Fulnek (Czech pronunciation: [ˈfulnɛk]; German: Fulnek) is a town in the Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic, about 30 km south from Opava.
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Until 1918, FULNEK was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the NEUTITSCHEIN - NOVÝ JIČÍN district, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.
Austrian KK 5 kr stamp, German cancelled FULNEK in 1886
In 1938, it was occupied by the Nazi army as one of the municipalities in Sudetenland. The German-speaking population was expelled in 1945 (see the Beneš decrees) and replaced by Czech settlers.
People from Fulnek include:
- John Amos Comenius (1592-1670), bishop and "Father of Modern Education" served as pastor of the Unitas Fratrum in Fulnek
- Leopold Ritter von Dittel (1815 - 1898), urologist, worked in Austria
- August Gödrich (1859 - 1942), athlete, worked in Germany
- Arthur Grünberger (born 1882), architect, worked in Austria
- Johann Leopold von Hay (1735–1794), Bishop of Hradec Králové
- Franz Konwitschny, musician
- Anna Nitschmann (1715-1760), a Moravian missionary and poet
- Johann Joseph Thalherr (c.1730 - 1807), architect, worked in Austria, Hungary
- Petra Kvitová, tennis player, 2011 Wimbledon Champion
- Ignác Raab
- ^ Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967