Jadwiga; d. 29 December 1249), was by marriage Duchess consort of Greater Poland. Her parentage is disputed among historians and sources. Among the possible origins for Jadwiga include: Descent from the Pomerelian Samborides lineage of the Dukes of Pomerania, i.e. the daughter of Mestwin I, Duke of Pomerania.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadwiga_of_Pomerania
Jadwiga; d. 29 December 1249), was by marriage Duchess consort of Greater Poland. Her parentage is disputed among historians and sources. Among the possible origins for Jadwiga include: Descent from the Pomerelian Samborides lineage of the Dukes of Pomerania, i.e. the daughter of Mestwin I, Duke of Pomerania.
Jadwiga (Polish pronunciation: ; diminutive Jadzia) is a Polish feminine given name. It originated from the old German Hedwig (compounded from hadu , "battle", and wig , "fight"). Jadwiga (wife of Władysław Odonic) (died 1249), Duchess consort of Greater Poland
Life and rule. He was the eldest son of the Greater Polish duke Władysław Odonic by his wife Jadwiga (Jadwiga), who was likely a daughter of the Samboride duke Mestwin I of Pomerania, or a member of the Bohemian Přemyslid dynasty (a supposition supported by the name given to her son, the first in the Piast dynasty who bears it), or of the Bavarian House of Andechs.
Jadwiga Capet-Anjou of Poland was born 1374 to Louis I of Hungary (1326-1382) and Elizabeth of Bosnia (c1339-1387) and died 17 July 1399 inKraków, Poland of childbirth. She married Wladyslaw II Jagiellon (c1362-1434) March 1386 JL in Kraków. Notable ancestors includeCharlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh ...
- Elizabeth of Bosnia (c1339-1387)
- Louis I of Hungary (1326-1382)
- Wladyslaw II Jagiellon (c1362-1434)
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Jadwiga was the youngest daughter of Louis I of Hungary and of Elizabeth of Bosnia. Jadwiga could claim descent from the House of Piast, the ancient native Polish dynasty on both her mother's and her father's side. Her paternal grandmother Elizabeth of Poland, Queen of Hungary was the daughter of King Władysław I the Elbow-high, who had reunited Poland in 1320. Jadwiga's great-grandmother was Elisabeth of Serbia, and as such Jadwiga had also Serbian Imperial ancestry to the House of Nemanjić. Jadwiga was brought up at the royal court in Buda and Visegrád, Hungary. In 1378, she was betrothed (sponsalia de futuro) to Habsburg scion William of Austria, and spent about a year at the imperial court in Vienna, Austria. Jadwiga's father Louis had, in 1364 in Kraków, during festivities known as the Days of Kraków, also made an arrangement with his former father-in-law, Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, to inter-marry their future children:Charles' son and future emperor, Sigismund of Luxemburg...
Until 1370, Poland had been ruled by the native Piast Dynasty. Its last king, Casimir III, had left no legitimate son and considered his male grandchildren either unsuited or too young to reign. He therefore decided that the surviving son of his sister Elizabeth, Louis I of Hungary, should succeed him. Louis was proclaimed king, while Elizabeth held much of the practical power until her death in 1380. When Louis died in 1382, the Hungarian throne was inherited by his eldest surviving daughter Mary, under the regency of their Bosnian mother. In Poland, however, the lords of Lesser Poland (Poland's virtual rulers) did not want to continue the personal union with Hungary, nor to accept as regent Mary's fiancé Sigismund, whom they expelled from the country. They therefore chose as their new monarch Mary's younger sister, Jadwiga. After two years' negotiations with Jadwiga's mother, Elizabeth of Bosnia, who was regent of Hungary, and a civil war in Greater Poland (1383), Jadwiga finally...
|date=}}On 22 June 1399 Jadvyga gave birth to a daughter, Elizabeth Bonifacia. Within a month, both the girl and her mother had died from birth complications. They were buried together in Wawel Cathedral. Jadvyga's death undermined Jogaila's position as King of Poland, but he managed to retain the throne until his death 35 years later. It is not easy to state who was Jadvyga's heir in line of Poland, or Poland's rightful heir, since Poland had not used primogeniture, but kings had ascended by some sort of election. There were descendants of superseded daughters of Casimir III of Poland (d. 1370), such as his youngest daughter Anna, Countess of Celje (d. 1425 without surviving Issue), and her daughter Anna of Celje (1380–1416) whom Władysław II Jogaila married next. Anna had a daughter Jadvyga of Lithuania born in 1408 (the name Jadvyga (Jotvinga) originates from Lithuanian speaking people name Jotvingiai (they called themselves by ethnonime Dainaviai, i.e. singing people) who lived...
From the time of her death, Jadwiga was venerated widely in Poland as a saint, though she was only beatified by the church in the 1980s. She was canonized in 1997, by Polish-born Pope John Paul II. Numerous legends about miracles were recounted to justify her sainthood. The two best-known are those of "Jadwiga's cross" and "Jadwiga's foot." Jadwiga often prayed before a large black crucifix hanging in the north aisle of Wawel Cathedral. During one of these prayers, the Christon the cross is said to have spoken to her. The crucifix, "Saint Jadwiga's cross," is still there, with her relics beneath it. According to another legend, Jadwiga took a piece of jewelry from her foot and gave it to a poor stonemason who had begged for her help. When the King left, he noticed her footprint in the plaster floor of his workplace, even though the plaster had already hardened before her visit. The supposed footprint, known as "Jadwiga's foot", can still be seen in one of Kraków's churches. In yet a...History of Poland (966–1385)History of Poland (1385–1569)Armorial of the House Anjou-Sicily (French)House of Anjou-Sicily (French)
Middle Ages. Queen Jadwiga of Poland (r. 1384–99) had partial Serbian ancestry, through King Stefan Dragutin (r. 1276–82) of the Nemanjić dynasty. Serbian fiddlers were mentioned at the court of Polish king Władysław II Jagiełło (r. 1386–1434) in 1415.
The same procedure was used in naming these two Polish provinces – the "older" one, the cradle of the Polish state, was called Greater Poland, while her "younger sister", which became part of Poland a few years later, was called Lesser Poland. The name Greater Poland (Polonia Maior) was for the first time used in 1242, by princes Boleslaw and ...
Władysław married Jadwiga of Kalisz, the daughter of Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland, and Jolenta of Hungary. They had six known children:  Kunigunde (born between 1295 and 1298; died 9 April 1331 or in 1333).
Jadwiga of Greater Poland, Queen of Poland and mother of Casimir III of Poland; Jadwiga of Żagań, Queen of Poland, wife of Casimir III of Poland (daughter-in-law of previous) Jadwiga of Poland (1374-1399), (female) King of Poland, named after Saint Hedwig of Andechs; Jadwiga Jagiellon (disambiguation), several Polish princesses of that name ...