Tomas Masaryk was a #Czech politician, #sociologist and #philosopher. He was the first #President of Czechoslovakia. Masaryk served in the #Austrian Parliament as a member of parliament from 1891 to 1893, and was performed the independence movement of Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1907 to 1914. In 1918, he declared the independence of Czechoslovakia in the Parliament House of Washington DC, in the same year, Austro-Hungarian empire was collapsed and Masaryk was elected to the President of Czechoslovakia.