Otokar Fischer

Otokar Fischer, cartoon by Hugo Boettinger, 1917 Otokar Fischer (20 May 1883 – 12 March 1938) was a Czech translator, playwright, poet and critic.

He was born in Kolín, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

He made new translations of Goethe, Shakespeare and Villon. He was a professor at Prague university and the director of Bohemian National Theatre in Prague.

Died of a heart attack in theatre in Prague, as he learned that Hitler's army had occupied Austria. Provided by Wikipedia
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