Person:George of Poděbrady (1)

George of Poděbrady
b.23 Apr 1420
d.22 Mar 1471
  1. George of Poděbrady1420 - 1471
m. Abt 1450
  1. Henry of Poděbrady1452 - 1492
  2. Ludmila of Poděbrady1456 - 1503
Facts and Events
Name George of Poděbrady
Alt Name Georg Podiebrad
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Apr 1420
Marriage to Kunigunde of Sternberg
Marriage Abt 1450 to Joanna of Rosenthal
Death[1] 22 Mar 1471
Reference Number? Q159679?

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George of Kunštát and Poděbrady (23 April 1420 – 22 March 1471), also known as Poděbrad or Podiebrad, was the sixteenth King of Bohemia, who ruled in 1458–1471. He was a leader of the Hussites, however, moderate and tolerant toward the Catholic faith. His rule was marked by great efforts to preserve peace and tolerance between the Hussites and Catholics in the religiously divided Crown of Bohemia – hence his contemporary nicknames: "King of two peoples" and "Friend of peace".

During the 19th century, in period of the so-called Czech National Revival, he began to be praised (even somewhat idealized) as the last Czech national monarch (in terms of ethnic awareness), a great diplomat and a courageous fighter against the domination of the Catholic Church. In modern times he is remembered mainly for his idea and attempt to establish common European Christian institutions, which is now seen as the first historical vision of European unity.

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