Barbara was born in Celje, in the Duchy of Styria (today Slovenia), as the daughter and youngest child of Herman II, Count of Celje, and Countess Anna of Schaunberg. Barbara was engaged in 1405 to Sigismund of Luxemburg, King of Hungary, a younger son of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. The marriage likely took place in December 1405.
Barbara was the youngest daughter of Hermann II and Anna of Schaunberg. As all other Herman's children, Barbara too had a very special place in his scheme for the rise of the Celje dynasty. However, her father probably never imagined she would go all the way to become the wife of the Sigismund of Luxembourg, the Holy Roman Emperor.
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Barbara was the daughter of Herman II, Count of Celje, and Countess Anna of Schaunberg. Barbara's paternal grandparents were Hermann I, Count of Cilli and his wife, Catherine of Bosnia, a sister of Elizabeth of Bosnia. Barbara's maternal grandparents were Heinrich VII of Schaunberg and his wife Ursula of Görz. Both Barbara and her cousin and adopted sister Anna married ruling kings whose recently deceased wives were sisters and relatives of the Celje family. Anna married Władysław, King of Poland and Lithuania, in 1402 after the death of Jadwiga of Poland, while Barbara married King Sigismund of Hungary (years later also Holy Roman Emperor) in 1405 after the death of Mary of Hungary. Barbara lived to see the birth of three grandchildren, Anne, Elisabeth and Ladislaus. She is one of the ancestresses of modern European royal families.
Barbara was engaged in 1401 and married in 1405 or 1408 to Sigismund, King of Hungary, a younger son of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor who later succeeded to the rule in Germany (1410), Bohemia (1419) and was crowned Holy Roman Emperorhimself in 1433. The marriage likely took place in 1405, but there is no clear confirmation until 1408, when she was crowned queen of Hungary. Barbara gave birth to a daughter, Elisabeth, Sigismund's only surviving issue and heiress, who married King Albert II of Germany. Barbara spent most of her time in Hungary, while her spouse devoted his time elsewhere. She served as the regent of Hungary during his absences in 1412, 1414, 1416 and 1418. In 1429, she participated at the congress of Łuck. She was crowned queen of Hungary in 1408, queen of Germany in 1414, Holy Roman Empress in 1433 and queen of Bohemia in 1433. Barbara attempted to convince the Czechs to place King Władysław III of Poland or Casimir of Poland upon the throne of Bohemia after the de...Sandi Sitar: Sto slovenskih znanstvenikov, zdravnikov in tehnikov (Hundert slowenische Wissenschaftler, Ärzte und Techniker), Ljubljana 1987, Beitrag 8. Barbara Celjska – Cesarica z retortami – ast...BAUM, Wilhelm. Císař Zikmund. Kostnice, Hus a války proti Turkům. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1996. 405 s. ISBN 80-204-0543-7.ČECHURA, Jaroslav. České země v letech 1378-1437. Lucemburkové na českém trůně II. Praha : Libri, 2000. 438 s. ISBN 80-85983-98-2.ČORNEJ, Petr. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české V. 1402-1437. Praha : Paseka, 2000. 790 s. ISBN 80-7185-296-1.
- Anna von Schaunberg (c1358-1396)
- 11 July 1451
- Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368-1437)
English: Barbara of Celje (Slovene Barbara Celjska; Hungarian Cillei Borbála) or Barbara of Cilli (c. 1390/1395 – 11 July 1451) was Holy Roman Empress. She received the sobriquet Messalina of Germany. Barbara married Sigismund, King of Hungary in 1408 after the death of Mary of Hungary.
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Barbara of Celje (Croatian and Slovene Barbara Celjska; Czech: Barbora Cellská; Hungarian Cillei Borbála) Source: Barbara of Celje. The Old Castle Celje is situated on a narrow rocky overhang above Celje. The original castle was built in the second half of the 12th century by the Counts of Vovberg from Carinthia who had Celje and its ...
Bárbara de Celje ou Bárbara de Cilli (em esloveno: Barbara Celjska; Celje, ca. 1390  — Mělník, 11 de julho de 1451) foi esposa do imperador Sigismundo tornando-se assim Imperatriz. Através do casamento também se tornou Rainha Consorte da Hungria e da Boémia [ 2 ] .
The Habsburg – Celje war broke out in 1443, which ended rather woefully for the Habsburgs. The Counts of Celje remained imperial princes and they signed an agreement of mutual inheritance which played a very important part when the male line of the Counts of Celje died out. Ulrik's foray to Hungary was not as successful for the House of Celje.
On December 12, 1408, following the Battle of Dobor against the Christian heretics called Bogomils in which Sigismund slaughtered two hundred Bosnian noblemen, many of whom had fought the Turks, Sigismund and his queen, Barbara of Celje, founded the league known today as the Order of the Dragon.
Barbara Celjekoa (eslovenieraz: Barbara Celjska, hungarieraz: Cillei Borbála) (1392 - 1451ko uztailaren 11) esloveniar jatorriko hungariar noble bat izan zen, besteak beste Germaniako Erromatar Inperio Santuko enperatriza eta Hungariako eta Bohemiako erregina ezkontidea izandakoa.