Humpolec (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦumpolɛts]; German: Humpoletz) is a town in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 11,000 inhabitants. It is situated roughly halfway between Prague and Brno, on the northwestern edge of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.
Humpolec was first mentioned in 1178. In the 13th–15th century it was s silver mining town. Humpolec became known for cloth production from the 17th century, which reached its peak in the 19th century.
Aleš Hrdlička (1869–1943), Czech-American anthropologist
Josef Stránský (1872–1936), composer and conductor of the New York Philharmonic
Jaroslav Augusta (1878–1970), painter
Jan Zábrana (1931–1984), writer and translator; lived here as a child
Ivan Martin Jirous (1944–2011), poet, underground writer and dissident
Joseph Drapell (born 1940), Czech-Canadian painter
Dusan Kadlec (1942–2018), Czech-Canadian painter
David Holoubek (born 1980), football manager
Jan Kopic (born 1990), football player