Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician.  Havel was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) and the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally.

playwright, essayist, dissident, poet and politician. Ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia & the first president of the Czech Republic …reépinglé par Maurie Daboux.

Olga Havlová - Charter 77 signatory - wife Vaclav Havel

Olga Havlová si své místo na slunci vydobyla - iDNES.

Václav Havel

Images from the life of Czechoslovakia's dissident-turned-president, Vaclav Havel, who has died at the age of

Vaclav Havel is a personal hero. I think he would like my fried chicken and biscuits.

Vaclav Havel is a personal hero. I think he would like my fried chicken and biscuits.

Vaclav Havel

Vaclav Havel

PRAGUE, July 17— President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia told the nation today that he would resign on Monday rather than continue to preside over the likely breakup of the 73-year-old nation into separate Czech and Slovak republics.

PRAGUE, July President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia told the nation today that he would resign on Monday rather than continue to preside over the likely breakup of the nation into separate Czech and Slovak republics.

“The more we did, the more we were able to do, the more we did.”- Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) Playwright turned president.

Vaclav Havel : 1936 - 2011 Served as the first president of the Czech Republic from 1989 - 2003

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