History of the Czech Republic

Main

Slavic tribes move into Czech lands

Approx. 400

Premyslid Dynasty takes power

Approx. 900

Charles the IV, King of Bohemia is crowned Holy Roman Emperor

1347

Jan Hus is executed for heresy and rebellion

1415

Habsburg Dynasty takes over the Czech lands

1526

The Czechs lose the Battle of White Mountain

1620

The nation of Czechoslovakia is founded after World War I

1918

Nazi Germany annexes Czechoslovakia

1939

Czechoslovakia is taken over by the communists

1948

The Prague Spring is suppressed by Soviet forces

1968

The Velvet Revolution ends Communist rule in Czechoslovakia

1989

Czechoslovakia splits into Slovakia and the Czech Republic

1993

The Czech Republic joins the European Union

2004