Jadwiga, also known as Hedwig, ruled the Kingdom of Poland for more than a decade, as its first female monarch. An Anjou princess and the youngest daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and queen consort Elizabeth of Bosnia, Jadwiga was betrothed to William of Austria.
Jan 22, 2018 · Centuries before, the young Jadwiga was crowned the King of Poland in the same building at just 10-11 years old. The only woman to hold that title, she transformed her country into a European powerhouse and became one of the nation’s most celebrated monarchs.
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She came to Poland in 1384 and was crowned on October 15th, Queen of Poland or rather king (król) which was the title of all Polish monarchs. For the next two years she was the sole regent. She was then pressured to resolve her engagement to Wilhelm of Habsburg and to marry Jogaila of Lithuania.
Oct 23, 2017 · Queen Elizabeth, anxious that her daughters could lose their claims to the throne, and aware of the delicate situation, offered to change Louis’ succession plans and offered the Poles Jadwiga as their monarch – she would live in Poland, making the Poles happy, and Mary still had the significant kingdom of Hungary.
The intense struggle in which this young queen lays down her personal hopes and gives her entire life to the fulfillment of a peaceful union between Poland and Lithuania—long referred to as “The wedding ring of Jadwiga”—will have far-reaching consequences in her own time and in the years to come.
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Saint Queen Jadwiga of Poland, Kraków. 4.6K likes. I created this page because I made a super strong connection with her while visiting Krakow and the Cathedral of Wawelu during September 2011. She...
Jadwiga, "White Dove of Poland, was canonized a saint in 1997 by Pope John Paul II. Category Description for Portraits in Faith and Freedom Series : These biographies were originally printed in the 1950s and 60s as a reminder of the contributions of these important Catholic figures in history.
Mar 27, 2020 · St. Jadwiga, sometimes referred to as St. Hedwig is a very significant figure in the history of Christianity in Poland. She was born in Bavaria, in southern Germany and entered into an arranged marriage with Henry I the Bearded, one of the first Piast rulers of Silesia. St. Jadwiga while she was queen. (Xpeye / Public Domain )