Duke of Bohemia and patron saint of the Czech Republic; also known as Good King Wenceslas. He worked to Christianize the people of Bohemia but was murdered by his brother; he later became venerated as a martyr and hero of Bohemia. The story told in the Christmas carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’ appears to have no basis in fact. His feast day is 28 September.
Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).