Boleslaw II the Pious of Bohemia
- Born: Abt 920, Prague, Czechoslovakia
- Marriage: Hemma of Saxony
- Died: 7 Feb 999 about age 79
Born: Cir 920, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Marriage: (1): Elgiva of England
Marriage: (2): Hemma of Saxony
Died: 7 Feb 999 at age 79
Another name for Boleslaw was BOLESLAV POBOZN›.
BOLESLAV THE PIOUS, prince of Bohemia (967-999), the son and successor of Boleslav I. He successfully continued his father's work by further consolidating the supremacy of the Czechs over the other Bohemian tribes and by founding monasteries, nunneries, and capitular churches. Boleslav II secured the establishment of the bishopric of Prague in 973 or 974, under the metropolitan authority of the archbishops of Mainz. He treacherously but completely destroyed the Slavnikovci, the only princely rivals of the Premyslid dynasty in Bohemia, in 995. He was usually loyal to his suzerains, the Holy Roman emperors Otto I, II, and III, whom he helped in their conflicts with the Polish princes, though his support of the rebellious duke of Bavaria, Henry the Wrangler, caused Otto II to lead punitive expeditions against him in 975 and 977-978.
Noted events in his life were:
‚ÄĘ Acceded: Duke of Bohemia, 967.
Boleslaw married Elgiva of England, daughter of Edward I the Elder of Wessex and Kent and ∆lflaeda.
Boleslaw next married Hemma of Saxony. (Hemma of Saxony was born circa 930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia and died in 1006.)
Boleslaw married Hemma of Saxony. (Hemma of Saxony was born about 930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia and died in 1006.)