Talk:Petr Chelčický

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This page brings together a lot of scattered thoughts about Peter Chelcicky, an important but often overlooked Christian teacher of the 15th century. It needs a lot of work to improve its readability, plus biographical information on Chelcicky. - Rlvaughn 04:42, 30 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Question on the changing of the "spelling" of his name[edit]

I have no doubt that Petr Chelčický is his real name, but wonder about the advisability of the change. This is, I believe, the English version of Wikipedia, and many English speakers would not know to look for this spelling, even if they knew how to make the diacritical marks.

It seems that Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English) would recommend the 'Peter Chelcicky' spelling: "Convention: Title your pages using the English name, if one exists, and give the native spelling on the first line of the article. If the native spelling is not in the Latin alphabet, also provide a Latin transliteration. Only use the native spelling as an article title if it is more commonly used in English than the anglicized form." - Rlvaughn 3 July 2005 03:11 (UTC)

Petr Chelčický the same as Peter of Mladoňovice?[edit]

Could Petr Chelčický be the same person as Peter of Mladoňovice (Petr z Mladoňovice)? Peter of Mladoňovice was the scribe for nobleman John of Chlum (Jan z Chlum), a protectorate and good friend of Jan Hus, around the year 1415. If they are one in the same, this would explain much about the questions posed in the "Chelčický's background" section of this article. Since all of my knowledge regarding Peter of Mladoňovice is from "The Letters of Jan Hus" translated by Matthew Spinka, I don't know anything about him after Hus' death in 1415. --Dulcimerist (talk) 21:23, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Petr Chelčický isn't same person as Petr z Mladoňovic (correct Czech genitive form for Mladoňovice is Mladoňovic). It's actually known a lot about Petr after 1415. He was one of most moderate of Hussit's masters. He was dean of Charles's University since april 1426 to april 1427, he was rector since 1439. He was also simoultaneously priest in different parishes in Bohemia and Moravia. He died February 7th 1451, but place of death is uknown.--Dryvalley (talk) 16:29, 26 March 2012 (UTC)