The New International Encyclopædia/Czaslau
CZASLAU, chäs’lou, Bohem. pron. chäs’läv. A town of Bohemia, about 40 miles east-southeast of Prague (Map: Austria, D 2). The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul was the place of burial of the blind Hussite leader Ziska, a fine statue of whom adorns one of the public squares. The town's manufactures include beet-sugar, alcohol, and beer. Between Czaslau and the neighboring village of Chotusitz the Prussians under Frederick the Great gained a decisive victory over the Austrians under Charles of Lorraine. May 17, 1742. Population, in 1890, 8145; in 1900, 9105, mostly Czechs.