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History of Czechoslovakia

Journey back in time to Czechoslovakia

(Bohemia) (Czech Republic)

Visit Czechoslovakia. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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Fun fact: There is a Christmas Eve tradition whereby single women use a shoe to determine whether or not they will marry in the upcoming year. The girl tosses one of her shoes towards a door. If the shoe lands and the heel points at the door, the girl shall not marry next year. If it lands otherwise, she will marry.



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  • After the death of King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia in the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria became the new King of Bohemia and the country became a constituent state of the Habsburg Monarchy.

    www.wikipedia.org

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    Karlstejn castle, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
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  • After Emperor Matthias II and then King of Bohemia Ferdinand II (later Holy Roman Emperor) began oppressing the rights of Protestants in Bohemia, the resulting Bohemian Revolt led to outbreak of the Thirty Years' War in 1618.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • in 1620, 27 Bohemian estates leaders together with Jan Jesenius, rector of the Charles University of Prague were executed on the Prague's Old Town Square on 21 June 1621 and the rest were exiled from the country;
    their lands were then given to Catholic loyalists (mostly of Bavarian and Saxon origin), this ended the pro-reformation movement in Bohemia and also ...Read MORE...


  • In the so-called "renewed constitution" of 1627, the German language was established as a second official language in the Czech lands.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1700 - Kingdom of Bohemia is part of the Holy Roman Empire


  • At the end of the 18th century, the Czech National Revival movement, in cooperation with part of the Bohemian aristocracy, started a campaign for restoration of the kingdom's historic rights, whereby the Czech language was to regain its historical ro

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Bohemia (Holy Roman Empire) - 2,810,000


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  • During the Revolution of 1848, many Czech nationalists called for autonomy for Bohemia from Habsburg Austria, but the revolutionaries were defeated.
    The old Bohemian Diet, one of the last remnants of the independence, was dissolved, although the Czech language experienced a rebirth as romantic...Read MORE...


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    Český Krumlov, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
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  • In 1861, a new elected Bohemian Diet was established.
    The renewal of the old Bohemian Crown (Kingdom of Bohemia, Margraviate of Moravia, and Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia) became the official...Read MORE...


  • An attempt by the Czechs to create a tripartite monarchy (Austria-Hungary-Bohemia) failed in 1871.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1895 - Bohemia
    Bohemia, bo-hee'me-a (Ger. Böhmen, bā'men; Fr. Bohème, b0-aim'), a political and administrative province and nominal kingdom of Austria-Hungary,...Read MORE...


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  • 1915 - October 29 - Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

    historyorb.com

  • 1918 - October 28 - Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

    historyorb.com

  • 1920 - March 28 - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
    After World War I and the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state, Bohemia became a part of Czechoslovakia.
    historyorb.com

  • 1938 - September 21 - Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Following the Munich Agreement in 1938, the border regions of Bohemia historically inhabited predominantly by ethnic Germans (the Sudetenland) were...Read MORE...


  • 1944 - October 18 - Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

    historyorb.com

  • 1945 - May 9 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)

    historyorb.com

  • In 1969, the Czech lands (including Bohemia) was given autonomy within Czechoslovakia as the Czech Socialist Republic.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1990, the name was changed to the Czech Republic, which become a separate state in 1993 with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

    www.wikipedia.org



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Karlstejn castle, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
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Český Krumlov, Bohemia (now Czech Republic)
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  • After the death of King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia in the Battle of Mohács in 1526, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria became the new King of Bohemia and the country became a constituent state of the Habsburg Monarchy.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • After Emperor Matthias II and then King of Bohemia Ferdinand II (later Holy Roman Emperor) began oppressing the rights of Protestants in Bohemia, the resulting Bohemian Revolt led to outbreak of the Thirty Years' War in 1618.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • in 1620, 27 Bohemian estates leaders together with Jan Jesenius, rector of the Charles University of Prague were executed on the Prague's Old Town Square on 21 June 1621 and the rest were exiled from the country;
    their lands were then given to Catholic loyalists (mostly of Bavarian and Saxon origin), this ended the pro-reformation movement in Bohemia and also ... Read MORE...

  • In the so-called "renewed constitution" of 1627, the German language was established as a second official language in the Czech lands.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1700 - Kingdom of Bohemia is part of the Holy Roman Empire
  • At the end of the 18th century, the Czech National Revival movement, in cooperation with part of the Bohemian aristocracy, started a campaign for restoration of the kingdom's historic rights, whereby the Czech language was to regain its historical ro

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Bohemia (Holy Roman Empire) - 2,810,000
  • During the Revolution of 1848, many Czech nationalists called for autonomy for Bohemia from Habsburg Austria, but the revolutionaries were defeated.
    The old Bohemian Diet, one of the last remnants of the independence, was dissolved, although the Czech language experienced a rebirth as romantic... Read MORE...

  • In 1861, a new elected Bohemian Diet was established.
    The renewal of the old Bohemian Crown (Kingdom of Bohemia, Margraviate of Moravia, and Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia) became the official... Read MORE...

  • An attempt by the Czechs to create a tripartite monarchy (Austria-Hungary-Bohemia) failed in 1871.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Bohemia
    Bohemia, bo-hee'me-a (Ger. Böhmen, bā'men; Fr. Bohème, b0-aim'), a political and administrative province and nominal kingdom of Austria-Hungary,... Read MORE...

  • 1915 - October 29 - Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia

    historyorb.com
  • Czechoslovakia 1918-1968 (1969)

    Thorkell Ágúst Óttarsson (www.youtube.com)
  • 1918 - October 28 - Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up

    historyorb.com
  • 1920 - March 28 - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
    After World War I and the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state, Bohemia became a part of Czechoslovakia.
    historyorb.com
  • 1938 - September 21 - Winston Churchill condemns Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia
    Following the Munich Agreement in 1938, the border regions of Bohemia historically inhabited predominantly by ethnic Germans (the Sudetenland) were... Read MORE...

  • 1944 - October 18 - Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

    historyorb.com
  • 1945 - May 9 - Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (Natl Day)

    historyorb.com
  • In 1969, the Czech lands (including Bohemia) was given autonomy within Czechoslovakia as the Czech Socialist Republic.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1990, the name was changed to the Czech Republic, which become a separate state in 1993 with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia.

    www.wikipedia.org

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