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Karel Capek

Karel CapekAKA Karel Čapek

Born: 9-Jan-1890
Birthplace: Malé Svatoòovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Died: 25-Dec-1938
Location of death: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Vysehrad Cemetery, Prague, Czechia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Playwright

Nationality: Czechoslovakia
Executive summary: R.U.R.

Popularized the term "robot" in his play R.U.R. (1920). The word was coined by his brother, Josef.

Father: Antonín Capek (doctor)
Mother: Božena Capková (d. 1924)
Brother: Josef Čapek (painter, b. 1887, d. 1945 concentration camp)
Sister: Helena (b. 1886, d. 1969)
Wife: Olga Scheinpflugová (actress, m. 1935)

    High School: Hradec Kralove, Czechia (1903-05, expelled)
    High School: Academic High School, Brno, Czechia (1907-09)
    University: Philosophy, Charles University, Prague (1909-1915)
    University: Friedrich Wilhelm University (one term in 1910)
    University: Sorbonne (one term in 1911)

    International PEN
    Expelled from School


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