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Prague, Czechia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.prague-city.cz/

Population:
1,172,975 (2005)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Prague
1348

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Czech Philharmonic
1896

OPERA

OperaFounded
Prague State Opera
1888

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wenzel Hollar
Engraver
13-Jul-1607 28-Mar-1677 Bohemian-English etcher
Franz Kafka
Novelist
3-Jul-1883 3-Jun-1924 Metamorphosis
Franz Kotzwara
Composer
1730 2-Feb-1793 The Battle of Prague
Vera Ralston
Actor
12-Jun-1921 9-Feb-2003 Dakota

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
14-Dec-1546 24-Oct-1601 Copper-nosed Danish astronomer
Antonin Dvorak
Composer
8-Sep-1841 1-May-1904 From the New World
Miroslav Holub
Poet
13-Sep-1923 14-Jul-1998 Immunologist, important Czech poet
Bohumil Hrabal
Author
28-Mar-1914 3-Feb-1997 Closely Watched Trains
Jaromil Jires
Film Director
10-Dec-1935 24-Oct-2001 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
St. John of Nepomuk
Religion
c. 1345 20-Mar-1393 Patron saint of Bohemia
Jozef Lenart
Head of State
3-Apr-1923 11-Feb-2004 Czech Prime Minister, 1963-68
Bedrich Smetana
Composer
2-Mar-1824 12-May-1884 My Country
Ladislas V
Royalty
22-Feb-1440 23-Nov-1457 King of Hungary and Bohemia



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