Jan Karafiát

1846 - 1929

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  Austria-HungaryCzechoslovakia
languages spoken, written or signed:  Czech

Jan Karafiát (4 January 1846 – 31 January 1929) was a Czech clergyman of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and author. He is best known for his classic children's book Broučci, the Czech language word for Fireflies, that was first published in the early 1870s. Traditional Czech figurines of fairylike insect people are based on the characters in the book. He is also known for his poetry, which often reflected his religious beliefs, additionally he was one of the reviewers of Bible of Kralice – the first Czech protestant translation of the Bible. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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