, preacher and rector of Charles University, led a church reform movement against the corruption of the catholic Church a century before Martin Luther.
and the Hussite forces defeated five crusades ordered by the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor. But the radicals ultimately lost the fight in 1434.
|1378 - 1419 ||the reign of Charles IV's son Wenceslas IV., his reign was also characterized by religious division within the Czech Lands and Europe as a whole |
|1380 ||the plague which had raged in Europe from 1347 - 1352 decimated the Kingdom of Bohemia |
|1402 ||Jan Hus, Rector of University of Prague, inspired by English thinker John Wycliffe, preaches against Church corruption |
|1409 ||Vaclav VI. signed Decree of Kutna Hora, giving Hus' group control over Prague higher education. In protest, German teachers and students leave and found university in Leipzich |
|July 6th, 1415 ||Jan Hus was burned at the stake in Constance, Hus preached against wealth, corruption and hierarchical tendencies, his martyrdom spared a religious - as much as a nationalist - rebellion in Bohemia |
|1419 ||first Prague defenestration - several Catholic councilors were thrown to their death from the windows of Novomestska radnice |
|1420 ||the Battle of Vitkov in Prague - the Hussites under the military leadership Jan Zizka against the royal army "crusaders", the foundation of Tabor by Hussites |
|1419 - 1437 ||the reign of the Emperor Sigismund - brother of Wenceslas IV, Sigismund was not accepted as the Bohemian King from the Bohemian Estates |
|May 30th, 1434 ||Defeat of Hussite radicals at the Battle of Lipany. Agreement reached between Hussites, Basle Council and Sigismund of Luxembourg |
|1458 - 1471 ||the reign of Georg of Podebrady, he was called "Hussite King" this king had a great idea to make an alliance of European kings against Turkish attacks |
|1485 ||Religious conciliation at Died in Kutna Hora concludes religious peace with Hussites "for eternity". Czech lands become region of religious tolerance |
|1471 - 1526 ||the reign of the Polish Jagiellonian dynasty |
|1526 ||Ferdinand of Habsburg elected King of Bohemia, beginning of reign of Habsburg dynasty |