Person:Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1)

Charles IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor
b.14 May 1346
d.29 Nov 1378
m. 31 Aug 1310
  1. Margaret of Bohemia1313 - 1341
  2. Bonne of Bohemia1315 - 1349
  3. Otakar Prince of Bohemia1318 - 1320
  4. Eliska Princess of Bohemia, [Twin]1319 - 1324
  5. John Henry _____, Margrave of Moravia1322 - 1375
  6. Anne of Bohemia, Duchess of Austria1323 - 1338
  7. Charles IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor1346 - 1378
  • HCharles IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor1346 - 1378
  • WAnna of Bavaria1329 - 1353
  1. Elisabeth of Bohemia1358 - 1373
  2. Vaclav (Wenzel) IV King of Bohemia, [Emperor of Germany] IV1361 - 1419
  • HCharles IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor1346 - 1378
  • WBlanche of Valois1316 - 1348
  1. Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary1335 - Bef 1349
  2. Catherine of Bohemia1342 - 1395
Facts and Events
Name Charles IV _____, Holy Roman Emperor
Alt Name Charles of Luxemburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 May 1346 House of Luxembourg
Death[1] 29 Nov 1378
Burial? St Vitus Cathedral,Praha,Praha,Czechoslovakia
Reference Number? Q155669?

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Charles IV (, ; 14 May 1316 – 29 November 1378), born Wenceslaus, was a King of Bohemia and the first King of Bohemia to also become Holy Roman Emperor. He was a member of the House of Luxembourg from his father's side and the Czech House of Přemyslid from his mother's side; he emphasized the latter due to his lifelong affinity for the Czech side of his inheritance, and also because his direct ancestors in the Přemyslid line included two saints.

He was the eldest son and heir of King John of Bohemia, who died at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. His mother, Elizabeth of Bohemia, was the sister of King Wenceslas III, the last of the male Přemyslid rulers of Bohemia. Charles inherited the County of Luxembourg from his father and was elected king of the Kingdom of Bohemia. On 2 September 1347, Charles was crowned King of Bohemia.

On 11 July 1346, the prince-electors chose him as King of the Romans (rex Romanorum) in opposition to Emperor Louis IV. Charles was crowned on 26 November 1346 in Bonn. After his opponent died, he was re-elected in 1349 and crowned King of the Romans. In 1355, he was crowned King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor. With his coronation as King of Burgundy in 1365, he became the personal ruler of all the kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Charles IV de Luxembourg, Holy Roman Emperor, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.