Konstantin Josef Jireček Politician

Konstantin josef jirecek

Konstantin Josef Jireček (July 24, 1854, in Vienna — January 10, 1918, in Vienna), son of Josef Jireček, was a Czech historian, diplomat and slavist. He entered the Bulgarian service in 1879, and in 1881 became minister of education at Sofia. In 1884 he became professor of universal history in Czech at Charles University in Prague, and in 1893 professor of Slavonic antiquities at the University of Vienna. The bulk of Konstantin's writings deal with the history of the southern Slavs and their literature. They include a History of the Bulgarians (Czech and German, 1876), History of Serbs, The Principality of Bulgaria (1891), Travels in Bulgaria (Czech, 1888), etc. He mostly wrote in German. Carl Patsch succeeded Jireček at the Vienna University. Jireček Point on Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Konstantin Jireček. In Bulgaria, Mount Jireček, the third highest peak of the Rila mountain range, as well as two villages, also bear his name.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 24th, 1854
Czech Republic
Date of death
January 10th, 1918 at age of 63
Place of death
Vienna, Austria
Places lived
pop. 1,731,236 (2012)


1. Charles University in Prague Colleges/University

Charles University in Prague (also simply Charles University; Czech: Univerzita Karlova v Praze; Latin: Universitas Carolina Pragensis; German: Karls-Universität zu Prag) is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation, and a top university in Central and Eastern Europe that also ranks among the 1.5 percent world’s best universities.

Type Public university
Ovocný trh 3-5, 116 36 - Prague, Prague
2012. 19,500
2012. 32,500
Local tuition
2011. 6.9 K €
Official web page www.cuni.cz
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