Catherine of Bohemia

Catherine of Bohemia (Czech: Kateřina Lucemburská, German: Katharina von Böhmen; 19 August 1342 – 26 April 1395) also known as Catherine of Luxembourg was Electress of Brandenburg, the second daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and Blanche of Valois.

Catherine of Bohemia
Duchess consort of Austria and Bavaria;
Electress consort of Brandenburg
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Statue of Catherine of Bohemia and Luxembourg
Born19 August 1342
Prague, Bohemia
Died26 April 1395(1395-04-26) (aged 52)
Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria
SpouseRudolf IV, Duke of Austria
Otto V, Duke of Bavaria
HouseHouse of Luxembourg
FatherCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherBlanche of Valois

Catherine was born on 19 August 1342, the third child and second surviving daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and his first wife Blanche of Valois. On 13 July 1356, Catherine married Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria. The marriage was a political one arranged by her father to make peace with Austria. Rudolph died after nine years of childless marriage.

On 19 March 1366, Catherine married Otto V, Duke of Bavaria.


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