Vladislav I.

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Vladislav I.

Vladislav I. (* 1070, † 12. April 1125 ) was from 1109 to 1117 and from 1120 to 1125 ruling prince of Bohemia from the House of Premyslid .


Vladislav I was the son of the first Bohemian king Vratislav II and Swatawas of Poland and had 3 brothers, Soběslav I , Bořivoj II and Břetislav II.

Vladislav's rule was marked by struggles for power in Bohemia. He promoted Catholicism and colonization in his dominion. He and his wife Richenza founded the Plasy Monastery in western Bohemia in the area of ​​the later Chods in 1112 and the Kladruby Monastery in 1115 , settled these by monks of the Cistercian order and provided the latter for maintenance by transferring property in northern Bohemia near Bohemian Aicha (Český Dub) in the vicinity the Sorbs from. He drove part of the local nobility, which was under the leadership of his brother Soběslav , to Poland , from where the group constantly tried to bring about a change of power in Bohemia. His rule was interrupted by the rule of his brother Bořivoj II under pressure from the Margrave of Austria . In 1112 Vladislav married the German Rixa (Richenza) von Berg , daughter of the Swabian Count Heinrich von Berg-Schelklingen . Vladislav was related by marriage to Duke Bolesław III. Wrymouth of Poland, who was married to Salomea von Berg. In 1114 he appeared at the imperial court as an ore cupbearer . In 1121 he rebuilt Dohna Castle in Gau Nisan, which was destroyed at the beginning of the 12th century .


Richenza and he had the children:

  • Vladislav II (1110–1174), Duke (later King) of Bohemia
  • Diepold I. († 1167), Duke of Jamnitz, also called Theobald or Diepold I.
  • Heinrich († after 1169), also called Jindrich
  • Svatava († after 1146), married Count Friedrich III. from Diessen

Web links

Commons : Vladislaus I, Duke of Bohemia  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ [1] Representation of the rulers with the name Wladislaw and their reigns in: Herders Conversations-Lexikon. Freiburg im Breisgau 1857, Volume 5, pp. 736-737. (online at Zeno.org), accessed June 26, 2011
predecessor Office successor
Svatopluk from Olomouc Duke of Bohemia
Bořivoj II.
Bořivoj II. Duke of Bohemia
Sobeslav I.