John Amos Komensky Born -28. March 1592 Died -15. November 1670 in Holland - the grave in Naarden
Childhood - He lived with his family in Uherský Brod. - His father was very important member of Bohemian Brethren - After the death of his parents he was brought up by his aunt in Strážnice where he started his studies.
Studies - Since 1608 he studied the Latin school in Přerov. - In 1611 he went to the high school in Herborn.
Adulthood - In 1616 he was ordained as a preacher and after that he moved to Fulnek. - He was the rector of the school in Fulnek and a preacher of Bohemian Brethren. - He was a writter, teacher and scientist. - His wife and his two children died of the plague.
Patriot - After the events related to the Battle on White Mount he left Fulnek and he had to hide. - He didn‘t want to convert to Catholicism so he had to leave his native land and live in exile. - After that he lived in Lešno (Poland), he travelled a lot.
Teacher - He wrote about teaching children in the way they understand and have fun at the some time. - School by play (He used pictures and models) - He believed that children should learn in the mother tongue. - And also he wrote that children should not be physically punished (the beating).
Work - The Visible World in Pictures -Svět v obrazech (Orbis pictus) - The Gate of Tongues Unlocked - Brána jazyků otevřená - Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart - Labyrint světa a ráj srdce - The Way of Light - Cesta světla