Josef Božek (Polish: Józef Bożek) (28 February 1782 in Biery – 21 October 1835 in Prague) was an engineer and inventor from Cieszyn Silesia, labelled by various sources as Czech or Polish. He is considered one of founders of Czech mechanics. He put into operation one of the first steam engines in the Czech lands. His sons, František and Romuald, also became accomplished engineers.
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