Part I. Jan Zizka (1360-1424) He was a member of the minor nobility of some social standing. Zizka lost an eye in childhood; perhaps a teenage fight. Entered the service of Vaclav IV, as a hunter. Nobility on both sides engaged in pillage and guerilla warfare during civil strife. He fought at the Battle of Gruneberg - Tannenberg - where King Jagiello of Poland and Lithuania turned back the Teutonic Knights.
File:Mikoláš Aleš, Špalíček 099.jpg Art: This drawing is by Mikoláš Aleš, a famous painter from Czech Republic. Mikoláš Aleš was one of the most significant representatives of Czech nationally oriented painting.