in Horná Lehota
(Felsőszabadi), present day Slovakia
also in Horná Lehota
was a Slovak romantic
Samo Chalupka was a younger brother of Ján Chalupka
, another Slovak writer. Samo studied at the Evangelical Lutheran Lyceum in Bratislava
(Pozsony) and also in Vienna
. He studied theology
When an uprising against Russia broke out in Poland in 1830, Samo Chalupka interrupted his long studies and fought on the Polish side. He was injured in 1831 and returned to Bratislava.
He was the oldest member of the Ľudovít Štúr generation of the Slovak national revival. He was one of the founders and active members of the Czech-Slovak Society.
His first poems were written in the so-called Czech biblical language. Later he wrote in Slovak
- 1864 – Mor ho! (approx. Kill him!)