Vladislav I of Bohemia
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Vladislav I of Bohemia
Vladislaus I
Duke of Bohemia
Reign1109 – 1117, 1120 - 1125
SuccessorBo?ivoj II
Duke of Bohemia
Reign1120 – 1125
PredecessorBo?ivoj II
SuccessorSobeslav I
Bornc. 1065
Died12 April 1125(1125-04-12) (aged 59-60)
SpouseRicheza of Berg
among others...
Vladislav II of Bohemia
D?pold I of Jamnitz
HouseP?emyslid dynasty
FatherVratislaus II of Bohemia
Mother?wi?tos?awa of Poland
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Vladislaus I (Czech: Vladislav I.) (c. 1065 - 12 April 1125) was Duke of Bohemia from 1109 to 1117 and from 1120 until his death.


Vladislav I was a son of Vratislaus II of Bohemia by his second wife Svatava,[1] a daughter of Casimir I of Poland. Together with his cousin Svatopluk, Vladislav expelled his brother Bo?ivoj II from Bohemia in 1107. In 1109, Svatopluk was killed during a campaign in Poland,[2] and Vladislav I succeeded him as Duke of Bohemia. Bo?ivoj II returned from exile with the support of Prince Boles?aw III Wrymouth of Poland, but was defeated and imprisoned by Vladislav in 1110.

In spite of his victory, Vladislav I remained under Polish pressure and was forced to recognize a younger brother, Sob?slav, as subordinate ruler of Moravia in Znojmo. In 1117, Vladislav I formally abdicated in favor of Bo?ivoj II, but retained much of the actual power. In 1120, Bo?ivoj was deposed again and endowed with Znojmo,[3] while Vladislav resumed the throne, which he held until his death in 1125.

Vladislav I ruled in a difficult time with considerable success. Although he continued to acknowledge the suzerainty of the Holy Roman Empire, he weathered the interventions of Poland into Bohemian affairs, conflicts with his kinsmen in Moravia, and undertook offensive campaigns against both Poland and Austria. In 1110–11, Vladislav accompanied Emperor Henry V on his Italian expedition, and he encouraged continued German settlement into Bohemia's border regions.

Abbey Kladruby

In 1115, the Benedictine abbey of Kladruby, west of Pilsen, was established,[3] with Vladislav endowing the abbey with 25 manors and the lordship of Zbraslav.[3] Although by 1117, he had enlarged the abbey with six monks and six lay brethren.[3]


By his wife Richeza of Berg (died 27 September 1125),[4] daughter of Count Henry I of Berg. They had:

See also


  1. ^ Knoll & Schaer 2003, p. 82.
  2. ^ Berend, Urbanczyk & Wiszewski 2013, p. 168-169.
  3. ^ a b c d Thompson 1926, p. 622.
  4. ^ a b c d Wihoda 2015, p. 298.


  • Berend, Nora; Urbanczyk, Przemyslaw; Wiszewski, Przemyslaw (2013). Central Europe in the High Middle Ages:Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, c.900-c.1300. Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Gesta principum Polonorum:The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles. Translated by Knoll, Paul W.; Schaer, Frank. Central European University Press. 2003.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Thompson, James Westfall (1926). "Medieval German Expansion in Bohemia". The Slavonic Review. Vol. 4, No. 12 March.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Wihoda, Martin (2015). Vladislaus Henry: The Formation of Moravian Identity. Brill.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Vladislaus I, Duke of Bohemia
Born: 1065 Died: 12 April 1125
Preceded by
Duke of Bohemia
Succeeded by
Bo?ivoj II
Preceded by
Bo?ivoj II
Duke of Bohemia
Succeeded by
Sob?slav I

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