Constance of Hungary
|Constance of Hungary|
|Queen consort of Bohemia|
|Died||6 December 1240 (aged c. 60)|
|Spouse||Ottokar I of Bohemia|
|Issue||Wenceslaus I of Bohemia|
Anna of Bohemia
Saint Agnes of Bohemia
|Father||Béla III of Hungary|
|Mother||Agnes of Antioch|
Marriage and children
Queen Constance is regularly noted as a co-donator with her husband in various documents of his reign. Her petitions to her husband for various donations are also recorded. She is considered to have sold the city Boleráz to her nephew Béla IV of Hungary. In 1247, Béla conferred said city to the nuns of Trnava. An epistle by which Constance supposedly grants freedom to the cities of Břeclav and Olomouc is considered a false document. The same epistle grants lands in Ostrovany to the monastery of St. Stephen of Hradište. Another epistle has the queen settling "honorable Teutonic men" (viros honestos Theutunicos) in the city of Hodonín and is also considered a forgery. In 1230, Ottokar I died and their son Wenceslaus succeeded him. Constance survived her husband by a decade.
In 1231, Pope Gregory IX set Queen Constance and her dower possessions under the protection of the Holy See. His letter to Constance clarifies said possessions to include the provinces of Břeclav (Brecyzlaviensem), Pribyslavice (Pribizlavensem), Dolni Kunice (Conowizensem), Godens (Godeninensem), Bzenec (Bisenzensem) and Budějovice (Budegewizensem). In 1232, Constance founded Cloister Porta Coeli near Tišnov and retired to it as a nun. She died within the Cloister.
- Vratislav (c. 1200 – before 1209)
- Judith (c. 1202 – 2 June 1230), who married Bernhard von Spanheim, Duke of Carinthia
- Anna (c. 1204 – 23 June 1265), who married Henry II the Pious, Duke of Wrocław
- Agnes, thought to have died young
- Wenceslaus I of Bohemia (c. 1205 – 23 September 1253)
- Vladislaus, Margrave of Moravia (1207 – 10 February 1228)
- Přemysl, Margrave of Moravia (1209 – 16 October 1239), who married Margaret, daughter of Otto I, Duke of Merania, and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy
- Božena (Wilhelmina) (1210 – 24 October 1281)
- Agnes (20 January 1211 – 6 March 1282), Mother Superior of the Franciscan Poor Clares nuns of Prague
- Sara Ritchey, Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity, (Cornell University Press, 2014), 101.
- Earenfight 2013, p. 175.
- Women's Biography: Constance of Hungary
- "1231 Letter from Gregory IX to Constance of hungary". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
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- Women's Biography: Constance of Hungary, contains several letters sent and received by Constance.
Constance of HungaryBorn: 1180? Died: 6 December 1240
Title last held byAdelaide of Meissen
| Queen consort of Bohemia
Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen