Post by *skriptis
"Navratilova was born Martina Šubertová in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Her parents divorced when she was three, and her mother, an accomplished gymnast, tennis player, and ski instructor, moved the family to Řevnice.
In 1962, her mother Jana married Miroslav Navrátil, who became her first tennis coach. Martina then took the name of her stepfather (adding the feminine suffix -ová), thus becoming Martina Navrátilová. Her father, Mirek (officially Miroslav Šubert), was a ski instructor."
Schubert is a German surname.
Franz Schubert was Austrian. Why do you care to find out who is German? The bottom line is we are all Indians... the beginning of civilization started with India... some of us lost of our tan as we migrated to Europe... but who cares... we are all Indians and all Germans are Indians too ;-)
The Fertile Crescent (Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt) and Ancient India are believed to be the earliest, while Ancient China emerged somewhat later.
"According to consensus in modern genetics anatomically modern humans first arrived on the Indian subcontinent from Africa between 73,000 and 55,000 years ago. However, the earliest known human remains in South Asia date to 30,000 years ago. Settled life, which involves the transition from foraging to farming and pastoralism, began in South Asia around 7,000 BCE. At the site of Mehrgarh, Balochistan, Pakistan, presence can be documented of the domestication of wheat and barley, rapidly followed by that of goats, sheep, and cattle. By 4,500 BCE, settled life had spread more widely, and began to gradually evolve into the Indus Valley Civilization, an early civilization of the Old world, which was contemporaneous with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. This civilisation flourished between 2,500 BCE and 1900 BCE in what today is Pakistan and north-western India, and was noted for its urban planning, baked brick houses, elaborate drainage, and water supply."
Post by *skriptis
Martina Navratilova, Czech-American tennis player, born Šubertová (the Czech feminine version of the surname)
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