Definition of Havel, Václav in English:

Havel, Václav

proper noun

  • (1936–2011), Czech playwright and statesman, president of Czechoslovakia 1989–92 and of the Czech Republic 1993–2003. His plays, such as The Garden Party (1963), were critical of totalitarianism and he was twice imprisoned as a dissident. He was elected president following the velvet revolution.

Pronunciation

Havel, Václav

/ˈhɑːv(ə)l/