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- Year: 2007
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Jan Amos Komenský (1592-1670) is a world-famous Czech thinker, writer and founder of modern education. He sought an easy and attractive manner of presenting information and learning both words and opinions. Orbis Pictus (World in Pictures) is the culmination of practical application of the author´s education principles and is the first picture dictionary and encyclopaedia for children in the world. It was published in 1658 in Nürnberg in Latin and German, and quickly spread to further countries. The version including a Czech text was published no sooner than in 1685 in Levoča, as a four-language (Czech, Latin, German, Hungarian) edition. The work consists of one hundred and fifty chapters with a systematic education procedure: the non-living nature is followed by botany, zoology, religion, and finally human being and activities. In Komenský´s view the work was not only a textbook; it was also an important tool in teaching the mother tongue. Orbis Pictus was used at schools for 200 years; even today it can be useful as an aid at Latin courses.
One of the major teachers of all-time Europe, philosopher, church minister, social and religious thinker, the Czech scholar Jan Amos Komenský (1592-1670) had in 1628 to leave his country forever for the sake of his belief. In Leszno in Poland he started writing his essential didactic writings including, inter alia, also his Great Didactics. This work contained a consistent education system and principles of modern teaching. Komenský's textbooks and didactic writings brought him an international renown. His monumental didactic work Opera didactica omnia was published in 1657 in Amsterdam and it was dedicated to this town and "its wise town council". It includes 43 writings classified by Komenský into 4 volumes, each of which has an introduction. In the epilogue he explained his lifetime effort at an improvement of schools. The Opera didactica omnia is the first systematic set of didactic writings in Europe and at the same time the first complete works in the Czech literature. The postage stamp commemorates the 350th anniversary of their publication.