Currently alive, at 75 years of age.
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1944 – He was born on the 28th day of September in Kolin. He is a member and former leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party and prominent for his sharp, even insulting, speeches and wit.
1996 – He became the speaker of the chamber of deputies (lower house of the Czech parliament) for two years.
1998 – He was a frequent rival of Václav Klaus, he became the prime minister of Czech Republic until 2002. The Czech Republic starts on a mild economic growth during his term as prime minister.