Wenceslaus IV, King of Bohemia and of the Romans

Wenceslaus IV, King of Bohemia and of the Romans

The exhibition commemorates the 600th anniversary of the death of Václav IV, (1361-1419), who was the eldest son of Charles IV.

August 16 2019 - November 3 2019
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It focuses on Wenceslaus' personality and his court; the political situation of that time is reflected. Visitors have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the milestones of his life and with his two wives – Joanna of Bavaria (1362-1386) and Sofia of Bavaria (1376-1428) and to explore the precursors of the Hussite Wars. Furthermore, Bohemia’s Beautiful Style will be presented. Around 1400 art throughout Europe was distinguished from the art of the preceding decades by a new gracefulness in its figures, sculptural fullness being combined with elegance, fondness for decorative effects. Sculptures, paintings, interesting documents and other original items are loaned to manifest the beauty of this style.

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Prague Castle – Imperial Stables (Císařská konírna)