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Jan Ptáček of Pirkstein

Jan Ptáček of Pirkstein
Lord of Rataje nad Sázavou
Lord of Polná
Portrait of Jan from Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Coat of arms
SuccessorHynce Ptáček of Pirkstein
Bornc. 1388
Spouse(s)Jitka of Kunštát
FatherJan Ješek Ptáček of Pirkštein
MotherHedvika of Dauba

Jan Ptáček of Pirkstein (also: Pirkštejn, Pirkenstein,[1] Birkenstein,[2] Pürkstein[2] or Bürgstein[3][4]) (c. 1388 – 1419) was a Bohemian noble and lord of Rataje nad Sázavou and Polná.


Jan was most likely born in 1388 to Jan Ješek Ptáček of Pirkštein, given that the sources declare that he came of age in 1406.[5] This may be disputed, as his son Hynce Ptáček of Pirkstein was born in 1404.[6]

Jan was a minor when his father died at the end of the 14th century. Consequently, Henry III of Lipá became his guardian.[7] Hanuš of Lipá, the son of Henry, became the guardian of Jan and administered the holdings after the death of his father. It wasn't until 1412 when Hanuš was ordered to leave and Jan began to rule his possessions.[8]

Jan opposed the Hussites in the Hussite Wars. He is known to have fought in the Battle of Živohoště under the command of Peter of Sternberg in 1419. He is presumed to have died that same year, with his son succeeding him in 1420.[6][9]

In popular culture

Jan features prominently in the video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance as Hans Capon.[10]


  1. ^ "Hrad Pirkštejn – Pirkenštejn / hrady-zriceniny.cz" . www.hrady-zriceniny.cz. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ a b "Autority - Katalogizační lístek - Historický ústav AV ČR projekt Řeholníci - katalog Clavius" . reholnici.hiu.cas.cz. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  3. ^ "Dějiny a současnost, Martin Šandera: Hynce Ptáček z Pirkenštejna" . Dějiny a současnost. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  4. ^ "Historie panství Sloup" . Hrad Sloup. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  5. ^ Heřman, Jan. "Toulky Podblanickem in Posázavím - Hynce Ptáček z Pirkštejna" . Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Olivier, Soudet. "Ronov family tree" . Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  7. ^ Vlastivěda moravská: mistopis Moravy (in Czech). Musejního spolku. 1903. p. 293. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  8. ^ Zavadil, Antonín J. "Kutnohorsko slovem i obrasem - Práce veškerého učitelstva okresu" (PDF). Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  9. ^ Kudláč, Antoník K. K. (2003). Marginalia historica sborník Katedry dějin a didaktiky dějepisu Pedagogické fakulty . 7. Paseka. p. 111.
  10. ^ "Codex" . Kingdom Come Deliverance. 2018.

Categories: 1388 births | 1419 deaths | Medieval Bohemian nobility | 15th-century Bohemian people | People of the Hussite Wars

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