Catherine of Bohemia

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Catherine of Bohemia
Duchess consort of Austria and Bavaria;
Electress consort of Brandenburg
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Statue of Catherine of Bohemia and Luxembourg
Spouse Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria
Otto V, Duke of Bavaria
House House of Luxembourg
Father Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Blanche of Valois
Born 19 August 1342
Prague, Bohemia
Died 26 April 1395 (aged 52)
Perchtoldsdorf, Lower Austria

Catherine of Bohemia (Czech: Kateřina Lucemburská, German: Katharina von Böhmen; 19 August 1342 – 26 April 1395) was Electress of Brandenburg, the second daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and Blanche of Valois.

Catherine was born on 19 August 1342, the third child and second surviving daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and his first wife Blanche of Valois. On 13 July 1356, Catherine married Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria. The marriage was a political one arranged by her father to make peace with Austria. Rudolph died after nine years of childless marriage.

On 19 March 1366, Catherine married Otto V, Duke of Bavaria.

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German nobility
Preceded by
Ingeborg of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Electress consort of Brandenburg
1366–1373
Succeeded by
Joanna of Bavaria