Tomáš G. Masaryk statue by Vincent Makovsky

Tomáš G. Masaryk statue by Vincent Makovsky (StreetView)
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes called Thomas Masaryk in English, (7 March 1850 – 14 September 1937) was an Austro-Hungarian and Czechoslovak politician, sociologist and philosopher, who as an eager advocate of Czechoslovak independence during World War I became the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia, also was Moravian patriot. He originally wished to reform the Habsburg monarchy into a democratic federal state, but during the First World War he began to favour the abolition of the monarchy and, with the help of the Allied Powers, eventually succeeded.
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