Humpolec (Gumpolds, Humpoletz) is a town in the Vyso?ina Region of the Czech Republic. It is situated south-east of the Czech capital Prague, roughly halfway between Prague and Brno, on the northwestern edge of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (?eskomoravská vrchovina).

Humpolec was first mentioned in 1178. A silver mining town in the 13th-15th century, Humpolec became known for cloth production from the 17th century, which reached its peak in the 19th century

1900. City of Humpolec.

Humpolec is the birthplace of Aleš Hrdli?ka, well-known American anthropologist, Jan Zábrana, one of the greatest Bohemian writers and translators of 20th century, Joseph Stransky (1872-1936), conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO), Ivan Martin Jirous, poet, underground writer and member of anticommunist opposition and Jaroslav Augusta, a noted painter.

1900. City of Humpolec.

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