Janko Kráľ

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Janko Kráľ (1822–1876) was a poet, one of the foremost representatives of Slovak Romanticism, and a national activist. He was one of the first poets to write poetry in the modern Slovak language codified by Ľudovít Štúr in 1843, and became one of the founding members of Tatrín, an institution aimed at promoting cultural life and education in Slovakia, particularly by publishing and distributing works in Slovak. His poetry was full of revolutionary and liberal ideas, and he influenced many 20th century Slovak poets.

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front cover of Janko Kral – I Was Not Born for Quiet

I Was Not Born

for Quiet

translated by

John Minahane

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