Jan Karafiát

Musical Artist

1846 – 1929

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Who was Jan Karafiát?

Jan Karafiát was a Czech clergyman of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and author. He is best known for his classic children's book Broučci, the Czech language word for beetle, that was first published in the early 1870s. Traditional Czech figurines of fairylike insect people are based on the characters in the book.

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Born
Jan 4, 1846
Jimramov
Died
Jan 31, 1929
Prague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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