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

3

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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Franz Kafka

novelist and short story writer

works

140

The Metamorphosis

novella by Franz Kafka

author: Franz Kafka

1915

The Trial

novel by Franz Kafka

author: Franz Kafka

1925

The Castle

novel by Franz Kafka

author: Franz Kafka

1926

The Burrow

short story by Franz Kafka

author: Franz Kafka

1923

Letter to His Father

letter by Franz Kafka to Hermann Kafka

author: Franz Kafka

1952

articles

1

Gemeinschaft ( 2013 )

article by Franz Kafka published in Merkur (2013), nr. 773/774, pp. 1087-1087.

author: Franz Kafka

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Jaroslav Vrchlický

Czech poet, playwright, publicist and translator

Author

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Milan Kundera

Czech author of Czech and French literature

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René Born

chemist, badminton player and author

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