Czech playwright, dissident writer and human rights philosopher, statesman, president of Czechoslovakia, and first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was born into a prominent business family in Prague during the interwar period of Czech independence.
Howell, Yvonne. "Havel, Vaclav." Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing. Edited by M. Keith Booker. Vol. 2. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2005.
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