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the act of throwing someone or something out of a window

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The historic Defenestration of Prague took place in the adjoining Vladislav Hall in 1618, when three Catholics were thrown from a window by Protestants, marking the start of The Thirty Years War.
It was for some reason particularly associated with Prague where rioters made a habit of it There was one in 1419 at the Town Hall where a mob, demanding the release of prisoners, threw councillors out, and a more famous one - known as The Defenestration of Prague - in 1618 which heralded the 30 Years War when a gang of Protestant nobles threw two Catholic governors our of the window of the Royal Palace (they survived by landing on a dung heap).