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Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissidentand politician. He was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic . He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally. He was one of the signatories of the Charter 77 manifesto, a founding signatory.

Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissidentand politician. He was the ninth and last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic . He wrote more than 20 plays and numerous non-fiction works, translated internationally. He was one of the signatories of the Charter 77 manifesto, a founding signatory.

Next week in the U.S. Capitol, a bust will be dedicated in honor of Václav Havel, the Czech playwright who was imprisoned three times for promoting democracy in defiance of the communist regime that ruled his country.

Next week in the U.S. Capitol, a bust will be dedicated in honor of Václav Havel, the Czech playwright who was imprisoned three times for promoting democracy in defiance of the communist regime that ruled his country.

Václav Havel a další disident Jiří Němec, jak je v září 1976 vyfotila StB na Malostranském náměstí.

Václav Havel a další disident Jiří Němec, jak je v září 1976 vyfotila StB na Malostranském náměstí.

Indián Václav Havel (vlevo) po boku svého mladšího bratra Ivana. Archiv knihovny Václava Havla (ale nie ma tego zdjęcia w bazie)

Indián Václav Havel (vlevo) po boku svého mladšího bratra Ivana. Archiv knihovny Václava Havla (ale nie ma tego zdjęcia w bazie)

“Las tentaciones del poder” por Václav Havel http://felixjtapia.org/blog/2013/12/13/las-tentaciones-del-poder-por-vaclav-havel/

“Las tentaciones del poder” por Václav Havel http://felixjtapia.org/blog/2013/12/13/las-tentaciones-del-poder-por-vaclav-havel/

Poet, playwright, and dissident Václav Havel has no idea he will one day help to dissolve the communist government and become the last president of Czechoslovakia, and the first president of the Czech Republic.  1960s, Prague.

Poet, playwright, and dissident Václav Havel has no idea he will one day help to dissolve the communist government and become the last president of Czechoslovakia, and the first president of the Czech Republic. 1960s, Prague.

Pohoda 2008 – Joan Baezová a Václav Havel – Trenčín (19. července 2008)

Pohoda 2008 – Joan Baezová a Václav Havel – Trenčín (19. července 2008)

Mluvčí Charta 77  Václav Havel Jiří Hájek Jiří Dienstbier Ladislav Hejdánek Václav Benda Zdena Tominová  setkani mluvčích v byte Bendových v roce 1979. Fot. Ondrej Nemec

Mluvčí Charta 77 Václav Havel Jiří Hájek Jiří Dienstbier Ladislav Hejdánek Václav Benda Zdena Tominová setkani mluvčích v byte Bendových v roce 1979. Fot. Ondrej Nemec

Václav Havel was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician.  Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) & the 1st president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003).

Remembering the Words of Vaclav Havel

Václav Havel was a Czech playwright, essayist, poet, dissident and politician. Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia (1989–1992) & the 1st president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003).

Václav Havel honoring the deaths of those who took part in the Prague protest.

Václav Havel honoring the deaths of those who took part in the Prague protest.

Václav Havel se svou první ženou Olgou v roce 1964. Divadlo Na zábradlí Foto: ISIFA

Václav Havel se svou první ženou Olgou v roce 1964. Divadlo Na zábradlí Foto: ISIFA

"Člověk by se měl chovat tak, jak si myslí, že by se měli chovat všichni." - Václav Havel

"Člověk by se měl chovat tak, jak si myslí, že by se měli chovat všichni." - Václav Havel

Hostinec U zlatého tygra: Bohumil Hrabal, Václav Havel a Bill Clinton. fot. Jiří Jírů/CORBIS Date: 1994

Hostinec U zlatého tygra: Bohumil Hrabal, Václav Havel a Bill Clinton. fot. Jiří Jírů/CORBIS Date: 1994

VÁCLAV HAVEL (OCT. 5, 1936-DEC. 18, 2011)

VÁCLAV HAVEL (OCT. 5, 1936-DEC. 18, 2011): A TRIBUTE

VÁCLAV HAVEL (OCT. 5, 1936-DEC. 18, 2011)

Lou Reed and Václav Havel together in Prague: Photo: Ondřej Němec

Lou Reed and Václav Havel together in Prague: Photo: Ondřej Němec

Bohdan Holomíček - Václav Havel - 1975 léto, Hrádeček

Bohdan Holomíček - Václav Havel - 1975 léto, Hrádeček