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A river, about 340 km (210 mi) long, of eastern Germany flowing through Berlin to the Elbe River.


(German ˈhaːfəl)
(Placename) a river in E Germany, flowing south to Berlin, then west and north to join the River Elbe. Length: about 362 km (225 miles)


(Czech ˈhavɛl)
(Biography) Václav (ˈvʌtslav). 1936–2011, Czech dramatist and statesman: founder of the Civil Forum movement for political change: president of Czechoslovakia (1989–92) and of the Czech Republic (1993–2003). His plays include The Garden Party (1963) and Redevelopment (1989)


(ˈhɑ vɛl)
Václav, born 1936, Czech playwright and political leader: president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92, president of the Czech Republic since 1993.
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Noun1.Havel - Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
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53) In this way Patocka, and following his lead, Havel, can speak of a postmodern rejection of metanarratives while still adhering to the seemingly metaphysical language of the Socratic dialogues.
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Vaclav Havel paso de ser un intelectual introvertido y moderado a convertirse en un simbolo de la disidencia y despues en presidente de la Checoslovaquia democratica.
Up to that point, Havel was first and foremost a playwright.
Among them was Vaclav Havel, a Czech playwright and founder of Charter 77-a loose organization of Czechoslovak intellectuals and artists fighting for the protection of human rights under the communist regime.
It was during these secret meetings where Miroslav also met Vaclav Havel - the future president of Czechoslovakia - who was hiding from Czechoslovakian state security (STB) in a garage outside Liberec.
Himself an ardent advocate for human rights during the communist era, Havel spearheaded the conference in 1997.
A stimulating and somewhat controversial play, "The Memorandum" by Vaclav Havel, was staged last year at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.