Sv. Václav na kostele sv. Františka z Assisi - Praha, Czech republic
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N 50° 05.180 E 014° 24.857
33U E 458098 N 5548393
Quick Description: Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav c. 907 – September 28, 935) or Saint Wenceslaus was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935 by his younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/24/2017 5:42:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMTYGY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
“Svatý Václav (asi 907 – 28. zárí 935, príp. 929, nemecky Wenzel von Böhmen) byl ceský kníže a svetec, který je hlavním patronem Cech a Moravy a symbol ceské státnosti.

Podle povesti byl vychováván svou babickou svatou Ludmilou a vzdelával se na Budci. Jako kníže, po porážce saským králem Jindrichem Ptácníkem, dokázal zachovat suverenitu ceského státu a založil chrám sv. Víta, hlavní kostel knížectví. Byl zavražden ve (Staré) Boleslavi, sídle svého bratra Boleslava, který díky tomu prevzal vládu. Po smrti zacal být Václav uctíván jako svatý pro svou v legendách mu pripisovanou zbožnost (vlastnorucní pestování vína a obilí pro svaté prijímání, péci o chudé, otroky a vezne, stavení kostelu, kácení šibenic, nicení pohanských svatyní ap.) a posmrtné zázraky. Pozdeji se stal symbolem ceského státu, napr. v Kodexu vyšehradském, na mincích nebo na Myslbekove pomníku.”

Zdroj: Wikipedia (visit link)

“Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav); c. 907 – September 28, 935), Wenceslas I, Václav the Good or Saint Wenceslaus was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. His younger brother, Boleslaus the Cruel, was complicit in the murder.
His martyrdom and the popularity of several biographies gave rise to a reputation for heroic goodness that resulted in his elevation to sainthood. He was posthumously declared to be a king and came to be seen as the patron saint of the Czech state. He is the subject of the well-known "Good King Wenceslas", a carol for Saint Stephen's Day.
Wenceslas was the son of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia from the Premyslid dynasty. His grandfather, Borivoj I of Bohemia, was converted to Christianity by Saints Cyril and Methodius. His mother, Drahomíra, was the daughter of a pagan tribal chief of the Havelli, but was baptized at the time of her marriage.”

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: niche of the church facade

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown

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