Person:Duke Bretislav (2)

Bretislaus II _____, Duke of Bohemia
b.Abt 1060
d.22 Dec 1100
m. 1057
  1. Judith Přemyslid1056 - 1086
  2. Bretislaus II _____, Duke of BohemiaAbt 1060 - 1100
  3. Vratislav _____, Prince of BohemiaAbt 1060 - 1061
  4. Princess Ludmila PremyslAbt 1061 - Aft 1100
m. Sep 1094
Facts and Events
Name[1] Bretislaus II _____, Duke of Bohemia
Alt Name Duque Bretislav Premysl, II
Alt Name[2] Brĕtislav II _____, Duke of the Bohemians
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1060
Marriage Sep 1094 to Luitgard _____, Countess of Windberg
Death[1][2] 22 Dec 1100 murdered
Reference Number? Q251752?

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Bretislaus II (c. 1060 – 22 December 1100) was the Duke of Bohemia from 14 September 1092 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Vratislaus II and Adelaide, daughter of Andrew I of Hungary. He was a major enemy of paganism.

He succeeded his uncle Conrad I and worked for the destruction of the old Slavic culture. In 1097, he expelled the Slavonic monks of the monastery in Sazava founded in 1033 by Procopius. Bretislaus also wished to end the elective principle of succession and replace it with a type of seniorate as conceptualised by Bretislaus I: the eldest prince of the reigning family would hold Bohemia as sovereign over the entire state while the younger scions of the dynasty would rule as territorial dukes over the regions of Moravia. This was to the benefit of his half-brother Bořivoj II. He invested Bořivoj as duke of Brno in 1097, thus removing the sons of Conrad I from the succession. Bretislaus also succeeded in receiving a long-desired imperial investiture at the Diet of Regensburg on 19 April 1099. Bretislaus was assassinated by his adversaries at the hunting lodge of Zbecno in western Bohemia on 22 December 1100.

In 1094 Bretislaus married Luitgard of Windberg, with whom he had one son: Bretislaus, who rebelled against Soběslav I and was killed on 8 March 1130.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 BRĔTISLAV II Duke of the Bohemians, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.