Battle of Kratzau
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Battle of Kratzau
Battle of Kratzau
Part of Hussite Wars
Hans von Polenz,the captain of the Silesian army, and his forces overwhelming those of the Hussites and their armoured carriages, by Diebold Lauber
Date11 November 1428
Result Imperial victory
Orphans Wappen Stadt Bautzen weiß.svg Upper Lusatia
Wappen Luckau.svg Lower Lusatia
Silesia Inferior COA.svg Duchy of ?aga?
Commanders and leaders
Jan Královec Wappen Stadt Bautzen weiß.svg Albert of Koldice
Wappen Luckau.svg Hans of Polenz
Silesia Inferior COA.svg Jan I of ?aga?
Casualties and losses
about 400 Unknown

The Battle of Kratzau occurred on 11 November 1428 between an Imperial Silesian army and the Sirotci Hussites in Kratzau, Bohemia. During the battle, the Imperial Silesian army under Hans von Polenz overpowered the Hussite troops.[1] In November 1428, the Hussites under the leadership of Jan Královec launched a campaign from the occupied Kratzau of Friedland and Ostritz to Löbau. The city was not taken by the Hussites, and so they retreated back to Kratzau. Silesian and Lusatia troops pursued the Hussites, defeating them near Kratzau. The loss of vehicles with rations was essential for the Hussites, since supplies were intended for units besieging the Lichnice Castle.[2]


  1. ^ Eberhard Windeck: Kaiser Sigismunds Buch (1440-50)
  2. ^ Joachim Bahlcke: Geschichte der Oberlausitz: Herrschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur vom Mittelalter bis zum Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, 2004, p. 110 (digitized)

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