Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia
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|Gertrude of Babenberg|
Sculptural group of Virgin Mary and Duchess Gertruda in second courtyard of female Premonstratensian convent in Doksany, Litoměřice District, Czech Republic. The sculpture was commissioned in 1744 for 600th anniversary of foundation of the Convent by Vladislav II, Duke of Bohemia, and his spouse Gertruda of Babenberg.
|Spouse(s)||Vladislav II of Bohemia|
|Noble family||House of Babenberg|
|Father||Leopold III, Margrave of Austria|
|Mother||Agnes of Germany|
|Died||8 April 1150
Gertrude of Babenberg (c. 1118 – 8 April 1150) was the first wife of Vladislaus II of Bohemia and a Duchess of Bohemia. She was the daughter of count Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and his wife Agnes of Germany.
Gertrude married the Duke of Bohemia in 1140. Through her mother, she was a half-sister of Conrad III of Germany, thus a good catch for Vladislaus. At the time of siege of Prague by Conrad II of Znojmo (1142), she successfully defended Prague Castle with the help of her brother-in-law Děpold while Vladislaus sought assistance from Conrad III of Germany.
She participated in projects of her husband Vladislaus to found new religious institutions and due to her encouragement, the duke invited foreign religious orders to establish themselves in Bohemia. She gave birth to four children and died in 1150 at the age of 30 in Prague.
- Frederick, Duke of Bohemia
- Svatopluk, married a daughter of Géza II of Hungary
- Vojtĕch, Archbishop of Salzburg as Adalbert III of Bohemia
- Agnes (died 7 June 1228), abbess of St George of Prague
|Ancestors of Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia|
Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of BohemiaBorn: c. 1118 Died: 8 April 1150
Adelaide of Hungary
|Duchess consort of Bohemia
Judith of Thuringia