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Languages Translate. The Hussites, named after their leader, continued to be a powerhouse in Bohemia and Moravia even after the chilling death of Hus. He was burned at the stake in for preaching against the beliefs of the Catholic Church and the sale of indulgences. On the death of Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia the Hussites in Bohemia and Moravia took up arms to prevent his brother, Emperor Sigismund from entering into his succession. Jan Zizka , the Hussite military leader, expelled Sigismund in and routed him again at Kutna Hora in After the death of Zizka the division between the radical and the moderate parties of the Hussites the Taborites and the Utraquistswidened.

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By killing Hus, the church authorities provided the Czech reformers with a martyr. From then on, the movement, hitherto known as Wycliffite, took the name Hussite, and it grew rapidly. The Hussites reacted emotionally against the Council of Constance , the German king Sigismund, and the conservative clergy. A letter of protest, signed by members of the nobility, was dispatched to Constance in September Hus had not developed a system of doctrine, nor had he designated his successor.

Ideological differentiation set in and resulted in divisions and polemics. The radicals came mostly from smaller boroughs and the countryside. The Germans in Bohemia and in the incorporated provinces remained faithful to the Roman Catholic Church , and, thus, the deep-seated ethnic antagonism was accentuated.

The death of the Bohemian king Wenceslas IV in hastened the political crisis. Sigismund, determined to break the Hussite opposition, initiated a period of bitter struggles that lasted more than 10 years. He had the support of opponents of Hussitism within the kingdom, of many German princes, and of the papacy. Invasions of Bohemia assumed the character of crusades but were successfully repelled by the Hussites, who pulled together in times of danger.

The accord, which became known as the Four Articles of Prague , stressed that 1 the word of God should be preached freely, 2 Communion should be administered in both kinds i. In response, the Roman Catholic Church mounted altogether five abortive crusades against the Hussites.

Whenever a crusade menaced Bohemia, however, the radical military brotherhoods joined the conservative forces to push back the invader. Meanwhile, a general council of the church opened in at Basel , Switzerland, and determined to find a peaceful settlement. The Hussite envoys reached Basel and opened debate on the cardinal points of their doctrine. The Utraquists ultimately joined forces with the Catholics to defeat the radical Hussites in a fratricidal battle at Lipany in May The final agreement came to be known as the Compacts Compactata of Basel.

The agreement followed the Four Articles of Prague but weakened them with subtle clauses e. After the promulgation of the compacts in , an agreement followed with Sigismund, now accepted as the legitimate king of Bohemia. But he died in , and Bohemia was neither united in religion nor consolidated politically. Various forces hindered religious pacification. The Catholic clergy refused to respect the Compacts of Basel because they were not sanctioned by the pope; the Catholics would not accept Rokycana as archbishop of the Hussite church either.

The radical parties, although gravely weakened at Lipany, also stood in uncompromising opposition to Rokycana. Sigismund had no son, and the problem of succession to the Bohemian throne caused a split among the nobility, which had been enriched during the Hussite wars by the secularization of church properties and which had grown accustomed to the absence of monarchy.

In January an assembly was held to set up provincial administration for Bohemia; its composition demonstrated clearly the steady rise in the importance of the wealthy barons, who functioned as the first estate.

The lesser nobility, large in number, was considered the second estate. The upper classes recognized the royal boroughs as the third estate but were reluctant to share power with them. In the January assembly the political alignments were not identical with religious divisions; nonetheless, the first estate included a powerful Catholic faction, and the second estate was predominantly Hussite.

The assembly did not elect a governor of Bohemia. Instead, in the counties into which Bohemia was subdivided, leagues were organized to promote the cooperation of local lords, knights, and royal boroughs, irrespective of religious orientation.

Several foreign princes challenged this Habsburg claim, but in the estates recognized Ladislas as the legitimate heir to the throne of Bohemia. As he resided at the court of his guardian, the German king and future Holy Roman emperor Frederick III , the interregnum was extended. Apart from political and economic consolidation, George strove for a papal sanction of the Compacts of Basel and for the confirmation of the Hussite leader Rokycana as archbishop.

In George decided to act. He seized Prague and appointed Rokycana head of the Utraquist consistory. In Frederick designated George governor of Bohemia. George served as his chief adviser. But in Ladislas suddenly died. Although several foreign princes competed for the throne, the estates of Bohemia reaffirmed the elective principle and decided unanimously for George, who became king in Although attached to the Utraquist party, for George the Hussite revolution was finished. As he was eager to be crowned according to the rites prescribed by Emperor Charles IV, in the presence of two foreign bishops he obliged himself to defend the true faith and to lead his people from errors, sects, and heresies.

Because the Compacts of Basel were not mentioned, George did not hesitate to make his pledge; since the agreement with the Council of Basel, the Utraquists considered the Communion in both kinds as a lawful concession and not a heresy.

During the next three years, thanks to his superior diplomatic skills, George enhanced his prestige both at home and abroad. Feeling that no lasting peace could be achieved without the speedy settlement of religious issues, George attempted in to have the Compacts of Basel sanctioned by Pope Pius II. Instead of approving the compacts, however, the pope declared them null and void. Although neither the pope nor the king showed any intention of retreating, armed conflict did not take place, and several princes, including Frederick III, were willing to use their influence to arrange a compromise.

Shortly before Christmas , the pope excommunicated George and released his Catholic subjects from their oath of allegiance.

Matthias claimed that he needed the resources of the imperial and Bohemian crowns in order to launch a great crusade against the Turks.

The Hungarians invaded Moravia, and, by tying down a considerable portion of the Bohemian army, they facilitated rebel successes in other parts of the kingdom. In May the opposition, controlling all provinces except Bohemia, proclaimed Matthias king of Bohemia.

In George achieved some successes over his rivals, but he was unable to consolidate them because of deteriorating health. He died in March , mourned by both the Utraquists and loyal Catholics. Czechoslovak history. Article Media. Info Print Print. Table Of Contents. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Load Previous Page. The Hussite wars By killing Hus, the church authorities provided the Czech reformers with a martyr. The Hussite preponderance Sigismund had no son, and the problem of succession to the Bohemian throne caused a split among the nobility, which had been enriched during the Hussite wars by the secularization of church properties and which had grown accustomed to the absence of monarchy.

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Eventual defeat for Radical Hussites , victory for Moderate Hussites. Bohemian Wars: Hussite groups — Hussite Coalition — Radical Hussites — Allies of the Polish—Hussite invasion of Prussia :. Adam Rohan. After initial clashes, the Utraquists changed sides in to fight alongside Roman Catholics and opposed the Taborites and other Hussite spinoffs.

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Hussite Wars

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. All rights reserved. See more Encyclopedia articles on: Wars and Battles. Enter your search terms:. Hussite Wars, series of conflicts in the 15th cent. It was a religious struggle between Hussites and the Roman Catholic Church, a national struggle between Czechs and Germans, and a social struggle between the landed and peasant classes.

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By killing Hus, the church authorities provided the Czech reformers with a martyr. From then on, the movement, hitherto known as Wycliffite, took the name Hussite, and it grew rapidly. The Hussites reacted emotionally against the Council of Constance , the German king Sigismund, and the conservative clergy. A letter of protest, signed by members of the nobility, was dispatched to Constance in September Hus had not developed a system of doctrine, nor had he designated his successor.

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When Jan Hus was burned at the stake in , his many followers promptly took up his cause. The Hussites, as they called themselves, fought a series of wars through the rest of the 15th century and into the 16th. When news came to Bohemia that Hus — who had been guaranteed safe passage by Emperor Sigismund, brother of the King of Bohemia — the nobles who supported him sent a letter of protest to the Council of Constance. Bohemia promptly exploded in violence; Catholic priests were forced out of their parishes in many areas. King Wenceslas IV, prompted by Sigismund, made an attempt to quell the popular movement, to no avail.

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