Jan Ješek Ptáček of Pirkštein

Jan Ješek Ptáček of Pirkštein (also: Pirkštejn, Pirkenstein,[1] Birkenstein, Pürkstein,[2] or Bürgstein[3][4]) was a Moravian noble and lord of Sloup v Čechách, Polná, and Rataje nad Sázavou.

Jan Ješek Ptáček of Pirkštein
Lord of Polná
Lord of Sloup v Čechách
Lord of Rataje nad Sázavou
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SuccessorJan Ptáček of Pirkstein
Noble familyPirkštejn family [cs]
Spouse(s)Hedvika of Dauba
FatherČeněk of Ojvina
MotherJutte of Vildenberka

BiographyEdit

Jan Ješek inherited the castles at Sloup v Čechách and Polná.[5] He later acquired the town of Rataje nad Sázavou and its two castles, renaming the lower castle Pirkštejn.[6] It was around this time where Jan Ješek started using the name Ptáček, or "Birdie", which was continually used in his lineage.[5]

Jan Ješek was around 50 years old when his son, Jan Ptáček of Pirkstein, was born.[7] Soon after, he returned to Polná and retired from political life.[5] He died around the end of the 14th century.[6]

In popular cultureEdit

Jan is mentioned in the video game Kingdom Come: Deliverance as Sir Jeschke, the father of Hans Capon.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hrad Pirkštejn – Pirkenštejn / hrady-zriceniny.cz". www.hrady-zriceniny.cz. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  2. ^ "Autority - Katalogizační lístek - Historický ústav AV ČR projekt Řeholníci - katalog Clavius". reholnici.hiu.cas.cz. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  3. ^ "Dějiny a současnost, Martin Šandera: Hynce Ptáček z Pirkenštejna". Dějiny a současnost. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  4. ^ "Historie panství Sloup". Hrad Sloup. Retrieved 2020-01-27.
  5. ^ a b c Heřman, Jan. "Toulky Podblanickem in Posázavím - Hynce Ptáček z Pirkštejna". Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Zavadil, Antonín J. "Kutnohorsko slovem i obrasem - Práce veškerého učitelstva okresu" (PDF). Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  7. ^ Heřman, Jan. "Toulky Podblanickem in Posázavím - Hynce Ptáček z Pirkštejna". Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  8. ^ Warhorse Studios (February 13, 2018). Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Deep Silver. Scene: Codex. Level/area: Keeping the Peace. Jan Ješek, father of young Lord Jan Ptáček (Hans Capon), was a Moravian lord.