Jaroslav Kořán

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Jaroslav Kořán
Kořán in December 2012
Mayor of Prague
In office
February 1, 1990 – September 13, 1991
Preceded byJosef Hájek
Succeeded byMilan Kondr
Personal details
Born(1940-01-17)January 17, 1940
Prague, Czechoslovakia
DiedJune 2, 2017(2017-06-02) (aged 77)
Alma materAcademy of Performing Arts in Prague

Jaroslav Kořán (January 17, 1940 – June 2, 2017) was a Czech translator, writer, screenwriter, and politician. He is a signatory of Charter 77 during Czechoslovakia's Communist era, Kořán translated over seven dozen books, mostly by American writers, from English into Czech, including major works by Kurt Vonnegut, Henry Miller, Roald Dahl, Ken Kesey, Charles Bukowski, John Kennedy Toole, and John Wyndham.[1][2][3]

Kořán was one of the co-founders of the Civic Forum (OF) political movement in November 1989.[1][2] In February 1990, Kořán was elected Mayor of Prague, becoming the city's first non-Communist since 1948.[1][2] He served as mayor until September 1991.[2]

Jaroslav Kořán died in June 2, 2017, at the age of 77.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Zemřel Jaroslav Kořán, první polistopadový primátor Prahy". Mladá fronta DNES. 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Zemřel Jaroslav Kořán, překladatel a první polistopadový primátor Prahy". Czech News Agency. Aktuálně.cz. 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-27.
  3. Rocks, David (1993-10-23). "Prague's Editor In Brief: Jaroslav Koran, Editor Of Playboy's Czech Edition, Has A History Of Getting To The Bare Facts". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2017-10-01. Retrieved 2017-06-27.