Elizabeth of Poland, Duchess of Pomerania
|Elizabeth of Poland|
Elisabeth and her husband
|Duchess consort of Pomerania|
|Died||1361 (aged 34–35)|
|Spouse||Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania|
|Father||Casimir III of Poland|
|Mother||Aldona of Lithuania|
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. 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:
- Elizabeth of Pomerania (1347 – 15 April 1393), wife of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor.
- Casimir IV of Pomerania (c. 1351 – 2 January 1377).
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.
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|Ancestors of Elizabeth of Poland, Duchess of Pomerania|
- 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.