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The Sirotci ("Orphans"; German: Waisen), officially Orphans' Union (Czech: Sirot?í svaz), were followers of a radical wing of the Hussites in Bohemia. Founded in 1423 originally under the name Lesser Tábor, it consisted mostly of poorer burghers and some members of the lower aristocracy, who joined with commander Jan ?i?ka and the eastern Bohemian Hussites, the so-called Orebites (Orebité).

After ?i?ka's death (1424), "orphaned" combatants adopted their new name. From 1424 to 1428, they were led by the priest Ambro? of Hradec and then by another priest Prokop the Lesser. Hejtman Jan ?apek of Sány was elected as their military commander (1431-1434).

Towns joined with the Union

All towns are in Bohemia, unless otherwise noted.

Aristocratic members

  • Jan Rohá? z Dubé
  • Jan Kolúch z Vesce
  • ?áslav Kaplí? ze Sulevic
  • Vilém Jeník z Me?kova
  • Jan Hertvík z Ru?inova
  • Wilhelm Kostka von Postupice
  • Jan ?ampach z Pot?tejna
  • Mikulá? star?í Tr?ka z Lípy
  • Ji?í z Dubé
  • Jan Ba?tín z Porostlé
  • Mat?j Salava z Lípy
  • Jan Kru?ina z Lichtenburka
  • Ale? V?eovský z Rýzmburka
  • Mikulá? z Keuschberka
  • Ane?ka z Trocnova

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