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Jan Zizka (aka Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha)  is regarded as one of the single finest military minds in world history. He also had his skin turned into a drum.

Jan Zizka (aka Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha) is regarded as one of the single finest military minds in world history. He also had his skin turned into a drum.

Features the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bohemia for which Jan Zizka fought.

Features the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bohemia for which Jan Zizka fought.

Chekhoslovakia Liberation Soviet officers at the monument to the national hero Jan Zizka.

Chekhoslovakia Liberation Soviet officers at the monument to the national hero Jan Zizka.

The battle of Kutna Hora (detail) fought in a cold winter night between the Hussites, led by  Jan Zizka, and the combined Hungarian and German coalition led by King Sigismund of Hungary. The Hussites were a primarily infantry force based around the tactic of using war wagons as a bastion against enemy heavy cavalry assaults, a tactic Jan Zizka used to devastating effect.

The battle of Kutna Hora (detail) fought in a cold winter night between the Hussites, led by Jan Zizka, and the combined Hungarian and German coalition led by King Sigismund of Hungary. The Hussites were a primarily infantry force based around the tactic of using war wagons as a bastion against enemy heavy cavalry assaults, a tactic Jan Zizka used to devastating effect.

Jan Žižka: The Blind and Undefeated General of the Hussite Wars - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/jan-zizka-blind-undefeated-general-hussite-wars.html

Jan Žižka: The Blind and Undefeated General of the Hussite Wars - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/jan-zizka-blind-undefeated-general-hussite-wars.html

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