German Wenzel biographical name 1361-1419 king of Germany & Holy Roman emperor (1378-1400) & (as Wenceslas IV) king of Bohemia (1378-1419)

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  • Wenceslas — m Latinized form of an East European Slavonic name, composed of the elements ventie more, greater + slav glory. St Wenceslas was a 10th century duke of Bohemia noted for his piety, the grandson of St Ludmilla. He is regarded as the patron of… …   First names dictionary

  • Wenceslas — masc. proper name, from M.L. Venceslaus (modern Czech Vaclav), from O.Czech Veceslavu, lit. having greater glory, from Slavic *vetye greater + * slavu fame, glory, from PIE *klou , from root *kle to hear (see LISTEN (Cf. listen)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wenceslas — born Feb. 26, 1361, Nürnberg died Aug. 16, 1419, Prague King of Bohemia (as Wenceslas IV, 1363–96) and German king and Holy Roman emperor (1378–1400). The son of the emperor Charles IV, he was a weak ruler whose reign was plagued by wars and… …   Universalium

  • Wenceslas — (c. 907–29)    Monarch, Saint and Martyr.    Wenceslas was the son of Duke Wratislaw of Bohemia and he was a grandson of St Ludmila. He took over the government in c. 922, but was murdered by his brother in 929. His death was soon regarded as… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Wenceslas — Venceslas Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Venceslas est un nom propre. Sommaire 1 Prénom ou patronyme 1.1 Variantes linguistiques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wenceslas — voir Venceslas …   Dictionnaire des saints

  • Wenceslas — Provenance. Vient du slave vienetz et slava Signifie : couronne et gloire Se fête le 28 septembre. Histoire. Saint Wencelas naquit en 907. Il devint duc à treize ans, puis roi de Bohême. Chrétien convaincu, il fit cesser les persécutions… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • Wenceslas — n. Duke of Bohemia during the tenth century who encouraged Christianization; name of several Bohemian kings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Wenceslas —    In Slavonic myth the King of Bohemia, who sleeps under a mountain, together with his knights. Another version of this story calls him the Knight Stoymir. Other references are given under Sleeping Princes …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Wenceslas — …   Useful english dictionary

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