- 1361–1419, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1378–1400; as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia 1378–1419.
- SaintGood King Wenceslaus, a.d. 903?–c935, duke of Bohemia 928–935.
Examples from the Web for wenceslas
The international media had been waiting on Wenceslas Square since early afternoon.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution
December 6, 2014
Wenceslas had meanwhile attempted to redeem his promise to Hus.
It was published by Wenceslas Hanka in 1824, and was greatly admired.
And there could be no doubt of its authenticity, coming as it did from a tool of Wenceslas himself.
What that claim might accomplish if laid before Wenceslas, he shuddered to think.
Then I will send these bills, or such part as we deem wise, to Wenceslas.
- 1361–1419, Holy Roman Emperor (1378–1400) and, as Wenceslaus IV, king of Bohemia (1378–1419)
- Saint, known as Good King Wenceslaus. ?907–929, duke of Bohemia (?925–29); patron saint of Bohemia. Feast day: Sept 28
Word Origin and History for wenceslas
masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Venceslaus (modern Czech Vaclav), from Old Czech Veceslavu, literally "having greater glory," from Slavic *vetye- "greater" + *-slavu "fame, glory," from PIE *klou-, from root *kle- "to hear" (see listen).