Jan Zizka died of the plague at Přibyslav on October 11, 1424 on the Moravian frontier.

Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha (German: Johann Ziska or Johann Schischka; English: John Zizka of Trocnov and the Chalice) (c. 1360–1424), Czech general and Hussite leader, follower of Jan Hus, was born at small village Trocnov (now a part of Borovany) in Bohemia, into a gentried family. He was nicknamed "One-eyed Žižka". From his youth, he was attached to the royal court and held the office of Chamberlain to Queen Sophia.

He fought in the Battle of Grunwald (July 15, 1410), where he defended Radzyń against the Teutonic Order. Later he played a prominent role in the Hussite wars in Bohemia during the reign of Wenceslas IV. Žižka’s tactics were unorthodox and innovative. In addition to training and equipping his army according to their abilities, he used armoured wagons armed with small cannons and muskets, presaging the tank of five hundred years later. He was also a master at using geography to full advantage as well as managing the discipline of his troops. Žižka is considered to be among the greatest military leaders and innovators of all time and is one of four commanders in history who never lost a battle (alongside Alexander the Great, Scipio Africanus, and Khalid ibn al-Walid).

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