Václav Morávek (August 8, 1904, Kolín – March 21, 1942, Prague) was Czechoslovak Brigadier General and national hero. One of the best known personalities of Czech antinazi rezistance and member of famous resistance group called Three Kings. He is also the protagonist in Czech TV series Three Kings that is inspired by his group.
The complex was designed by Václav Havel (grandfather of the former president), and is still partially owned by the family. In the marbled atrium hangs artist David Černý’s sculpture horse.
Depicted Baroque sculpture of St. Joseph (Sv. Josef) holding Infant Jesus, a part of Plague column with fountain, you can find in the NE corner of the Charles Square (Karlovo námestí) in Prague’ historic centre. The column with statue, erected here in 1697-1698 and commemorating plague epidemic in 1680.
(“Faustův dům” in Czech). A baroque palace is called so due to a legend associated with it. The legend is probably based on the historical figure of English alchymist Edward Kelley, friend of John Dee and Queen Elisabeth I who stayed on the court of the Emperor Rudolph II. Nowadays it is used as a faculty hospital of the Charles University.
Prague Meridian was used from 1652. Could be seen right at 12 a.m. as the shadow of the Marian Column on the paving of the Old Town Square. There was no concept of summer and winter time back then. Accurate Prague time (Tempus Pragense) was in reality determined in the Astronomical tower of Clementinum using a chink sun-dial.
Jan Palach, 11 August 1948 – 19 January 1969. Was a Czech student of history and political economy at Charles University in Prague. He committed self-immolation as a political protest. Against the end of the Prague Spring resulting from the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies.
The Winged Lion Memorial was unveiled on 17 June 2014. At Klárov in Prague by the British Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames MP, grandson of Sir Winston Churchill. It is dedicated to the Czechoslovak airmen who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. And who achieved acclaim for their contribution to the Battle of Britain.