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The Kingdom of Bohemia, sometimes in English literature referred to as the Czech Kingdom[2][3] (Czech: České království; German: Königreich Böhmen; Latin: Regnum Bohemiae, sometimes Regnum Czechorum), was a medieval and early modern monarchy in Central Europe, the predecessor of the modern Czech Republic. It was an Imperial State
Imperial State
in the Holy Roman Empire, and the Bohemian king was a prince-elector of the empire. The kings of Bohemia, besides Bohemia, ruled also the Lands of the Bohemian Crown, which at various times included Moravia, Silesia, Lusatia
Lusatia
and parts of Saxony, Brandenburg and Bavaria. The kingdom was established by the Přemyslid dynasty
Přemyslid dynasty
in the 12th century from Duchy of Bohemia, later ruled by the House of Luxembourg, the Jagiellonian dynasty, and since 1526 by the House of Habsburg
House of Habsburg
and its successor house Habsburg-Lorraine. Numerous kings of Bohemia
Bohemia
were also elected Holy Roman Emperors and the capital Prague
Prague
was the imperial seat in the late 14th century, and at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th centuries. After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
in 1806, the territory became part of the Habsburg Austrian Empire, and subsequently the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867. Bohemia
Bohemia
retained its name and formal status as a separate Kingdom of Bohemia
Bohemia
until 1918, known as a crown land within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and its capital Prague was one of the empire's leading cities. The Czech language
Czech language
(called the Bohemian language in English usage until the 19th century) was the main language of the Diet and the nobility until 1627 (after the Bohemian Revolt
Bohemian Revolt
was suppressed). German was then formally made equal with Czech and eventually prevailed as the language of the Diet until the Czech national revival in the 19th century. German was also widely used as the language of administration in many towns after Germans immigrated and populated some areas of the country in the 13th century. The royal court used the Czech, Latin, and German languages, depending on the ruler and period. Following the defeat of the Central Powers
Central Powers
in World War I, both the Kingdom and Empire were dissolved. Bohemia
Bohemia
became the core part of the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic.

Contents

1 History

1.1 13th century (growth) 1.2 14th century ("Golden Age") 1.3 15th century ( Hussite
Hussite
movement) 1.4 After 1471: Jagiellonian and Habsburg rule 1.5 Defeat and dissolution

2 Economy 3 Lands of the Bohemian Crown 4 Administrative division 5 Demographics

5.1 1910 census

6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] 13th century (growth)[edit] Although some former rulers of Bohemia
Bohemia
had enjoyed a non-hereditary royal title during the 11th and 12th centuries (Vratislaus II, Vladislaus II), the kingdom was formally established in 1198 by Přemysl Ottokar I, who had his status acknowledged by Philip of Swabia, elected King of the Romans, in return for his support against the rival Emperor Otto IV. In 1204 Ottokar's royal status was accepted by Otto IV as well as by Pope Innocent III. It was officially recognized in 1212 by the Golden Bull of Sicily
Golden Bull of Sicily
issued by Emperor Frederick II, elevating the Duchy of Bohemia
Duchy of Bohemia
to Kingdom status. Under these terms, the Czech king was to be exempt from all future obligations to the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
except for participation in the imperial councils. The imperial prerogative to ratify each Bohemian ruler and to appoint the bishop of Prague
Prague
was revoked. The king's successor was his son Wenceslaus I, from his second marriage.

The oldest depiction of coat of arms of Bohemia, castle Gozzoburg in Krems

Wenceslaus I's sister Agnes, later canonized, was an extraordinarily courageous and energetic woman for her time; she refused to marry the Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor
and instead devoted her life to spiritual works. Corresponding with the Pope, she established the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star in 1233, the first military order in the Kingdom of Bohemia. Four other military orders were present in Bohemia: the Order of St. John of Jerusalem from c. 1160; the Order of Saint Lazarus from the late 12th century; the Teutonic Order
Teutonic Order
from c. 1200–1421; and the Knights Templar
Knights Templar
from 1232 to 1312.[4]

Wenceslaus II
Wenceslaus II
as depicted in the Codex Manesse

The 13th century was the most dynamic period of the Přemyslid reign over Bohemia. German Emperor Frederick II's preoccupation with Mediterranean affairs and the dynastic struggles known as the Great Interregnum (1254–73) weakened imperial authority in Central Europe, thus providing opportunities for Přemyslid assertiveness. At the same time, the Mongol invasions (1220–42) absorbed the attention of Bohemia's eastern neighbors, Hungary
Hungary
and Poland. Přemysl Ottokar II (1253–78) married a German princess, Margaret of Babenberg, and became duke of Austria. He thereby acquired Upper Austria, Lower Austria, and part of Styria. He conquered the rest of Styria, most of Carinthia, and parts of Carniola. He was called "the king of iron and gold" (iron because of his conquests, gold because of his wealth). He campaigned as far as Prussia, where he defeated the pagan natives and in 1256, founded a city he named Královec in Czech, which later became Königsberg (now Kaliningrad). In 1260, Ottokar defeated Hungary
Hungary
in the Battle of Kressenbrunn, where more than 200,000 men clashed. He ruled an area from Austria
Austria
to the Adriatic Sea. From 1273, however, Habsburg emperor Rudolf began to reassert imperial authority, checking Ottokar's power. He also had problems with rebellious nobility in Bohemia. All of Ottokar's German possessions were lost in 1276, and in 1278 he was abandoned by part of the Czech nobility and died in the Battle on the Marchfeld
Battle on the Marchfeld
against Rudolf. Ottokar was succeeded by his son King Wenceslaus II, who was crowned King of Poland
Poland
in 1300. Wenceslaus II's son Wenceslaus III was crowned King of Hungary
Hungary
a year later. At this time, the Kings of Bohemia
Bohemia
ruled from Hungary
Hungary
to the Baltic Sea. The 13th century was also a period of large-scale German immigration, during the Ostsiedlung, often encouraged by the Přemyslid kings. The Germans populated towns and mining districts on the Bohemian periphery and in some cases formed German colonies in the interior of the Czech lands. Stříbro, Kutná Hora, Německý Brod (present-day Havlíčkův Brod), and Jihlava
Jihlava
were important German settlements. The Germans brought their own code of law – the ius teutonicum – which formed the basis of the later commercial law of Bohemia
Bohemia
and Moravia. Marriages between Czech nobles and Germans soon became commonplace. 14th century ("Golden Age")[edit]

Territory under the control of the Přemyslid dynasty
Přemyslid dynasty
around year 1301

Prague
Prague
groschen issued between 1300 and 1526

The 14th century – particularly the reign of Charles IV (1342–78) – is considered the Golden Age of Czech history. In 1306, the Přemyslid line died out and, after a series of dynastic wars, John, Count of Luxembourg, was elected Bohemian king. He married Elisabeth, the daughter of Wenceslaus II. He was succeeded as king in 1346 by his son, Charles IV, the second king from the House of Luxembourg. Charles was raised at the French court and was cosmopolitan in attitude. Charles IV strengthened the power and prestige of the Bohemian kingdom. In 1344 he elevated the bishopric of Prague, making it an archbishopric and freeing it from the jurisdiction of Mainz, and the archbishop was given the right to crown Bohemian kings. Charles curbed the Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian nobility, and rationalized the provincial administration of Bohemia
Bohemia
and Moravia. He created the Crown of Bohemia, incorporating Moravia, Silesia
Silesia
and Lusatia.

Prague
Prague
Castle, the ancient seat of Bohemian dukes and kings, Roman kings and emperors, and after 1918 the office of the Czechoslovak and Czech presidents

In 1355 Charles was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. The next year he issued the Golden Bull of 1356, defining and codifying the process of election to the Imperial throne, with the Bohemian king among the seven electors. Issuance of the Golden Bull together with the ensuing acquisition of the Brandenburg Electorate gave the Luxemburgs two votes in the electoral college. Charles also made Prague
Prague
into an Imperial capital. Extensive building projects undertaken by the king included the founding of the New Town southeast of the old city. The royal castle, Hradčany, was rebuilt. Of particular significance was the founding of Charles University in Prague
Prague
in 1348. Charles intended to make Prague into an international center of learning, and the university was divided into Czech, Polish, Saxon, and Bavarian "nations", each with one controlling vote. Charles University, however, would become the nucleus of intense Czech particularism. Charles died in 1378, and the Bohemian crown went to his son, Wenceslas IV. He had also been elected King of the Romans
King of the Romans
in 1376, in the first election since his father's Golden Bull. He was deposed from the Imperial throne in 1400, however, having never been crowned Emperor. His brother, Sigismund, was eventually crowned Emperor in Rome in 1433, ruling until 1437, and he was the last male member of the House of Luxemburg. 15th century ( Hussite
Hussite
movement)[edit]

Evolution of the Hussite
Hussite
movement in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown from 1419 to 1620, superimposed on modern borders

The Hussite
Hussite
movement (1402–85) was primarily a religious, as well as national, manifestation. As a religious reform movement (the so-called Bohemian Reformation), it represented a challenge to papal authority and an assertion of national autonomy in ecclesiastical affairs. The Hussites defeated four crusades from the Holy Roman Empire, and the movement is viewed by many as a part of the (worldwide) Protestant Reformation. Because many of warriors of the crusades were Germans, although many were also Hungarians and Catholic Czechs, the Hussite movement is seen as a Czech national movement. In modern times it acquired anti-imperial and anti-German associations and has sometimes been identified as a manifestation of a long-term ethnic Czech–German conflict. Hussitism began during the long reign of Wenceslas IV (1378–1419), a period of papal schism and concomitant anarchy in the Holy Roman Empire. It was precipitated by a controversy at Charles University in Prague. In 1403 Jan Hus
Jan Hus
became rector of the university. A reformist preacher, Hus espoused the anti-papal and anti-hierarchical teachings of John Wycliffe
John Wycliffe
of England, often referred to as the "Morning Star of the Reformation". Hus' teaching was distinguished by its rejection of what he saw as the wealth, corruption, and hierarchical tendencies of the Roman Catholic Church. He advocated the Wycliffe doctrine of clerical purity and poverty, and insisted on the laity receiving communion under both kinds, bread and wine. (The Roman Catholic Church in practice reserved the cup, or wine, for the clergy.) The more moderate followers of Hus, the Utraquists, took their name from the Latin sub utraque specie, meaning "under each kind". The Taborites, a more radical sect, soon formed, taking their name from the city of Tábor, their stronghold in southern Bohemia. They rejected church doctrine and upheld the Bible as the sole authority in all matters of belief.

Kutná Hora, a medieval silver-mining centre, was once the second most important town of the kingdom

Soon after Hus assumed office, German professors of theology demanded the condemnation of Wycliffe's writings. Hus protested, receiving the support of the Czech element at the university. Having only one vote in policy decisions against three for the Germans, the Czechs were outvoted,[citation needed] and the orthodox position was maintained. In subsequent years, the Czechs demanded a revision of the university charter, granting more adequate representation to the native Czech faculty. The university controversy was intensified by the vacillating position of the Bohemian king Wenceslas. His favoring of Germans in appointments to councillor and other administrative positions had aroused the nationalist sentiments of the Czech nobility and rallied them to Hus' defense. The German faculties had the support of Zbyněk Zajíc, Archbishop of Prague, and the German clergy. For political reasons, Wenceslas switched his support from the Germans to Hus and allied with the reformers. On 18 January 1409, Wenceslas issued the Decree of Kutná Hora: (as was the case at other major universities in Europe) the Czechs would have three votes; the others, a single vote. In consequence, German faculty and students left Charles University en masse in the thousands, and many ended up founding the University of Leipzig. Hus' victory was short lived. He preached against the sale of indulgences, which lost him the support of the king, who had received a percentage of such sales. In 1412 Hus and his followers were suspended from the university and expelled from Prague. For two years the reformers served as itinerant preachers throughout Bohemia. In 1414 Hus was summoned to the Council of Constance
Council of Constance
to defend his views. Imprisoned when he arrived, he was never given a chance to defend his ideas. The council condemned him as a heretic and burned him at the stake in 1415.

Jan Žižka, the leader of the Hussites

Hus's death sparked the Hussite
Hussite
Wars, decades of religious warfare. Sigismund, the pro-papal king of Hungary
Hungary
and successor to the Bohemian throne after the death of Wenceslas in 1419, failed repeatedly to gain control of the kingdom despite aid by Hungarian and German armies. Riots broke out in Prague. Led by a Czech yeoman, Jan Žižka, the Taborites streamed into the capital. Religious strife pervaded the entire kingdom and was particularly intense in the German-dominated towns. Hussite
Hussite
Czechs and Catholic Germans
Catholic Germans
turned on each other; many were massacred, and many German survivors fled or were exiled to the rest of the Holy Roman Empire. Emperor Sigismund led or instigated various crusades against Bohemia
Bohemia
with the support of Hungarians and Bohemian Catholics. The Hussite
Hussite
Wars followed a pattern. When a crusade was launched against Bohemia, moderate and radical Hussites would unite and defeat it. Once the threat was over, the Hussite
Hussite
armies would focus on raiding the land of Catholic sympathizers. Many historians have painted the Hussites as religious fanatics; they fought in part for a nationalist purpose: to protect their land from a King and a Pope who did not recognize the right of the Hussites to exist. Zizka led armies to storm castles, monasteries, churches, and villages, expelling the Catholic clergy, expropriating ecclesiastical lands, or accepting conversions. During the struggle against Sigismund, Taborite
Taborite
armies penetrated into areas of modern-day Slovakia
Slovakia
as well. Czech refugees from the religious wars in Bohemia
Bohemia
settled there, and from 1438 to 1453 a Czech noble, John Jiskra of Brandýs, controlled most of southern Slovakia from the centers of Zólyom (today Zvolen) and Kassa (today Košice). Thus Hussite
Hussite
doctrines and the Czech Bible were disseminated among the Slovaks, providing the basis for a future link between the Czechs and their Slovak neighbors.

The Hussite
Hussite
wagon fort

When Sigismund died in 1437, the Bohemian estates elected Albert of Austria
Austria
as his successor. Albert died and his son, Ladislaus the Posthumous – so called because he was born after his father's death – was acknowledged as king. During Ladislaus' minority, Bohemia
Bohemia
was ruled by a regency composed of moderate reform nobles who were Utraquists. Internal dissension among the Czechs provided the primary challenge to the regency. A part of the Czech nobility remained Catholic and loyal to the pope. A Utraquist delegation to the Council of Basel in 1433 had negotiated a seeming reconciliation with the Catholic Church. The Compacts of Basel accepted the basic tenets of Hussitism expressed in the Four Articles of Prague: communion under both kinds; free preaching of the Gospels; expropriation of church land; and exposure and punishment of public sinners. The pope, however, rejected the compact, thus preventing the reconciliation of Czech Catholics with the Utraquists. George of Poděbrady, later to become the "national" king of Bohemia, emerged as leader of the Utraquist regency. George installed another Utraquist, John of Rokycan, as archbishop of Prague
Prague
and succeeded in uniting the more radical Taborites with the Czech Reformed Church. The Catholic party was driven out of Prague. After Ladislaus died of leukemia in 1457, the following year the Bohemian estates elected George of Poděbrady
George of Poděbrady
as king. Although George was noble-born, he was not a successor of royal dynasty; his election to the monarchy was not recognised by the Pope, or any other European monarchs. George sought to establish a "Charter of a Universal Peace Union." He believed that all monarchs should work for a sustainable peace on the principle of national sovereignty of states, principles of non-interference, and solving problems and disputes before an International Tribunal. Also, Europe should unite to fight the Turks. States would have one vote each, with a leading role for France. George did not see a specific role for Papal authority.[citation needed] Czech Catholic nobles joined in the League of Zelena Hora in 1465, challenging the authority of George of Poděbrady; the next year, Pope Paul II excommunicated George. The Bohemian War (1468-1478)
Bohemian War (1468-1478)
pitted Bohemia
Bohemia
against Matthias Corvinus
Matthias Corvinus
and Frederick III of Habsburg, and the Hungarian forces occupied most of Moravia. George of Poděbrady died in 1471. After 1471: Jagiellonian and Habsburg rule[edit] Further information: Czech lands: 1526–1648, Czech lands: 1648–1867, and Czech lands: 1867–1918

Bohemian Diet in 1564

Upon the death of the Hussite
Hussite
king, the Bohemian estates elected a Polish prince Ladislaus Jagiellon as king, who negotiated the Peace of Olomouc in 1479. In 1490 he also became king of Hungary, and the Polish Jagellonian line ruled both Bohemia
Bohemia
and Hungary. The Jagellonians governed Bohemia
Bohemia
as absentee monarchs; their influence in the kingdom was minimal, and effective government fell to the regional nobility. Czech Catholics accepted the Compact of Basel in 1485 and were reconciled with the Utraquists. The Bohemian estrangement from the Empire continued after Vladislav had succeeded Matthias Corvinus of Hungary
Hungary
in 1490 and both the Bohemian and the Hungarian kingdom were held in personal union. Not considered an Imperial State, the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Lands of the Bohemian Crown
were not part of the Imperial Circles established by the 1500 Imperial Reform. In 1526 Vladislav's son, King Louis, was decisively defeated by the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Mohács
Battle of Mohács
and subsequently died. As a result, the Turks conquered part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and the rest (mainly present-day Slovakia
Slovakia
territory) came under Habsburg rule under the terms of King Louis' marriage contract. The Bohemian estates elected Austrian Archduke Ferdinand, younger brother of Emperor Charles V, to succeed Louis as king of Bohemia. Thus began almost four centuries of Habsburg rule for both Bohemia
Bohemia
and Slovakia. The incorporation of Bohemia
Bohemia
into the Habsburg Monarchy
Habsburg Monarchy
against the resistance of the local Protestant
Protestant
nobility sparked the 1618 Defenestration of Prague
Prague
and the Thirty Years' War. Their defeat at the Battle of White Mountain
Battle of White Mountain
in 1620 put an end to the Bohemian autonomy movement. Defeat and dissolution[edit]

Arms of Bohemia
Bohemia
by Austrian heraldist Hugo Gerard Ströhl (1851–1919)

Coat of arms of Bohemia, artwork by Ströhl

Ströhl's unofficial coat of arms with the Crown of Saint Wenceslas, part of the Bohemian Crown Jewels

In 1740 the Prussian Army
Prussian Army
conquered Bohemian Silesia
Silesia
in the Silesian Wars and forced Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa
in 1742 to cede the majority of Silesia, except the southernmost area with the duchies of Cieszyn, Krnov and Opava, to Prussia. In 1756 Prussian King Frederick II faced an enemy coalition led by Austria, when Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa
was preparing for war with Prussia
Prussia
to reclaim Silesia. The Prussian army conquered Saxony and in 1757 invaded Bohemia. In the Battle of Prague
Prague
(1757) they defeated the Habsburgs and subsequently occupied Prague. More than one quarter of Prague
Prague
was destroyed and the St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
suffered heavy damage. In the Battle of Kolín, however, Frederick lost and had to vacate Prague
Prague
and retreat from Bohemia. With the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
in 1806, the Bohemian kingdom was incorporated into the Austrian Empire
Austrian Empire
and the royal title retained alongside the title of Austrian Emperor. In the course of the 1867 Austro-Hungarian Compromise the provinces of Bohemia, Moravia
Moravia
and Austrian Silesia
Silesia
became k. k. crown lands of Cisleithania. The Bohemian Kingdom officially ceased to exist in 1918 by transformation into the Czechoslovak Republic. The current Czech Republic
Czech Republic
consisting of Bohemia, Moravia
Moravia
and Czech Silesia
Silesia
still uses most of the symbols of the Kingdom of Bohemia: a two-tailed lion in its coat-of-arms, red-white strips in the state flag and the royal castle as the president's office. Economy[edit]

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Railway network of Bohemia
Bohemia
in 1883

Bohemia
Bohemia
was among the first countries in Europe to become industrialized. Mining of tin and silver began in Ore mountains
Ore mountains
in early 12th century. Lands of the Bohemian Crown[edit]

Lands of the Bohemian Crown
Lands of the Bohemian Crown
in 1618

Further information: Lands of the Bohemian Crown Bohemia
Bohemia
proper (Čechy) with the County of Kladsko
County of Kladsko
(Hrabství kladské) was the main area of the Kingdom of Bohemia. The Egerland (Chebsko) was ultimatively obtained by King Wenceslaus II
Wenceslaus II
between 1291 and 1305; given in pawn to Bohemia
Bohemia
by King Louis IV of Germany
Germany
in 1322 and subsequently joined in personal union with Bohemia
Bohemia
proper. In 1348 Charles IV created the Crown of Bohemia
Bohemia
(Koruna česká), together with the incorporated provinces:

the Margraviate of Moravia
Moravia
(Markrabství moravské), acquired by Přemyslid and Slavník Bohemian rulers after the 955 Battle of Lechfeld, lost in 999 to Poland
Poland
and reconquered by Duke Bretislaus I in 1019/1029 (uncertain dating); Upper Lusatia
Lusatia
(Horní Lužice), incorporated by Charles' father King John of Bohemia
Bohemia
in 1319 ( Bautzen
Bautzen
Land) and 1329 (Görlitz), and Lower Lusatia
Lusatia
(Dolní Lužice, former March of Lusatia), acquired by Charles IV from the Wittelsbach duke Otto V of Bavaria
Bavaria
in 1367. The Habsburg emperor Ferdinand II ceded the Lusatias to the Electorate of Saxony
Saxony
by the 1635 Peace of Prague; the Duchies of Silesia
Silesia
(Slezsko), acquired by the 1335 Treaty of Trentschin between King John of Bohemia
Bohemia
and King Casimir III of Poland. Queen Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa
lost Silesia
Silesia
in 1742 to the Prussian king Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great
by the Treaty of Breslau, with the exception of Austrian Silesia. the northern part of the Upper Palatinate
Upper Palatinate
("Bohemian Palatinate") at Sulzbach, incorporated into the Bohemian crown by Charles IV in 1355. Charles exchanged parts of this territory for Brandenburg in 1373, while his son Wenceslaus lost the rest in 1400 to the Electorate of the Palatinate under King Rupert of Germany; the Brandenburg Electorate, acquired in 1373 by Charles IV from the Wittelsbach duke Otto V of Bavaria. Charles' son Emperor Sigismund granted Brandenburg to Frederick I of Hohenzollern in 1415.[5]

at times were incorporated into the Kingdom of Bohemia
Bohemia
these provinces:

the Duchy of Austria
Austria
in 1251, the Duchy of Styria
Duchy of Styria
in 1261, the Egerland
Egerland
in 1266, the Duchy of Carinthia
Duchy of Carinthia
with the March of Carniola and the Windic March
Windic March
in 1269, and the March of Friuli
Friuli
in 1272, all acquired by the Přemyslid king Ottokar II of Bohemia
Bohemia
but lost to Rudolph of Habsburg in the 1278 Battle on the Marchfeld;

The modern Czech Republic
Czech Republic
is the legal successor of the Crown of Bohemia, as stated in the preamble to its Constitution. Administrative division[edit]

Kraje/Kreise of Bohemia
Bohemia
(pre-1833)

Administrative division of Bohemia
Bohemia
in 1712

Prior to 1833, Bohemia
Bohemia
was divided into seven to sixteen district units. These included the following in different time periods:

Bechyně
Bechyně
(German: Beching) Boleslav (German: Jung-Bunzlau) Čáslav
Čáslav
(German: Tschaslau) Chrudim Hradec Králové
Hradec Králové
(German: Königgrätz) Kladsko (German: Glatz); lost to Prussia
Prussia
following the First Silesian War (1740-42) Kouřim
Kouřim
at Prague
Prague
(German: Prag) Litoměřice
Litoměřice
(German: Leitmeritz) Loket (German: Elbogen) Vltava
Vltava
(German: Moldau) Plzeň
Plzeň
(German: Pilsen) Podbrdsko (cs) at Beroun
Beroun
(German: Beraun) Prácheňsko
Prácheňsko
at Písek
Písek
(German: Prachens) Rakovník
Rakovník
(German: Rakonitz) Slaný
Slaný
(German: Schlan) Žatec
Žatec
(German: Saaz)

Kraje/Kreise 1833–1849

Administrative division of Bohemia
Bohemia
in 1847

According to Johann Gottfried Sommer Bohemia
Bohemia
was divided into 16 district units between 1833 and 1849:

Beroun
Beroun
(German: Berauner Kreis (de)) Nový Bydžov (German: Bidschower Kreis) České Budějovice (German: Budweiser Kreis) Mladá Boleslav
Mladá Boleslav
(German: Bunzlauer Kreis (de)) Čáslav
Čáslav
(German: Caslaver Kreis) Chrudim
Chrudim
(German: Chrudimer Kreis (de)) Loket (German: Elbogener Kreis (de)) Kouřim
Kouřim
(German: Kaurimer Kreis) Klatovy (German: Klattauer Kreis) Hradec Králové
Hradec Králové
(German: Königgrätzer Kreis (de)) Litoměřice
Litoměřice
(German: Leitmeritzer Kreis (de)) Plzeň
Plzeň
(German: Pilsener Kreis) Prácheň (German: Prachiner Kreis); capital Písek; named after Prácheň castle (de; cs) Rakovník, Slaný
Slaný
(German: Rakonitzer Kreis) Žatec
Žatec
(German: Saazer Kreis (de)) Tábor
Tábor
(German: Taborer Kreis)

Okres/Bezirke 1850–1918

Administrative division of Bohemia
Bohemia
in 1893

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After 1850, Bohemia's district units were sub-divided into 104 districts (German: Bezirk, pl. Bezirke; Czech: Okres).

Asch (de) (Czech: Aš) Aussig (de) (Czech: Ústí nad Labem) Beneschau (de) (Czech: Benešov) Bischofteinitz (de) (Czech: Horušův Týn) Blatna (de) (Czech: Blatná) Böhmisch Brod (de) (Czech: Český Brod) Böhmisch Leipa (de) (Czech: Česká Lípa) Brandeis an der Elbe (de) (after 1908; Czech: Brandýs nad Labem) Braunau (de) (Czech: Broumov) Brüx (de) (Czech: Most) Budweis (de) (Czech: Budějovice) Časlau (de) (Czech: Čáslav) Chotěboř (de) Chrudim (de) Dauba (de) (Czech: Dubá) Deutsch Gabel (de) (Czech: Německé Jablonné) Deutschbrod (de) (Czech: Německý Brod) Dux (de) (after 1896; Czech: Duchcov) Eger (de) (Czech: Cheb) Elbogen (de) (from 1913; Czech: Loket) Falkenau (de) (Czech: Falknov) Friedland (de) (Czech: Frýdlant) Gablonz an der Neiße (de) (Czech: Jablonec nad Nisou) Graslitz (de) (Czech: Kraslice) Hohenelbe (de) (Czech: Vrchlabí) Hohenmauth (de) (Czech: Vysoké Mýto) Hořowitz (de) (Czech: Hořovice) Humpoletz (de) (from 1910; Czech: Humpolec) Jičin (de) (Czech: Jičín) Jungbunzlau (de) (Czech: Mláda Boleslav) Kaaden (de) (Czech: Kadaň) Kamenitz an der Linde (de) (from 1905; Czech: Kamenice nad Lipou) Kaplitz (de) (Czech: Kaplice) Karlsbad (de) (Czech: Karlovy Vary) Karolinenthal (de) (Czech: Karlín) Kladno (de) (from 1893) Klattau (de) (Czech: Klatovy) Kolin (de) (Czech: Kolín) Komotau (de) (Czech: Chomutov) Königgrätz (de) (Czech: Hradec Králové) Königinhof an der Elbe (de) (Czech: Dvůr Králové nad Labem) Königliche Weinberge (de) (from 1884; Czech: Královské Vinohrady) Kralowitz (de) (Czech: Kralovice) Kralup an der Moldau (de) (Czech: Kralupy nad Vltavou) Krumau (de) (Czech: Krumlov) Kuttenberg (de) (Czech: Kutná Hora) Landskron (de) (Czech: Lanškroun) Laun (de) (Czech: Louny) Ledeč (de) Leitmeritz (de) (Czech: Litoměřice) Leitomischl (de) (Czech: Litomyšl) Luditz (de) (Czech: Žlutice) Marienbad (de) (from 1902; Czech: Mariánské Lázně) Melnik (de) (Czech: Mělník) Mies (de) (Czech: Stříbro) Moldauthein (de) (Czech: Týn nad Vltavou) Mühlhausen (de) (Czech: Milevsko) Münchengrätz (de) (Czech: Mnichovo Hradiště) Nachod (de) (before 1899 part of the Neustadt an der Mettau district; Czech: Náchod) Neubydžow (de) (Czech: Nový Bydžov) Neudek (de) (from 1910; Czech: Neydek) Neuhaus (de) (Czech: Jindřichův Hradec) Neupaka (de) (from 1903; Czech: Nová Paka) Neustadt an der Mettau (de) (Czech: Nové Město nad Metují) Pardubitz (de) (Czech: Pardubice) Pilgram (de) (Czech: Pelhřimov) Pilsen (de) (Czech: Plzeň) Pisek (de) (Czech: Písek) Plan (de) (Czech: Planá) Poděbrad (de) (Czech: Poděbrady) Podersam (de) (Czech: Podbořany) Polička (de) Polna (de) (dissolved in 1884; Czech: Polná) Prachatitz (de) (Czech: Prachatice) Prague
Prague
(statutory city; German: Prag; Czech: Praha) Preßnitz (de) (from 1902; Czech: Přísečnice) Přestitz (de) (Czech: Přeštice) Příbram (de) (Czech: Příbram) Rakonitz (de) (Czech: Rakovník) Raudnitz (de) (Czech: Roudnice nad Labem) Reichenau an der Kněžna (de) (Czech: Rychnov nad Kněžnou) Reichenberg (de) (statutory city and seat of the Bezirkshauptmannschaft (de) ; Czech: Liberec) Rokitzan (de) (from 1896; Czech: Rokycany) Rumburg (de) (Czech: Rumburk) Saaz (de) (Czech: Žatec) Joachimsthal (de) (Czech: Jáchymov) Schlan (de) (Czech: Slaný) Schluckenau (de) (Czech: Šluknov) Schüttenhofen (de) (Czech: Sušice) Selčan (de) (Czech: Sedlčany) Semil (de) (Czech: Semily) Senftenberg (de) (Czech: Žamberk) Smichow (de) (Czech: Smíchov; district seat: Prague) Starkenbach (de) (Czech: Jilemnice) Strakonitz (de) (Czech: Strakonice) Tabor (de) (Czech: Tábor) Tachau (de) (Czech: Tachov) Taus (de) (Czech: Domažlice) Tepl (de) (Czech: Teplá) Teplitz-Schönau (de) (Czech: Teplice-Šanov) Tetschen (de) (Czech: Děčín) Trautenau (de) (Czech: Trutnov) Turnau (de) (Czech: Turnov) Warnsdorf (de) (from 1908; Czech: Varnsdorf) Wittingau (de) (Czech: Třeboň) Žižkov (de) (from 1898)

Demographics[edit] 1910 census[edit]

Population by religion

Religion Number %

Roman Catholics 6,475,835 95.66

Lutherans 98,379 1.45

Jewish 85,826 1.26

Calvinists 78,562 1.16

Old Catholics 14,631 0.21

Greek Catholics 1,691 0.02

Moravian Church 891 0.01

Greek orthodox 824 0.01

Anglicans 173 0.00

Unitarians 20 0.00

Muslims 14 0.00

Armenian Catholics 10 0.00

Lipovans 9 0.00

Armenian Orthodox 8 0.00

Mennonites 4 0.00

Others 1,467 0.02

Nonbelievers 11,204 0.16

Total 6,769,548 100.00

Population by language

Language Number %

Czech (together with Slovak) 4,241,918 62.66

German 2,467,724 36.45

Polish 1,541 0.02

Ruthenian 1,062 0.01

Slovenian 292 0.00

Serbian (together with Croatian) 190 0.00

Italian (together with Ladin) 136 0.00

Hungarian 48 0.00

Romanian 33 0.00

Others (mostly Romani) 56,604 0.83

Total 6,769,548 100.00

See also[edit]

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Notes[edit]

^ Czech denarius. National Library of the Czech Republic. ^ Bradshaw, George (1867). Bradshaw's illustrated hand-book to Germany. London. p. 223. Retrieved 12 July 2014.  ^ Chotěbor, Petr (2005). Prague
Prague
Castle : Detailed Guide (2nd complemente ed.). Prague: Prague
Prague
Castle Administration. pp. 19, 27. ISBN 80-86161-61-7.  ^ Rytířské řády a Čechy ^ Agnew, Hugh (2004). The Czechs and the lands of the Bohemian crown. Hoover Institution Press. p. 33. ISBN 0817944931. 

References[edit]

Pánek, Jaroslav; Tůma Oldřich; et al. (2009). A History of the Czech lands. Prague: Karolinum Press. ISBN 978-80-246-1645-2.  Bobková, Lenka (2006). 7. 4. 1348 – Ustavení Koruny království českého: český stát Karla IV [Founding of the Crown of Bohemian Kingdom: Czech State of Charles IV] (in Czech). Praha: Havran. ISBN 80-86515-61-3.  Agnew, Hugh LeCaine (2004). The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. ISBN 0-8179-4492-3. 

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