First president of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.
Last president of the former Czechoslovak Federal Republic from 1989 to 1992.
Being a dramatist and writer, he became the icon of the anti-communist opposition in his country and was imprisoned several times.
His first play was "The Garden Party", which won him international acclaim (1963).
He was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on May 8, 2003 for his services.
Brother of Ivan M. Havel.
Nephew of Milos Havel.
Grandson of Hugo Vavris.
Prague, Czech [June 2007]
Again elected President of the Czech Republic for another 5 years [January 1998]
In Myanmar, Havel is called "The Iron Rose" for sending a rose to then imprisoned dissident Aung San Suu Kyi.
His play, "Largo Desolato" in a Mark Taper Forum production at the Mark Taper Forum Too in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1987 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Production.