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  1. Hedwig of Masovia - Wikipedia

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    Hedwig of Masovia (Polish: Jadwiga mazowiecka, Hungarian: Hedvig mazóviai hercegnő; ca. 1392 – after 19 February 1439), was a Polish princess, member of the House of Piast in the Masovian branch. She was the eldest daughter of Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia and Alexandra , a daughter of Algirdas , Grand Duke of Lithuania and sister of King ...

  2. Duke of Masovia - Wikipedia

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    Duke of Masovia (Polish: Książę Mazowsza) was a title born by the sons and descendants of the Polish Duke Bolesław III Wrymouth.In accordance with the last will and testament of Bolesław, upon his death his lands were divided into four to five hereditary provinces distributed among his sons, and a royal province of Kraków reserved for the eldest, who was to be High Duke of all Poland.

    Ruler
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    1125
    1138-1173
    5 January 1173
    1162
    1173-1186
    1186
    1138
    1186-1194
    5 May 1194
    Helena of Moravia-Znojmo (regent)
    1141
    1194-1200
    1202/6
  3. Hedwig, Saint | Catholic Answers

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    Hedwig forthwith went to her husband’s assistance, and her very appearance made such an impression on Conrad of Masovia that he released the duke. Of Hedwig’s children, only Gertrude survived her; Duke Henry II fell at Wahlstatt (1241) in a battle against the Tatars.

  4. Saint Hedwig | Loyola Press

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    Henry succeeded his father to the throne. Henry depended on Hedwig to help him rule. In a war with Conrad of Masovia, Henry was captured. With rare courage, Hedwig persuaded Conrad to return her husband. The gentle queen was loved more for her kindness to those who were poor than for her political undertakings. She founded a hospital for lepers.

  5. St. Hedwig - CatholiCity

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    Hedwig forthwith went to her husband's assistance, and her very appearance made such an impression on Conrad of Masovia that he released the duke. Of Hedwig's children, only Gertrude survived her; Duke Henry II fell at Wahlstatt (1241) in a battle against the Tatars.

  6. They were successful but when Ladislaus was killed, Henry went to war against Conrad of Masovia over Ladislaus' lands; Hedwig acted as a peacemaker between the two and restored peace. On the death of Henry in 1238, Hedwig moved into the monastery at Trebnitz.

  7. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Hedwig

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    Hedwig forthwith went to her husband's assistance, and her very appearance made such an impression on Conrad of Masovia that he released the duke. Of Hedwig's children, only Gertrude survived her; Duke Henry II fell at Wahlstatt (1241) in a battle against the Tatars.

  8. Catholic Encyclopedia - St. Hedwig - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon

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    Hedwig forthwith went to her husband's assistance, and her very appearance made such an impression on Conrad of Masovia that he released the duke. Of Hedwig's children, only Gertrude survived her; Duke Henry II fell at Wahlstatt (1241) in a battle against the Tatars.

  9. Piast dynasty - Wikipedia

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    Branches of the Piast dynasty continued to rule in the Duchy of Masovia and in the Duchies of Silesia until the last male Silesian Piast died in 1675. The Piasts intermarried with several noble lines of Europe, and possessed numerous titles, some within the Holy Roman Empire.

  10. Saints of the Day – Hedwig (Jadwiga, Avoice), Queen, Religious

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    Hedwig was then 35 and Duke Henry was barely past 40, but he submitted to the austere disciple without complaint or resistance. After succeeding to his father’s dukedom in 1202, and under Hedwig’s influence, Henry founded the monastery of Cistercian nuns at Trebnitz (near Breslau, now Wroclaw), the first convent of women in Silesia.

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