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Vojtěch Kotek and Vojtěch Bernatský - actor and moderator from the Czechia.
-- Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
Saint Vojtìch (Adalbert?)

Alberto Vojtìch Friè (1882 - 1944), Czech explorer and ethnographer, an expert on cactuses. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Vojt%C4%9Bch_Fri%C4%8D (not much information in there; one of the many interesting informations about him is, that already as a teenager he was considered an expert on cactuses and was being invited to collectors to help identify the species.)
-- HanaB  10/18/2007
A famous bearer is Indian-Czech singer Vojtěch Lavička.
-- MaggieSimpson  4/11/2008
Saint Vojtěch (c. 956 – April 23, 997), a bishop of Prague, was martyred in his efforts to convert the Baltic Prussians. He was later made the patron saint of Bohemia, Poland, Hungary, and Prussia.

Vojtěch was born in a Czech noble family of Prince Slavník and his wife Střezislava in Libice nad Cidlinou, Bohemia. His father was a rich and independent ruler of the Zličan princedom that rivaled Prague (see Slavník's dynasty). Vojtěch had five full brothers: Soběslav (Slavník's heir), Spytimír, Pobraslav, Porej, Čáslav and a half-brother Radim (Gaudentius) from his father's liaison with another woman. Radim chose a clerical career as did Vojtěch, and the name Gaudentius. Vojtěch was a well-educated man, having studied for about ten years (970-80) in Magdeburg under Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg. Upon the death of his mentor, he took on the name Adalbert. Gifted and industrious, Adalbert soon became well-known all over Europe.
-- MaggieSimpson  2/21/2009

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