John I Duke of Opava Biography

John I of Opava (also known as John of Fulnek, Czech: Hanuš z Fulneka, Hanuš Hlubčický, German: Johann I. von Troppau-Leobschütz; c. 1420 – 1454) was a member of the Opava branch of the Bohemian Přemyslid dynasty. He was co-ruler of Opava and Głubczyce from his father's death (between 1445 and 1447) and his own death. He was also Lord of Fulnek.


  • 1 Life
  • 2 References
  • 3 External links
  • 4 Footnotes


His parents were Duke Wenceslaus II of Opava and Głubczyce and Elisabeth of Kravař.

After his father's death (between 1445 and 1447) John I and his younger brother John II "the Pious" jointly inherited the Duchy of Głubczyce and one third of the Duchy of Opava.

John I died unmarried and childless in 1454. His brother inherited his possessions.


  • Ludwig Petry et al.: Geschichte Schlesiens, vol. 1, Sigmaringen, 1988, ISBN:3-7995-6341-5, p.:191 and 212

External links

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of Bohemian nobles". Genealogy.EU.