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John Amos Comenius

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Birthday
28, 1592
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Nov 15, 1670 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1592
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
Nov 15, 1670 (78)

About

A seventeenth-century Moravian author known for Didactica Magna and Orbis Pictus, he is often considered the Father of Modern Education. He published numerous works in both the Latin and Czech languages.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Heidelberg in the early 1600s. Later, he served as bishop of the Unity of the Brethren (a Christian denomination).

Trivia

He was forced out of his home country for his religious beliefs, and he lived in Amsterdam until his death.

Family Life

He lost his two children and his wife, Magdalene, to disease in the early 1600s.

Associated With

He was asked to be the President of Harvard University by John Winthrop .