Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic — Capital City Region
V tomto domĕ žil a zemřel
Bojovník za kulturní
a společenský pokrok
R 1862 položil základy
Translated, the marker reads: In this house lived and died Vojta Náprstek (1826-1894). A champion of cultural and social progress. In the year 1862 he laid the foundations for the Náprstokova Museum.
Location. 50° 5.043′ N, 14° 25′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is at the intersection of Betlémské Náměstí and Betlémská on Betlémské Náměstí. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Betlémské Náměstí 1, Prague, Hlavní město Praha 110 00, Czech Republic.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johannes Kepler (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Francis Skaryna (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bohuslav Balbín (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); T.R. Field Šumavansky (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Albert Schweitzer (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Prague.
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1. Czech Pioneers in Wisconsin. Miloslav Rechcigl, Jrs.' history of the Czech settlement of Wisconsin, "... On June 16, 1850 arrived in Milwaukee Vojta Naprstek (1826-1894) who sparked the national life among Czech Americans, not only in Wisconsin but in the entire country. He published his famous Milwaukee Flugblatter there and gave impetus for publishing Czech newspapers in the US. He was preceded here in September 1949 by a Czech musician Jan Balatka (1827-1899) who established the famed 'Milwaukee Musikverein' in Milwaukee. They both were political refugees who sought refuge in America, following the unsuccessful revolution of 1848." (Submitted on October 7, 2009.)
2. Vojta Náprstek. Wikipedia.org's English language article on Vojta Náprstek, noting, "...was a famous Czech philanthropist, patriot and politician. He was an alderman of the town of Prague (1873-1894) and town council (1881-1892). Náprstek was an advocate of progressive ideas, including general living conditions in Prague, as well as the provision of education and health care (Submitted on October 7, 2009.)
3. The Náprstkova Museum. The museum's website. In Czech and some English. (Submitted on October 7, 2009.)
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