Jobst of Moravia

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Jobst of Moravia
Jošt Lucemburský.jpg
Contemporary portrait, c. 1430
King of Germany
(formally King of the Romans)
Reign 1 October 1410 – 18 January 1411
Predecessor Rupert
Successor Sigismund
Margrave of Moravia
Reign 12 November 1375 – 18 January 1411
Predecessor John Henry
Successor Sigismund
Elector of Brandenburg
Reign 1388 – 18 January 1411
Predecessor Sigismund
Successor Sigismund
Duke of Luxembourg
Reign 1388 – 18 January 1411
Predecessor Wenceslaus
Successor Elisabeth of Görlitz
Spouse Elisabeth of Opole
Agnes of Opole
House House of Luxemburg
Father John Henry
Mother Margaret of Opava
Born c. 1354
Died 18 January 1411
Brno, Moravia

Jobst (or Jost or Jodokus) of Moravia, (Czech: Jošt Lucemburský or Jošt Moravský; German: Jo(b)st von Mähren, French: Josse de Luxembourg; c. 1354 – 18 January 1411) from the House of Luxembourg was the eldest son of Margrave John Henry of Moravia, the younger brother of Emperor Charles IV,[1] first cousin of Charles V of France and cousin-in-law of both Richard II of England and Louis I of Hungary. He was a strong and successful monarch, who dominated in Central Europe and Germany in early 15th century.

Life[edit]

Jobst was presumably born in 1354 in Brno, Moravia. Upon his father's death in 1375 he ruled the March of Moravia often quarreling with his surviving brothers and also held the family castle Luxembourg. In 1388 Jobst became Margrave of Brandenburg, given in pawn by his cousin Sigismund, son of Charles IV, who focused on the Kingdom of Hungary.[1]

After the death of German king Rupert in 1410, Jobst was elected successor by four of the electors on 1 October, opposing his cousin Sigismund who had already been elected by three electors on 10 September. Though Jobst had the greater support among the electors, he died on January 18, 1411, clearing the way for Sigismund's election as king and later Holy Roman Emperor.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Jobst married twice, without issue:[1]

Titles[edit]

King of the Romans, Margrave of Moravia, Lusatia and Brandenburg, Elector (Kurfuerst) of Brandenburg, Duke of Luxembourg,Vicarius of Italy, Vicarius of Holy Roman Empire.

Ancestors[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jobst". Encyclopædia Britannica 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 427. 
  • Štěpán,Václav (2002). Moravsky markrabě Jošt (1354-1411). Matice moravská (in Czech) p. 823. ISBN 80-86488-05-5
  • Evander,Luther (2010). Jobst of Moravia . Alfascript Publishing (English) p. 72. ISBN 978 613088 3515
  • Štěpán,Václav, (2000). Margrave Jobst - his personality and relationship with the other members of the Luxembourg family, in:Moravští Lucemburkové 1315-1411. Brno municipal museum (in Czech - short abstract English) pp. 73–145. ISBN 80-901969-7-7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Krzenck, Thomas (2013). "Ein Mann will nach oben" [A man wants to rise to power]. Damals (in German) 45 (8): 72–77. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Jobst von Mähren at Wikimedia Commons

Jobst of Moravia
Preceded by
John Henry
Margrave of Moravia
1375–1411
Succeeded by
Wenceslaus IV
Preceded by
Sigismund
Elector of Brandenburg
1397–1411
Succeeded by
Sigismund
Preceded by
Rupert
German King
(King of the Romans)

1410–1411
contested by Sigismund
Preceded by
Wenceslaus II
Duke of Luxembourg
1388-1411
Succeeded by
Elisabeth