Jan Antonín Baťa

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Jan Antonín Baťa (March 7, 1898 – August 23, 1965) (also known as Jan Antonin Bata or Jan Bata, called The King of Shoes) was a Czech shoe manufacturer from Uherské Hradiště (southeastern Moravia), half-brother of Tomáš Baťa.wikipedia
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Uherské Hradiště

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Jan Antonín Baťa (March 7, 1898 – August 23, 1965) (also known as Jan Antonin Bata or Jan Bata, called The King of Shoes) was a Czech shoe manufacturer from Uherské Hradiště (southeastern Moravia), half-brother of Tomáš Baťa.

Bata (company)

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After his half-brother Tomas' death (1932) Jan Antonin Bata headed the Baťa company and in 1931 it became for the first time a joint stock company – Baťa a.s.) based in Zlín, former Czechoslovakia.
Jan Antonín Baťa, following the plans laid down by Tomáš Baťa before his death, expanded the company more than six times its original size throughout Czechoslovakia and the world.

Tomáš Baťa

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Jan Antonín Baťa (March 7, 1898 – August 23, 1965) (also known as Jan Antonin Bata or Jan Bata, called The King of Shoes) was a Czech shoe manufacturer from Uherské Hradiště (southeastern Moravia), half-brother of Tomáš Baťa.
After his demise, his half-brother Jan Antonín Baťa took over ownership of the Bata companies and eventually fled to the United States due to the Nazi occupation in 1939, and later settled in Brazil.

Batayporã

Bataiporã
With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.
The town was founded by Jan Antonín Baťa, the king of shoes.

Bataguassu

With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.
The town was founded by Jan Antonín Baťa, the king of shoes, in 1932.

Anaurilândia

With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.
The town was founded by Jan Antonín Baťa, the king of shoes.

Baťa's Skyscraper

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It was built between 1936 and 1938 at the instruction of Jan Antonín Baťa.

Czechs

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Jan Antonín Baťa (March 7, 1898 – August 23, 1965) (also known as Jan Antonin Bata or Jan Bata, called The King of Shoes) was a Czech shoe manufacturer from Uherské Hradiště (southeastern Moravia), half-brother of Tomáš Baťa.

Moravia

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Jan Antonín Baťa (March 7, 1898 – August 23, 1965) (also known as Jan Antonin Bata or Jan Bata, called The King of Shoes) was a Czech shoe manufacturer from Uherské Hradiště (southeastern Moravia), half-brother of Tomáš Baťa.

Zlín

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After his half-brother Tomas' death (1932) Jan Antonin Bata headed the Baťa company and in 1931 it became for the first time a joint stock company – Baťa a.s.) based in Zlín, former Czechoslovakia.

Czechoslovakia

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After his half-brother Tomas' death (1932) Jan Antonin Bata headed the Baťa company and in 1931 it became for the first time a joint stock company – Baťa a.s.) based in Zlín, former Czechoslovakia.

Slovakia

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Most of it in Czech lands (15,770 employees, 1,500 shops, 25 enterprises) and Slovakia (2 enterprises, 250 employees).

Brazil

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With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.

Piracaia

Batatuba
With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.

Mariápolis

With his family he went into exil to the United States but in 1941 was blacklisted for having entered into negotiations with the Nazis and was exiled again, settling finally in Brazil, where he founded several towns, including: Bataiporã, Bataguassu, Batatuba, Anaurilândia and Mariápolis, communities where more than 100,000 people live today.

Czech Republic

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Austria-Hungary

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Zlín Film Festival

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In 1936, entrepreneur Jan Antonín Baťa founded a new film studio in the city, which gradually turned into Czechoslovakia's most prominent centre of filmmaking focused on children and youth.

Tom Stoppard

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Just before the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the town's patron, Jan Antonín Baťa, transferred his Jewish employees, mostly physicians, to branches of his firm outside Europe.

Svit

Szvit
It was established in 1934 by business industrialist Jan Antonín Baťa of Zlín, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) through his organization Baťa a.s., Zlin in accordance with his policy of setting up villages around the country for his workers.

Jan Syrový

During this time, helped to prepare the Czechoslovak Air Force with the collaboration of Jan Antonín Baťa and moved military personnel and materials away from Nazi Germany.

Brazil–Czech Republic relations

Czech immigrant and head of the Bata company, Jan Antonín Baťa, founded several towns throughout southern Brazil.

Batanagar

Jan Antonín Baťa then built up an industrial manufacturing city called Batanagar in 1934, as well as other factories in Delhi and Patna, and elsewhere in India, employing more than 7,000 people.