Václav Havel's Life    
 1936    Biography  
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VH is born on 5 October into a bourgeois family active in the public life of the First Czechoslovak Republic. His father Václav Maria Havel (1897–1979) was an entrepreneur in the construction industry: his projects included the Barrandov Terraces and the Barrandov residential area. His grandfather Vácslav Havel (1861–1921) built the Lucerna Palace in Prague. His uncle Miloš Havel (1899–1968) founded the AB Film Works in Barrandov and was a leading Czech film producer in the 1930s. His mother Božena Havlová (1913–1970) was interested in fine arts. She was the daughter of diplomat Hugo Vavrečka (1880–1952), who published under the pseudonym Hugo Vavris.