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

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

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

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

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

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

Bretislaus I (Břetislav I., born c.1002-1005) - Duke of Bohemia, called also the "Bohemian Achilles", known for his raids, incl. to Poland with bringing the relics of St. Adalbert back to Prague and wars with the German King Henry III. He is the author of decrees concerning the rules of Christianization. #Czechia

Bretislaus I (Břetislav I., born c.1002-1005) - Duke of Bohemia, called also the "Bohemian Achilles", known for his raids, incl. to Poland with bringing the relics of St. Adalbert back to Prague and wars with the German King Henry III. He is the author of decrees concerning the rules of Christianization. #Czechia

Ottokar I of Bohemia (Přemysl Otakar I., 1155) -  the first inheritable king of Bohemia, granted by "Golden Bull of Sicily". #Czechia

Ottokar I of Bohemia (Přemysl Otakar I., 1155) - the first inheritable king of Bohemia, granted by "Golden Bull of Sicily". #Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (sv.Václav, c.907) - the duke of Bohemia (921-935), saint and martyr, posthumously declared king, and the patron saint of the Czech state. #Czechia

Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (sv.Václav, c.907) - the duke of Bohemia (921-935), saint and martyr, posthumously declared king, and the patron saint of the Czech state. #Czechia

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