Adolf Stránský

Adolf Stránský

Adolf Stránský

Adolf was born in 1855 in the town of Habry. He studied law at Charles University in Prague and in 1892 founded the Moravian People’s Party, while serving as a member of Parliament to the court in Vienna, where he advocated strong ties for Czechoslovak independence from Austria-Hungary. At the urging of T.G.Masaryk (who went on to become Czechoslovakia’s first president) he founded the newspaper Lidové noviny, which became a strong weapon and centerpiece for eventual Czechoslovak independence and which continues to be published to this day as the country’s oldest and best newspaper. In 1918 Adolf was reward by becoming Czechoslovakia’s first Minister of Commerce. He went on to found the National Workers Party and died in 1931 at the height of Czechoslovakia’s prowess.

The reason why they had to flee is the reason I had to return.