Among noblemen born in Poland, Catherine the Great ranks 1. After her are Julia, Princess of Battenberg (1825), Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (1797), Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1755), and Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140).
Queen. On 10 February 1525, Catherine married her first cousin, King John III of Portugal. They had nine children, but only two survived early childhood. Catherine was very concerned about the education of her family, accumulating a substantial library and establishing a kind of salon in the court.
Catherine Jagiellon (Polish: Katarzyna Jagiellonka; Swedish: Katarina Jagellonica, Lithuanian: Kotryna Jogailatė; 1 November 1526 – 16 September 1583) was a Polish princess and Queen of Sweden as the first wife of King John III. As such, she was also Duchess of Finland (1562–1583) and Grand Princess of Finland (1581–1583).
Descent and early years. Born about 1339, Elizabeth was the daughter of Ban Stephen II of Bosnia, the head of the House of Kotromanić. Her mother, Elizabeth of Kuyavia, was a member of the House of Piast and grandniece of King Władysław I of Poland.
Catherine of Aragon is now infamous as King Henry VIII’s rejected queen—but few people know her even darker history. Tragic Facts About Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s First Wife Catherine of Aragon was King Henry VIII’s first wife and longest-lasting Queen of England.
Morta and her sister were the only Queens of Lithuania; her successors took the title of "Grand Duchess" instead.. The short-lived Kingdom of Lithuania of 1918 had a King-Elect Mindaugas II of Lithuania: but his first wife, Duchess Amalie in Bavaria, had died six years earlier, and his second marriage, to Princess Wiltrud of Bavaria, occurred six years after the Kingdom was replaced by a Republic.
Poland was ruled at various times either by dukes and princes (10th to 14th centuries) or by kings (11th to 18th centuries). During the latter period, a tradition of free election of monarchs made it a uniquely electable position in Europe (16th to 18th centuries).
Queen Elizabeth then chose Jadwiga to reign there, but did not send her to Kraków to be crowned. During the interregnum, Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia, became a candidate for the Polish throne. The nobility of Greater Poland favored him and proposed that he marry Jadwiga.
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In 1504, Philip's mother-in-law, Queen Isabella of Castile, died, leaving the Crown of Castile to Joanna. Isabella I's widower and former co-monarch, King Ferdinand II, endeavored to lay hands on the regency of Castile, but the nobles, who disliked and feared him, forced him to withdraw.