Adelaide of Hungary

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Adelaide of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
Reign 1061-1062
Born c. 1040
Died (1062-01-27)27 January 1062
Noble family House of Árpád
Spouse(s) Vratislav II of Bohemia
Issue
Father Andrew I of Hungary
Mother Anastasia of Kiev

Adelaide of Hungary (c. 1040 – 27 January 1062)[1] was the only daughter of King Andrew I of Hungary of the Árpád dynasty and Anastasia of Kiev.[2] She was the second wife of Vratislav II of Bohemia, whom she married in 1058.[3] She was a good dynastic match for Vratislav, as he profited from the alliance with her father. They had four children, including Bretislaus II of Bohemia and Judith of Bohemia.[4] Vratislav became duke in 1061 after death of his brother, thus Adelaide was duchess for only a short time before her death early in 1062.

Her husband remarried shortly after her death to Świętosława of Poland and was later crowned as the first King of Bohemia in 1085.


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Długosz 1997, p. 1997.
  2. ^ Ketrzynski 1950, p. 39.
  3. ^ "Adelaide of Hungary (d. 1062)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Retrieved 8 January 2013. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Knoll & Schaer 2003, p. 10.

References[edit]

  • Kętrzyński, Stanisław (1950). "The Introduction of Christianity and the Early Kings of Poland". In Reddaway, W.F.; Penson, J.H.; Halecki, O.; Dyboski, R. The Cambridge History of Poland. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Gesta principum Polonorum:The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles. Translated by Knoll, Paul W.; Schaer, Frank. Central European University Press. 2003. 
  • Długosz, Jan (1997). The Annals of Jan Długosz: An English Abridgement. IM Publications. 


Adelaide of Hungary
Born: c. 1040 Died: 27 January 1062
Royal titles
Preceded by
Ida of Wettin
Duchess consort of Bohemia
1061–1062
Succeeded by
Świętosława of Poland