The Physician of a Dying Time
  • First air date: 1984-02-20
  • Last air date: 1984-03-19
  • Original country: SK
  • Original language: sk
  • Runtime: 369 minutes
  • Production: Filmové studio Barrandov / Československá televízia Bratislava /
  • Genre: Drama
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The Physician of a Dying Time

Number of seasons: 1 Number of episodes: 5

Overview: Series about the life of Renaissance anatomist, scholar and politic Johannes Jessenius.Already legendary series today, was produced by Czechoslovak Television Bratislava, directed by Slovak director Miroslav Luther in the first half of 80’s in Barrandov Studios in Prague. The story and screenplay of the series wrote Czech writer Vladimír Körner. Five-episodes epic historical narration is a biographical story of distinguished Renaissance scholar, anatomist and politic of Slovak origin, Johannes Jessenius (Ján Jesenský, 1566–1621). It displays his life from the first studies and successes. In 1594 he became professor of surgery and anatomy on Wittenberg University, which he had attended years before. From that moment, his life went through social and personal wins and losses, to the sad end on the Prague Old Town Square gallows, among 27 noblemen, knights and burgenses, after lose Bohemian Revolt in 1621. His destiny was coupled with key events of Czech history in the break of 16th and 17th century, when Renaissance and European humanism slowly fade out.

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