Ladislaus ‘Postumus’
Duke of Austria (nominally from birth, de facto from 1452); as László V king of Hungary (crowned in 1440, not recognized by the Estates until 1444); as Ladislav I Pohrobek king of Bohemia (crowned in 1453).

Born in Komorn (Komárom), Hungary on 22 February 1440
Died in Prague on 23 November 1457

Born after the death of his father King Albrecht II, Ladislaus received the epithet of ‘Postumus’. Only a few weeks after his birth, the baby was crowned King of Hungary and made a ward of his uncle, the future Emperor Frederick III. At the age of thirteen Ladislaus was crowned King of Bohemia. However, he died at the age of seventeen, probably of plague.

 

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