Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia

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Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav [ˈvaːtslaf] ; c. 907 – 28 September 935 or 929), Wenceslas I or Václav the Good[6] was the Prince (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his death, probably in 935. According to the legend, he was assassinated by his younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel.

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Wenceslaus I
Wenceslaus adored by his niece-in-law Emma (from the 10th-century Gumpold's Codex)
Duke of Bohemia
Reign13 February 921 −
28 September 935 or 929
PredecessorVratislaus I
SuccessorBoleslaus I
Bornc. 907[1][2][lower-alpha 1]
Stochov,[lower-alpha 2] Bohemia
Died28 September 935
(aged c. 28) or
28 September 929
(aged c. 22)
Stará Boleslav, Bohemia
Basilica od St. Wenceslaus in Stará Boleslav, St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague[5]
FatherVratislaus I
ReligionChalcedonian Christianity

His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic virtue that resulted in his sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and patron saint of the Czech state. He is the subject of the well-known "Good King Wenceslas", a carol for Saint Stephen's Day.

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