Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia

Elizabeth of Hungary (1145-1189), was a Duchess consort of Bohemia, married to Frederick, Duke of Bohemia. Her parents were King Géza II of Hungary and Euphrosyne of Kiev. She served as regent of Bohemia twice in the absence of her spouse.

Elizabeth of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
Born1145
Died1189 (aged 4344)
SpouseFrederick, Duke of Bohemia
IssueHelena of Bohemia
Sophia, Margravine of Meissen
Ludmilla, Countess of Bogen, Duchess of Bavaria
Vratislaus of Bohemia
Olga of Bohemia
Margaret of Bohemia
HouseÁrpád
FatherGéza II of Hungary
MotherEuphrosyne of Kiev

Biography

Elizabeth married Frederick in about the year of 1157. In 1179, Elizabeth served as regent during the absence of her spouse and as such successfully conducted the defense of Prague toward her brother-in-law Sobeslav II. She appeared herself on the battlefield with clerical insignia on her banner. In 1184, she repeated the very same fight toward the very same opponent and was again victorious. In 1189, however, she was forced to surrender to Conrad II.

Issue

References

    Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia
    Royal titles
    Preceded by
    Judith of Thuringia
    Duchess consort of Bohemia
    1172-1173
    Succeeded by
    Elizabeth of Greater Poland
    Preceded by
    Elizabeth of Greater Poland
    Duchess consort of Bohemia
    1178-1189
    Succeeded by
    Hellicha of Wittelsbach

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