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Wenceslaus II of Bohemia

Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (September 27, 1271 - June 21, 1305), was King of Bohemia from 1291-1305, and King of Poland from 1300-1305.

He was the son of Premysl Ottokar II, also known as Otakar II the Great, Markgraf von Morawien, King of Bohemia 1253-1278 and his wife Kunigunda von Halicz.

He married his first wife, Jutta von Habsburg, daughter of Rudolf I, Holy Roman Emperor, on January 24, 1285. Their daughter Elisabeth married Johann I "the Blind", King of Bohemia. Jutta died in 1287.

His second wife was Ryksa Elzbieta, daughter of Przemysl II, King of Poland 1295-6. (She later married Rudolf III of Austria after Wenceslaus's death).

Wenceslaus II is the Good King Wenceslaus celebrated by the Christmas carol of that name.



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