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The Golden Age of Charles IV

In 1306, John of Luxembourg was elected King of Bohemia, mainly thanks to his marriage to a Přemyslid princess and the fact that he was the son of Henry VII, the Holy Roman Emperor. He was rarely to be found in Prague, but despite this he was a legendary figure after his death. This is because, despite the fact he was virtually blind, he fought until death alongside the French in 1346, at the Battle of Crécy.

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