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St Wenceslas

(c. 907—929) Duke of Bohemia and patron saint of the Czech Republic


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(c.907–29),

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).


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