Klicpera, Váceslav Kliment

PLAYWRIGHT, POLITICIAN (CZECHIA)
BORN 23 Nov 1792, Chlumec nad Cidlinou - DIED 15 Sep 1859, Praha
GRAVE LOCATION Praha: Olsany Cemetery (2nd Cemetery, section 5, grave 123)

Leading Czech playwright of the 1820s. He studied philosophy and medicine in Prague and in 1819 he became a professor at a gymnasium in in Hradec Králové.

He wrote historical novels in the style of Sir Walter Scott, among them the succesful "Tocník" (1828). Klicpera plays were important for the development of Czech theatre. He wrote comedies, vaudeville, comedies and historic plays. There were elements of patriotism in his work.

In 1848 he took part in the revolution and in 1850 he became schoolmaster of a gymnasium in Prague. The authorities pensioned him in 1853.

Images

The grave of Váceslav Kliment Klicpera at the Olsany Cemetery, Prague.
Picture by Androom (18 Aug 2000)

 

Sources
Václav Kliment Klicpera - Wikipedia
BBKL Register | Germany | Verlag Traugott Bautz GmbH
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Published: 19 Apr 2009
Last update: 20 Oct 2018