Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic
Martin Stropnický was born 19th December 1956 in Prague. In 1980 he completed studies at the Theatre Faculty of AMU and in 1991 at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. From 1980 to 1990 he worked at the Prague Municipal Theatres and at the Vinohrady Theatre. From 1990 worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1993-1994 as Czech Ambassador in Portugal, in 1994-1997 as Ambassador in Italy and in 1999-2002 as Ambassador to the Holy See. In 1998 Mr Stropnický became the member of the caretaker government as Minister of Culture. From 2003 to 2012 he was the Artistic Director of the Vinohrady Theatre.