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Masaryk Railway Station, Prague, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.247 E 014° 26.000
33U E 459462 N 5548507
Quick Description: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk - the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/14/2011 1:23:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQTE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 176

Long Description:

About the building: Prague – Masaryk Railway Station is the second oldest railway station in Prague, Czech Republic. The station was designed by Antonín Jüngling and came into service in 1845. Since it opened in 1845, Masaryk Railway Station has had the following names: * 1845–1862 Praha - "Prague" * 1862–1919 Praha státní nádraží - "Prague State Station" * 1919–1940 Praha Masarykovo nádraží - Prague Masaryk Station * 1940–1945 Prag Hibernerbahnhof - Prague Hibernia Station, the station is on Hybernská street * 1945–1952 Praha Masarykovo nádraží * 1953–1990 Praha stred - Prague Central * March 1990- Praha Masarykovo nádraží

About the person: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, (7 March 1850 – 14 September 1937) was an Austro-Hungarian and Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during World War I became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia. He originally wished to reform the Habsburg monarchy into a democratic federal state, but during the First World War he began to favour the abolition of the monarchy and, with the help of the Allied Powers, eventually succeeded. Masaryk's life motto was: Nebát se a nekrást (Do not fear and do not steal). Masaryk as a philosopher was an outspoken rationalist and humanist. He emphasised practical ethics, reflecting the influence of Anglo-Saxon philosophers, French philosophy, and especially the work of 18th Century German philosopher, Johann Gottfried Herder, who is considered the founder of nationalism. He was critical of German idealistic philosophy and Marxism.

Year it was dedicated: 1919

Location of Coordinates: southern entrance, Hybernska St.

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: building

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