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Karel Hynek Macha

Karel Hynek Mácha (1810 - November 5, 1836) was a Czech romantic poet.

His lyrical epic poem Máj (May), which was published in 1836 shortly before his death, was judged by his contemporaries as immoral and a threat to society. His reputation improved after his death and Máj is now regarded as the classic work of Czech Romanticism.

He is buried at the Cemetery of Slavín in Prague, Czech Republic..


The film Karel Hynek Macha was made in 1937.



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