Birthplace: Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia
Location of death: Bratislava, Slovakia
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile
Remains: Buried, Slávičie Údolie, Bratislava, Slovakia
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Head of State, Activist
Executive summary: Leader of Czechoslovakia, 1968-69
In 1968, Alexander Dubcek launched a series of political reforms which ultimately became known as "Prague Spring." Those lasted for a few months until August, when Leonid Brezhnev dispatched 600,000 Soviet troops, seized control of Czechoslovakia, and forcibly rescinded any and all progress toward freedom.
Father: Stefan Dubcek (cabinetmaker)
Brother: Julius (d. 1944)
University: Moscow Political College (1955)
University: PhD Political Science, Soviet Union (1958)
Sakharov Prize 1989
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