Borzivoj I of Bohemia
- Born: 871
- Baptized: 871
- Marriage: Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick
- Died: 910 at age 39
Marriage: (1): Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick
Marriage: (2): Unknown
Died: 910 at age 39
Living in 875.Borzivoj var den første kristne hertug i Böhmen, han lot seg døpe i 871.Han ble hertug i 890, men avsatt i 895. Han ble så igjeninnsatt i 898, men tok selv avskjed i 905.Om Borzivojs forfedre ved man intet sikkert. Den tsjekkiske sagnhistorie nevner den vakre og vise fyrstedatter Libussa og hennes gemal Przemysl som tilskrives grunnleggelsen av Prag. Hans etterkommere ble muligens hertuger som hadde overhøyhet over de andre hertuger. Under Karl "den Store"'s kriger med avarerne ble Böhmen flere ganger hjemsøkt av frankiske hærer, men landet kom ikke i noe egentlig avhengighetsforhold til Tyskland.Przemysliderslekten var hertuger og konger av Böhmen fra 623 til 1457. Hertugdømmet Böhmen omfattet også Mähren (Moravia) og var en del av det tysk-romerske riket._______________________________Borivoj I, Duke of Bohemia (852/853 - 888/889)The head of the Premyslid Czechs who dominated the environs of Prague, Borivoj in c. 870 declared himself kníÅ¾e (later translated by German scholars as 'Duke') of the Czechs (Bohemians). Borivoj was recognised as such by his overlord Svatopluk of Great Moravia around 872 who dispatched Bishop Methodius to begin the conversion of the Czechs to Christianity. Borivoj and his wife Ludmilla were baptised by Methodius in 874 and the latter especially became an enthusiastic evangelist, although the religion failed to take root among Borivoj's subjects.Around 883 Borivoj was deposed by a revolt in support of his kinsman Strojmir, and restored only with the support of Svyatopluk of Moravia.As with most of the early Bohemian rulers, Borivoj is a shadowy figure and exact dates and facts for his reign can never be considered as completely reliable, although several major fortifications and religious foundations are said to have dated from this time.
According to B.Tompsett: Borivoj I, Acceded: 870, Died: 895.
Noted events in his life were:
â€¢ He was a Duke of Bohemia 890 - 895 and 898 - 905.
Borzivoj married Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick. (Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick was born circa 860 near Melník, Bohemia [now in Czech Republic], christened in 871 and died on 15 Sep 921 in Tetin Castle, near Podébrady.) The cause of his death was murder by daughter-in-law.
Borzivoj married Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick. (Ludmila the Holy of Mielnick was born about 860 in Melnik, Bohemia (now in Czech Republic), baptized in 871 and died on 15 Sep 921 in Tetin Castle (near Podebrady).)