Jan Neruda

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Birthday
9, 1834
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 22, 1891 (57)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1834
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Aug 22, 1891 (57)

About

A Czech Realist poet, author, and journalist associated with the Majovci (May School) literary group, he is known for works such as Cemetery Flowers and Book of Verses. His 1877 short story collection, Povidky malostranske (Tales of the Little Quarter), is his most famous work.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Prague grocer and studied philosophy in his early years before becoming a teacher and writer.

Trivia

His anti-Semitism is evident in the negative portrayal of Jewish characters in his literary works.

Family Life

He had a significant romantic relationship with Karolina Svetla, a fellow writer, although the two never married.

Associated With

His last name was adopted as the pseudonymous surname of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.