Anton Gindely

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Antonín Gindely (1878)

Anton Gindely (Czech: Antonín Gindely, 3 September 1829, Prague – 24 October 1892) was a Bohemian historian, a son of an Hungarian German father and a Czech mother, born in Prague.

He studied in Prague and in Olomouc, and, after travelling extensively in search of historical material, became professor of history at the German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague and archivist for Bohemia in 1862. He died in Prague.[1]

Gindely's chief work is his Geschichte des dreissigjährigen Krieges (Prague, 1869–1880), which has been translated into English (New York, 1884); and his historical work is mainly concerned with the period of the Thirty Years' War.[1]

Perhaps the most important of his numerous other works are:

  • Geschichte der böhmischen Brüder (Prague, 1857–1858)
  • Rudolf II. und seine Zeit(1862–1868)
  • A criticism of Wallenstein, Waldstein während seines ersten Generalats (1886)[1]

He wrote a history of Bethlen Gabor in Hungarian, and edited the Monumenta historiae Bohemica. Gindely's posthumous work, Geschichte der Gegenreformation in Böhmen, was edited by T. Tupetz (1894).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gindely, Anton". Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 27. 


  • Kamil Krofta: Antonín Gindely o české otázce r. 1879 a jeho poměr k rozdělení pražské university r. 1882. In 30 ČČH 1/1924, pp. 95–108.

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