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Milan Rastislav Štefánik (21 June 1880 – 4 May 1919) was a scientist, military pilot, diplomat and Minister of War for Czechoslovakia, and is one of the most important figures in Slovak history. He worked as an astronomer at the Paris-Meudon Observatory in France and took part in many scientific expeditions while working there. In 1912 he acquired French citizenship. After being conscripted at the start of the First World War, he voluntarily enrolled in aviation training in 1915. As a pilot, he flew both surveillance and combat flights and was a pioneer in military meteorology. In June 1918 Štefánik was promoted to the rank of brigadier general following his central role in building up the Czechoslovak Legions. He also achieved success as a diplomat, drawing attention to the difficult position of Slovaks in the then Kingdom of Hungary and winning over foreign statesmen to the idea of a common state for Czechs and Slovaks. Together with Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and Edvard Beneš, he was one of the leading members of the foreign-based resistance movement known as the Czechoslovak National Council, which was instrumental in establishing the first Czechoslovak Republic.
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