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Charles IV (Luxembourg)
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(May 14, 1316, Prague – Nov 29, 1378, Prague) was Roman-German king and emperor, and king of Bohemia. Charles was actually baptized with the old Czech royal name Wenzel (Václav). His father, Johann (1296–1346), son of the count of Luxemburg, gained the crown of Bohemia as “foreigner king” through marriage to the Przemyslide princess Elizabeth (1292–1330). Reared, according to Luxemburgian tradition, at the French royal court from 1323 to 1330, king Charles IV of France gave him th…

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Seibt, Ferdinand, “Charles IV (Luxembourg)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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