Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Radio Prague Today 7.6.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Jan Amos Comenius - a Bohemian in Amsterdam

One of the Czech nation's most beloved sons, Jan Amos Comenius ( 1592-1670 is buried in Holland. This visionary religious leader, theologian, philosopher and educationist lived most of his life in exile, fleeing political and religious persecution in Europe. His last 14 years, among his most active and productive, were spent in Amsterdam "the most cherished among cities, the jewel of the Netherlands and the pride of Europe", where he hoped to realize his project for the betterment of humanity.