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The Taborites were a peasant protestant movement in Bohemia in the 15th century. Following the expulsion of King Wenceslaus IV in 1414 Bohemia became a haven for those deemed heretics by the catholic church particularly the Beghards and Waldenses. They joined local peasants to develop a communist society. They announced the Millennium of Christ and declared there would be no more servants and masters. They promised people would return to a state of pristine innocence. They were centred around Tabor and were economically boosted by their control of local gold mines. The community lasted twenty years until the Battle of Lipany on May 30, 1434. 13,000 of the 18,000 strong army were killed. In 1437 the signed a treaty with Sigismund after which they soon disappeared.