Berka z Dubé

Berka z Dubé was a cadet branch of a Bohemian noble family of Lords of Dubá established by Hynek Berka z Dubé (1249-1306). It held estates in what is today the Czech Republic and Saxony in Germany throughout the Middle Ages.

coat of arms of the Berka z Dubé

DomanialEdit

Houska, Bělá pod Bezdězem, Bezděz, Lemberk, Dubá, Zákupy, Milštejn, Tolštejn, Kokořín, Kuřívody, Berštejn, Mühlberg (until the 15th century), Herrschaft Hohnstein (Saxony) - given in exchange for Mühlberg to the House of Wettin in 1443.

 
Hohnstein Castle in Saxony

Notable membersEdit

Zbyněk Berka z Dubé, Archbishop of Prague in 1592–1606.

End of lineEdit

After the Battle of White Mountain on 8 November 1620, many of the members were expelled together with the king Frederick I and domanials were confiscated. One of the family members, loyal to the Emperor Ferdinand II, was created an Imperial Count in 1637. Line died off in the 18th century, some descendants of expellees after the Battle of White Mountain remained in Sweden and in Saxony during 18th and 19th centuries.

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