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This name derives from the Slavic “*vetye- sláva > Vecheslavu / Vyacheslav" (Вечеславъ)”, meaning “having greater glory”. 1) Wenceslaus I was the Duke of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935, purportedly in a plot by his own brother, Boleslav the Cruel. His martyrdom, and the popularity of several biographies, quickly gave rise to a reputation for heroic goodness, resulting in his being elevated to Sainthood, posthumously declared king, and seen as the patron saint of the Czech state. 2) Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361–1419) was, by inheritance, King of Bohemia from 1363 and by-election, German King (formally King of the Romans) from 1376.

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