Miroslav Tyrš - Komárov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 48.329 E 013° 51.486
33U E 417834 N 5517629
Quick Description: Miroslav Tyrš (17 August 1832 – 8 August 1884) was a Czech art historian, sports organizer and founder of the Sokol movement.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 6/19/2016 10:41:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMRFH4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
He became an orphan at the age of six years, because his father, mother and two sisters died from tuberculosis.

He studied Gymnasium in Malá Strana, Prague and passed its final exam in Czech in 1850. At a time when student were required to take exams in the German language, Tyrs insisted on taking the exam in Czech to make a patriotic, pro-Czech stance. As a 16-year-old boy he fought in the streets of Prague during the Revolution of 1848, and then boasted of his shot-through cap.[2] He also changed his Christian name first to Bedrich (Czech version of Friedrich) and then to Slavic Miroslav.

His bad physical condition gave him an interest in sports. He taught sports to the sons of a businessman in Nový Jáchymov and made up new sports terminology for them. In February 1862 he together with Jindrich Fügner, his father-in-law, founded Telocvicná jednota (Physical Training Union) which adopted the name Sokol (visit link) .

Plaque Inscription:
Dr. Mir. Tyrš

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Location: This memorial is locatd in cetre of Komárov village.

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