Saint Jadwiga of Poland
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- Saint Jadwiga of Poland, the only female king of the country, is known for her kindness and pietous life. Alhtough she left no notes that could prove visions that she is believed to have, there are couple of legends that withstood the time and led to beatification, and later canonisation, of this young reigness.
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St Jadwiga was born in 1374, daughter of Louis d’Anjou, the king of Hungary and Poland, and Elizabeth of Bosnia. Before reaching the age of four, Jadwiga was promised to be betrothed to the son of Leopold of Austria, Wilhelm, and was later engaged to him.
JADWIGA OF POLAND, ST. Duchess of Silesia; b. Andechs, Bavaria, Germany, c. 1174; d. convent of Trzebnica, Wroclaw Province, Poland, Oct. 15, 1243. The daughter of Berthold IV, Count of Andechs, she was educated at the monastery of Kitzingen and (c. 1186) married Henry I, who in 1202 became duke of Silesia.
The most influential woman in Polish history, bar none, Queen Jadwiga of Poland reigned as the country’s first female monarch (formally holding the title of 'King') between 1384 and 1399. She took the throne at only ten years of age following the death of her father, Louis the Great - King of Hung
Oct 23, 2017 · 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.
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 )
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Oct 25, 2015 · Poland wept for its saintly ruler, a ruler who had led a life of moral purity and limitless compassion. Jadwiga was buried with her daughter near the main altar of Wawel Cathedral. Poland’s Sacrificial Lamb. Jadwiga’s tragic yet fruitful life is unparalleled in Polish history.