Alois Jirásek

Portrait of Alois Jirásek by [[Jan Vilímek]]. Alois Jirásek () (August 23, 1851, Hronov, Kingdom of Bohemia – March 12, 1930, Prague) was a Czech writer, author of historical novels and plays. Jirásek was a high school history teacher in Litomyšl and later in Prague until his retirement in 1909. He wrote a series of historical novels imbued with faith in his nation and in progress toward freedom and justice. He was close to many important Czech personalities like M.Aleš, J.V. Sládek, K.V. Rais or Z.J. Nejedlý. He attended an art club in Union Cafe with them. He worked as a redactor in ''Zvon'' magazine and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1918, 1919, 1921 and 1930. Provided by Wikipedia
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