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John Amos Comenius (; ; ;

, in other sources: ; Latinized: Iohannes Amos Comenius) (28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670)Daniel Murphy, Comenius: A Critical Reassessment of his Life and Works (1995), p. 8 and p. 43. was a CzechHe himself wrote in his letter to Petr Montanus "Toliko svému národu abych prospěl některými knihami sepsanými v mateřském jazyce, taková touha mě pojala už jako jinocha a neopustila po celých těch padesát let; k jiným věcem jsem byl přiveden jenom časovými příležitostmi. A o těchto příležitostech se zmíním, dříve však podám výčet děl, která jsem sepsal v mateřštině. Především, abych ovládl svůj jazyk, začal jsem roku 1612 (za pobytu v Herborně) skládat Poklad jazyka českého) to jest co nejúplnější slovník, přesnou mluvnici, ozdobné i výrazné způsoby mluvy a přísloví." [1]"Unum necessarium" Komensky subscribed as "J.A. Comenius Moravus" http://www.etf.cuni.cz/kat-cd/unum.htm (czech translation)"Clamores Eliae" he dedicated "To my lovely mother, Moravia, one of her faithful son...". Clamores Eliae, p.69, Kastellaun/Hunsrück : A. Henn, 1977."Moravian by nation, language Bohemian, profession theologian, servant of Gospel from the year of grace 1616." It is his own identifiacion in "Opera omnia didactica" 1657, http://www.uni-mannheim.de/mateo/camenaref/comenius/comenius1/p3/jpg/s468.html</ref> teacher, educator and writer. He served as the last bishop of Unity of the Brethren and became a religious refugee and one of the earliest champions of universal education, a concept eventually set forth in his book Didactica Magna. He is considered the father of modern education."John Amos Comenius." Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed. 17 Vols. Gale Research, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Retrieved 2 January 2010.Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society, 1972 Comenius was the innovator who first introduced pictorial textbooks, written in native language instead of Latin, applied effective teaching based on the natural gradual growth from simple to more comprehensive concepts, supported lifelong learning and development of logical thinking by moving from dull memorization, presented and supported the idea of equal opportunity for impoverished children, opened doors to education for women, made instruction universal and practical. He lived and worked in many different countries in Europe, including Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Transylvania, the Holy Roman Empire, England, the Netherlands and Royal Hungary.
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Uniform title: Orbis sensualium pictus. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
London : printed for J. Kirton, at the Kings-Arms, in Saint Paules Church-yard, 1659
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Uniform title: Janua linguarum reserata. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
London, : Printed by James Young, and are to be sold by John Clarke junior, at his shop ..., 1645
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Uniform title: Orbis sensualium pictus. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
London : printed for, and sold by John Sprint, at the Bell in Little Britain, 1700
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