Tomáš Masaryk

Politician

1850 – 1937

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Who was Tomáš Masaryk?

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, was an Czech politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during World War I became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia. He originally wished to reform the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into a democratic federal state, but during the First World War he began to favour the abolition of the monarchy and, with the help of the Allied Powers, eventually succeeded.

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Born
Mar 7, 1850
Hodonín
Also known as
  • Tomas Masaryk
  • Tomas Garrigue Masaryk
  • Tomás Garrigue Masaryk
  • T. G. Masaryk
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Spouses
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Nationality
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Austria-Hungary
Profession
Education
  • University of Vienna
Died
Sep 14, 1937
Lány

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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