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Historical personalities in Slovakia

Have a look at this presentation about Slovak historical personalities. You might remember the story of Zofia Bosniakova from the Strecno castle which we visited during our stay in Slovakia in June 2017.

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The last battle between Traian, the king of Roman Empire and Decebal, the king of Dacia

We all know that along the history there were many wars and many victims , we know that nothing will repair their damages, but we know one thing, that we can learn from their mistakes. For example we are here with two big enemies Decebal the king of Dacia (today the South part of Romania) and Traian the king of the Roman empire.

They hated each other very much. A lot of people died because of them. So why we don’t go back in time to see their mistakes. We are here in the year 106 now a big war is happening and as you can see there are only ruins and dead people, but wait it looks like there are 2 soldiers left… oh wait those are the two kings Decebal and Traian.

Alexandra, Andrei and Robert from Romanian team, present you a short performance about the last battle  between the kings Traian and Decebal.

The end is very sad, Decebal killed himself, such a shame.  Traian is going home to celebrate his victory , that got Dacia under his power for 170 years.

In Rome, the capital of Italy, is an important monument called Traian Column, where are sculptured in stone the sequences of the battles between Dacian and Romans, showing the Dacians’ bravery to defend their land.

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF STEFAN THE GREAT

Andreea, Ancuța and Miruna from Romanian team decided to make a short film for you about a great personality from Romanian history, Stefan the Great.

In the Suceava city, near Falticeni, is the citadel of Suceava which was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia and  where Stefan the Great reigned 47 years (1457-1504).

During his reign, he strengthened Moldavia and maintained its independence against the ambitions of Hungary, Poland  and the Ottoman Empire, which all sought to subdue the land.  Stephen achieved fame in Europe for his long resistance against the Ottomans.

He was victorious in 46 of his 48 battles, after each battle he built a monastery.

Please watch the film and enjoy of our work !

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Josef Lada – painter, illustrator, writer

Josef Lada, a famous Czech painter and writer, was born on 17th December 1887 in Hrusice and died on 14th December 1957 in Prague. He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek‘s World War I novel The Good Soldier Švejk. The asteroid 17625 Joseflada has been named after him. He created a series of paintings and drawings depicting traditional Czech occupations, and wrote and illustrated the adventures of Mikeš, a little black cat who could talk. Lada produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk characters, depicting Austria-Hungary officers and civil servants as incompetent, abusive and often drunk. During his life he made about 400 paintings and some 15,000 illustrations! This year it has been 130 years since his birth and 60 years since his death. To commemorate his life and work an exhibition was opened in Havířov so we decided to visit and have a look with our project team members. It was a nice experience as lots of his drawings are connected with Christmas and winter time.

Listen to radio programmes about Lada in English: click here or here.

More of his work can be found here.

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Emil Škoda – the man whose name is on Czech cars called Škoda.

You might recognize some actresses appearing in the short film made by our students. It is about Emil Škoda who was born in Plzeň on November 19, 1839 to a physician and politician František Škoda, and mother Anna Říhová. Škoda studied engineering and in 1866 became chief engineer of a machine factory which he bought three years later and began to expand it, building a railway connection to the facility in 1886 and adding an arms factory in 1890 to produce machine guns for the Austro-Hungarian Army. His facilities continued to expand over the next decade, and he incorporated his holdings in 1899 as the Škoda Works.

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