Arnošt of Pardubice

Deceased Person

1297 – 1364


Who was Arnošt of Pardubice?

Arnošt z Pardubic was the first Archbishop of Prague. He was also an advisor and diplomat to Emperor Charles IV.

Ernst inherited the town of Pardubice in 1340. He became the bishop of Prague on 14 January 1343 and was commissioned the first Archbishop of Prague on 30 April 1344. He ordered the monks to contribute to the newly founded Charles University, hence enhancing the quality of the education in the institution.


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Mar 25, 1297
Also known as
  • Arnost of Pardubice
Jun 30, 1364
Roudnice nad Labem

on July 23, 2013