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Encyclopedia > Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
Wenceslaus II; detail from the Codex Manesse, ca 1305
Wenceslaus II; detail from the Codex Manesse, ca 1305

Wenceslaus II Premyslid (Czech: Václav II; Polish: Wacław II Czeski; September 17, 1271June 21, 1305) was King of Bohemia (1278 - 1305), Duke of Cracow (1291 - 1305) and King of Poland (1300 - 1305). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Folio 371r shows Johannes Hadlaub Folio 124r shows Walther von der Vogelweide The Manesse Codex or Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg Library, Cod. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events August 5 - English troops capture William Wallace Wenceslas III becomes king of Bohemia Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got, was elected as Pope Clement V. Philip IV of France accused the Knights Templar of heresy. ... The Lands of the Bohemian Crown (Czech Země koruny české, Latin Corona regni Bohemiae) (e. ... Duke of Cracow (Polish: (Wielki) Ksiaze Krakowski) during the era of fragmented Poland, 1138 - 1320, was the holding that belonged to the rotating head of the Piast dynasty, a principality that he held as the overlord of other Polish dukes. ... Poland was ruled by dukes (c. ...


He was the only son of King Ottokar II "the Great" of Bohemia and Ottokar's second wife Kunigunda. Kunigunda was the daughter of Rostislav, lord of Slavonia, son of a Grand Duke of Kiev and Anna of Hungary, daughter of Béla IV of Hungary. Wenceslaus's father died in battle August 26, 1278, shortly before Wenceslaus's seventh birthday. Otakar II (also spelled Ottokar or Přemysl Otakar/Ottokar) (c. ... Kunigunda Rostislavna of the House of Chernigov, daughter of ruler of Slavonia (1245 - 9 September 1285) (whom some genealogistist inconsistently dub as Kunigunda of Halych) was Queen consort of Bohemia and its regent 1278-85. ... Rostislav Mikhailovich (1225-62), Ban of Slavonia and Machva, stemmed from the Rurikid House of Chernigov. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Béla IV c. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ...

Wenceslaus II. Drawing by Jan Matejko

Before Wenceslaus became of age, the government was handled by Otto IV Margrave of Brandenburg, who is said to have held Wenzel captive in several locations. Later his mother's secret husband, Záviš of Falkenštejn ruled for him. Venceskaus II This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Venceskaus II This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Jan Matejko , self-portrait. ...   (Lower Sorbian: Bramborska; Upper Sorbian: Braniborska) is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ...


On January 24, 1285, Wenceslaus married Judith of Habsburg, daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I, to whom he had been betrothed since 1276. In 1290 Wenceslaus had Záviš beheaded for alleged treason and began ruling independently. is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... The Holy Roman Emperor was, with some variation, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire, the predecessor of modern Germany, during its existence from the 10th century until its collapse in 1806. ... The brass of the tomb of Rudolph I in Speyer Rudolph I (Rudolph of Hapsburg) (May 1, 1218 - July 15, 1291) was a German king. ...


In 1291 Przemysł II, High Duke of Poland, ceded the sovereign duchy of Krakow to Wenceslaus. Kraków was associated with the overlordship of Poland, but Przemysł held the other duchies and in 1295 was crowned King of Poland. After Przemysł's death in 1296 Wenceslaus became overlord of Poland and in 1300 was crowned King of Poland. He was planning to invade Austria when he died in 1305. He was succeeded by his son, Wenceslaus III (Václav III.), last of the Přemyslid kings in male line. PrzemysÅ‚ II PrzemysÅ‚ II (October 14, 1257 – February 8, 1296), was Duke of PoznaÅ„, Greater Poland, Kraków and Pomerania, and King of Poland from 1295 until his death. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat city county Gmina Kraków City Rights June 5th, 1257 Government  - Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area  - City 326. ... Wenceslaus III Wenceslaus III Premyslid (Czech and Slovak Václav, German: Wenzel III, Hungarian Vencel, Polish WacÅ‚aw, Croatian: Vjenceslav), (October 6, 1289 – August 4, 1306, Olomouc, Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic) was the King of Hungary (1301 - 1305) and King of Bohemia (1305 - 1306). ... PÅ™emyslid coat of arms. ...

seal of Wenceslaus II
seal of Wenceslaus II

In 1298 silver was discovered at Hory Kutné (Kutná Hora, Kuttenberg) in Central Bohemia. Wenceslaus took control of the mine by making silver production a royal monopoly, and issued the Prague groschen with became the most popular of the early Groschen-type coins. Kutná Hora was one of the richest European silver strikes ever: between 1300 and 1340, the mine may have produced as much as 20 tons of silver a year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Kutná Hora (help· info) medieval Czech: Hory Kutné) is a city in the Czech Republic, in Central Bohemian Region of Bohemia. ... Statistics Capital: Prague Area:11,014 km² Population:1,128,674 (2002) Map Central Bohemian Region ( Czech: Středočeský kraj) is an administrative unit ( Czech: kraj) of the Czech Republic, located in the central part of its historical region of Bohemia. ... Groschen of Venceslas II., obverse Groschen of Venceslas II., reverse The Prague groschen (Czech: , Latin: , German: ) was a groschen-type silver coin that became very common throughout the Medieval Central Europe. ... Groschen (Latin: , German: , Italian: , Czech: , Polish: , Hungarian: , Romanian: ) was the (sometimes colloquial) name for a coin used in various German-speaking states as well as some non-German-speaking countries of Central Europe (Bohemia, Poland), The Romanian Principalities. ...


In 1301, Wenceslaus' kinsman Andrew III of Hungary died and with him the Árpád dynasty in male line. Wenceslaus was one of the relatives who claimed the throne, and he accepted it from a party of Hungarians on behalf of his young son in the same year. They never succeeded in having more than a portion of Hungary submitted under their rule. Andrew III (Endre) of the Arpad dynasty was king of Hungary 1290-1301 and the last male of Arpads to hold the throne. ... The Arpads or Árpáds (Hungarian: Árpádok, Slovak: Arpádovci, Croatian: Arpadovići) was a dynasty ruling in historic Hungary from the late 9th century to 1301 (with some interruptions, e. ...


Queen Judith had died in 1297. Wenceslaus's second wife was Elisabeth Richeza, daughter of Przemysł II, King of Poland 1295 - 1296. After Wenceslaus's death, she married Rudolph of Habsburg, duke of Austria, who also became king of Bohemia for a brief period in those unruly years. Elisabeth Richeza of Poland (b 1 September 1288 d 18 October 1335) was daughter and the only surviving child of Przemysl II of Poland (originally prince of Greater Poland and Poznan) and his second wife Richenza of Sweden, herself a daughter of Valdemar I of Sweden and Sophia of Denmark. ... Przemysł II Przemysł II (October 14, 1257 – February 8, 1296), was a duke of Poznań, Greater Poland, Kraków and Pomerania, and King of Poland from 1295 until his death. ... Rudolf I of Habsburg Rudolf I of Habsburg (Czech: ; 1281 – 3/4 July 1307, Horažďovice in Bohemia) was King of Bohemia (1306–1307), Duke of Austria (as Rudolph III), and titular King of Poland 1306–1307. ...


Family

He was married twice:


In 1285 in Cheb, he married Judith of Habsburg (1271–1297), daughter of Rudolph I of Germany and his wife Gertrude of Hohenburg. She died shortly after their 10th child was born: For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Cheb (German: ( )) is a city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, with 33,256 inhabitants. ... The brass of the tomb of Rudolph I in Speyer Rudolph I (Rudolph of Habsburg) (May 1, 1218 – July 15, 1291) was a German king, who played a vital role in raising the Habsburg family to a leading position among the royal dynasties of Germany. ... Gertrude of Hohenburg (c. ...

In 1300, he married Elisabeth Richeza (12861335), daughter of Przemysł II. They had one child: is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 22 - Nicholas IV becomes Pope. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events February 22 - Nicholas IV becomes Pope. ... Wenceslaus III Wenceslaus III Premyslid (Czech and Slovak Václav, German: Wenzel III, Hungarian Vencel, Polish WacÅ‚aw, Croatian: Vjenceslav), (October 6, 1289 – August 4, 1306, Olomouc, Moravia, in the east of the Czech Republic) was the King of Hungary (1301 - 1305) and King of Bohemia (1305 - 1306). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Wenceslaus has also numerous illegitimate children, including Jan Volek (?? - September 27, 1351), bishop of Olomouc is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events August 5 - English troops capture William Wallace Wenceslas III becomes king of Bohemia Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got, was elected as Pope Clement V. Philip IV of France accused the Knights Templar of heresy. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // March 16 - Edward, the Black Prince is created Duke of Cornwall. ... Illegitimacy was a term in common usage for the condition of being born of parents who are not validly married to one another; the legal term is bastardy. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Suko of Japan, third of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders Start of the reign of Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan, fourth of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders May 1 Zürich joins the Swiss Confederation. ... The following is a list of diocesan bishops and archbishops of Olomouc. ...

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Wenceslaus II of Poland and Bohemia
Preceded by
Premysl Ottokar II
King of Bohemia
1278-1305
Succeeded by
Wenceslaus III
Preceded by
Przemysl II of Poland
King of Poland
1291-1305
Succeeded by
Wenceslaus III
Preceded by
Andrew III of Hungary
ruler of parts of Hungary
1301-05
Succeeded by
Wenceslaus III

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Wenceslaus II was the son of Ottokar II "The Great", King of Bohemia, and Kunegunda, daughter of Rostislav, the Grand Duke of Kyiv.
Wenceslaus' daughter with Judith, Elizabeth (Eliska), married John "The Blind" of Luxembourg.
Wenceslaus' second wife was Ryksa Elzbieta, daughter of Przemysl II, King of Poland 1295 - 1296.
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