Václav Vladivoj Tomek
Tomek, Václav Vladivoj
Born May 31, 1818, in Hra-dec-Králové; died June 12, 1905, in Prague. Czech historian and political figure.
In 1848 and 1849, Tomek served as a deputy to Austria’s Reichstag and, from 1861 to 1895, to the Czech Sněm. He became a professor at the University of Prague in 1860. He was an apologist for Hapsburg absolutism and for the policies of the Catholic Church, as can be seen in his historical works The History of the Czech People (1865; Russian translation, 1868) and Jan Žižka (1879), both of which took the Austrian point of view. Tomek’s works are rich in factual information and valuable for their use of little-known sources.
WORKSGeschichte der Prager Universität. Prague, 1849.
Dějepis města Prahy, vols. 1–12. Prague, 1855–1901.