Chronicle of Bohemia

The Chronicle of Bohemia

1071

Tens of thousands of crows invaded Pilsen just before the harvest, causing much damage to the farmers’s fields.

1082

King Vratislav the Just of Bohemia made peace with Duke Ordulf of Saxony.

1083

The earth shook for three days in Prag, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

1086

Bohemia saw an unusually bountiful harvest this year.

1087

A dragon was seen in the county of Pilsen.

1090

People in Hradec claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.

1092

King Vratislav of Bohemia went to war against Duke Ernst of Austria.

1093

King Vratislav of Bohemia died a natural death on 19 February. His son, Bretislav, succeeded to the throne of the Kingdom with a grand ceremony in Glatz. A star fell from the sky in Domazlice, killing three cows.

1094

Pope Alexander III declared a Crusade, wherein all faithful Catholics were called to help conquer Jerusalem from the infidel. King Bretislav supported Pope Alexander III in war against his enemies.

1095

King Bretislav of Bohemia won the war against Duke Ernst of Austria. Bretislav Premyslid usurped the County of Österreich from Ernst von Babenberg.

1096

Kaiser Heinrich IV died of the Great Pox on 1 January, 1097.

1097

Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in Brno.

1098

The Crusade declared by Alexander ended in defeat as the armies failed to conquer Jerusalem.

1099

Villagers saw blood raining from the sky in the county of Znojmo.

1100

A river flooded parts of Olomouc in the spring.

1101

A strange plague killed thousands of wild rabbits in the county of Prag.

1102

People in Brno claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.

1103

Prince Vratislav of Bohemia married Countess Thorborg, daughter of Count Arnfinn of Viken.

1105

Kaiser Ludwig died a natural death on 19 July. Bretislav Premyslid claimed the title of King of Great Moravia, confirming his growing power with much ceremony and celebration. The king was victorious in the battle of Trent against the Italian Liberation Revolt.

1106

Bohemia was attacked by the German realm of Österreich, ruled by Count Vratislav. King Bretislav tried but failed to imprison Prince Vratislav, causing him to come out in open rebellion. King Bretislav was victorious in the battle of Österreich against the army of the Holy Roman Empire, commanded by the rebellious prince.

1107

A goat with three heads was born in Domazlice.

1108

Prince Vratislav defeated King Bretislav.

1109

King Bretislav was victorious in the battle of Österreich against the army of the Holy Roman Empire.

1110

The earth shook for three days in Prag, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

1112

King Bretislav of Bohemia was victorious in the battle of Salzburg against the army of the Holy Roman Empire.

1113

King Bretislav lost the battle of Oberbayern against the army of the Holy Roman Empire.

1114

Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in Österreich.

1115

An uncommonly great number of children were born this year in Österreich.

1116

King Bretislav the Wise died of the Great Pox on 27 February, 1116. His half-brother, Borivoj, succeeded to the throne of the kingdom with a grand ceremony in Zatec. A dragon was seen in the county of Boleslav.

1117

King Borivoj successfully led his armies, taking Moncalvo from the enemy.

1118

King Borivoj successfully led his armies, taking Erice and Trapani from the enemy.

1119

King Borivoj successfully led his armies, taking Cagliari from the enemy. He died a natural death on 21 November. His son, Konrád, succeeded to the throne of the kingdom with a grand ceremony in Prag.

1121

King Konrád went to war against King Gryn II of Pomerania. Pope Alexander III, leader of all Catholic faithful, died a natural death on 28 December.

1122

A ten foot tall woman was crucified in the county of Znojmo.

1124

Several people in Prag spoke of seeing strange shapes dancing on the moon.

1125

A giant destroyed several villages in Prag, but then disappeared without trace.

1126

King Konrád successfully led his armies, taking Schweinfurt from the enemy.

1127

King Konrád made peace with King Gryn II of Pomerania and went to war against Count Rajmund of Pilsen. He was victorious in the battle of Pilsen against the army of the Holy Roman Empire. Kaiser Filibert died comatose in bed on 7 September.

1128

King Konrád of Bohemia won the war against Count Rajmund of Pilsen and went to war against Duke Arnulf of Lombardy.

1129

Pope Gregorius VII declared a Crusade, wherein all faithful Catholics were called to help conquer Jerusalem from the infidel. King Konrád was victorious in the battle of Esztergom against the army of Hungary, commanded by King Bonuslo.

1130

Prince Bedrich, the heir of King Konrád, died after a period of illness on 16 January. The king was defeated in battle at Münster by the army of France, commanded by King Henri III, and again in Zeeland.
Bohemia made peace with Duke Arnulf the Wise of Lombardy.

1131

King Konrád of Bohemia lost the battle of Zeeland against the army of France, commanded by King Henri III. The king rose up in revolt against Kaiser Georg, asserting the independence of Bohemia from the Holy Roman Empire.

1132

The army of Bohemia, commanded by Mayor Václav of Kuttenberg, was victorious in the battle of Schwyz against the armies of the Holy Roman Empire, but was then defeated at Meissen. The Crusade declared by Gregorius ended with the successful conquest of Jerusalem from the infidel.

1133

King Konrád was victorious in the battle of Württemberg against the army of the Holy Roman Empire.

1135

A star fell from the sky in Litomerice, killing three cows.

1136

King Konrád the Drunkard was defeated by the kaiser in Nassau and Niederbayern, and forced to make peace.

1137

King Konrád the Drunkard was murdered on the orders of Olga Premyslid on 5 March. His kinsman, Chval, succeeded to the throne of the kingdom with a grand ceremony in Znojmo. In Pilsen, the people celebrated the benevolent rule of King Chval.

1138

Queen Libuse, the wife of Queen Gisela of Bavaria, was murdered on the orders of Zdenka Premyslid on 9 July. King Chval married Countess Arsinde, daughter of Duke Étienne III of Champagne.

1139

A river flooded parts of Prag in the spring.

1140

Pope Gregorius VII, leader of all Catholic faithful, died of an infected wound on 13 July. King Chval went to war against Duke Baldewin III of Meissen.

1141

King Chval the Bold was victorious in the battle of Lausitz against the army of the Holy Roman Empire, commanded by Duke Baldewin III of Meissen, forcing the duke to make peace. He gained the County of Lausitz from Udalrich von Weimar.

1142

King Chval went to war against King Elemèr of Hungary.

1143

King Chval the Bold made peace with King Elemèr the Wise.

1144

Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in Hradec.

1145

King Chval held a grand tournament, inviting all the great lords and knights of the realm.

Bohemia went to war against Kaiser Friedrich of the Holy Roman Empire, and King Chval the Bold prevailed against their armies in Meissen.

Chronicle of Bohemia

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