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Prague in Staré Město, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic — Capital City Region
 

Bohuslav Balbín

 
 
Bohuslav Balbín Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2009
1. Bohuslav Balbín Marker
Inscription.
{Marker text in Czech:}

Zde žil a v roce 1688 zemřel
Bohuslav Balbín
vlastenec a historik českého baroka

{Marker text translated into English:}

Here lived, and in 1688, died, Bohuslav Balbin, patriot and historian of the Czech Baroque period.
 
Location. 50° 5.183′ N, 14° 24.925′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, in Staré Město. Marker can be reached from Křižovnická just north of Karlova. Click for map. The marker is located within a courtyard of the Clementinum. It is most easily reached by entering the Clementinum from the western (i.e. river) side, by the entrance next to the Church of St. Salvator. From that entrance, the marker is found by walking east directly across the courtyard. Marker is in this post office area: Prague, Hlavní město Praha 224 219, Czech Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johannes Kepler (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of St. Salvador (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Skaryna (within shouting distance of this marker); The Novotny Footbridge (about 180 meters away, measured
Bohuslav Balbín - marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2009
2. Bohuslav Balbín - marker detail
in a direct line); Josef Mysliveček (about 210 meters away); Birthplace of Jaroslav Heyrovský (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Vojta Náprstek (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Franz Kafka (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Prague.
 
Also see . . .  Boleslaus Balbinus. The Catholic Encyclopedia's biography of Balbin: " A Jesuit historian of Bohemia, born 4 December 1621, at Königgrätz, of an ancient noble family; died 29 November, 1688 at Prague. His entire life was a devoted to collecting and editing the materials of Bohemian history, and his researches have often been utilized by the Bollandists. He wrote over thirty works, the most important of which is "Miscellanea Historica regni Bohemiae" or "Miscellany of Bohemian History" (6 vols., Prague, 1679-87) in which he described the chief historical events of his native land, lives of prominent Bohemians, etc...." (Submitted on March 18, 2011.) 
 
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Bohuslav Balbín Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 24, 2009
3. Bohuslav Balbín Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, looking east across the courtyard within the Clemintinum, just to the right of the passageway between courtyards. During Balbin's time the Clementinum was a Jesuit College, but today the complex houses a number of libraries, including the Czech National Library.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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