Tomas Garrigue Masaryk (Philosopher) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, sometimes anglicised Thomas Masaryk, was a Czechoslovak politician, statesman, sociologist and philosopher. Until 1914, he advocated restructuring the Austro-Hungarian Empire into a federal state. With the help of the Allied Powers, Masaryk gained independence for a Czechoslovak Republic as World War I ended in 1918. He co-founded Czechoslovakia together with Milan Rastislav Štefánik and Edvard Beneš and served as its first president, and so is called by some Czechs the “President Liberator”.

Born: March 7, 1850, Hodonín, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire
Died: September 14, 1937, Lány, Czechoslovakia
Political party: Young Czech Party (1890–1893), Realist Party (1900–1918)
Spouse(s): Charlotte Garrigue
Children: Alice (1879–1966), Herbert (1880–1915), Jan (1886–1948), Eleonor (1890–1890), Olga (1891–1978)
Alma mater: University of Vienna
Profession: Philosopher
Preceded by: Position established
Succeeded by: Edvard Beneš

About Tomas Garrigue Masaryk

The founder and first President of Czechoslovakia and a sociologist.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Austrian Parliament from 1891 to 1893.


He was an advocate for Czechoslovak independence before World War I.

Family Life

He married Charlotte Garrigue in 1878, and they raised five children together.


He and Jozef Tiso were both Slovak politicians.

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