Marián Hossa Milan Rastislav š tefánik Ľ udovít š túr Juraj Jánošík
Milan Rastislav š tefánik <ul><li>Štefánik was born on 21st July 1880 in Košariská. He studied in a college in Prague. In Prague Štefánik met T. G. Masaryk. Štefánik became a follower of Masaryk ideas. Later he went to Paris. In Paris he worked in an observatory for two years. He began to travel around the world, then he returned back to France. Before the first World War Štefánik obtained French nationality. In the war he joined French army. He became the French admiral. In 1916 he returned to Paris. In Paris he met some important people from Czechoslovakia namely E. Beneš and his ex-professor T. G. Masaryk , who fought for Czechoslovakian independence. Here he began to organise Czechoslovak legion in the war against Germany and Austria- Hungarian monarchy. He spent three years of hard work for Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately French general M. R. Štefánik’s plane crashed next to Bratislava, while he was returning home on 4th May 1919. Nowadays the airport of Bratislava has the name upon his honour. </li></ul>
Juraj Jánošík <ul><li>Juraj Jánošík, born January 25, 1688 in Terchová, died March 17, 1713 in Liptovský Mikuláš, was a famous Slovak outlaw. </li></ul><ul><li>Jánošík has been topic of many Slovak legends, books and films. According to the legend, he lived in the forests and mountains together with a group of men. Together with them, Jánošík robbed nobles and everything he took from the rich, he gave it to the poor. Poor people liked him and they started to tell legends about him. He became a national hero. Rich people wanted to get rid of him, so he was finally caught and executed. </li></ul><ul><li>He grew up in the village of Terchová. There is a big metal statue of Juraj Jánošík here. </li></ul>
Marián Hossa Hossa was born January 12, 1979 in Stara Lubovna, Slovakia. He is a Slovak professional ice hockey right winger who currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hossa also played for Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers and Pittsburgh Penguins .Marian ´s brother – Marcel is professional hockey player, too. Marian ´s first NHL game was against Montreal Canadies in 1st October 1997. Hossa has represented Slovakia in numerous tournaments, but has remained medal-less in two World Junior Championships, seven World Championships, two Winter Olympics and one World Cup. With 7 points in 4 tournament games, Hossa was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star team, along with teammate Andrej Podkonicky .
Ľudovít štúr <ul><li>Ľudovít Štúr , born 1815 Uhrovec and died 1856 Modra, was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, the author of the Slovak language standard leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was a politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher and linguist. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Slovaks burned with the idea of national independence. Ľudovít Štúr expressed his philosophy in one sentence: "My country is my being, and every hour of my life shall be devoted to it." </li></ul><ul><li>Štúr and his friends Jozef Miloslav Hurban and Michal Miloslav Hodža decided to codify the Slovak language standard used today, based on central Slovak dialects – a common language that would unify all Slovaks. They agreed on how to codify the new Slovak language standard and how to introduce it to the public. </li></ul>
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