Former President of Czechoslovakia and leader of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia who served from 1975 to 1989. He helped restore his country after the bloody Prague Spring in 1968.
In 1933 he studied Law at Comenius University before joining the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.
He helped lead the 1944 Slovak National Uprising against Nazi Germany.
He married Magda Husáková-Lokvencová and Viera Husáková-Čáslavská.
He and Angela Davis are both famous communist thinkers.