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.
The Jagiellonian dynasty / ˈ j ɑː ɡ j ə ˈ l oʊ n i ə n / was a royal dynasty, founded by Jogaila, the Grand Duke of Lithuania, who in 1386 was baptized as Władysław, married Queen regnant (also styled "King") Jadwiga of Poland, and was crowned King of Poland as Władysław II Jagiełło.
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A Brief History On October 16, 1384, Jadwiga, a woman, was crowned KING of Poland. Digging Deeper Jadwiga was the daughter of Louis I the Great, who reigned simultaneously as king of Hungary and Poland. When Louis died, his eldest daughter, Mary, inherited that particular throne.
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Jan 07, 2018 · In 1384 Jadwiga became the first female monarch of Poland (when she was about 10 years old) - but she, like her sister Mary, was King, not Queen.
Queen Jadwiga wearing her cape and crown and holding her sceptre, 1391. Jadwiga was the monarch of Poland and was the sovereign in her own right - her official title was 'king' rather than 'queen' to reflect this.
Jadwiga was the monarch of Poland and was the sovereign in her own right - her official title was 'king' rather than 'queen' to reflect this. When she died in childbirth her husband managed to retain the throne for a further 35 years despite the fact that he had no real, solid claim to the throne. ID: EC7J4X (RM)
Jadwiga of Poland was a very remarkable woman, and one who is sadly neglected by those in Western Europe. Living in the fourteenth century, she was the first female monarch of Poland – beating England by nearly 200 years – and despite leading a short life, she left a legacy that continues to today.
When Queen Jadwiga died in 1399, the Kingdom of Poland fell to her husband's sole possession.   In the Baltic Sea region, Poland's struggle with the Teutonic Knights continued and culminated in the Battle of Grunwald (1410),  a great victory that the Poles and Lithuanians were unable to follow up with a decisive strike against the ...