Janko Kráľ (24 April 1822 in Liptovský Svätý Mikuláš (now Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia) - 23 May 1876 in Zlaté Moravce was one of the most significant and most radical Slovak romantic poets of the Ľudovít Štúr generation and a national activist.
Because of his obscure personality, it is not exactly known how he looked, but several more or less popular supposed pictures of him exist. One of them was used as a model for the statue of Janko Kráľ located in a park called Sad Janka Kráľa (literally Janko Kráľ Garden) in Bratislava - Petržalka. He is buried in the National Cemetery in Martin.
He was one of the first poets to start writing in the modern Slovak language standard freshly codified (in 1843) by Ľudovít Štúr and his companions. There is a school with his name, Gymnázium Janka Kráľa, located in Zlaté Moravce.
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