Havel and Navratilova among the world's elite

It has been 60 years when American magazine Time published its survey about the greatest people in the world who had made the world a better place. This survey was repeated this year and presented heroes of the last 60 years. Among these people you can find also Czech celebrities – ex president and playwright Vaclav Havel and tennis star Martina Navratilova.

American musician Lou Reed said about Vaclav Havel “How honored I am to know him. This is a totally admirable man. He is a great writer—of poems, essays and, of course, plays. A brave man. A man who would—and did—go to prison for principle.” Havel is in the section Rebels&Leaders with Nelson Mandela, Charles de Gaulle or Helmut Kohl.

Martina Navratilova is known not only for being a great tennis legend, but also a fighter for minorities. “She made waves in her adopted home by talking openly about her bisexuality soon after becoming a U.S. citizen in 1981,” said Peter Gumbel.

Many famous personalities wrote about the heroes, e.g. President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus about Margaret Thatcher, French President Jacques Chirac about Charles de Gaulle and ex president George Bush about Helmut Kohl.

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