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The Calendarium (some important Anniversaries) VERITAS 2015

1415 600th anniversary of John Huss’ death at the stake in Constance

January

1. 1. 1915 * Jan Opletal, medicine student († 1939)
6. 1. 1920 Czechoslovak Hussite Church established
13. 1. 1885 * Josef Křenek, 3rd Synodal Senior of the ECCB
18. 1. 1850 * Jan Pelíšek, parson and senior in Semtěš, poet
23. 1. 1500 † brother Matthew of Kunvald, first bishop of the Unity of Brethren

February

2. 2. 1905 the Unity of Constance established
5. 2. 1565 † Jan Černý-Nigranus, Unity of Brethren bishop
5. 2. 1705 † Philipp Jakob Spener, founder of pietism (* 1635)
8. 2. 1945 † Jan Šimsa, YMCA Secretary
21. 2. 1420 town Tabor established
27. 2. 1850 * Ferdinand Císař, superintendent
28. 2. 1920 the constitution of the Czechoslovak Republic proclaimed

March

1. 3. 1420 the first crusade against Hussites declared
7. 3. 1850 * Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, first Czechoslovak president
13. 3. 1485 Confessional Peace of Kutná Hora, the first milestone of plurality in Europe
18. 3. 1555 * Arnold Krajíř of Krajek, Unity of Brethren patron
21. 3. 1415 pope John XXIII escaped from Constance
24. 3. 1415 John Huss jailed in Gottlieben
25. 3. 1420 Žižka’s victory near Sudoměř
27. 3. 1760 † Jiřík Vostrý – Zittauer, “heretic” emissary (* 1710)

April

4. 4. 1415 Jerome of Prague came into Constance
6. 4. 885 † St Method, Moravian-Panonian archbishop
9. 4. 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian, executed
14. 4. 1865 Abraham Lincoln, president of the U.S.A., representative of the fight against slavery
24. 4. 1915 genocide of Armenians by Ottoman Empire
29. 4. 1495 † brother Jan (Vilímek) of Tábor, author of hymns

May

9. 5. 1760 † Nikolaus Luwig Count of Zinzendorf, who renewed the Unity of Brethren (* 1700)
18. 5. 1575 Czech Confession introduced to emperor Maxmilian II
27. 5. 1525 † Thomas Müntzer, leader in German Peasant’s War

June

1. 6. 165? beheaded Justin Martyr, Christian apologist
5. 6. 1415 Council of Constance gave Huss a hearing for the first
4. 6. 1615 † Vavřinec Benedikt of Nedožery, translator of psalms (* 1555)
10. 6. 1415 Huss’ letter “To All Faithful Czechs”
12. 6. 1905 † Wácslaw Wladiwoj Tomek, historian
15. 6. 1215 Magna charta libertatum issued in England
15. 6. 1615 Czech Estates passed the Language Law
18. 6. 1815 battle near Waterloo
21. 6. 1621 the execution of the 27 representatives of the Czech Estate’s revolt at the Old Town Square in Prague
28. 6. 1465 pope Pius II summoned George of Poděbrady to the trial again

July

1. 7. 1415 Master John Huss in Constance rejected to recant alleged “fallacies”
6. 7. 1415 † Master John Huss in Constance (burnt to death)
14. 7. 1415 Jan alias Žák burnt to death in Olomouc
14. 7. 1420 Hussites defeated the 1st crusade at Vítkov
15. 7. 1410 Polish armies defeated crusaders at Grunvald
28. 7. 1750 † Johann Sebastian Bach, composer (* 1685)

August

7. 8. 1615 † Melchior Vulpius, composer of hymns
7. 8. 1865 * Luděk Marold, painter
16. 8. 1645 † Kamil Krofta, historian and poet
16. 8. 2005 † Roger Schütz, founder of the community Taizé (* 1915)
18. 8. 1855 Austrian Empire concluded the concordat with pope
18. 8. 1975 † Štěpán Šoltész, parson and thinker
28. 8. 1940 community Taizé established

September

2. 9. 1415 Complain Letter of 452 Czech noblemen to the Council of Constance
4. 9. 1965 † Albert Schweitzer, theologian, musician, physician (* 1875)
10. 9. 1515 brother Luke of Prague jailed in Janovice upon Úhlava
13. 9. 1565 † Vilém Farel, preacher and reformer in Geneva
15. 9. 1920 Czechoslovak Hussite Church recognized by state
25. 9. 1555 Augsburg Peace in Germany according to the principle: the one who rules, determines the confession for his land as well

October

2. 10. 1975 † Rudolf Říčan, Church history professor at CEFT
18. 10. 1685 Edict of Nantes cancelled, Huguenots in France illegal again
21. 10. 1125 † Kosmas, first Czech chronicler
21. 10. 1435 Jan Rokycana elected as Archbishop of Prague
28. 10. 1815 * Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak poet and revivalist
31. 10. 1517 the World Day of the Reformation (Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis up to the church’s door at Wittenberg this day

November

5. 11. 1865 St Salvator Church in Salvátorská St. in Prague consecrated
14. 11. 1535 Brethren Confession introduced to the king Ferdinand I
15. 11. 1670 † John Amos Comenius, Unity of Brethren bishop, “the Teacher of Nations”
28. 11. 1465 Zelená Hora Coalition againts the king George of Poděbrady created
28. 11. 1685 Jan Sladký Kozina, leader of Chods, hanged in Pilsen
30. 11. 1750 * Tomáš Juren, Bible expert, teacher, folk preacher, painter

December

2. 12. 1965 2nd Vatican Council finished
9. 12. 1905 proper and absolute separation between the state and Churches in France
13. 12. 1545 Council of Trident opened; it authorized the program of recatholization
23. 12. 1555 * Mikuláš Dačický of Heslov, poet, writer
27. 12. 1950 † Antonín Boháč, Synodal Curator of ECCB, statistician