August 1290 in history

Born in August 1290

Aug 4 Leopold I Duke of Austria Duke of Austria and Styria – as co-ruler with his elder brother Frederick the Fair – from 1308 until his death. Born at Vienna, he was the third son of King Albert I of Germany and Elisabeth of Gorizia-Tyrol, a scion of the Meinhardiner dynasty

Died in August 1290

Aug 24 Zavis of Falkenstein Czech nobleman. After the Czech king Ottokar II of Bohemia was killed in battle in 1278, a Brandenburg regent was installed. In 1284, when the regent was expelled Zavis of Falkenstein took his place at the head of local nobles along with bishop Tobias Bechun of Prague. He became second husband of Ottokar II's widow, Kunigunda of Slavonia in Prague in 1285. Kunigunda died only a few months later and Záviš married again to the Hungarian princess Elisabeth. He was executed on behalf of the King, Rudolph I of Germany, on 24 August 1290