Eliška Krásnohorská

Portrait of Eliška Krásnohorská by [[Jan Vilímek]] Eliška Krásnohorská (18 November 1847, in Prague – 26 November 1926, in Prague) was a Czech feminist author. She was introduced to literature and feminism by Karolína Světlá. She wrote works of lyric poetry and literary criticism, however, she is usually associated with children's literature and translations, including works by Pushkin, Mickiewicz and Byron.

Krásnohorská wrote the libretti for four operas by Bedřich Smetana: ''The Kiss'', ''The Secret'', ''The Devil's Wall'' and ''Viola''. She also wrote the libretto for Zdeněk Fibich's opera ''Blaník''.

In 1890 Krásnohorská founded the Minerva School in Prague, the first ''gymnasium'' for girls in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Its language of instruction was Czech. Provided by Wikipedia
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