Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia

Wenceslaus II (Czech: Václav II.) (1137 – after 1192) was the son of Soběslav I and brother of Soběslav II. He was the duke of Bohemia following Conrad II in 1191.

Wenceslaus II
Duke of Bohemia
ReignSeptember – December 1191
PredecessorConrad II
SuccessorOttokar I
Born1137
Diedc. 1192 (aged c. 55)
Margrave of Meissen
DynastyPřemyslid

LifeEdit

He was the duke of Olomouc and Brno, but was deposed by Duke Frederick in 1179 and exiled. He returned from exile after thirteen years on Conrad's death.

Wenceslaus was deposed after a reign of three months by Frederick's half-brother Ottokar. He tried to flee to the Emperor Henry VI, but was captured by the margrave of Lusatia, who imprisoned him until his death.

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Preceded by
Conrad II
Duke of Bohemia
1191–1192
Succeeded by
Ottokar I