907 - Wenceslaus was born near Prague, in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). Bohemian duke and saint.
920 - He gained the throne at the age of thirteen.
935 - On September 28th, as Wenceslaus was going to Mass, Boleslas attacked him with a sword. The brothers struggled, but three other rebels rushed up and killed the king. As the good Wenceslaus died, he murmured, "Brother, may God forgive you".
985 - The saint was honored as a martyr, and his feast has been observed in Bohemia. He is venerated as a patron of Czechoslovakia.
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