- 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
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Jadwiga was born in Buda, the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary. She was the third and youngest daughter of Louis I, King of Hungary and Poland, and his second wife, Elizabeth of Bosnia. Both her grandmothers were Polish princesses, connecting her to the native Piast dynasty of Poland.
Jadwiga (Polish pronunciation: [jadˈviɡa] (listen); diminutive Jadzia [ˈjadʑa]) 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
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 (1373/4 – 17 July 1399) was monarch of Poland from 1384 to her death. Her official title was ' king ' rather than 'queen', reflecting that she was a sovereign in her own right and not merely a royal consort. She was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, the daughter of King Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia.
- Elizabeth of Bosnia (c1339-1387)
- Louis I of Hungary (1326-1382)
- Wladyslaw II Jagiellon (c1362-1434)
Jogaila, later Władysław II Jagiełło was the Grand Duke of Lithuania and then the King of Poland, first alongside his wife Jadwiga until 1399, and then sole King of Poland. He ruled in Lithuania from 1377. Born a pagan, in 1386 he converted to Catholicism and was baptized as Władysław in Kraków, married the young Queen Jadwiga, and was crowned King of Poland as Władysław II Jagiełło. In 1387 he converted Lithuania to Christianity. His own reign in Poland started in 1399, upon the ...
He was named after his uncle, his mother's brother Władysław, Duke of Opole. As early as in the contemporary historical sources he was nicknamed " Łokietek " a diminutive of the word łokieć. It translates as "elbow" or " ell " (a medieval unit of measure similar to a cubit, as in "elbow-high").
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.
The Union of Krewo establishes the Jagiellonian Dynasty in Poland and Lithuania, through the proposed marriage of Queen regnant Jadwiga of Poland and Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania, and sees the acceptance of Roman Catholicism by the Lithuanian elite, and an end to the Greater Poland Civil War.
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 ...