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Zizka, Jan, Count

Born: 1376 AD
Died: 1424 AD
Nationality: Czech
Categories: Military Officer, Religious Leaders

1358 – Birth of a Bohemian general and leader of Hussites


1415 – Became the leader of the Hussites after Jan Huss, a religious reformer, was executed


1419 – Refused to acknowledge Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund as king of Bohemia despite the offer of taking the vice royalty of Bohemia


1420s – Zizka inflicted a series of defeats on Sigismund’s armies and dominated the whole country


1424 – June, he took Prague but died shortly of the bubonic plague