Meeting of the Kings of Visegrád 1335
There is a historical basis for the cooperation of the Visegrád countries, which very few are known: the 1335 "Visegrád King's Meeting".
The Visegrád Royal Meeting was a diplomatic meeting in late October and early November 1335. It was convened by King Róbert Károly, and János Luxembourg of the Czech king and the Polish king of Poland were involved. As a result, the hostility between Poland and the Czech Republic ceased, instead the three countries were established by alliance and commercial cooperation.
In the preparation of the personal meeting, the followers of the Polish and Czech kings (in the presence of the delegates of the Hungarian king) developed the conditions for the agreement in Trenčín. Subsequently, at the beginning of September, Károly Róbert made an alliance with the Czech against King Albert II., Austrian Prince.
Then the 3 kings meet in Visegrád at the end of October and early November 1335. They agreed on mutual military assistance against IV. Louis German-Roman Emperor and Austrian Prince Albert II.; János Luxembourg resigned from his Polish throne, and Casimir III. from Silesia, and also acknowledged that Pomerania would remain in the possession of the German Knights.
One of the aims of the meeting was to smooth out their contradictions and agree on economic-political cooperation against Vienna's commodity rights. New commercial paths have been designated to avoid the Viennese customs. The main stations of the Buda - Brno route were Esztergom, Trnava and Holič. Buda and Brno were given a full commodity right. The Hungarian headquarters of the Polish-Russian trade became Košice. This collaboration was so successful that the economies of the three kingdoms at this age were growing in its age. There was a currency union between Hungary and the Czech Republic.
The meeting in Chronicle of János Thuróczy
“In the year 1335, around the celebration of St. Martin, the Czech king and his son, Charles, and the King of the Poles, came to King Charles, to the castle of Visegrád in Hungary, to make an eternal peace of peace.
This happened. At the lunch of the Czech king, two thousand five hundred breads were given every day from the generosity of the Hungarian king, and abundantly from the royal food; and for the horses for a day, twenty-five fodder.
And for the Polish king's lunch abundantly one thousand five hundred breads and food; one hundred and eighty barrels were measured from wine.
The king of Hungary also gave the King of the Czechs with various expensive jewelry, such as fifty silver jugs, two quits, two belts, a wonderful chessboard, two priceless saddles, a strap dagger that came with two hundred silver brands and a wonderful pearl mussel.
As the king of Poland was a taxpayer of the King of the Czechs, and since Charles, the king of Hungary, married the sister of the Polish king: King of Hungary, Charles, gave him the finest gold of five hundred brands to redeem him from the taxation to the Czech king. It was also decided here that if any of these kings or their country were to be attacked by an enemy, the others would be required to help. And this was confirmed with great oath between each other. ”
We built our project on this - and made a three-day international "royal" meeting with our Slovak, Czech and Polish partner, aimed at introducing people to common history, medieval dances, music, crafts, costumes characteristic of V4 nations, combat models, weapons, food, life of simple people and royal court. We also introduced the modern cultural heritage.