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Encyclopedia > George of Podebrady
George of Podebrady - statue in Kunštát (Czech Republic).
George of Podebrady - statue in Kunštát (Czech Republic).
George of Podebrady - a painting by Alphonse Mucha showing Cardinal Fantin explaining the Catholic Church's position on George's election
George of Podebrady - a painting by Alphonse Mucha showing Cardinal Fantin explaining the Catholic Church's position on George's election

George of Kunštát and Podebrady (April 23, 1420 - March 22, 1471), also known as Podebrad or Podiebrad (Czech: Jiří z Poděbrad), King of Bohemia (1458-1471), was the first King of a Catholic country to renounce the Catholic faith when he adopted the religion of Jan Hus. This was then established throughout Bohemia with a sculpted chalice being set up outside every church as a symbol of the reformed religion. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1728x2304, 772 KB) en: George of Podebrady - statue in KunÅ¡tát (Czech Republic). ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1728x2304, 772 KB) en: George of Podebrady - statue in KunÅ¡tát (Czech Republic). ... Location of KunÅ¡tát in the Czech Republic KunÅ¡tát is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x802, 193 KB)A painting by Alphonse Mucha showing the first Hussite king, George of Podebrady. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (936x802, 193 KB)A painting by Alphonse Mucha showing the first Hussite king, George of Podebrady. ... Alfons Mucha (July 24, 1860 - July 14, 1939) was a Czech painter and decorative artist. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... Events May 21 - Treaty of Troyes. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... This article is about the year 1471, not the BT caller ID service accessible by dialling 1-4-7-1. ... Flag of Bohemia Bohemia (Czech: ; German: ) is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western and middle thirds of the Czech Republic. ... Events January 24 - Matthias I Corvinus becomes king of Hungary Foundation of Magdalen College, University of Oxford George of Podebrady becomes king of Bohemia Pope Pius II becomes pope Turks sack the Acropolis Births February 15 - Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (d. ... This article is about the year 1471, not the BT caller ID service accessible by dialling 1-4-7-1. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Chalice For other uses, see Chalice A chalice (from Latin calix, cup) is a goblet intended to hold drink. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ...


He was the son of Victor of Kunštát and Podebrady, a Bohemian nobleman, who was one of the leaders of the Orphans or modern Taborites during the Hussite Wars. George himself as a boy of fourteen took part in the Battle of Lipany, which marked the downfall of the more advanced Taborites. Early in life, as one of the leaders of the Hussite party, he defeated the Austrian troops of the German King Albert II, son-in-law and successor of King Sigismund. He soon became a prominent member of the national or Hussite party, and - after the death of Ptacek of Pirkstein - its leader. During the minority of Ladislaus, son of Albert, who was born after his father's death, Bohemia was divided into two parties: the Catholic or Austrian one, led by Ulrich von Rosenberg (1403-1462), and the national one, led by Podebrad. A Taborite (Czech Táborita) was a member of religious protestant community of the Bohemian city of Tábor during the Hussite Wars in the 15th century The people joined local peasants to develop a communist-like society. ... Hussite War Wagons and Hand Cannoneers Hussite Crossbowman and Shield Carrier Hussite War Wagons The Hussite Wars, also called the Bohemian Wars involved the military actions against and amongst the followers of Jan Hus in Bohemia in the period 1420 to circa 1434. ... Battle of Lipany, Hussite Wars, 1434. ... The Hussites comprised a Christian movement following the teachings of the reformer Jan Hus (circa 1369–1415), who was influenced by John Wyclif and became one of the forerunners of the Protestant Reformation. ... Albert II Habsburg (August 10, 1397 - October 27, 1439), German ruler, king of Bohemia and Hungary, and (as Albert V) duke of Austria, was born on August 10, 1397, the son of Albert IV of Habsburg, duke of Austria. ... Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437. ... Ladislaus Posthumus (22 February 1440 - 23 November 1457), Archduke, king of Hungary as László V (or VI); king of Bohemia as Ladislav I; duke of Austria, the only son of Albert II, Holy Roman Emperor, and of Elizabeth, daughter of the emperor Sigismund, was born at Komarom four months...


After various attempts at reconciliation, Podebrad decided to appeal to the force of arms. He gradually raised an armed force in north-eastern Bohemia, where the Hussite cause had most adherents and where his ancestral castle was situated. With this army, consisting of about 9000 men, he marched in 1448 from Kutná Hora to Prague, and obtained possession of the capital almost without resistance. Civil war, however, broke out, but Podebrad succeeded in defeating the Catholic nobles. In 1451 the emperor Frederick III, as guardian of the young king Ladislas, entrusted Podebrad with the administration of Bohemia. In the same year a diet assembled at Prague also conferred on Podebrad the regency. Kutná Hora (help· info) medieval Czech: Hory Kutné) is a city in the Czech Republic, in Central Bohemian Region of Bohemia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Detail of Aeneas Piccolomini Introduces Eleonora of Portugal to Frederick III by Pinturicchio (1454-1513) Frederick III of Habsburg (Innsbruck, September 21, 1415 – August 19, 1493 in Linz) was elected as German King as the successor of Albert II in 1440. ...


The struggle of the Bohemians against Rome continued uninterruptedly, and the position of Podebrad became a very difficult one when the young king Ladislas, who was crowned in 1453, expressed his sympathies for the Roman Church, though he had recognized the compacts and the ancient privileges of Bohemia. In 1457 King Ladislas died suddenly, and from early on public opinion accused Podebrad of having poisoned him. (However, in 1985 it was proved that Ladislas died from acute leukemia.) On February 27, 1458 the estates of Bohemia unanimously chose Podebrad as king; even the adherents of the Austrian party voted for him, not wishing at that moment to oppose the popular feeling, which demanded the election of a national sovereign. Events May 29 - Fall of Constantinople to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire). ... Acute leukemia may refer to: Acute myelogenous leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia Blast crisis of chronic myelogenous leukemia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events January 24 - Matthias I Corvinus becomes king of Hungary Foundation of Magdalen College, University of Oxford George of Podebrady becomes king of Bohemia Pope Pius II becomes pope Turks sack the Acropolis Births February 15 - Ivan the Young, Ruler of Tver (d. ...


A year after the accession of Podebrad, Pius II became Pope, and his incessant hostility proved one of the most serious obstacles to Podebrad's rule. Though he rejected the demand of the Pope, who wished him to consent to the abolition of the compacts, he endeavoured to curry favour with the Roman see by punishing severely all the more advanced opponents of papacy in Bohemia. All Podebrad's endeavours to establish peace with Rome proved ineffectual, and though the death of Pius II prevented him from carrying out his planned crusade against Bohemia, his successor was an equally determined opponent. Pius II, né Enea Silvio Piccolomini, in Latin Aeneas Sylvius (October 18, 1405 – August 14, 1464) was Pope from 1458 until his death. ...


The Hussite king had many enemies among the Catholic members of the powerful Bohemian nobility. The malcontent nobles met at Zelena Hora (Gruneberg) on November 28, 1465, and concluded an alliance against the king, bringing forward many accusations against him. The confederacy was from its beginning supported by the Pope, though Podebrad, after the death of Pius II, attempted to negotiate with the new Pope, Paul II. These negotiations ended when Paul apparently insulted the envoys of the king of Bohemia. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events July 13 - Battle of Montlhéry Troops of King Louis XI of France fight inconclusively against an army of the great nobles organized as the League of the Public Weal. ... Paul II, né Pietro Barbo (February 23, 1417 – July 26, 1471), was Pope from 1464 until his death. ...


On December 23, 1466 Paul II excommunicated Podebrad and pronounced his deposition as king of Bohemia, forbidding all Catholics to continue in his allegiance. The emperor Frederick III, and King Matthias of Hungary, Podebrad's former ally, joined the insurgent Bohemian nobles. King Matthias conquered a large part of Moravia, and was crowned in the Moravian capital, Brno, as king of Bohemia on May 3, 1469. In the following year Podebrad was more successful in his resistance to his many enemies, but his death on March 22, 1471 put a stop to the war. December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... Events Chimú Empire conquered by troops of the Inca End of term for Regent of Sweden Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna. ... Matthias Corvinus as depicted in Chronica Hungarorum by Johannes de Thurocz Matthias Corvinus (Matthias the Just) (February 23, 1443 (?) – April 6, 1490) was King of Hungary, ruling between 1458 and 1490. ... Flag of Moravia Moravia (Czech and Slovak: Morava; German: ; Hungarian: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in the east of the Czech Republic. ... Brno ( ) (IPA: ) (Czech: Brno) (German: Brünn) is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... Events July 26 - Battle of Edgecote Moor October 17 - Prince Ferdinand of Aragon wed princess Isabella of Castile. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... This article is about the year 1471, not the BT caller ID service accessible by dialling 1-4-7-1. ...


One of his ideas was to set up a pan-European "Christian League", which would bring together all the states of Europe. He sent Leo of Rozmital (Lev z Rozmitalu) on a tour of European courts to promote this idea.

Preceded by:
Ladislaus I Posthumus
King of Bohemia
1458–1471
Succeeded by:
Ladislaus II

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George of Podebrady (774 words)
George of Podebrady, also known as Podebrad or Podiebrad (Czech: Jiří z Poděbrad), King of Bohemia (1458-1471), was the first King in Europe to renounce the Catholic faith when he adopted the religon of Jan Hus.
He was the son of Victoria of Kunstat and Podebrady, a Bohemian nobleman, who was one of the leaders of the Orphans or modern Taborites during the Hussite wars.
George himself as a boy of fourteen took part in the great Battle of Lipany, which marks the downfall of the more advanced Taborites.
George of Podebrady - 08-08-2001 - Radio Prague (1459 words)
George of Podebrady came from the old Czech family of the Lords of Kunstat, whose roots can be traced back to the 12th century.
George's grandfather enjoyed the privilege of holding a very important post at the court of the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV - his task was to taste all the wines that were served at the Emperor's table.
George's father Bocek II fought in the Hussite battle of Vitkov in 1420, when little George was born.
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