Elizabeth of Poland, Duchess of Pomerania

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Elizabeth of Poland
Bogusław V Pomorski Elżbieta Piastówna.jpg
Elisabeth and her husband
Duchess consort of Pomerania
Tenure1343–1361
Born1326
Died1361 (aged 34–35)
SpouseBogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania
Issue
House
FatherCasimir III of Poland
MotherAldona of Lithuania

Princess Elizabeth of Poland (Polish: Elżbieta Kazimierzówna) (1326–1361) was the eldest child of Casimir III of Poland and his first wife, Aldona of Lithuania.

Marriage[edit]

Elizabeth was originally betrothed to her future brother-law, Louis VI the Roman. She was eventually passed over for her younger sister, Cunigunde.

An agreement, directed primarily against the Teutonic Order, was reached on 24 February 1343 in Poznań between Elizabeth's father and Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania. As a result, Elizabeth married Bogislaw on 28 February 1343.[1] She received a dowry from her father of 20 000 kop (cents in Prague) and mainly lived in Castle of Darlowo during her marriage. The couple had children:

Her daughter Elizabeth was married in 1363 to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. The marriage took place during the Congress of Kraków; the most celebrated feast commemorating the event took place at the house of Mikołaj Wierzynek (młodszy). Elizabeth of Poland, however, never saw her daughter married off. She had died in 1361, at a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine in Świątkach, and was buried there.

Her son, Casimir (Kaźko) was groomed to become Casimir the Great's successor as King of Poland but was sidelined by Louis I of Hungary, and instead succeeded Bogislaw in 1364 as duke of Pomerania.

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lerski 1996, p. 250.
  2. ^ a b Frost 2015, p. 7.

Sources[edit]

  • Frost, Robert I. (2015). The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union 1385-1569. Volume 1. Oxford University Press.
  • Lerski, George J. (1996). "Kazimierz IV". Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945. ABC-CLIO.