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Wenceslaus (Good King Wenceslaus, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia)

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Born: 907 AD
Died: 935? AD.

Nationality: Czech
Categories: Duke, King, Saint

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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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