Vincent von Wartenberg

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Vinzenz von Wartenberg (also Vinzenz the Younger von Wartenberg , Czech Čeněk z Vartemberka ; † September 17, 1425 in Jitschin ) was the Oberstburggrave of Bohemia .


Vinzenz von Wartenberg came from the noble family of the same name, Wartenberg . 1408-1414 he was cupbearer at the court of the Roman-German and Bohemian King Wenceslaus and then Oberstburggraf von Bohemia. After the death of the nobleman Heinrich III. von Rosenberg in 1412 he took over the guardianship of his not yet adult son Ulrich II von Rosenberg until 1420 .

Vinzenz von Wartenberg was initially one of the representatives of the Bohemian nobility who professed the teachings of the reformer Jan Hus . In 1415 he initiated the protest note with which the burning of the reformer was denounced. At the beginning of the Hussite Wars he was at the head of the Kalixtines , a moderate current of the Hussites , but in May / June 1420 , in view of the atrocities of the radical Taborites , switched to King Sigismund's side .

After the death of Wenceslaus IV , he supported his widow Queen Sophie of Bavaria . In 1420 he signed a manifesto against the coronation of Sigismund. He occupied Prague Castle and, after Sigismund had his lands plundered, handed it over to the Royal Army Commander Wilhelm von Hasenburg and Wenzel von Dauba in early May. After the assembly of Tschaslau Sigismund again refused the crown, Vincent belonged to the provisional regency. In 1421 Sigismund announced a crusade against Bohemia and Vincent surrendered to him again. He then fought alongside Sigismund against the Hussites and was defeated in April 1423 by Jan Žižka in the Battle of Horschitz . In 1425 he again took part in negotiations with Sigismund in Brno with representatives from Prague, but died a short time later of the plague.

Vinzenz von Wartenberg was married to Katharina von Landstein ( Kateřina z Landštejna ) since about 1408 . After the death of her father Wilhelm ( Vílém ) in 1398, she inherited the Lipnice Castle with the Lipnice lordship of the same name , which after her early death came to Vinzenz von Wartenberg.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ František Teplý: Dějiny města Jindřichova Hradce . Dílu I. svazek 1., Jindřichův Hradec 1927, p. 158
  2. Genealogie Landstein