Vavrinec Benedikt of Nedožery

Vavrinec Benedikt of Nedožery (Slovak: Vavrinec Benedikt z Nedožier, Czech: Vavřinec Benedikt z Nudožer (Nedožer) or Nudožerinus, Hungarian: Benedicti M. Lőrinc, Latin: Laurentius Benedictus Nudozierinus; 10 August 1555, Nedožery – 4 June 1615, Prague) was a Slovak mathematician, teacher, poet, translator and philologist settled in Bohemia.

Vavrinec Benedikt of Nedožery


He studied in Jihlava and Prague. From 1604 he was active at the University of Prague where he taught classical philology and later mathematics. He was the dean and vice-rector of the university.[1] He was involved in the development of Czech humanism.

He was the author of the first systematic Czech grammar (Grammaticae Bohemicae ad leges naturalis methodi conformatae, et notis numerisque illustratae ac distinctae, libri duo, 1603). He also drew attention to Slovak as a distinct language and urged Slovaks to cultivate their language decades before national linguistic revival.[2][1]

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  1. ^ a b Kačala, Ján; Krajčovič, Rudolf (2006). Prehľad dejín spisovnej slovenčiny [An Overview of the History of Literary Slovak] (in Slovak). Martin: [Matica slovenská]. p. 58. ISBN 80-7079-813-0.
  2. ^ "Ako napĺňame zmysel svojho štátu". Štandard (in Slovak). Retrieved 2023-01-27.