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John Amos Comenius (; ; 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 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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by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
Pragae : Sumptibus Academaiae Scientiarum Bohemoslovenicae, 1957
Uniform title: Labyrint sveta a raj srdce. English
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
Ann Arbor [Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan] 1972
Uniform title: Janua linguarum reserata. English & Latin
by Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
London : Printed by James Young and are sold by Thomas Slate ..., 1643
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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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