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  George of Podebrady
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.
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 George of Podebrady - 08-08-2001 - Radio Prague
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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 George_of_podebrady info here at en.after-gasoline-alley.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
George of Kunštát 'n Podebrady (April 23, 1420 - March 22, 1471), conjointly admitted as Podebrad or Podiebrad (Czech: Jiří z Poděbrad), King of Bohemia (1458-1471), was the opening King of a Catholic georgic to renounce the Catholic dependence when he adopted the theology of Jan Hus.
He was the son of Victor of Kunštát 'n Podebrady, a Bohemian nobleman, who was peculiar of the notabilitys of the Orphans or modern Taborites throughout the Hussite Wars.
George himself as a boy of fourteen took gob in the Battle of Lipany, which marked the downfall of the more late Taborites.
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 Accommodation Podebrady with 10% discount
Podebrady is found in the middle Bohemia, approximately 50 km far from Prague on the Labe riverbank.
The town dominant point is the chateaux Podebrady, where the young Czech king Jiri z Podebrad (George from Podebrady) was grouwn up.
Podebrady is known for its spa complexes and mineral springs which are available in several places in the town.
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 Hussite Wars - All Empires   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
George of Podebrady, who became the King of Bohemia in 1458.
George of Podebrady was excommunicated and declared deposed from his position in 1466.
By the time peace was made 1478, long after George's death, the religious element of the wars had largely disappeared, as it was now a war between the invaders and the Bohemians.
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George Waschke (?-?), a carpenter, from Kunin, Moravian; son of Anna Waschke; settled in Germantown, PA in 1737 (N183).
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Count Johann Georg's mother, Margareta of Sumburk (Schoenburg) (1554-1606), was a daughter of Jiri (Georg) II of Sumburk, Lord of Gluchov (Glauchau), Novy Sumburk, and Kraslice (Graslitz) in Bohemia, and Dorothea Reuss of Plavno (Plauen).
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 Slovakia Hussite Movement - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
George of Podebrady, later to become the "national" king of Bohemia, emerged as leader of the Utraquist regency.
George installed a Utraquist, John of Rokycan, as archbishop of Prague and succeeded in uniting the more radical Taborites with the Czech Reformed Church.
Ladislas died of the plague in 1457, and in 1458 the Bohemian estates elected George of Podebrady king of Bohemia.
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 Podebrady, Czech Republic
Podebrady, located 45km / 27mi east of Prague, is noted for its fine cut glass and healing mineral waters.
The town claims that the waters of Podebrady are a cure for all that ails you.
The history of the town is notable because the first Hussite king, George of Podebrady was born here in 1420.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - George
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Karlovy Vary is world-famous for its beauties and eventful history and primarily for the unique hot mineral waters.
The town Podebrady was established near an important crossing on the river "Elbe" in 1224.
There is a castle which is the dominating feature of the town.
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 RP's History Online - George of Podebrady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
the Bohemian throne was occupied by the "heretic" King George of Podebrady (1458-71).
George, also known as the "Hussite" King, was the first freely-elected Czech ruler.
George of Podebrady won recognition throughout the Lands of the Czech Crown through his skillful diplomacy, and gained the respect of all of Central Europe.
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The ancient town of Podebrady, nestling in the fertile Polabi Lowlands, less than 50 kilometres from Prague, was first mentioned in historical annals in 1224 as a settlement, and later as a castle, erected on a trade route near a ford on the river Labe.
In the 15th century, King George of Podebrady granted town status to it and in the 17th century a small spa was founded near a spring of curative ferric acidulous water.
The modern-day history of the town and the local spa industry commenced in the Art Nouveau period, when a new rich spring of mineral water with a large content of carbon dioxide, magnesium and calcium was discovered.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Charlotte of Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
After being blockaded in the castle of Kyrenia for three years, in 1463 she fled to Rome, whereupon her half-brother was crowned King James II.
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.
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 *** Hotel Orfeus accommodation Podebrady
Podebrady is a picturesque town located in the fertile lowlands next to the Labe river, 50 km from Prague on highway E67.
The castle dominates the town, where according to historians the Czech king George of Podebrady was born in 1420.
As early as the 17th century a small spa was founded in Podebrady.
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 Peurbach biography
Georg Peurbach's father was Ulrich Aunpekh; the name Peurbach is just the town in which they lived, about 40 km west of Linz, and he should really be known as Georg of Peurbach.
Georg studied at Vienna, graduating with a bachelor's degree on 2 January 1446.
Peurbach did not become court astrologer to George of Podebrady of Bohemia or Matthias I Corvinus of Hungary, Ladislas' successors, but rather was appointed as court astrologer to the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III.
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 Heresy in the Late Middle Ages - Knox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The chief contender who emerged was George Podebrady of Slovakia.
Known as the Hussite King, George ruled in Bohemia until his death in 1471.
In 1466 Pope Paul II had declared George a heretic and explicitly called upon Corvinus to bring him down, but the Bohemians repulsed every attack.
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Because the Council of Basel (1431-37) recognized the Hussites as a legitimate church released from papal censureship, Paul strove to abolish the Basel decree.
He supported the Romanist (Catholic) party, which formed a confederacy against the king of Bohemia, George of Podebrady, a Hussite sympathizer.
On Dec. 23, 1466, Paul excommunicated George and declared him deposed for refusing to suppress the Utraquists, an independent national church that branched off from the Hussites and that Rome did not recognize.
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 The Later Fifteenth Century
In spite of the diplomatic action conducted by George’s French adviser, Dr. Antoine Marini, of Grenoble, the whole plan, submitted to the Polish Diet, to the Republic of Venice, and to France, hardly had any real chances, and besides the Polish alliance, George succeeded only in making a treaty with Louis XI the next year.
But King George himself, together with the majority of the Czechs, was deeply attached to that moderate form of Hussitism which had been recognized by the Council of Basle but never completely reconciled with Rome.
After a protracted conflict with the papacy, in the course of which Pope Pius II revoked the Compactates of Basle, George was excommunicated and deposed as a heretic by Paul II.
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 Pilsen - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
It quickly became an important town on trade routes leading to Nuremberg and Regensburg; in the 14th century, it was the third-largest town in Bohemia after Prague and Kutná Hora.
During the Hussite Wars, it was the centre of Catholic resistance to the Hussites: Prokop the Great unsuccessfully besieged it three times, and it joined the league of Romanist nobles against King George of Podebrady.
In 1468, the town acquired a printing press; the Troyan Chronicle, the first book published in Bohemia, was printed on it.
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 Prague timeline - Prague rulers
Despite simple weapons, they achieved legendary military successes against the Emperor's Catholic crusades, due largely to their religious fervour and to the discipline of their briliant leader, Jan Zizka, who invented mobile artillery.
The Hussites split into two camps, the moderate "Utraquists" and the radical "Taborites" who were finally defeated at the Battle of Lipany in 1434, paving the way for the moderate Hussite king, George of Podebrady.
1448 - Prague conquered by troops of George of Podebrady.
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Fortunately a strong noble, George of Podebrady, was able to seize Prague and end the anarchy.
A moderate Hussite, George was committed to a conciliation with Catholics.
The nobility elected George of Podebrady King of Bohemia.
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