Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels

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Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels
Spouse(s) George of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach
Noble family House of Poděbrady
Father Charles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels
Mother Anna of Sagan
Born 10 June 1508 or 12 June 1508
Oleśnica
Died November 28, 1531(1531-11-28) (aged 23)
Legnica

Hedwig of Münsterberg Oels (Czech: Hedvika Minstrberská; 10/12 June 1508, Oleśnica – 28 November 1531, Legnica) was born Duchess of Münsterberg and Oels and Countess of Kladsko (Glatz) and by marriage Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach.

Hedwig was a daughter of Duke Charles I of Münsterberg-Oels, who was a grandson of the King George of Bohemia. Her mother was Anna of Sagan, a daughter of John II, the last Duke of Żagań (Sagan).

On 9 January 1525 Hedwig married Margrave George of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach. She was George's second wife. The marriage produced two daughters:

married in 1544 Duke Christoph of Württemberg (1515–1568)
married in 1548 Elector Johann Georg of Brandenburg (1525–1598)

Hedwig died in Legnica (Liegnitz), where she was buried.

References[edit]

  • Norbert Sack, Harald Stark et al.: Three Weddings ... and a schism - Margrave George the Pious and his time. Written for the special exhibition at the Plassenburg (17 May - 4 October 2009).

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