|14th Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic|
29 January 2014 – 13 December 2017
|Preceded by||Jiří Balvín|
|Succeeded by||Ilja Šmíd|
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
26 October 2013 – 26 October 2017
28 April 1963|
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
He was born in České Budějovice. His mother was a cousin of Hana Brady. He began studying theology in Litoměřice in 1984. In 1989, he was ordained as a priest. He then became secretary to Miloslav Vlk. He was spokesman of the Czech Bishops' Conference 1996–2005. In 2007, he applied for laicization. He has since worked as a civil servant for the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Culture. From 12 August 2010 to 10 April 2013, he was the Director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. Since January, 2014, he is Czech Minister of Culture in Bohuslav Sobotka's Cabinet.
In March 2016 preceding state visit of the President of PRC Xi Jinping, he initiated a minute of silence for 1959 Tibetan uprising in Chamber of Deputies followed by the diplomatic note from the Chinese Ambassador.
- Rada odvolala ředitele ÚSTR. Jde o akci ČSSD a KSČM, brání se Herman, lidovky.cz, 10. 4. 2013
- Šéf ústavu pro totality Herman skončil. Je to politizace, říká Nečas, iDNES.cz, 10. 4. 2013
- "Daniel Herman - ministr kultury" (in Czech). aktualne.centrum.cz. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "Herman vystoupil na sudetoněmeckém sjezdu. Milí krajané, pozdravil hosty" (in Czech). iDNES.cz. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- "Herman: Zeman mi pohrozil, že jestli se sejdu s dalajlamou, neudělí strýci vyznamenání" (in Czech). lidovky.cz. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
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