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Hasek, Jaroslav

Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1923 AD
Nationality: Czech
Categories: Humorist, Satirists

1883 – Hasek was born in Prague on April 30, 1883.

1896 – At the age of thirteen, his father died.

1898 – Addicted to drugs at the age of fifteen.

1903 – Graduated from business school. He worked as a bank officer but preferred the liberated profession of a writer and journalist.

1906 – Joined the anarchist movement and he gave regular lectures to groups of proletarian workers.

1907 – Due to his dedication he became the editor of the anarchist journal Komuna. He met Jarmilla Mayerova however her parents does not approved of Hasek’s lifestyle.

1909 – Published sixty-four short stories, and was named as the editor of the journal The Animal World.

1910 – Married Jarmilla Mayerova but their marriage was not successful.

1912 – Published the book The Good soldier Svejk and other strange stories.

1913 – Jarmilla leave Hasek after she caught him faking his own death.

1914 – Joined the army at the outbreak of World War I.

1915 – Hasek was captured by the Russians, at the prisoner’s camp he was assigned as the secretary to the camp commander.

1923 – Died in Lipnice on January 3, 1923 because of tuberculosis. Hasek is buried at the Lipnice Old Cemetery.