Friedrich V, King of Bohemia

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Friedrich V, King of Bohemia Gender: M
born on 16 August 1596 Jul.Cal. (26 Aug 1596 greg.) at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Heidelberg, Germany, 49n25, 8e43
Timezone LMT m8e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°11' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 00°29'

Alternative birthtime
Quoted from father's diary
Date 16 August 1596 Jul.Cal. (26 Aug 1596 greg.) at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Amberg, GER, 49n27, 11e52
Timezone LMT m11e52 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°05' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 08°50'

King of Bohemia Friedrich V (1634)


Bohemian king and Elector Palatine, married as a political arrangement to Elizabeth Stuart in a contracted marriage which turned into a love-match between the couple known as The Winter King and Queen of Bohemia. Princess Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of King James I of England. Events surrounding the wedding are described by Frances A Yates in "The Rosicrucian Enlightenment."

The young German prince, Frederick (Friedrich), arrived in England on 16 October 1612 and they fell in love upon their meeting later that day. Betrothed on 27 December, they married in the royal chapel in Whitehall on 14 February 1613. Their marriage endured through ups and downs for many years.

The young couple retired to Frederick's home in Heidelberg where they remained in peace for six years. As a result of intense politico-religious propaganda that had begun many years earlier, Frederick was invited to become king of Bohemia. They moved to Prague to reign during the winter of 1619-20. When the Catholic forces rose against Frederick, James failed to provide the expected aid, ignoring both his daughter's pleas for help and the pressure of his own court. On 8 November 1620, the Protestant army was totally defeated at the Battle of White Mountain just outside Prague. Elizabeth and Frederick were forced to flee with their children and the victorious Hapsburgs dominated Europe.

Frederick died on the morning of 29 November 1632 of a "pestilential fever". His royal widow lived out the rest of her life as a refugee in The Hague.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 16 October 1612 Jul.Cal. (26 Oct 1612 greg.) (Fell in love with Elizabeth Stuart)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 14 February 1613 Jul.Cal. (24 Feb 1613 greg.) (To Elizabeth)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change residence 1619 (Moved to Prague to become King)
  • Death by Disease 29 November 1632 Jul.Cal. (9 Dec 1632 greg.) (Fever, age 36)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Ken Gillman quotes Martin Harvey from records in an article in Considerations Aug/2000 (given as 10:30 AM LAT but with a chart for 10:30 AM LMT)

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Der Winterkönig, Friedrich von der Pfalz" by Peter Wolf (Theiss, 2003), p. 56: "Gleich am Beginn stand die Huldigungsreise Friedrichs IV., der am 5. Februar 1596, begleitet von seiner Gemahlin, Louise Juliane von Nassau- Oranien, mit großem Hofstaat in Amberg eintraf. In diese Zeit des relativ langen Aufenthalts Kurfürst Friedrichs IV. in der Oberpfalz fällt auch die Geburt des Kurprinzen. Am 16. August, also nach dem neuen Kalender am 26. August 1596, notierte der Kurfürst in sein Tagebuch: „Ist mein herzlieb gemahlin mit einem jungen sohn niederkommen, zwischen 8 und 9 uren." Ob die Geburt in Deinschwang oder in Amberg stattgefunden hatte, wobei für Letzteres einiges zu sprechen scheint, spielte für die seitens der oberpfälzischen Stände daran geknüpften Erwartungen keine Rolle. Zumindest die Taufe, in der der Prinz den Namen Friedrich erhielt, fand am 26. September 1596 unzweifelhaft in Amberg statt."

(At the very beginning was the homage of Frederick IV, who, accompanied by his wife, Louise Juliane of Nassau-Oranien, arrived at Amberg on 5 February 1596. During this time of the relatively long residence of Elector Frederick IV, In the Upper Palatinate the birth of the prince occurred, and on the 16th of August, according to the new calendar on 26 August 1596, the Elector wrote in his diary: "My heart-loving consort gave birth to a young son between 8 and 9 o'clock." Whether the birth had taken place in Deinschwang or in Amberg, where the latter seems to speak a little, did not play any part in the expectations of the Upper Palatinate states. At least the baptism, in which the prince received the name Friedrich, took place undoubtedly in Amberg on 26 September 1596).

Same diary entry quoted in "Geschichte der Bildung, Beraubung und Vernichtung der alten Heidelbergischen Buchersammlungen: Ein Beytrag zur Literargeschichte vornehmlich des funfzehnten und sechzehnten Jahrhunderts" by Friedrich Wilken (A. Oswald, 1817), p. 514.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (19 years with Elizabeth)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (Political arrangement)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Thirteen)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves (Fleed to avoid persecution)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (King of Bohemia, German Prince)