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Oldrich of Bohemia

Male Abt 970 - 1034  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Oldrich of Bohemia 
    Born Abt 970  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 975  [2
    Died 9 Nov 1034  [1
    Alternate death 11 Nov 1034  [2
    Person ID I3752  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2020 

    Father Boleslaus II of Bohemia,   b. Abt 932,   d. 7 Feb 999  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Emma of Melnik,   b. Bef 950,   d. Between 1005 and 1006  (Age > 55 years) 
    Family ID F2280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bozena,   d. 1052 
    Children 
    +1. Bretislaus I,   b. Between 1002 and 1005,   d. 10 Jan 1055  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F2271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Ulderich. Duke of Bohemia.

      From Wikipedia:

      Oldrich deposed [his brother] Jaromír on 12 April 1012 and recognised the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Emperor. According to legend, Oldrich married a woman known as Božena, daughter of Kresina, after discarding his first wife on the grounds that they were childless.

      Oldrich and his son Bretislaus sought to win back Moravia from the Poles and in 1029 Bretislaus drove the Poles out of the eastern lands. Bretislaus' efforts in today Slovakia against Hungary failed in 1030 due to the jealousy of the Emperor Conrad II. In the following year, Czech forces refused to take the field for the emperor.

      In 1032, Oldrich was invited to the Diet of Merseburg and did not appear. His absence raised the ire of the emperor and Conrad, busy with events in Burgundy, charged his son Henry VI, Duke of Bavaria, with punishing the recalcitrant Bohemian. Oldrich was deposed and sent to Bavaria. He was replaced by Jaromír, but he in turn was captured, blinded, and deposed by Oldrich, who seized power again and drove out Jaromír's son from Moravia. Oldrich died abruptly on 9 November 1034 and later examination of his skeleton reveal his skull to have suffered a fatal blow. Jaromír then renounced the throne in favour of Bretislaus.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.