The statue of Charles IV. - Prague, Czech Republic
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Charles IV (Czech: Karel IV.; Latin: Carolus IV; 14 May 1316 – 29 November 1378), also known as Charles of Luxembourg, born Wenceslaus was the first King of Bohemia to become Holy Roman Emperor
Waymark Code: WM163HK
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 04/26/2022
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The Neo-Gothic monument was designed by the Dresden sculptor Arnost Hähnel and made by a workshop in Nuremberg in 1848 on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Charles University. Charles IV is larger-than-life, with one hand resting on a sword and the other holding the university's founding documents. It includes allegorical statues of all the faculties of the time (theological, medical, legal and philosophical) and several important personalities (Arnošt of Pardubice, Benes of Vartemberk, Matthias of Arras and Jan Ocko of Vlašim).

"Charles IV. was the eldest son and heir of John of Bohemia, King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg, who died at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346. His mother, Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, was the sister of Wenceslaus III, King of Bohemia and Poland, the last of the male Premysl rulers of Bohemia. Charles inherited the County of Luxembourg from his father and was elected king of the Kingdom of Bohemia. On 2 September 1347, Charles was crowned King of Bohemia.

On 11 July 1346, the prince-electors chose him as King of the Romans (rex Romanorum) in opposition to Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor. Charles was crowned on 26 November 1346 in Bonn. After his opponent died, he was re-elected in 1349 and crowned King of the Romans. In 1355, he was crowned King of Italy and Holy Roman Emperor. With his coronation as King of Burgundy in 1365, he became the personal ruler of all the kingdoms of the Holy Roman Empire."

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Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

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Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

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Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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