Jan Blahoslav

Jan Blahoslav (February 20, 1523, PřerovNovember 24, 1571, Moravský Krumlov) was a Czech humanistic writer, poet, translator, etymologist, and composer. He was a Unity of the Brethren bishop, and translated the New Testament into Czech in 1564.

He studied at the universities of Wittenberg and Basel. At the University of Wittenberg he became acquainted with Martin Luther, and he was also acquainted with Philipp Melanchthon. Blahoslav's work had some influence on Jan Amos Komenský.


  • O původu Jednoty - Rules of Unity
  • Filipika proti misomusům
  • Gramatika česká - Czech Grammar
  • Muzika - On Music
  • Bratrský archiv
  • Šamotulský kancionál - Cantionale
  • Naučení mládencům
  • Akta Jednoty bratrské - Rules of the Unity of the Brethren

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