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CHARLES IV WAS BORN 14 MAY 1316 TO THE CZECH KING JOHN OF LUXEMBOURG, WHICH PREDESTINED HIM TO A FUTURE AT THE COURT. BUT WHO COULD KNOW THAT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MONARCHS OF EUROPE HAD BEEN BORN. HIS ORIGINAL NAME WAS WENCESLAUS, BUT, ACCORDING TO THE CONVENTIONS, AT THE AGE OF SEVEN HE ADOPTED THE NAME OF HIS GODFATHER CHARLES. HE WAS RAISED AT THE FRENCH COURT, WHERE, AT THE AGE OF SEVEN, HE WAS ENGAGED TO AND MARRIED BLANCHE OF VALOIS, WHO WAS ALSO SEVEN. BUT AFTER THE MARRIAGE THEY WERE SPLIT UP AND THEY MET UP ELEVEN YEARS LATER.

Read more: CHARLES IV This year it will be 660 years since the coronation of Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor

THIS YEAR ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE WILL START AN EXCEPTIONAL TOURIST SEASON. WHY IS IT UNIQUE? BECAUSE THE CITY CELEBRATES A “SPECIAL BIRTHDAY”, IT IS PRECISELY 750 YEARS SINCE THE CZECH KING PŘEMYSL OTAKAR II FOUNDED THE CITY.

Read more: ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE CELEBRATES ITS JUBILEE

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