Wenceslaus III of Oława

Wenceslaus III of Oława (Polish: Wacław III oławski) (1400 – between 14 January and 28 May 1423), was a Duke of Oława (Ohlau) since 1419/20 until his death.

Wenceslaus III
Duke of Oława
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Diedbetween 14 January and 28 May 1423
Noble familySilesian Piasts
FatherHenry IX of Lüben
MotherAnna of Cieszyn

He was the second son of Henry IX, Duke of Lubin, by his wife Anna, daughter of Przemyslaus I Noszak, Duke of Cieszyn.


After the death of his father between 1419 and 1420, Wenceslaus III and his younger brother Louis III inherited the Duchies of Oława and Niemcza jointly as a co-rulers, His older brother Rupert II received the Duchies of Lubin and Chojnów.

He never married or had issue. On his death, his brother Louis III became in the sole ruler over Oława and Niemcza.


  • Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
  • Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Piast: Silesia". Genealogy.EU.[self-published source][better source needed]
Preceded by
Henry IX
Duke of Oława
with Louis III

Succeeded by
Louis III