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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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

Vyšehrad: ststue of Princess Libuše and Přemysl, the founder of Přemyslid dynasty by Josef Václav Myslbek, Prague, 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, - priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague. After John Wycliffe, Hus is considered the first Church reformer.

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., - the first inheritable king of Bohemia, granted by "Golden Bull of Sicily".

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 - Duke of Bohemia, called also the…

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.

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

Fresco in Romanesque rotunda of St.Catherine in Znojmo (South Moravia) with Czech king Vratislav II from the turn of the and century.

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

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 was a German architect, best known for building Saint Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge in Prague, where he lived from about

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

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

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, - the duke of Bohemia saint and martyr, posthumously declared king, and the patron saint of the Czech state.

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

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

Forefather (praotec) Čech - legendary leader of Czech people, who brought them to a new country. Althoug he is generally considered a mythical figure, he could have his real prototype. #Czechia

Forefather (praotec) Čech - legendary leader of Czech people, who brought them to a new country. Althoug he is generally considered a mythical figure, he could have his real prototype.

Saint Procopius of Sázava (Svatý Prokop - end of 10 th century) - Czech saint.He was a canon and a hermit and then became the founding abbot of Sázava monastery near Prague, holding tarditions of Old Slavic liturgy. He is an alleged author of the Reims Gospel.

Category:Archbishop John Ocko of Vlasim's votive painting - Wikimedia Commons

Agnes of Bohemia (sv.Anežka Česká, 1211) - princess who opted for a life of charity, mortification of the flesh and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, Agnes was not beatified or canonized for over 700 years. #Czechia

Agnes of Bohemia (sv.Anežka Česká, 1211) - princess who opted for a life of charity, mortification of the flesh and piety over a life of luxury and comfort. Although she was venerated soon after her death, Agnes was not beatified or canonized for over 700 years. #Czechia

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