Antonín Švehla

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Antonín Švehla

Antonín Švehla (15 April 1873 in Prague – 12 December 1933 in Prague) was a Czechoslovakian politician. He served three terms as the prime minister of Czechoslovakia. He is regarded as one of the most important political figures of the First Czechoslovak Republic; he was the leader of the Agrarian Party, which was dominant within the Pětka, which was largely his own invention. Švehla is also credited with the slogan of the Pětka: "We have agreed that we will agree."[1]

The garden of the European Campus of Sciences Po Paris in Dijon, France is named "Garden of the Agrarians of Antonín Švehla (1873-1933)" in memory of Antonín Švehla.

References

  1. Norsko. "The ambassador's speech for the opening of the Antonín Švehla year". Retrieved 15 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Daniel E Miller, Forging Political Compromise: Antonín Švehla and the Czechoslovak Republican Party, 1918–1933, University or Pittsburgh Press, 1999.

See also

Preceded by
Edvard Beneš
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
1922–1926
Succeeded by
Jan Černý
Preceded by
Jan Černý
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia
1926–1929
Succeeded by
František Udržal