1996 because of serious illness.
My opinion: In my opinion I think it's a great campaigner, that fought for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe.

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