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History of Prague

  • 870 – 890 Foundation of Prague Castle, the residence of Czech dukes of the Premyslids family.
  • 965 Report of merchant Ibrahim Ibn Jakob about Prague as the trade place.
  • 1348 March Charles IV decided to found the Prague New Town.
  • 1348 April Charles IV issued the foundation deed of Prague University.
  • 1357 July Charles IV put the base stone of the new bridge (Charles Bridge).
  • 1583 – 1611 Period of Rudolph II, Prague is the residential city of emperor and Czech king.
  • 1630 Completion of the Wallenstein Palace, the largest Baroque building in Prague.
  • 1752 Meteorological observational station was established in Clementinum.
  • 1784 Merge of Hradcany, the Lesser Quarter, the Old Town and the New Town in one urban unit.
  • 1868 May Laying of the base stone of the National Thetre.
  • 1891 National Jubilee Exhibition in Prague (development of industry, crafts, science and culture in Czech countries) - nearly 2 and a half million people visited it.
  • 1912 Memorial to St. Wenceslas created by Josef Vaclav Myslbek placed on Wenceslas square (Vaclavske namesti).
  • 1918 October Declaration of independence, Prague - Capital of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1939 - 1945 Prague occupation by troops of German Third Reich Translation.
  • 1945 Prague uprising against Nazis. Red Army liquidates the rests of German wehrmacht and SS. On the 9th May, in the morning it liberates Prague.
  • 1974 May Opening of the first underground line (Florenc - Kacerov).
  • 1989 November Dramatic events of the so-called Velvet Revolution (Sametova revoluce).
  • 2002 August Massive floods assessed as five hundred-year flood. 27 underground stations were disengaged, the houses were falling down in Karlin, material, cultural and technical losses of huge extent.
  • 2004 May Access of the Czech Republic to European Union. Prague is hot tourist target.

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