Famous Persons


(23rd January 1828 in Andělská Hora near Bruntál – 27th May 1879 in Jeseník nad Odrou)

His proper name was Eduard Schön, a weaver´s son. He had come for his studies to Olomouc, where he studied first the gymnasium and then three years law at the Olomouc University. The last year of his law studies he completed in Vienna and in 1850 he acceded to office at the court procuration. During the revolution in 1848 he participated in the Vienna barricade fight. Since he was a boy, he spent his time with music, which he studied in Vienna. He composed chamber music, songs, quartets, piano sonnets, but also composition for an orchestra. He became especially famous with his witty musical playthings – polyphonies. More known compositions are "Bláznivá čtverylka", "Básníci na Almě" or the song "Klobouk na jezeře". In the spring in 1890 he decided to visit his birthplace, but on the way he made a stopover to his cousin the consistorial councillor Riedel in Jeseník nad Odrou, but here he all of a sudden died in the chaplaincy room in the parsonage. He was buried in Vienna.

HAUPTMANN Josef, Prof. Dr.

HAUPTMANN Josef, Prof. Dr.(Died on 28th May 1929 i Jeseníku nad Odrou) The Hauptmann´s family lived in Jeseník nad Odrou (in that time called Deutsch-Jassnik) in the house Nr. 165. Josef Hauptmann was born on the 11st November 1882. His father was a taylor / dressmaker master and tradesman. Josef Hauptmann went to the school in Jeseník and to the gymnasium in Hranice na Moravě. In Vienna he then studied philosophy, German studies and Latin. Shortly before the World War I he passed the lectureship exam. During the war he was called to arms on the front, where from he came back seriously ill. After the return from the war in 1918 he became professor at the Nový Jičín gymnasium. Apart from his teaching occupation he successfully devoted himself to literary work. In Germany he was and is up to now an appreciated expert in local folk dialects. In the German dialect of the local region he wrote the major part of his work. His work is highly appreciated not only because of the content, but also because of the linguistic view. He preserved not only the simple everyday life of common people, but also their speech, how they communicated with each other. His collection of poems is mainly written in the German dialect of Kravařsko region, called the "Die Bauerntruhe", a historical play from the countryside background "Der Rockengang" and "Huldigung der Heimat". Josef Hauptmann died in Jeseník on the 28th May 1929.


HAUPTMANN Richard(16th January 1908 in Oberfurt – 19th August 1970 in the castle Neuhof near Coburg) Richard Hauptmann was born on the 16th January 1908 in Oberfurt. He was a nephew of Josef Hauptman. His childhood and youth he spent like his uncle Josef in Jeseník with his grandfather in the house Nr. 165. Since he was a child he was devoted to literature, whereas he familiarised himself with the work of his uncle. He writes with the same affection for Jeseník in his poem "Unforgettable Jeseník" like in his other works dedicated to his native land. Those are above all the works like "Aus Mährischer Scholle" and "Neubeginn." Richard Hauptmann died like his uncle Josef quite young on the 19th August 1970 on the castle Neuhof near Coburg. In 1996 a selection of his beautiful mainly lyrical poems was brought out by the Richard Hauptmann´s widow Mrs Irmgard Hauptmann.


(Born on the 20th December 1930 in Jeseník) Another distinctively famous person from the Hauptmann family is Sepp Hauptmann, born in Jeseník on the 20th December 1930. He did not become famous as a man of letters as his older relatives, but as a palaeontologist, scientist and collector. Indeed from the beginning the love for his birthplace and nature was given in the same way as with his older relatives. This he learned from his father, when they were walking together across the Jeseník surroundings. His lifelong devotion to the botanical fossils was for him only the continuance of these strolls around the country. Sepp Hauptmann achieved in his field of expertise a considerable success, for which he was awarded with different prizes. He was delighted when a fossil finding was to be named after him "Karkenia hauptmannii". Sepp Hauptmann was fascinated by a 200 million years old fossilised herbarium, though he kept his famous collections only for himself. Most of that collection he donated to various museums. Some of that even owns the Charles University in Prague.

HOLUB František

He wrote a monograph about the village Jeseník nad Odrou. He brought it out hectographically only for the use of the locals in 1965.


(Born on the 30th September 1894 – died on the 28th June 1965) He was born on the 30th September 1894 into a musician family. His real name is Jan Schindler. His whole successful and long career he used only his artist´s name Konstantin. Apart of his appearances in Plzeň, Ostrava, Bratislava and the tour in Vienna, he was the foremost soloist of the National theatre in Prague since 1921 until his retirement in 1960. The professional critics wrote about him: "He had a baritone of a deep / heavy violet sounding colour with sonorous and full depths (which enabled him to sing even bass-baritone characters) and with a beautiful sounding middle level. The precious vocal material he learned to master technically, he sang easily and naturally, without force or prude affects…". Jan Konstantin died on the 28th June 1965 in Hojsova Stráž.

TILL Josef

In 1911 he published a "Memorial treatise" (Festschrift on the 5th and 6th August) for a local celebration; in this document he describes a brief history of Jeseník since its foundation to the end of the 19th century.