Birthplace of Ľudovít Štúr and Alexander Dubček, Uhrovec

On 29. October 1815 a second son Ľudovít was born to the teacher of children at count Zay´s estate. His birthplace was a one-wing single-storey village house, former folk school with a teacher´s flat and a simple two-axial facade. Štúr, the leader of the Slovak national movement and a politician, journalist, poet, and philosopher left his birthplace at the age of twelve. Later, he shortly worked as a scribe and inspector at the count´s estate.

Allegedly, a son Alexander was born in the same house to the parents Štefan and Pavlína Dubček on 27. November 1921. Soon after his birth, in 1925 within the Interhelpo program he left with his parents and travelled to Kyrgyzstan. The family came back in 1938. His left political orientation led Dubček to membership in the Communist party. At the turn of the years 1967-8 he became the leader of the party and led it towards a revivalist process in Czechoslovakia. However, this was forcibly interrupted on 21. August 1968 by the invasion of Warsaw Pact armed forces under the command of the Soviet Union. Memorial plaques on the house, today´s museum, mark the birthplace of the most significant representatives of the contemporary history of Slovakia.

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