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Jan Palach Biography
Jan Palach (August 11, 1948 - January 19, 1969) was a student who committed suicide by self-immolation.

The Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 was designed to crush the liberalising reforms Alexander Dubcek's government during the Prague Spring. Palach died after setting himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in Prague, Czechoslovakia in January 1969 in protest.

His actions made him a national hero.
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