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a. Note:   NI005711
Note:   Wenceslaus III Premyslid (Czech and Slovak V�clav, Hungarian Vencel, Polish Wac?aw), (October 6, 1289 � August 4, 1306) was the king of Hungary (1301 - 1305) and king of Bohemia (1305 - 1306). Wenceslaus III was the son of Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia and Poland, and Judith von Habsburg, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I. He had the problem that at his time there were internal quarrels in Hungary and in Poland, i. e. in countries that he ruled/wanted to rule. Wenceslaus was the last of the Premyslid rulers of Bohemia. His sister, Elizabeth (Eli�ka), heiress of Bohemia, married John "The Blind" of Luxembourg. His father accepted the crown of Hungary on behalf of Wenceslaus III in 1301. On August 27, 1301, Wenceslaus III was crowned in Sz�kesfeh�rv�r as the King of Hungary and as such assumed the name Ladislaus V (Hungarian: V. L�szl�, Czech and Slovak: Ladislav V.). At that time the Kingdom of Hungary was de-facto split into several principalities ruled by the corresponding nobles and Wenceslaus was only accepted as the king of Hungary by the rulers in Slovakia (Matthew Cs�k and the Omodejs) and western present-day Hungary (the G�ssings [K�szegs]). Within the chaos in Hungary, the Omodejs and Matthew Cs�k switched the sides in 1303 and started to support Wenceslaus' antiking Charles Robert of Anjou. Consequently, the young Wenceslaus, sitting in Buda, became afraid and wrote to his father in Prague for help. His father took a large army and invaded Buda, but having considered the situation, he took his son and the Hungarian crown and they went home to Bohemia. Ivan of G�ssing was named to represent Wenceslaus III in Hungary. After his father's death, Wenceslaus III definitively decided to waive the Hungarian throne, and on December 6 1305 he relinquished the crown to Otto, Duke of Lower Bavaria. But even Otto, who was still only supported by the G�ssings, was jailed in 1307 and waived the throne in 1308, so that Charles Robert became the only ruler of Hungary. Wenceslaus III, however, wanted to claim his hereditary right to the Polish throne, but was murdered under mysterious circumstances in Olomouc, Moravia on August 4, 1306 while on a campaign to Poland. --- Wikipedia is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.