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Personalities of Czechia

Czech, of Czech parentage and in Czechia born or acting historically important and/or in any way substantially beneficial personalities.
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Ottokar I of Bohemia (Přemysl Otakar I., 1155) - the first inheritable king of Bohemia, granted by "Golden Bull of Sicily". #Czechia

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John Hus (Jan Hus, c.1369) - priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, Hus is considered the first Church reformer. #Czechia

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Vratislaus II of Bohemia (Vratislav II, 1033) - the first King of Bohemia as of 1085. #Czechia

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Ludmila of Bohemia (sv.Ludmila) - Czech saint and martyr venerated by the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. The wife of Bořivoj, the grandmother of Saint Wenceslas (Sv.Václav). #Czechia

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Princess Libuše & Přemysl The Plughman are legendary ancestors of the Přemyslid dynasty and founders of Bohemia. However, they are considered a mythical figures, they probably have their real prototypes. The story of Libuše and Přemysl was recounted in detail in the 12th century by Cosmas of Prague in his Chronica Boëmorum. #Czechia

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Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia (kníže Bořivoj, c. 852-855) - the first historically documented Duke of Bohemia from about 870 and progenitor of the Přemyslid dynasty. #Czechia

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Peter Parler (Petr Parléř, c.1330) - architect of German origin, living in Prague, best known for building Saint Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge in Prague. #Czechia #Germany

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Ottokar II of Bohemia (Přemysl Otakar II, 1233 ) - the Iron and Golden King, king of Bohemia (1253-1278), also Duke of Austria, Duke of Styria, Duke of Carinthia and Margrave of Carniola. With Přemysl Ottokar's rule, the Přemyslids reached the peak of their power in the Holy Roman Empire. #Czechia

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Charles IV (1316) - King of Bohemia & Holy Roman Emperor. #Czechia #Luxembourg

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Adalbert of Prague (sv.Vojtěch, 957) - saint and martyr, a Bishop of Prague and missionary. He evangelized Poles and Hungarians. The patron saint of Czechia, Poland, Hungary and Prussia. Presumably, Adalbert is the author of the first Czech hymn "Hospodine pomiluj ny" in the end of 10th century, unique also because it is commonly sung also today. #Czechia #Poland #Hungary

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