Anna of Racibórz

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Anna of Racibórz
Native name Anna raciborska
Born 1292/1298
Died 1340
Resting place
Dominican monastery of Racibórz
Nationality Polish
Occupation Princess and Duchess of Opawa
Spouse(s) Nicholas II, Duke of Opava
Children 6
Parents Duke Przemysław of Racibórz and Anna of Masovia

Anna of Racibórz (Polish: Anna raciborska; b. 1292/98 – d. 1 January/21 August 1340), was a Polish princess member of the House of Piast in the Racibórz branch and by marriage Duchess of Opawa and Racibórz.

She was the second child but eldest daughter of Duke Przemysław of Racibórz by his wife Anna, daughter of Duke Konrad II of Masovia.[1][2]

Life[edit]

In 1318 Anna married with Duke Nicholas II of Opava, illegitimate grandson of King Ottokar II of Bohemia.[3] She bore her husband six children, one son and five daughters:

  • Jan I, who later inherited the Duchy of Racibórz
  • Euphemia, who was Duchess of Masovia by marriage
  • Elizabeth, who became a nun,
  • Agnes, also a nun
  • Anna, by marriage Burgravine of Magdeburg
  • Margareta, by marriage Margravine of Moravia

In 1336, after the death of her only brother Leszek, Anna's husband was invested with the Duchy of Racibórz (he claimed the succession as the next male relative of the late Duke) after the arbitral decision of King John of Bohemia, despite the strong resistance of the next blood male relatives of Leszek.

Anna died four years later between January–August 1340 and was probably buried in the Dominican monastery of Racibórz.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 4 June 2009 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.