Tovačov

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Location
49°25'00"N
017°16'59"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Tovačov (German: Tobitschau) is a town in the Přerov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 2,500 inhabitants.

Administrative parts

Village of Annín is an administrative part of Tovačov.

History

Tovačov is the site of a minor battle in the Austro-Prussian War. On 16 July 1866, the Prussians defeated the Austrians in the Battle of Tobitschau. The Austrians had been retreating south after their defeat at the Battle of Königgrätz on 3 July, and the fresh defeat at Tobitschau forced them to turn east instead.

Notable people

Ctibor Tovačovský z Cimburka (c. 1438–1494), noble, politician and lawyer Gottfried Fritsch (c. 1706–1750), Austrian sculptor, lived and died here Christoph Erler (1783–1854), Austrian organ builder, lived and died here Arnošt Förchtgott (1825–1874), composer, conductor and singer (baritone) Sidonie Grünwald-Zerkowitz (1852–1907), Austrian writer, poet and fashion designer Klement Slavický (1910–1999), composer
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