vaclav havel

Havel

[hah-vel]
noun
Václav [vahts-lahf] , 1936–2011, Czech writer and political leader: president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92; president of the Czech Republic 1993–2003.
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Havel1 (German ˈhaːfəl)
 
n
a river in E Germany, flowing south to Berlin, then west and north to join the River Elbe. Length: about 362 km (225 miles)

Havel2 (Czech ˈhavɛl)
 
n
Václav (ˈvʌtslav). born 1936, 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)

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