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also Wen·ce·slaus  (wĕn′sĭ-slôs′), Saint c. 907-935?
Duke of Bohemia who encouraged Christianization and was murdered by his brother Boleslav. He is popularly associated with Christmastide charity and is the patron saint of the Czech Republic.


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1. (Biography) 1361–1419, Holy Roman Emperor (1378–1400) and, as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia (1378–1419)
2. (Biography) Saint, known as Good King Wenceslaus. ?907–929, duke of Bohemia (?925–29); patron saint of Bohemia. Feast day: Sept 28


(ˈwɛn sɪsˌlɔs)

1. 1361–1419, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1378–1400; as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia 1378–1419.
2. Saint (“Good King Wenceslaus” ), A.D. 903?–c935, duke of Bohemia 928–935.
German, Wenzel.
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