John Henry, Margrave of Moravia


John Henry, Margrave of Moravia

John Henry of Luxembourg, Czech: "Jan Jindřich", German: "Johann Heinrich" (12 February 1322, Mělník–12 November 1375), was Margrave of Moravia.

He was born as the third surviving son of Queen Elisabeth I of Bohemia and King John of Bohemia, Count of Luxembourg.

Margraviate of Moravia was given to him as his appanage.

His first wife, Margaret, Countess of Tirol, the heiress of his family's rival Henry, Duke of Carinthia, ended in separation when the reportedly ugly wife deserted John Henry in 1341, and took her inheritance of Tirol to her next husband, Bavarian duke Louis V.

In 1364, John Henry married his first wife's widowed daughter-in-law, Margaret of Austria (daughter of Albert II, Duke of Austria, and widow of Meinhard III of Gorizia-Tyrol). This marriage produced several sons (none of whom however was able to leave surviving children, so John Henry's line ended in 1411). The eldest of the sons was Jobst of Moravia, Margrave of Moravia and Elector of Brandenburg who became elected as King of the Romans in 1410, but remained actually a rival king.


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