Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy

Vavřinec Benedikt Nudožerský


(perhaps 1555 – 1615)


Czech philologist, translator of psalms and pedagogue.


Having studied at Jihlava and in Prague, Nudožerský served for three years as rector of the Utraquist school in Uherský Brod, and then at Havlíčkův Brod and at Žatec. From 1604 he lectured in classical philology and mathematics at the Prague University. He authored a grammar of the Czech language in Latin (the Grammaticae Bohemicae... libri duo, 1603 – „A Czech Grammar… in Two Books“). He developed rules for prosody based on syllabic quantity, and applied them in his original translation of the Psalms, which has not survived. His attempts to reform the University Regulations and put new teaching methods into use were also significant.




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