Martin Kukucín - Praha, Czech republic
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N 50° 04.438 E 014° 25.884
33U E 459312 N 5547009
Quick Description: Plaque of Martin Kukucín (real name Matej Bencúr, 17 May 1860, Jasenová, Árva County – 21 May 1928) was a Slovak prose writer, dramatist and publicist. He was the most notable representative of Slovak literary realism.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/1/2017 12:38:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMTR1Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
"He was born into a family of freemen, or soltys,[1] the son of Ján Bencúr Juriš and his wife Zuzana, née Pašková, and had two brothers and one sister. He was educated at the Slovak 'gymnasium' in Revúca, Martin, Banská Bystrica, Kežmarok, and finished his education in Sopron. Although he wished to study theology in Bratislava, due to the anti-Slovak atmosphere prevailing at that time, he chose to study medicine in Prague instead.

After graduating and completing his internship in Bratislava, Innsbruck and Vienna, he attempted without success to find employment in Slovakia. Instead in 1893 he began to work as a doctor in the village of Selca on the island of Brac in Croatia, where he was also an active member of the cultural society Hrvatski Sastanak. In 1904, he became one of its directors. In 1896–97, he tried unsuccessfully to return to Slovakia.

In 1904, he married Perica Didolic, with whom he left in 1908 for South America, where they settled in Punta Arenas, Chile, where there was a large community of Croatian émigrés. During 1922–24, he lived again in Slovakia (Czechoslovakia at that time), then moved to Croatia in 1924–25, briefly returning to Chile in 1925 to resolve property disputes. In 1926, he finally settled in Lipik, a spa town in Croatia, where he died in 1928. Temporarily buried in Zagreb, he was interred in the National Cemetery in Martin in October 1928."

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transcriptopon of the plaque:

"Cech ucit Slováka, Slovák Cecha, dobrú podstatu jednoho vštepit do druhého Na pamat študií slovenského spisovatela M.Kukucína v Prahe 1885-1893. Miestny odbor Matice slovenskej Praha október 1970“
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