Jadwiga (1374–1399)Queen of Poland whose reign is seen as the beginning of the golden age in Poland's history and whose policies and foundations continued to bear fruit after her death. Name variations: Hedwig, Hedwiga, Hedvigis; Jadwiga of Anjou.
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 Elisabeth of Bosnia. She is known in Polish as Jadwiga, in English and German as Hedwig ...
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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.
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...
The Family of Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. GENERATION ONE: Jadwiga of Anjou was born February 18, 1373 and died July 17, 1399. She was Queen of Poland from 1384-1399, and she wed Wladyslaw II Jagiello (1348/51 - Jan. 1, 1434), Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland (1386-1434), on February 17, 1396. GENERATION TWO:
Soon after Jadwiga's coronation, new suitors for Jadwiga's hand appeared: Duke Siemowit IV of Masovia and Grand Duke Jogaila of Lithuania, the latter supported by the lords of Lesser Poland. In 1385 (when Jadwiga was eleven years old) William of Austria came to Kraków to consummate the marriage and present the lords with a fait accompli .
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 )
Jadwiga came from the Hungarian Arpad dynasty. In 1384, Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland. Władysław II Jagiełło to become Jadwiga's husband had to convert to Catholicism together with the whole of Lithuania. Jadwiga was the first ruler of the Anjou dynasty on the Polish throne.
His daughter, Jadwiga, later married Jogaila, the pagan Grand Duke of Lithuania, who in 1386 was baptized and crowned as Władysław II Jagiełło, thus creating the Jagiellonian dynasty and a personal union between Poland and Lithuania.