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Ladislaus the Posthumous

*1440 (Komárno, Slovakia), †1457 (Prague)

King of Bohemia, a member of the Habsburg dynasty and son of Albert II. He was born four months after the death of his father, and his guardian throughout his childhood was the Holy Roman Emperor Frederic III. In 1444 he became the Hungarian king, and 1453 he was crowned King of Bohemia; George of Poděbrady was appointed Regent of Bohemia in 1452, and after Ladislaus’ untimely demise (probably of leukaemia) was elected king. Ladislaus was laid to rest in St. Vitus’ Cathedral.

 

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