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Petr Bezruč

Born Vladimír Vašek
September 15, 1867(1867-09-15)
Opava, Austria-Hungary
Died February 17, 1958 (aged 90)
Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Pen name Petr Bezruč
Occupation Writer
Ethnicity Czech
Citizenship Austrian, Czechoslovak
Notable work(s) Slezské písně

Petr Bezruč (Czech pronunciation: [ˈpɛtr̩ ˈbɛzrutʃ]) was the pseudonym of Vladimír Vašek ([ˈvlaɟɪmiːr ˈvaʃɛk]; September 15, 1867 – February 17, 1958), a Czech poet and short story writer who was associated with the region of Austrian Silesia.

Bezruč was born in Opava and died in Olomouc.



  • Slezské písně (Silesian Songs) (1899-1900) - one of the fundamental books of Czech poetry[1]
  • Stužkonoska modrá (The Blue Underwing) (1930)
  • Přátelům a nepřátelům (To My Friends and Enemies) (1958)


  • Povídky ze života (Tales of Life) (1957) - short stories

See also


  1. ^ Slovník českých spisovatelů. Prague: Libri. 2005. pp. 72–73. ISBN 80-7277-179-5.  (Czech)


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