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A Brief Chronology

  • 3rd - 2nd century BC A Celtic tribe, the Boii, settles in the region (Boiohaemum = home of the Boii)
  • 5th - 6th century AD Arrival of Slav tribes
  • 1st half of 7th century Sámo´s Empire
  • 833 – 906/7 Greater Moravian Empire
  • 874 -891 Reign of Prince Bořivoj I, the first known Przemyslid ruler
  • 935 Prince Wenceslas murderer; declared the country´s patron saint later in the 10th century
  • 1061 – 1092 Reign of Prince Vratislav II (becomes the first king of Bohmeia in 1085)
  • 25.9.1212 Sicilian Golden Bull confirms the inheritability of the crown for Bohemian sovereigns
  • 1253 – 1278 Reign of King Przemysl Otakar II; Bohemia becomes a European power
  • 26.8.1278 Bettle of marchfeld, death of Przemysl Otakar II
  • 4.8.1306 King Wenceslas III, the last Przemyslid, murdered in Olomouc
  • 1310 – 1437 House of Luxembourg reigns in Bohemia
  • 1344 Prague becomes an archbishopric; commencement of the construction of St. Vitus´Cathedral
  • 26.8.1346 Battle of Crécy, deth of King John of Luxembourg
  • 1346 - 1378 Reign of emperor Charles IV of Luwembourg
  • 7.4.1348 Foundation of Charles University in Prague
  • 6.7.1415 Jan Hus burnt at the stake in Constance
  • 30.7.1419 First Defenestration of Prague: start of the Hussite Revolution
  • 1471-1526 Reign of the House of Jagiellonian
  • 29.8.1526 Battle of Mohács, death of Ludwig Jagiellonian, king of Bohemia and Hungary
  • 23.10.1526 Ferdinand I, a Hapsburg, elected king of Bohemia
  • 1526 – 1918 Reign of the House of Hapsburg in Bohemia
  • 8.11.1620 Battle of White Mountain, defeat of the uprising of the Bohemian estates against king Ferdinand II
  • 21.6.1621 27 Czech lords, members of the Bohemian uprising, are executed
  • 1740 – 1780 Reign of Maria Theresa
  • 1780 – 1790 Josef II is king of Bohemia
  • 2.12.1805 Battle of the Three Emperors at Austerlitz
  • 1848 – 1916 Reign of Franz Josefa I
  • 18.11.1883 Opening of the National Theatre in Prague
  • 1914 – 1918 First World War
  • 28.10.1918 Establishment of an independent Czechoslovak Republic
  • 29.9.1938 Signing of the Treaty of Munich on the hand-over of border areas to Germany
  • 1939 – 1945 Second World War
  • 15.3.1939 Establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia; country occupied by Germany
  • 8.5.1945 End of the Second World War in Europe; restoration of the pre-war Czechoslovak Republic
  • 25.2.1948 Communist take-over
  • 21.8.1968 Invasion of the country by troops of the Warsaw Pact nations: end of the "Prague Spring"
  • 17.11. – 29.12.1989 „Velvet Revolution“: end of Communist Party rule
  • 1.1.1993 Establishment of an independent Czech Republic
  • 12.3.1999 The Czech Republic was admitted to the NATO
  • 1.5.2004 The Czech Republic was admitted to the EU