Benátky nad Jizerou

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Benátky nad Jizerou
Town
Jan Hus Square
Jan Hus Square
Flag of Benátky nad Jizerou
Flag
Coat of arms of Benátky nad Jizerou
Coat of arms
Benátky nad Jizerou is located in Czech Republic
Benátky nad Jizerou
Benátky nad Jizerou
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111Coordinates: 50°17′22″N 14°49′52″E / 50.28944°N 14.83111°E / 50.28944; 14.83111
CountryCzech Republic
RegionCentral Bohemian
DistrictMladá Boleslav
MunicipalityBenátky nad Jizerou
First mentioned1259
Government
 • MayorJaroslav Král
Area
 • Total35.46 km2 (13.69 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
(2006-10-02)
 • Total7,042
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
293 01 - 294 71
Websitewww.benatky.cz

Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛnaːtkɪ ˈnad jɪzɛrou]; German: Benatek) is a town on the Jizera river which is also known as Kbelačka in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, between the cities Stará Boleslav and Mladá Boleslav.

The city was the site of a castle and observatory built by astronomer Tycho Brahe. Johann von Klenau, the Habsburg general, was born at the castle in 1758. His old Bohemian family owned the castle at the time.[1] Later it was owned by the counts Thun und Hohenstein.

The brothers František, Jiří Antonín, Josef and Jan Jiří Benda were born here. They were to later find fame as composers and performers in Germany where many of their descendants also became successful musicians.

Benátky Castle

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German) Friedrich Bernau. Studien und Materialien zur Specialgeschichte und Heimatskunde des deutschen Sprachgebiets in Böhmen und Mähren. Prague: J.G. Calve, 1903, pp. 7–8, 151–165, 601. Other sources date the Klenau family to the early twelfth century. See (in German) Norbert (or Enoch) Heermann, Johann Matthäus Klimesch, and Václav Březan. Norbert Heermann's Rosenberg'sche chronik. Prag, Köngl. Böhmische gesellschaft der wissenschaften, 1897, p. 102.

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