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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia
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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia

Wenceslaus III Premyslid (Czech Václav, Hungarian Vencel), (October 6, 1289 - August 4, 1306) was the king of Hungary (1301 - 1305) and king of Bohemia (1305 - 1306).

Wenceslaus III was the son of Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia and Poland and Judith von Habsburg, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf I. His father accepted the crown of Hungary on his behalf in 1301. Wenceslaus III was unable to assert his power in Hungary and relinquished the crown to Otto, Duke of Lower Bavaria, in 1305. Wenceslaus III, however, wanted to claim his hereditary right to the Polish throne, but was murdered in Olomouc, Moravia on August 4, 1306 while on his way to Poland to be crowned.

Wenceslaus was the last of the Premyslid rulers of Bohemia. His sister, Elizabeth (Eliska), heiress of Bohemia, married John "The Blind" of Luxembourg.

Preceded by:
Andrew III
King of Hungary Succeeded by:
Otto III of Bavaria
Preceded by:
Wenceslaus II
King of Bohemia Succeeded by:
Henry of Carinthia
Preceded by:
Wenceslaus II
King of Poland Succeeded by:
'''Ladislaus I