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Dobruška

de: Gutenfeld
ru, sr: Добрушка

3716 Dobruška Dobruška is situated at an elevation of 287 m on the Zlatý potok ('golden creek') in the northwest of the district Rychnov nad Kněžnou of the Hradec Králové region of eastern Bohemia. The municipality has a population of about 6,700 (2019).

Fromerly known as Leštno, the first written ention of Dobrusca dates from 1312. In 1364 Dobruška obtained the privileges of a town according to Magdeburg Law. In 1455 it was mentioned as belonging to the domains of Opočno. The following decades were a flowering period for the town. Following a large fire in 1565 the town was rebuilt in Renaissance style. After the Hussite Wars (1419–1436) almost the entire population had converted to the Utraquist faith, and in the early 17th century it was a centre of Protestantism in eastern Bohemia. In the 19th century, Dobruška was a centre of the Czech National Revival, of which the local merchant František Vladislav Hek was an important figure. The Czech writer Alois Jirásek set Hek a literary monument with his five-volume novel F. L. Věk, published sequentially between 1891 and 1906. The regional railway line Opočno – Dobruška opened in 1908.

The town hall [background] was built in Renaissance style in the 2nd half of the 16th century.

[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobruška, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobruška]


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