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Hrubín, František


František Hrubín (September 17, 1910, Prague - March 1, 1971, České Budějovice) was Czech poet and writer.
Frantisek Hrubín was born in the family of a builder. His family lived in Lešany near Prague during World War I and Hrubín then kept visiting the village all his life. He studied gymnasium in Prague. In 1932 started studying law and phiosophy at Charles University that he did not finish and in 1934 he started working as a librarian. He got married in 1939 and daughter and son born in the marriage were a great impusle for writing children poetry.
After World War II he shortly worked at the Ministry of Propaganda and since 1946 he was a freelance writer. He co-founded a legendary Czech children magazine Mateřídouška (The Thyme). He often stayed in Chlum u Třeboně (Jiří Trnka recommended him to buy a cottage) and the countryside in South Bohemia is an important source of inspiration for his work. In 1956 at the II. Czechoslovak Writers‘ Assembly he criticised the communist regime development after February 1948 (together with Jaroslav Seifert). In 1960 he became the chairman of Poetry Friends Club (Klub přátel poezie). He died in České Budějovice and is buried at Slavín cemetary in Vyšehrad.
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