Student, Charles University, Prague.
Teacher, correspondent, Czechoslovak Radio, 1959-1969; editor, Letters, 1969; editor, The Flame, 1969-1970; expelled from CPCZ, 1970; storesman, window-cleaner, stoker, 1970-1989; spokesman, Civic Forum, 1989; spokesman, Ministry Foreign Affairs, 1990; deputy foreign minister, 1990; minister defense, since 1990. Member State Defense Council, since 1990.
Dobrovský was member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and journalist of the Czechoslovak Radio between 1959 and 1968.
Married; 2 children.