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  • ID: I22004
  • Name: Wenceslas I (Vaclav I) King of BOHEMIA 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1205 in Prague, Bohemia 1 2
  • Death: 23 SEP 1253 1 2
  • Event: Ruled 1230-1253
  • Note:
    Wenceslas I, King of Bohemia from 1230 who brought Austria under his dynasty while using the influence of German colonists and craftsmen to keep Bohemia strong, prosperous and culturally progressive.

    Succeeding his father Premysl Otakar I, in 1230, Wenceslas prevented Mongol armies from attacking Bohemia (1241), but could not defend Moravia, which was subsequently ravished by the Mongols before the moved into Hungary. The King's main foreigh policy objective then became the acquisition of Austria. On the death of the last Babenberg Duke of Austria, Frederick II (1246), Wenceslas secured the hand of the Duke's niece for his son Vladislas. But Vladislas soon died, and Wenceslas lost Austria. After suppressing a Bohemian revolt in 1248-9, however, he finally forced the Austrian estates to accept his son Premysl Otakar II as their Duke in 1251. Bohemia prospered under Wenceslas' reign. Towns grew and German merchants and colonists added considerably to the wealth of the country, while German influence at the court caused a rich flowering of the arts, expecially literature and architecture. [Encyclopedia Britannica]

    Father: Premysl Otakar I King of BOHEMIA b: ABT 1155 in Prague, Bohemia
    Mother: Constantia Princess of HUNGARY b: ABT 1187 in Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergo, Hungary

    Marriage 1 Kunigunde von HOHENSTAUFEN b: BET JAN AND MAR 1202/03 in Swabia, Germany
    • Married: 1224 3
    1. Has Children Beatrix (Bozena) Princess of BOHEMIA b: ABT 1228 in Praha (Prague), Czech Republic
    2. Has Children Premysl Otakar II King of BOHEMIA b: ABT 1233 in Prague, Bohemia

    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Wenceslas I
    2. Title: Leo's Genealogics Website (Leo van de Pas),
      Page: Wenceslas I King of Bohemia
    3. Title: Leo's Genealogics Website (Leo van de Pas),
      Page: Kunigunde von Hohenstaufen
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