Constance of Hungary
|Constance of Hungary|
|Queen consort of Bohemia|
|Died||6 December 1240 (aged c. 60)
|Burial||Cloister Porta coeli|
|Spouse||Ottokar I of Bohemia|
|Issue||Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
Anna of Bohemia
Saint Agnes of Bohemia
|House||House of Árpád|
|Father||Béla III of Hungary|
|Mother||Agnes of Antioch|
Marriage and children
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 Constance 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 Constance and her dowry 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 of Bohemia (c. 1200 – before 1209).
- Judith of Bohemia (c. 1202 – 2 June 1230). Married Bernhard von Spanheim, Duke of Carinthia
- Anna of Bohemia (c. 1204 – 23 June 1265). Married Henry II the Pious, Duke of Wrocław
- Agnes of Bohemia. Considered 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). Married Margaret of Andechs-Merano. His wife was a daughter of Otto I, Duke of Merania and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy.
- Božena (Wilhelmina) of Bohemia (1210 – 24 October 1281).
- Agnes of Bohemia (20 January 1211 – 6 March 1282). Mother Superior of the Franciscan Poor Clares nuns of Prague. In 1989, Agnes was canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II.
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- 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
- Joan Mueller, A Companion to Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings, and Spirituality, (Brill, 2010), 130.
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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
Adelheid of Meissen
|Queen consort of Bohemia
Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen