Charles University

oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic

Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague (Czech: Univerzita Karlova; Latin: Universitas Carolina; German: Karls-Universität) or historically as the University of Prague (Latin: Universitas Pragensis), is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation. Today, the university consists of 17 faculties located in Prague, Hradec Králové and Pilsen. Its academic publishing house is Karolinum Press. The university also operates several museums and two botanical gardens. Its seal shows its protector Emperor Charles IV, with his coats of arms as King of the Romans and King of Bohemia, kneeling in front of Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is surrounded by the inscription, Sigillum Universitatis Scolarium Studii Pragensis (English: Seal of the Prague academia).
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Rainer Maria Rilke

Austrian poet and writer

articles

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Dai Sonetti ad Orfeo

articolo della rivista Il Baretti

author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Un poema di Rilke: "Orpheus"

articolo della rivista Il Baretti

author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Alcune liriche di R.M.Rilke

articolo della rivista Il Baretti

author: Rainer Maria Rilke

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Milan Kundera

Czech author of Czech and French literature

works

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1984 Czech novel by Milan Kundera

author: Milan Kundera

1984

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

book by Milan Kundera

author: Milan Kundera

1979

Ignorance

book by Milan Kundera

author: Milan Kundera

2000 or 2003

Life Is Elsewhere

novel by Milan Kundera

author: Milan Kundera

Laughable Loves

book by Milan Kundera

author: Milan Kundera

1970

Author

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Karel Jaromír Erben

Czech archivist, poet, ethnographer, librettist, publicist, lawyer, translator and writer

Author

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Josef Škvorecký

Czech-Canadian writer and publisher

Author

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Moritz Hartmann

Austrian poet

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