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Matúška, Janko, 1821-1877

LC control no.no2017136457
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPG5438.M36
Personal name headingMatúška, Janko, 1821-1877
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Other standard no.30462091
Associated placeOrava (Slovakia and Poland)
Birth date1821-01-10
Death date1877-01-11
Place of birthDolný Kubín (Slovakia)
Place of deathDolný Kubín (Slovakia)
Field of activityPoetry Student movements Civil service
Profession or occupationPoets Political activists Dramatists Clerks of court
Found inNad Tatrou sa blýska, 1919: (published with Kde domov můj?, the other Czechoslovakian national anthem)
Československá státní hymna, 1950: title page (František Škroup; Janko Matúška; arr. Jan Uhlíř)
Wikipedia, 19 October 2017 (Janko Matúška; Janko Matúška (born 10 January 1821 in Dolný Kubin, died 11 January 1877 in Dolný Kubin) was a Slovak poet, activist, occasional playwright, and clerk of the court; he is best known as the author of the Slovak national anthem, Nad Tatrou sa blýska [Lighting over the Tatras]; he wrote the national anthem's lyrics in 1844 as a student while protesting the unfair dismissal of a teacher; he lived in Orava (Árva) for most of his adult life; he worked in government offices after 1850 and was clerk of the county court in Dolný Kubin from 1870 to 1875; he is buried in Dolný Kubin)
Associated languagecze