Source overview

Database of Czech literary figures

The database contains biographies of around 40,000 figures from literary life in the Czech Lands with an emphasis on the verification of available data in the pertinent sources (registries, archives, surveys, etc.).

The database if publicly accessible and contain basic biographic information on individual Czech literary figures, i.e., preferred name, or name type, other name forms used (including pseudonyms, signatures, birth and other names), date and place of birth and death, information on their scholarly, professional and publication focus, and a further specification, where applicable. As of 2015, the CLF database covered approx. 40,000 literary figures. Aktuální obsah informačního zdroje:approx. 40,000 entries Záznamy mají připojené digitální objekty:no

  • Person responsible for administration of information source
    Vojtěch Malínek, Daniel Řehák (
  • Current content of information source
    approx. 40,000 entries
  • Listings have associated digital objects

Online access:

Author/administrator of source:
Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS, v. v. i.


Type of resource:
biographical database

history, literary science

biography, literary figures