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Jan Amos Komensky
Original name: Johann Amos Comenius
Birth: 1592
Death: 1670

Philosopher. He was a theologian and cartographer, but most considered as the first modern educationalist. His book 'Orbis Pictus' was the the first picture book for teaching children and remained a standard text in Europe (and in America) for over 200 years. Born in Moravia, (now in the Czech Republic), he died in Amsterdam in 1670. For some reason he was buried out of town in Naarden. When his grave was relocated in the 1920s, the Czech Government immediately undertook to provide a fitting memorial to him. The chapel where he was buried was leased to the Czechs for 1 guilder per year, and they restored it. 
 
Burial:
Comenius Museum
Naarden
Naarden Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2000
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Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he was raised the third day, 1 Corinthians 15
- David Martin
 Added: May. 27, 2013
Thank you for your legacy. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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