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Karel Havlíček Borovský (1821 Havlíčková Borová – 1856 Prague), writer, journalist, literary critic

(Havlíčkův Brod) Karel Havlíček Borovský, Czech poet, journalist, and founder of Czech journalism and literary criticism, is closely tied to the village where his was born in 1821. He is the town's namesake, and the town, in turn, is his. He came from the town of Borová, which today bears the added title of "Havlíčkova" ("Havlíček's") in his honour, and Karel Havlíček, conversely, began to sign his his w

Jan Žižka of Trocnov (1360 Trocnov – 1424 Přibyslav), Hussite military leader and warrior

The story of the life of Bohemian warrior and Hussite military leader Jan Žižka began some time around 1360 in Trocnov in Southern Bohemia, and ends abruptly and unexpectedly during the siege of city of Přibyslav. Žižka's childhood, youth (and his entire life until the year 1400 in general) are still shrouded in mystery today, as period sources do not mention much about Žižka's life. Despit





Oldest Bell

(Havlíčkův Brod) The oldest surviving bell in the Czech Republic, "Vilém," in Havlíčkův Brod from the year 1333 weighs almost two tonnes, is 128 cm tall, and its bottom rim measures 148 cm in diameter. It remembers the era when the residents of Havlíčkův Brod warred with the resident of Jihlava over the ore m

 
 
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