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Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic — Capital City Region
 

Jan Neruda

 
 
Jan Neruda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
1. Jan Neruda Marker
Inscription.
{Marker text in Czech:}
Jan Neruda
Zde žil a svoji literární činnost započal.
* 1834 † 1891
Péčí Spolků Menšího Města Pražského.
R. 1895.


{Marker text translated into English:}
Jan Neruda
Here he lived and began his literary activity.
Born 1834, Died 1891
The Prague Lesser Town Beneficial Association
1895

 
Erected 1895 by Péčí Spolků Menšího Města Pražského.
 
Location. 50° 5.31′ N, 14° 23.836′ E. Marker is in Prague, Hlavní město Praha. Marker is at the intersection of Nerudova and Ke Hradu, on the left when traveling west on Nerudova. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Nerudova, Prague, Hlavní město Praha 118 00, Czech Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 25th of February, 1948 (within shouting distance of this marker); Michael the Brave (1558-1601) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tycho Brahe Lived Here (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ema Destinnová (approx. half a kilometer away); Ladislav Zelenka
Jan Neruda House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
2. Jan Neruda House and Marker
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Josef Mysliveček (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Novotny Footbridge (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Church of St. Salvador (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prague.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jan Neruda. Wikipedia entry for Jan Neruda (retrieved 2/26/11): "Jan Nepomuk Neruda... was a Czech journalist, writer and poet, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of "the May school"....Jan Neruda was born in Prague, Bohemia, son of a small grocer who lived in the Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) district of Prague. After studying philosophy and philology, he worked as a teacher until 1860, when he became a freelance journalist and writer. Neruda never married but had a close relationship to the writer Karolína Světlá.... He died in 1891 and was interred in the Vyšehrad cemetery in Prague. After his death, one of the streets in Lesser Quarter (Ostruhová Street well known from his books), now Nerudova ulice (Neruda Street), was named after him....The Chilean poet Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto (Pablo Neruda), who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in
Jan Neruda House Sign - the House at the Two Suns (located above the door) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
3. Jan Neruda House Sign - the House at the Two Suns (located above the door)
From 1845-1857 Neruda lived in the house Dům U Dvou Slunců - the House at the Two Suns. Prior to the introduction of house numbering in Prague in 1770, it was common for houses to bear distinctive house signs to aid in finding or describing their location.
1971, took his pseudonym after Jan Neruda."
(Submitted on February 26, 2011.) 

2. Nerudova Street. Prague.net's description of a number of the more interesting houses along Nerudova Street, including the house of the street's namesake, Jan Neruda. (Submitted on February 26, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Jan Neruda House and Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 22, 2009
4. Jan Neruda House and Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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