Ancient legends have been passed down to us that shed light on the dawn of Czech history as exemplified by the fates of the four most worshiped national patron saints. The first of these is St Ludmila, a widow of Prince Bořivoj, the first ruler of the Přemyslid dynasty. Baptized by St Methodius in Moravia, the noble couple founded a church, presumably the first to be built in Bohemia, in their fortified settlement at Levý Hradec. In 885 they had another church built, this time in their new, more conveniently located seat called Praha. Princess Ludmila (died in 921), and, somewhat later, her grandson St Wenceslas (died in 935) were murdered as a consequence of the battle for political power in the early stages of the Czech state. St Adalbert (died in 997), the second bishop of Prague and the founder of the Benedictine monastery in Prague-Břevnov, the first monastery to be established in Bohemia, also died a martyr’s death while on a mission abroad. The last of the chief Czech patrons saints, St Procopius, a priest, hermit and the founder of the Sázava monastery, once the focal point of Slavic liturgy, died in 1053.