Capek brothers (1) - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 50° 04.908 E 014° 24.339
33U E 457477 N 5547894
Quick Description: In this house the Capek brothers lived for between 1907 and 1925. Karel died in 1938 from natural causes and his brother Joseph was arrested by the Germans and died in a concentration camp in 1945.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 3:04:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMKX4N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 43

Long Description:
This house, located in one the nicest locations of Prague - Mala Strana quarter - was the home of Capek brothers between 1907 and 1925, before they moved to the larger, fancier new villa in the neighborhood of Vinehrad (http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMKWXX_Capek_brothers_Prague_Czech_Republic).

They were both artists and writers and either Karel of Joseph created the word "robot" originated in the verb for "Work" common in Slavonic languages, "robota". The word appeared in the play R.U.R. by Karel, but later he wrote he got inspired by his brother who should be considered the real creator of the word.



Wikipedia article for Karel Capek: (visit link)

And for Joseph Capek: (visit link)
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