The New International Encyclopædia/Čelakovský, František Ladislav
ČELAKOVSKÝ chắ’lȧ-kŏv’skḗ, František Ladislav (1799-1852). A Czech poet and Panslavist. He was born in Strakonitz, and was educated at the University of Prague. He exercised a considerable influence upon the development of Czech literature, made numerous translations from the German, Russian, and English, and published a large number of poetic and other works, among which are the following: Echoes of Russian Songs (1829); Echoes of Bohemian Folksongs (1840); The Centifolious Rose (1840), a cycle of didactic, political, and love poems.