Karel Hynek Mácha (1810-1836)

Death: 5th November 1836
Location: Vyšehradský hřbitov, Prague, Czech Republic
Cause of death: Pneumonia
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Czech romantic poet who is best remembered for his lyrical epic poem Máj / May, published in 1836 shortly before his death. Mácha's genius was discovered and glorified much later by the poets and novelists of the 1850s generation (for example Jan Neruda) and Máj is now regarded as the classic work of Czech Romanticism.