Jan Amos Komensky
(Comenius in Latin) was born on March 28, 1592, in
He developed a philosophy know as pansophism, which emphasized political stability, religious reconciliation, and strength through education. He contributed much to the Enlightenment and his holistic approach to education had a profound impact. His book Orbis Pictus was the first to use picture in children's education, which he argues began in the earliest days of childhood.
Komensky's greatest contribution to the humanities was his conception
of education and he strongly believed that the basis of society should
be an educated citizenry. He died on November 15, 1670.