Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia

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Soběslav II (also Sobeslaus II), called Prince of the Peasants or King of the Peasants (c.1128 – 29 January 1180), was the Duke of Bohemia from 1173 to 1178.wikipedia
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Soběslav II (also Sobeslaus II), called Prince of the Peasants or King of the Peasants (c.1128 – 29 January 1180), was the Duke of Bohemia from 1173 to 1178.

Frederick, Duke of Bohemia

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In 1172, Frederick, son of Vladislaus II, succeeded his abdicating father.
However, Oldřich declined the honour and renounced the rule over Bohemia in favour to his elder brother Soběslav II, who was sympathetic to the peasantry.

Vladislaus II, Duke and King of Bohemia

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In 1172, Frederick, son of Vladislaus II, succeeded his abdicating father.
Frederick kept the throne for less than one year before yielding his place to Soběslav II, the elder son of Soběslav I.

Soběslav I, Duke of Bohemia

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He was the second son of Soběslav I.

Oldřich of Olomouc

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Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor, held a Diet at Hermsdorf in September 1173 and deposed Frederick, nominating Oldřich, son of Soběslav I. Oldřich immediately abdicated in favour of his elder brother Soběslav II, who had been imprisoned since 1161.
Both of Udalrich′s brothers, Sobeslaus II and Wenceslaus II became the Dukes of Bohemia; his sister Maria was Margravine of Austria and Duchess of Bavaria by marriage.

Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia

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In summer 1176, an army led by Duke Conrad Otto of Znojmo devastated the country to the north of the Danube.
When in summer 1176 he also invaded the region north of the Danube that belonged to Duke Soběslav II of Bohemia, he became entangled in the duke's conflict with his nephew Frederick (Bedřich).

Elisabeth of Greater Poland, Duchess of Bohemia

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By 1179, Soběslav was removed and he died in "some part of a foreign land" on 29 January 1180 without heirs from his union with Elisabeth (d.1209), daughter of Mieszko III of Poland.
Around 1173 Elisabeth was married to Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia.

Henry II, Duke of Austria

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Soběslav granted a charter to the town of Prague, but he entered into a fight with Henry II, Duke of Austria, in 1175.
In November 1176, while his Austrian land were campaigned by the forces of Duke Soběslav II of Bohemia, Henry II with his horse fell from a rotten bridge near Melk and suffered a femoral neck fracture.

Mieszko III the Old

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By 1179, Soběslav was removed and he died in "some part of a foreign land" on 29 January 1180 without heirs from his union with Elisabeth (d.1209), daughter of Mieszko III of Poland.
On the other hand, Mieszko had several foreign policy successes through his daughter's marriages: Elisabeth married Duke Soběslav II of Bohemia circa 1173, and through the dynastic arrangement between his daughter Anastasia and the Griffin duke Bogislaw I of Pomerania, Mieszko reinforced Polish sovereignty over the Pomeranian duchy.

Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor

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Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor, held a Diet at Hermsdorf in September 1173 and deposed Frederick, nominating Oldřich, son of Soběslav I. Oldřich immediately abdicated in favour of his elder brother Soběslav II, who had been imprisoned since 1161.

Holy Roman Emperor

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Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor, held a Diet at Hermsdorf in September 1173 and deposed Frederick, nominating Oldřich, son of Soběslav I. Oldřich immediately abdicated in favour of his elder brother Soběslav II, who had been imprisoned since 1161.

Imperial Diet (Holy Roman Empire)

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Frederick Barbarossa, the Holy Roman Emperor, held a Diet at Hermsdorf in September 1173 and deposed Frederick, nominating Oldřich, son of Soběslav I. Oldřich immediately abdicated in favour of his elder brother Soběslav II, who had been imprisoned since 1161.

Prague

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Soběslav granted a charter to the town of Prague, but he entered into a fight with Henry II, Duke of Austria, in 1175.

Danube

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In summer 1176, an army led by Duke Conrad Otto of Znojmo devastated the country to the north of the Danube.

Pope Alexander III

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Churches and monasteries were attacked and Pope Alexander III excommunicated the duke.

Church of St. Martin in the Wall

The settlement was a gift to the Vyšehrad Chapter by Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia.

Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia

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Wenceslaus II (Václav II.) (1137 – after 1192) was the son of Soběslav I and brother of Soběslav II.

Leopold V, Duke of Austria

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Soon after, Leopold lent his support to Duke Frederick of Bohemia stuck in a conflict with his Přemyslid cousin Soběslav II, who had campaigned in the Austrian duchy.

Děpold I of Jamnitz

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He ruled with a strong hand and prevented a seizure of power by the young Soběslav.

Béla III of Hungary

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When Henry Jasomirgott, Duke of Austria, refused to extradite Géza, Béla launched plundering raids into Austria, together with Soběslav II, Duke of Bohemia.