Die Friedrich - Glasmacher in Nordböhmen / FRIEDRICH - ancient glassmaking dynasty from northern bohemia
According to the latest archeological findings, the FRIEDRICH from Northern Bohemia are the most ancient glassmaking dynasty in the world. At the end of the Medieval Period they founded a glasswork in Oberkreibitz, close to their original village Friedrichsdorf, that was to become a most important spot of the Renaissance glass industry. From there the FRIEDRICH are spread throughout Europe and into the USA. Now the historian Walter A. Friedrich, a descendant of the medieval glass-masters, wrote a comprehensive chronicle of the FRIEDRICH family and of the history of glass making in Northern Bohemia. (Website and book are in German).