Jan Zizka: One of the Greatest Generals in History

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$129 / $21000

Video

Ibolya Horvath
by History Uncovered
published on 16 November 2021

Jan Žižka was a Czech military commander during the medieval Hussite Wars of (1419 - 1436) that took place in central Europe.

He is remembered for his introduction of war wagons into medieval warfare: a mobile armored cart that allowed him to defeat much larger and better-equipped forces on the battlefield.

Also, his ability to defeat professional armies leading peasants, farmers, and poorly trained militia allows him to be considered one of the greatest military commanders in history.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Uncovered, H. (2021, November 16). Jan Zizka: One of the Greatest Generals in History. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2682/jan-zizka-one-of-the-greatest-generals-in-history/

Chicago Style

Uncovered, History. "Jan Zizka: One of the Greatest Generals in History." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 16, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2682/jan-zizka-one-of-the-greatest-generals-in-history/.

MLA Style

Uncovered, History. "Jan Zizka: One of the Greatest Generals in History." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Nov 2021. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

Membership