Václav Havel

1936 - 2011

Václav Havel

Václav Havel (Czech pronunciation: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦavɛl] (listen); 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. As a writer of Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs. His educational opportunities having been limited by his bourgeois background (when freedoms were limited by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic), Havel first rose to prominence as a playwright. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Václav Havel has received more than 1,303,017 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 109th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Václav Havel ranks 108 out of 4,883Before him are John Steinbeck, George Sand, Theodor Herzl, Erich Maria Remarque, François Rabelais, and Paulo Coelho. After him are Kālidāsa, Hafez, Alexandre Dumas fils, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, José Saramago, and François Villon.

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Among people born in 1936, Václav Havel ranks 4Before him are Pope Francis, Silvio Berlusconi, and Yves Saint Laurent. After him are Sepp Blatter, Robert Redford, Valery Legasov, Mario Vargas Llosa, Andrei Chikatilo, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal. Among people deceased in 2011, Václav Havel ranks 5Before him are Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Steve Jobs, and Elizabeth Taylor. After him are Osama bin Laden, Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, and Svetlana Alliluyeva.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Václav Havel ranks 8 out of 445Before him are Franz Kafka (1883), Gustav Mahler (1860), Gregor Mendel (1822), Oskar Schindler (1908), Milan Kundera (1929), and Rainer Maria Rilke (1875). After him are John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), Karel Čapek (1890), Joseph Schumpeter (1883), and Wilhelm Steinitz (1836).

Among WRITERS In Czechia

Among writers born in Czechia, Václav Havel ranks 4Before him are Franz Kafka (1883), Milan Kundera (1929), and Rainer Maria Rilke (1875). After him are Karel Čapek (1890), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Max Brod (1884), Bohumil Hrabal (1914), Karl Kraus (1874), Franz Werfel (1890), Jaroslav Seifert (1901), and Ivana Trump (1949).