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Orebites were radical followers of the Hussites in eastern Bohemia, similar to the Taborites in southern Bohemia . The founders took part in the procession on Oreb near Třebechovice . Later the mostly aristocratic supporters belonged to the East Bohemian Brethren Unity . The ideological founder was the priest Ambrož Hradecký , the leaders included Hynek Kruschina von Lichtenburg and Diviš Bořek z Miletínka , the field captain of the Hussites in Eastern and Central Bohemia.

The Orebites were instrumental in the pillaging of the Benedictine monastery in Münchengrätz in the early summer of 1420 and supported the other Hussites in the battle of Vyšehrad in the autumn of 1420 . In 1423 they united with the orphans of Jan Žižka in the Hradec League to form a new brotherhood. Žižka died on October 11, 1424, and Andreas Prokop became the new leader. Under his leadership, the brotherhood triumphed in the battle of Aussig in June 1426 against a powerful army led by German feudal lords.


The Czech writer Jan Erazim Vocel wrote a historical novella in 1832 entitled The Last Orebite , which was first published in the magazine Květy in 1837 . It is about the history of the Taborites and Orebites and their struggle for the freedom of the South Slav peoples.

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  1. Oreb on biblehub.com
  2. Hans-Dieter Langer: Jan Hus and the first Reformation in Europe: An assessment from a current (and own) point of view , website drhdl.de
  3. JP Jordan: Yearbooks of Slavic Literature, Art and Science , Expedition of the Slavic Yearbooks, 1845