Karel Čapek

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      • January 9, 1890 in Malé Svatoňovice, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
      • December 25, 1938

      Karel Čapek was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career, including playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, photographer and art critic. Nonetheless, he is best known for his science fiction including his novel War with the Newts and the play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which introduced the word robot