Karel Hynek Mácha - Slavín Cemetery (Prague - Vyšehrad)
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N 50° 03.892 E 014° 25.074
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Quick Description: The coordinates of this waymark assign grave of the great Czech romantic poet, Karel Hynek Mácha, located in the Czech national burial ground - Slavín cemetery in Prague's district Vyšehrad.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/1/2013 11:51:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMHZMQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

The coordinates of this waymark assign grave of the great Czech romantic poet, Karel Hynek Mácha, located in the Czech national burial ground - Slavín cemetery in Prague's district Vyšehrad.

Every Czech child, by the time he or she is nine or ten, can quote the opening lines of May, "Byl pozdní vecer – první máj –" (It was late evening – first of May – / was evening May – the time for love). May is the greatest of all Czech romantic poems, and its author, Karel Hynek Mácha, was born in Prague’s Lesser Quarter on November 16th, 1810. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother came from a family of musicians. At school Mácha learned Latin and he then went on to study law. But poetry was his passion, combined with a romantic patriotism, inspired by the Polish revolution of 1830 and the early stirrings of the Czech national revival. As befits the young romantic poet, Mácha also had a turbulent love life, and he died at the tragically early age of 26. His work includes poetry, prose and drama, but the epic poem May is his masterpiece, placing him right at the heart of the European romantic movement.

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