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Ján Kollár (1793–1852)

Kollár, Ján (kōl’lär). A noted Czech poet; born at Mossocz, Thurocz (Hungary), July 29, 1793; died at Vienna, Jan. 29, 1852. An ardent Panslavist, he used his pen to spread the doctrine. His ‘Daughter of Glory’ (1821), a collection of 645 original sonnets, produced on the nation an enormous effect and made him famous; it has been pronounced one of the most remarkable productions of the nineteenth century. Dedicated to the same end were a collection of ‘Popular Songs’ (2 vols., 1827), and ‘On the Literary Reciprocity of the Slavic Races and Dialects’ (2d. ed. 1844).