The castle in Mnichovo Hradiště
|Elevation||240 m (787 ft)|
|Area||34.32 km2 (13.25 sq mi)|
|Density||249 / km2 (645 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||294 11 - 295 01|
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The town was first mentioned in 1279 and contains a Renaissance castle which used to belong to the Wallenstein family. The remains of Albrecht von Wallenstein were moved from Jičín to the castle of Mnichovo Hradiště in 1723.
The town is notable as it is where Prussia, Austria and Russia signed the Münchengrätz Agreement on 12 September 1833. This established a three-power alliance to "support conservative causes" in Europe and the wider world. To counter this alliance, Britain, France, Spain and Portugal signed the Quadruple Alliance on 22 April 1834. This established the idea of two opposing power blocs in European politics for the first time. The first major event in which the two sides opposed each other was the Portuguese throne crisis of 1833-39.
Until 1918, MÜNCHENGRÄTZ - MNICHOVO HRADIŠTĚ was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), in the district with the same name, one of the 94 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Bohemia.
- Emanuel Arnold
- Vaclav Budovec of Budov
- Josef Dürich
- Karel Hruša
- František Arnošt Koller
- Leopold Kompert
- Jan Kvicala
- Miloslav Rechcigl, Sr. was born 7 km from here in the village of Chocnejovice.
- Jan Šverma
- Jiří Tancibudek
- Adam Zalužanský ze Zalužan
Twin towns — sister cities
Mnichovo Hradiště is twinned with:
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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