Privilegium pro Slavis

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Privilegium pro Slavis

Privilegium pro Slavis is a privilege granted to the Slovaks in Žilina, Kingdom of Hungary by the King Louis I of Hungary during his visit of Žilina (German: Sillein; Hungarian: Zsolna) in 1381.[1] According to this privilege, Slovaks and Germans each occupied half of the seats in the city council and the mayor should be elected each year, alternating between those nationalities. It was issued after the complaints of Slovak citizens that the Germans refused to respect this rule. The privilege was preserved from duplication in 1431.


  1. ^ Kirschbaum, Stanislav J. (1995). A history of Slovakia : the struggle for survival. New York: St. Martin’s Press.