Kaliště (Pelhřimov District)

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Center of Kaliště, Pelhřimov District.JPG
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Vysočina
District Pelhřimov
Commune Humpolec
Elevation 601 m (1,972 ft)
Coordinates 49°35′35″N 15°18′15″E / 49.59306°N 15.30417°E / 49.59306; 15.30417Coordinates: 49°35′35″N 15°18′15″E / 49.59306°N 15.30417°E / 49.59306; 15.30417
Area 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi)
Population 350 (2014-01-01)
Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
First mentioned 1318
Mayor Pavel Kutiš
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 393 01 - 396 01
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Kaliště (Pelhřimov District)
Statistics: statnisprava.cz
Website: obeckaliste.cz

Kaliště (German: Kalischt) is a village and municipality of the Pelhřimov District in the Vysočina Region, Czech Republic. It is located at the watershed of the Želivka and Sázava rivers, about 7 km (4.3 mi) northwest of Humpolec. The population is about 330.

Church of St John the Baptist

The village in Bohemia was mentioned for the first time as a property of the Sts Peter and Paul Chapter at Vyšehrad in a 1318 deed.[citation needed] Its name means "wallow" in English.[citation needed] After the devastation of the Vyšehrad chapter during the Hussite Wars in 1420, the Bohemian King Sigismund of Luxembourg seized the property and in 1436 pledged it to the Trčka noble family at Lipnice and Světlá. It was purchased by the Harrach dynasty in 1698 and passed to the Austrian Trautson noble family in 1707.

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The village is best known for being the birthplace of the composer Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911), whose ancestors were tenants of a distillery and ran an inn, where the child was born. The building has recently been restored.

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