Presentation on theme: "The Battle of White Mountain FaME UTB Zlín Matúš Gaborčík Tomáš Míča Jaromír Špico."— Presentation transcript:
The Battle of White Mountain FaME UTB Zlín Matúš Gaborčík Tomáš Míča Jaromír Špico
Faculty of Management and Economics 2 Prelude Political and religious tensions in the kingdom of Bohemia The so-called “Majestat” (1609) neglected by the monarch’s absolute-style rule First Defenestration of Prague (1618) Nobility’s Election of a thirty member directorate Ferdinand II. deposed by the Estates (1619) and Frederick of the Palatine (The Winter King) appointed as the new king
Faculty of Management and Economics 3 Defenestration Two loyal Catholics thrown from the 2 nd floor window of a castle 17 meters fall survival attributed to holy intervention Abortive demonstration of the nobles that the protest was not a direct aggression against the ruler Emperor Mathias: The stage is set !
Faculty of Management and Economics 4 The Battle Location: “ Bílá hora “ - a small quiet hillside just outside Prague Date: November 8, 1620 Combatant 1: Bohemian Estate Armies led by: Prince Christian I. of Anhalt, Jindrich Mathias Thurn forces: 15,000 men from Bohemia and mercenaries Combatant 2: united Imperial and Catholic League forces led by: Charles Bonaventura Buquoy, Maximilian of Bavaria forces: 27,000 troops from the Holy Roman Empire, the Catholic Ligue and Polland
6 Karel Bonaventura Buqouy Maximilian of Bavaria
Faculty of Management and Economics 7 The Aftermath Two thousand lay dead or dying, others routed and captured Freedom of religion came to an end, 27 noblemen executed Protestants fleeing the country with king Frederick himself Recatholicising The End of the Thirty Years’ War in Bohemia