George of Poděbrady, "King of Two Peoples": Treaties Are to Be Observed. (1923) A painting by Alfons Mucha, part of his monumental cycle The Slav Epic, depicts papal nuncio Cardinal Fantinus de Valle reminding to king his coronation promise to bring Bohemia "back to the womb of the true Church" and exterminate "heretics" (i.e. Utraquists / Hussites), while the king passionately objects that ...
The town acquired its emblem in 1472 from the sons of King George of Poděbrady. His description reads as follows: In a gold shield, a silver block wall, culminating with nine red-covered shades. In the middle of the wall, a gate with a black hole, a gold gate, and a golden grille, topped with silver spikes.
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George was the son of Victor of Kunštát and Poděbrady, a Bohemian nobleman, one of the leaders of the Orphans or Utraquists, the more moderate faction of the Hussites during the Hussite Wars. At the age of fourteen, George himself took part in the Battle of Lipany, which marked the downfall of the more radical Taborites. Early in life, as one of the leaders of the Hussite party, he defeated the Austrian troops of the King Albrecht II, who had succeeded King Sigismund as King of Bohemia, Germa...
Ruler of Bohemia
The struggle of the Hussites against the papal party continued uninterruptedly, and the position of George became a very difficult one when the young king Ladislaus, who was crowned in 1453, expressed his pro-Roman sympathies, though he had recognized the compacts and the ancient privileges of Bohemia. In 1457 King Ladislaus died suddenly and some voices accused George of having poisoned him. (Research in 1985 gave acute leukemiaas the cause of death.) On 27 February 1458 the estatesof Bohemi...
In 1440 he married Kunigunde of Sternberg; they had the following children: 1. Boček(1442–1496) 2. Victor (1443–1492), Imperial prince, Duke of Munsterberg and Troppau and Count of Glatz 3. Barbara (1446–1469), married firstly to Henry of Lipé and secondly to John of Ronov 4. Henry the Elder (1448–1498), married Ursula of Brandenburg, daughter of Albert III, Margrave of Brandenburg 5. Katharina (11 November 1449-8 March 1464), married Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, however died young 6. Sidonie, married Albrecht von Sachsen (1443-1500) After Kunigunde died in 1449, he remarried to Joanna of Rosenthalin 1450, they had the following children: 1. Henry the Younger (1452–1492) married Catherine, daughter of William III, Duke of Saxony 2. Frederick (1453–1458), died young 3. Agnes?, believed to have married in Wallachia 4. Ludmila (16 October 1456-20 January 1503), married Frederick I of LiegnitzBautz, Traugott, ed (2003). "Podiebrad, Georg von" (in German). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). 21. Nordhausen: Bautz. cols. 1183–1203. ISBN 3-88309-110-3. http://www.bbkl.de/..."Chrétienté et Europe : le projet de Georges de Podiebrad au xve siècle," Chrétiens et sociétés, 1 | 1994, [online], uploaded 8 July 2008. URL : http://chretienssocietes.revues.org//index68.html(Fr...Frederick G. Heymann. George of Bohemia. King of Heretics.Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1965.Otakar Odložilík. The Hussite King. Bohemia in European Affairs 1440-1471.New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1965.
- Kunigunde of Sternberg (1425-1449)
- King of Bohemia
- Joanna of Rosenthal (1430-1475)
George was the son of Victor of Kunštát and Poděbrady, a Bohemian nobleman, one of the leaders of the Orphans or Utraquists, the more moderate faction of the Hussites during the Hussite Wars. At the age of fourteen, George himself took part in the Battle of Lipany, which marked the downfall of the more radical Taborites.
George de Kunštát și Poděbrady (23 aprilie 1420 – 22 martie 1471), cunoscut, de asemenea, sub numele de George de Poděbrad sau Podiebrad (în cehă Jiří z Poděbrad; în germană Georg von Podiebrad), a fost un rege al Boemiei (1458-1471). A fost un conducător al husiților.
George was the son of Victor of Kunštát and Poděbrady, a Bohemian nobleman, one of the leaders of the Orphans or Utraquists, the more moderate faction of the Hussites during the Hussite Wars. At the age of fourteen, George himself took part in the Battle of Lipany , which marked the downfall of the more radical Taborites .
Catherine of Poděbrady (11 November 1449 – 8 March 1464,) was the second wife of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary. Biography. Catherine and her twin sister Sidonie were born at Poděbrady, to the Bohemian king George of Poděbrady and his first wife, Kunigunde of Šternberk. Kunigunde died from complications of the birth.
She was the youngest daughter of George of Poděbrady (who was elected King of Bohemia in 1458) by his second wife, Johana of Rožmitál (Johanka z Rožmitálu). She was named after her maternal grandmother, Ludmila Bawor of Strakonicz.
Ludmila of Poděbrady was born 16 October 1456 to George of Poděbrady (1420-1471) and Joanna of Rosenthal (1430-1475) and died 20 January 1503 inLegnica of unspecified causes. She married Frederick I of Legnica (1446-1488) 5 May 1474 JL .