Arnošt of Pardubice

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Ernst of Pardubitz - gravestone in Assumption Church in Kłodzko, since 1945 Poland

Arnošt z Pardubic (German : Ernst von Pardubitz; English: Ernest of Pardubice) (25 March 1297 probably in Hostinka near Náchod, or Glatz, County of Kladsko - 30 June 1364 in Raudnitz) was the first Archbishop of Prague. He was also an advisor and diplomat to Emperor Charles IV.

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Ernst inherited the town of Pardubice in 1340. He became the bishop of Prague on 14 January 1343 and was commissioned the first Archbishop of Prague on 30 April 1344. [1] He ordered the monks to contribute to the newly founded Charles University (14th century), hence enhancing the quality of the education in the institution.

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References

  1. Martin Jan Vochoč: Kalenář historický národa českého, Praha 1940