Historian, versatile writer, theoretician of the humanities, teacher and priest. His encyclopaedia and Apology for the Slavic and Especially Czech Language (Dissertatio apologetica pro lingua Slavonica, praecipue Bohemica) marked the beginning of the reform of the political and social consequences of the Battle of White Mountain.
A pioneer in pedagogy, a great figure of the Czech protestant literary baroque and the last bishop of the Unity of the Brethren. He is considered the founder of modern pedagogy and called “the teacher of nations”.
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