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More exhibitions open in Prague to mark Charles IV anniversary

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Prague, May 3 (CTK) – Another three exhibitions marking the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV (1316-1378) opened in Prague on Tuesday, including a display of cartoons “starring” the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor, and an open air presentation of his achievements as a visionary urbanist.

The third exhibition, which the Medicine Faculty of Charles University organises in the New Town Hall, highlights the development of medicine since the medieval period.

The display of cartoons by 35 authors, with jokes motivated by the personality of Charles IV will last in the Malostranska beseda house through the end of May.

The open-air exhibition in the upper part of the Wenceslas Square will present Charles IV’s urban achievements, such as the building of a whole new quarter, the New Town of Prague. It runs through June 1.

Numerous exhibitions and other events have been organised in the Czech Republic to mark Charles IV’s birth anniversary falling on May 14.

Born to the Luxembourg dynasty in Prague, Charles IV is one of the historical personalities most popular with Czechs, who nickname him Father of the Homeland.

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