- Vá·clav [vahts-lahf] /ˈvɑts lɑf/, 1936–2011, Czech writer and political leader: president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92; president of the Czech Republic 1993–2003.
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It did not particularly appeal to Havel, who was spending the week at Hrádeček.
A small crowd of well- wishers gathered in front of the hospital, chanting “Long live Havel.”
Excerpted from Havel: A Life by Nichael Zantovsky; used with the permission of the publisher, Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Havel came in early on Sunday afternoon, to avoid detention.
Havel, back in Prague on the night the East Germans left, was walking home through the Malá Strana district.
He took a fortified position at Werben, where the river Havel is joined by the Ube.Sweden
Presently the door was thrown open and Havel announced the Governor.
"He is not dead, dear mine," said she in a low voice, feeling Havel's heart.
At the last two inns on the road she had got news of both Tardif and Havel.
"Your man, that M'sieu' Havel, has rode on; I am to drive," he said.
- a river in E Germany, flowing south to Berlin, then west and north to join the River Elbe. Length: about 362 km (225 miles)
- Václav (ˈvʌtslav). 1936–2011, Czech dramatist and statesman: founder of the Civil Forum movement for political change: president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). His plays include The Garden Party (1963) and Redevelopment (1989)