On 30th July , in Prague, a number of prominent Catholics were defenestrated and fell to their deaths ; this was the beginning of the Hussite rebellion (the. Hussite Wars, series of conflicts in the 15th cent., caused by the rise of the Hussites [1] in Bohemia and Moravia. Jan Žižka, hero of the Hussite Wars, stormed the building with several supporters and threw the burgomaster and many of the town councilors from the windows.

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Hussite Wars

The Taborites had displayed such great skills in battle that Emperor Sigismund declared “the Bohemians could only be overcome by Bohemians the Utraquists were the only anti-Taborite forces that actually wqrs at the battle. Many Catholics were forced out of the country. After a considerable part of the city had been damaged or destroyed, the parties declared a truce on 13 November.

Inwar again broke out between the Utraquists and the Taborites. Some Hussites embraced pacifism and were not involved in the wars, which they denounced. At the decisive battle of Lipany waars Taborites were routed and Procopius was killed. Negotiations with the Council of Basel began, especially through the Univ.

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The crew of each cart consists of soldiers: From the end of the 16th century the inheritors of the Hussite tradition in Bohemia were included in the more general name of “Protestants” borne by the adherents of the Reformation. Poland, though a devoutly Catholic nation, was supporting the Hussites on non-religion grounds.

Troops were mostly footmen, highly disciplined by the intensive training and control methods established by Zizka in his Mount Tabor stronghold. Even more specific wagon tactics were used by the Hussites. Negotiations were not, however, broken off, and a change in the political situation of Bohemia finally resulted in a settlement.


These wars lasted from to approximately Shortly before his death Hus had accepted a doctrine preached during his absence by his followers at Prague, namely that of Utraquism, or the obligation of the faithful to receive communion in both kinds, bread and wine. Internal troubles prevented the followers of Hus from fully capitalizing on their victory. This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Czech.

The last-named, however, refused to recognize as archbishop of Prague John of Rokycanwho had been elected to hussitee dignity by the estates of Bohemia. The crown was then hkssite to Grand Duke Vytautas of Lithuania and Vytautas accepted it, with the condition that the Hussites reunite with the Catholic Church.

Inas a result of World War Ithe Czech lands regained independence from Austria-Hungary controlled by the Habsburg monarchy as Czechoslovakia.

The shooters aimed first of all at the horses depriving the cavalry of its main trump. After the Hussite Wars ended, the Catholic -supported Utraquist side came out victorious from conflict with the Taborites and became the most common representation of the Hussite faith in Bohemia.

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The Hussites were nearly unstoppable by now, marching as far as the Baltic Sea. The ecclesiastical organization of Tabor had a somewhat puritanical character, and the government was established on a thoroughly democratic basis. The Hussites finally gained acceptance of their demands somewhat moderated from the Four Articles of Prague.

They were made up of mostly infantry, and to defeat the “invincible” knights of the day led to the infantry revolution. The artillery would usually inflict heavy casualties at close range.


Hussite Wars – Wikipedia

He undertook to translate the Scriptures into Czech, which helped to stabilize the Czech language. We are all Hussites, without having been aware of it. Depending on the terrain Hussites prepared the carts to the battle forming them in square or circle. Later, the Unitas Fratrum emerged, attracting husste from both but embraced pacifism, becoming a peace-church. The radicals the radical party had their gathering-places all around the country. Sigismund and many German princes arrived before Prague on 30 June at the head of a vast army of crusaders from all parts of Europelargely consisting of adventurers attracted by the hope of pillage.

The Compactata were rejected by the Taborites. Many of the knights died as their horses were shot and they fell. After the Execution When news came to Bohemia that Hus — who had been guaranteed safe passage by Emperor Sigismund, brother of the King of Bohemia — the nobles who supported him sent a letter of protest to the Council of Constance. The citizens of Prague laid siege to the Vysehrad see Battle of Vysehradand towards the end of October the garrison was on the point of capitulating through famine.

In November hissitethe Hussites clashed with the makeshift army, created massive destruction in Prague. Komensky Comeniusa member hussjte the brotherhood, claimed for the members of his church that they were the genuine inheritors of the doctrines of Hus. However, many of them, especially the Utraquists, favored peace over war.