Dec 17, 2011

Josef Lada Google Doodle

Dec 17, 2011 - Josef Lada's 124th Birthday

Top 5 facts about Josef Lada:

1. He was born on December 17, 1887 in Hrusice.

2. Josef Lada was a Czech painter and writer. 

3. He is best known as the illustrator of Jaroslav Hašek's World War One novel The Good Soldier Švejk. He produced nearly 600 cartoons of the Švejk characters.

4.  He won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1963.

5. Josef Lada died on 14 December 1957 in Prague. 

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