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Wenceslaus II, Duke of Cieszyn

Polish noble
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Nov 17, 1524
Spouse: Anna of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach
Children: Wenceslaus III Adam, Duke of Cieszyn someone
Father: Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn
The details

Wenceslaus II of Cieszyn (Polish: Wacław II cieszyński; b. 1488/96 - d. 17 November 1524), was a Duke of Cieszyn since 1518 until his death (as co-ruler of his father).

He was the second son of Casimir II, Duke of Cieszyn, by his wife Johanna, daughter of Wiktoryn of Poděbrady, Duke of Opawa.


The decision of Casimir II to destined his eldest son Frederick to the Church career placed Wenceslaus as the presumed successor of his father. Frederick's death in 1507 led Wenceslaus II as the sole heir of Casimir II, but wasn't until 1518 when he was named co-ruler of the Duchy of Cieszyn. However, he died four years before his father, so Wenceslaus II never ruled alone. After Casimir II's death in 1528 he was succeeded by his grandson Wenceslaus III Adam, only surviving son of Wenceslaus II.

Marriage and issue

On 1 December 1518, Wenceslaus II married with Anna (b. 5 May 1487 - d. 7 February 1539), daughter of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. They had three children:

  1. A son (b. by 31 May 1520 - d. 1520/bef. 1 September 1525?).
  2. Ludmila (b. ca. 1523 - d. aft. March/7 April 1539).
  3. Wenceslaus III Adam (b. posthumously, December 1524 - d. 4 November 1579).


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