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John Amos Comenius (; ; Latinized: Ioannes 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 Czech philosopher, pedagogue and theologist. 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. Besides his native Lands of the Bohemian Crown, he lived and worked in other regions of the Holy Roman Empire, and other countries: Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Transylvania, England, the Netherlands and Royal Hungary.

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Uniform title: Orbis sensualium pictus. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
New-York: : Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, no. 160 Pearl-Street., 1810
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Uniform title: Janua linguarum reserata. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
London : Printed by James Young for Thomas Slater ..., 1647
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by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
Oxoni#15 : Excudebat Guilielmus Turnerus academi#15 typographus, M.DC.XXXVII. [1637]
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