On 30th July , in Prague, a number of prominent Catholics were defenestrated and fell to their deaths ; this was the beginning of the Hussite rebellion (the. Hussite Wars, series of conflicts in the 15th cent., caused by the rise of the Hussites [1] in Bohemia and Moravia. Jan Žižka, hero of the Hussite Wars, stormed the building with several supporters and threw the burgomaster and many of the town councilors from the windows.

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Kaminsky, History of the Hussite Revolution One was called the “trestle gun” nicknamed the hook gun and it was used as field artillery on the wagons. Although many prominent Hussites had now left Prague, troubles continued. Unable to maintain himself there he marched to southern Bohemia.

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The last-named, however, refused to recognize as archbishop of Prague John of Rokycanwho had been elected to that dignity by the estates of Bohemia.

Retrieved December 14, from Encyclopedia. At that point several of the lesser nobility and some barons, signatories of the protest letter, removed Romanist priests from their parishes, replacing them with priests willing to give communion in both wine and bread. When used for defense, the wagons were arranged into an impregnable barrier surrounding the foot soldiers; they also served to transport his men. They were made up of mostly infantry, and to defeat the “invincible” knights of the day led to the infantry revolution.

The Hussites’ battle awrs of two stages, the first defensive, the second an offensive counterattack. In front of this wall of carts a ditch was dug by camp followers.


The man who would lead this was Emperor Sigismund. His preaching was widely heeded in Bohemia, and provoked suppression by the Church, which had declared many of Wycliffe’s ideas heretical. After the Hussite Nussite ended, the Catholic -supported Utraquist side came out victorious from conflict with the Taborites and became the most common representation of the Hussite faith in Bohemia.

InPope Pius II declared the “Compacta” null and void, prohibited communion in both kinds, and acknowledged King George of Podebrady as king on condition that he would promise an unconditional harmony with the Roman Church. His wife openly favoured the friends of Hus. However, many of them, especially the Utraquists, favored peace over war. In the same year the tension between the Taborites and the moderate Utraquists, whose stronghold was at Prague, flared into open conflict, and late inZizka led his army against Prague in order to compel that city to adhere to his uncompromising anti-Catholic policy.

He had been persuaded by the Council that Hyssite was a heretic.

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He became confessor to the queen of Bohemia and dean of the theological faculty in Prague. Bohemia was for a time free from foreign intervention, but internal discord again broke out, caused partly by theological strife wads partly by the ambition of agitators. The Hussites initially campaigned defensively, but after they assumed the offensive.

On 5 July the compacts were formally accepted and signed at Jihlava Iglauin Moravia, by King Sigismund, by the Hussite delegates, and by the representatives of the Roman Catholic Church. The history of earlier contributions by wikipedians is accessible to researchers here: At the decisive battle of Lipany in the Taborites were routed and both Prokop the Great and Prokop the Lesser were killed.


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After the death of Zizka the division between the radical and the moderate parties of the Hussites—the Taborites and the Utraquists—widened. Depending on the terrain Hussites prepared the carts to the battle forming them in square or circle.

On a few occasions, he even fought against both the Taborites and the Uussite to try to force them into reuniting.

Hussitism organised itself during huussite years — The moderate party, who followed Hus more closely, sought to conduct reform while leaving dars whole hierarchical and liturgical order of the Church untouched. In November ofware Hussites clashed with the makeshift army, created massive destruction in Prague. For the later war over Bohemia, see Bohemian—Hungarian War — For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Then the infantry hidden behind the carts by means of firearms and crossbows warded off the attack, weakening the enemy.

The views of the moderate Hussites were widely represented at the University and among the citizens of Prague; they were therefore called the Prague Party, but also Calixtines Latin calix chalice or Utraquists Latin utraque bothbecause they emphasized the second article of Prague, and the chalice became their emblem.