Prague in History

Historical Events

  • 1343-01-14 Arnost of Pardubice becomes the first Archbishop of Prague (and the last bishop of Prague)
  • 1348-04-07 Prague University, first university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
  • 1357-07-09 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague
  • 1416-05-30 Jerome of Prague burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance
  • 1419-07-30 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.
  • 1420-07-14 Battle at Vitkov Zizka's hill (Prague): Taboriets beat Bohemia
  • 1434-05-30 The Battle of Lipany (also called the Battle of Česky Brod), ending Taborites influence
  • 1559-06-22 Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
  • 1594-04-15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)

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1600-02-04 Astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for the first time near Prague

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1608-05-19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • 1618-05-23 Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary are thrown out of a window and amazingly are not seriously injured by the 70 foot (21m) fall. Triggers the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1620-11-08 Battle of White Mountain, Prague
  • 1631-10-10 Saxon army occupies Prague
  • 1632-05-25 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
  • 1635-05-30 The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War

  • 1649-09-30 Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
  • 1655-04-04 The miraculous statue entitled the Infant of Prague is solemnly crowned by command of Cardinal Harrach
  • 1733-05-12 Maria Theresa crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • 1741-11-26 French & Beiers army occupies Prague
  • 1744-11-25 Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague
  • 1745-03-31 Jews are expelled from Prague
  • 1757-05-06 Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army
  • 1774-12-18 Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1787-10-29 Opera "Don Giovanni", music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte premieres at the National Theater of Bohemia in Prague

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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1842-05-25 Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

  • 1848-06-02 The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
  • 1866-01-15 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach" premieres in Prague
  • 1866-05-30 Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
  • 1866-08-23 Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war
  • 1868-05-16 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague
  • 1872-11-22 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
  • 1881-05-11 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa" premieres in Prague
  • 1885-11-27 1st photograph of a meteor taken by Austro-Hungarian photographer Ladislaus Weinek in Prague
  • 1903-11-15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague

  • 1905-10-01 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1908-09-19 Gustav Mahler's 7th Symphony premieres in Prague
  • 1912-01-05 The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1920-03-02 Karel Čapek "Loupeznik" premieres in Prague
  • 1920-11-21 Karel Čapek's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague
  • 1921-01-25 Karel Čapek's play "R.U.R." premieres in Prague, introduces the word "robot"
  • 1933-08-22 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • 1938-08-14 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)

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1941-09-27 Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1942-05-27 Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich is mortally wounded by a grenade thrown by Czech rebels in Prague during Operation Anthropoid; he would die a week later

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1942-05-30 Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler

Battle of InterestBombing of Dresden

1945-02-14 World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
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Dresden after the Allied firebombing campaign in 1945
Dresden after the Allied firebombing campaign in 1945
  • 1945-05-05 Uprising against occupying SS troops in Prague
  • 1945-05-10 Soviet troops occupied Prague
  • 1946-05-26 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
  • 1950-04-05 Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
  • 1950-11-27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • 1961-02-15 Entire US figure skating team is killed in an air crash outside Brussels airport in Belgium whilst flying to World Championships in Prague from NYC; 72 passengers, including 34 American skaters, coaches, officials, and other members of extended team are lost
  • 1962-11-06 Statue of Joseph Stalin in Prague is removed as part of de-Stalinzation efforts
  • 1962-12-18 Ballon d'Or: Dukler Prague midfielder Josef Masopust wins award for best European football player; beats Benfica striker Eusébio and FC Köln defender Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
  • 1968-06-27 Ludvik Vaculik publishes "Manifest of 2000 words" in Prague
  • 1968-07-05 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague

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1968-08-09 Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

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1968-08-15 Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu visits Prague

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu

Soviet UnionWarsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia

1968-08-20 During the night 250,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in response to the Prague Spring
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Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia
Crowds of protesters surround Soviet tanks during the first days of the invasion of Czechoslovakia

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1968-08-21 Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • 1969-01-02 Once influential daily sports newspaper, 'Soviet Sport' declares Czech super-star distance runner Emil Zatopek a "public enemy" after he supports democratic wing of the Communist Party at start of the Prague Spring
  • 1969-01-26 Police break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague
  • 1976-12-28 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins title of Europe's best football player for a 2nd time; beats Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink and Dukla Prague goalkeeper Ivo Viktor
  • 1977-01-06 Charter 77, a document criticising the Czech government's human rights abuses, is published in Prague
  • 1980-12-07 69th Davis Cup: Czechoslovakia beats Italy in Prague (4-1)
  • 1986-07-27 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
  • 1987-11-11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia

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1988-01-16 Czech dissident Václav Havel is arrested in Prague for taking part in demonstrations against the communist government

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • 1989-09-30 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • 1989-11-17 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29
  • 1990-10-19 HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague
  • 1992-06-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Vinorhady Theatre, Prague
  • 1993-03-11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • 1993-03-14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • 1993-03-19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • 1993-03-19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • 2000-09-26 Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
  • 2012-11-04 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Lucie Šafářová beats Jelena Janković of Serbia 6-1, 6-1 to give the home team a 3-1 win in the final
  • 2012-11-18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • 2014-11-09 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Home favourite Petra Kvitová beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-1) and an 8th title for the Czechs
  • 2015-11-15 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country

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2017-09-24 Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World 15-9 in the inaugural Laver Cup Tennis event in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2018-11-11 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries' top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side
  • 2019-06-04 Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism by tens of thousands against Prime Minister Andrej Babis' use of EU subsidies
  • 2019-06-23 Biggest protests in Prague since the fall of communism against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, with estimated 250,000 in Letna Plain park

Famous Birthdays

  • 1271-09-17 Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305), born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1305)
  • 1289-10-06 Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, King of Hungary (1301-05) and King of Bohemia and Poland (1305-06), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1306)
  • 1297-03-25 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
  • 1342-08-19 Catharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1395)
  • 1366-07-11 Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of Richard II, born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1394)
  • 1585-03-05 Johann Georg I, elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 1607-07-13 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1677)
  • 1619-12-17 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, German soldier, Commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, born in Prague (d. 1682)
  • 1674-08-09 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect and builder, born in Prague (d. 1766)
  • 1689-09-01 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Bavarian master builder (Prague)
  • 1696-08-09 Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein and general, born in Prague (d. 1772)
  • 1724-04-27 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1784)
  • 1737-03-09 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1781)
  • 1756-12-21 Thomas Anton Kunz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1830)
  • 1771-11-06 Alois Senefelder, German actor and inventor (lithography), born in Prague (d. 1834)
  • 1772-11-10 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • 1781-10-05 Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1848)
  • 1794-01-06 Kaspar Masek, Czech-Slovenian composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1873)
  • 1794-05-23 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1870)
  • 1798-05-28 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, born in Prague (d. 1876)
  • 1804-10-10 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
  • 1817-05-02 Zikmund Kolešovský, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1868)
  • 1822-10-05 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1884)
  • 1823-12-10 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1912)
  • 1825-04-03 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Prague (d. 1892)
  • 1825-09-11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1831-06-10 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1898)
  • 1833-09-21 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1913)
  • 1834-10-03 Vilém Blodek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1874)
  • 1836-05-17 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • 1838-04-16 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • 1842-06-11 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • 1846-11-18 Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein nobleman and politician, born in Prague (d. 1920)
  • 1850-11-08 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • 1852-06-24 Victor Adler, Austrian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 1854-11-09 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1906)
  • 1857-04-29 František Ondříček, Czech violinist and composer, born in Prague (d. 1922)
  • 1859-12-30 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Czech composer, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1862-02-13 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • 1862-12-09 Karel Kovařovic, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1920)
  • 1868-12-14 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1922)
  • 1871-05-30 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (Phantom), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1872-07-18 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)
  • 1875-12-04 Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • 1876-01-17 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), born in Prague (d. 1965)
  • 1879-01-05 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1946)
  • 1879-12-07 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American composer (Bohemian suite), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)
  • 1881-10-11 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1882-08-01 Vaclav Klicka, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1953)
  • 1882-11-02 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • 1883-04-24 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary [or April 30]

Person of interestFranz Kafka

1883-07-03 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1884-05-27 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1885-04-29 Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Rasende Reporter), born in Prague (d. 1948)
  • 1885-12-10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • 1886-04-17 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • 1886-09-14 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

1887-05-28 Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (Olympic gold decathlon, pentathlon 1912; College & Pro Football Hall of Fame), born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1888-12-29 Joseph Beran, Czech Roman Catholic prelate, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • 1889-12-11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1890-09-16 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1969)
  • 1893-01-13 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala) who died in a German concentration camp, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1894-06-10 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight]), born in Prague (d. 1972)
  • 1896-01-08 Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1896-12-03 John Urzidil, Austrian-American writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen), born in Prague (d. 1970)
  • 1896-12-15 Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American bio-chemist (Nobel 1947-discovery of how glycogen (animal starch) – a derivative of glucose – is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy), born in Prague (d. 1984)
  • 1899-06-30 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1899-08-19 Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1904-07-10 Iša Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1905-09-16 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1980)
  • 1906-09-25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1906-11-06 Francis Lederer, Czech actor (Diary of a Chambermaid), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2000)
  • 1908-04-05 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1908-04-11 Karel Ančerl, Czechoslovak conductor (Prague/Toronto), born in Tučapy, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • 1908-08-01 Miloslav Kabeláč, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1979)
  • 1910-07-02 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1910-09-24 Frank Pelleg, Czech-Israeli composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1912-01-28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 1912-06-22 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • 1914-03-12 Jan Kapr, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1988)
  • 1914-09-14 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1915-05-02 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • 1916-04-27 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • 1916-06-19 George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
  • 1917-09-11 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1919-07-12 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1921-08-07 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1921-10-12 Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon title 1954), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2001)
  • 1923-09-24 Ladislav Fuks, Czech writer, born in Prague (d. 1994)
  • 1924-05-29 Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball coach (Czech Women's team, German Men's team), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2013)
  • 1925-02-19 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • 1926-10-07 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • 1926-12-09 Jan Křesadlo, Czech-British psychologist and writer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • 1928-03-29 Vaclav Felix, composer, born in Prague (d. 2008)
  • 1928-07-20 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • 1928-08-21 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1986-07-25 Four-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Hana Mandlíková (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-01-04 Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel

Famous Deaths

  • 0997-04-23 Vojtech "Adalbert" of Prague, 2nd bishop of Prague/apostle, dies at 40
  • 1125-10-21 Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer
  • 1364-06-30 Arnost of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (b. 1297)
  • 1378-11-29 Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies
  • 1416-05-30 Jerome of Prague, Czech radical Christian teacher burned at the stake for heresy by church Council of Constance
  • 1528-11-11 Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68

Person of interestTycho Brahe

1601-10-24 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1609-08-22 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)
  • 1630-09-11 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • 1656-10-08 Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71
  • 1751-12-18 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62
  • 1939-11-11 Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in Prague
  • 1969-05-17 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
  • 1973-07-03 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • 1992-08-04 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, dies at 93