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1. (Biography) 1557–1619, Holy Roman Emperor (1612–19); king of Hungary (1608–18) and Bohemia (1611–17)
2. (Biography) Saint Matthias New Testament the disciple chosen by lot to replace Judas as one of the 12 apostles (Acts 1:15–26). Feast day: May 14 or Aug 9
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(məˈθaɪ əs)

a disciple chosen to take the place of Judas Iscariot as one of the apostles. Acts 1:23–26.
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