Jan Žižka

1360 - 1424

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Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈʒɪʃka] (listen); German: Johann Ziska; English: John Zizka of Trocnov and the Chalice) (c. 1360 – 11 October 1424) was a Czech general, a contemporary and follower of Jan Hus, Hussite military leader, and later also a Radical Hussite who led the Taborites. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Žižka has received more than 410,076 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Jan Žižka is the 86th most popular military personnel (down from 77th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 19th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Czech Military Personnel.

Jan Žižka was a Czech military commander during the Hussite Wars. He is most famous for leading the Hussite army to victory in the Battle of Lipany in 1434.

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Among military personnels, Jan Žižka ranks 86 out of 1,466. Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Erich Hartmann, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, George S. Patton, Alexander Suvorov, and Eugène de Beauharnais. After him are Zhao Yun, Albert Kesselring, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Walther von Brauchitsch, Desmond Doss, and Hephaestion.

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Among people born in 1360, Jan Žižka ranks 3Before him are Yongle Emperor and Andrei Rublev. After him are Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici, Philippa of Lancaster, Ulrich von Jungingen, Cennino Cennini, Klaus Störtebeker, Nuno Álvares Pereira, Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, Joseph II of Constantinople, and Dorotea Bucca. Among people deceased in 1424, Jan Žižka ranks 2Before him is Yongle Emperor. After him are Ernest, Duke of Austria, Margaret of Bavaria, Muzio Attendolo Sforza, and Emperor Go-Kameyama.

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Among people born in Czechia, Jan Žižka ranks 28 out of 839. Before him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Edvard Beneš (1884), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), Bertha von Suttner (1843), and Jaroslav Hašek (1883). After him are Leoš Janáček (1854), Emil Zátopek (1922), Adolf Loos (1870), Alphonse Mucha (1860), Miloš Zeman (1944), and Max Brod (1884).


Among military personnels born in Czechia, Jan Žižka ranks 3Before him are Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583) and Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766). After him are Kurt Knispel (1921), Prokop the Great (1380), Jan Kubiš (1913), Otto Kittel (1917), Julius von Payer (1841), Erhard Raus (1889), and Alexander von Krobatin (1849).