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Silesian Duke Charles I of Münsterberg and Oels and His Power Aspirations
Silesian Duke Charles I of Münsterberg and Oels and His Power Aspirations

Author(s): Radek Fukala
Subject(s): History, 16th Century
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: Duke Charles I of Münsterberg and Oels; the Bohemian Estates’; the Jagiellonian reign; the lands of the Bohemian Crown; Silesia;

Summary/Abstract: Although Duke Charles I of Münsterberg and Oels has been vastly overlooked or even negatively judged by Czech historiography, he was one of the crucial and most distinct political figures of the Bohemian state at the threshold of the modern era. The offspring of the Podiebrad family and grandson of the Bohemian King George of Podiebrad both noticeably influenced events occurring under the Jagiellonian reign and the Central-European events following the 1526 arrival of the Habsburgs to the Bohemian throne. The historical stage marked by his birth and death was one of the most turbulent periods of the Bohemian Kingdom, Silesia and European history.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 47-60
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English