Ludwik III of Oława

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Louis III of Oława
Spouse(s) Margareta of Opole
Noble family House of Piast
Father Henry IX of Lüben
Mother Anna of Cieszyn
Born before 1405
Died before 18 June 1441

Louis III of Oława, mostly known as of Lüben (Polish: Ludwik III oławski or lubiński; before 1405 – before 18 June 1441), was a Duke of Oława (Ohlau) from 1419/20 and Duke of Lubin (Lüben) and Chojnów (Haynau) from 1431 until his death.

He was the third and youngest son of Henry IX, Duke of Lubin, by his wife Anna, daughter of Przemyslaus I Noszak, Duke of Cieszyn.


After the death of his father in 1419 or 1420, Louis III succeeded him in the Duchies of Oława and Niemcza together with his older brother Wenceslaus III as co-ruler. The death of Wenceslaus III in 1423 without issue left him as sole ruler of their duchies.

In 1431, after the death of his oldest brother Rupert II (who, like Wenceslaus III, never married or had children), Louis III inherited his Duchies of Lubin and Chojnów.

Marriage and issue[edit]

By 1423, Louis III married Margareta (b. 1412/14 – d. 15 January 1454), daughter of Duke Bolko IV of Opole. They had two sons:

  1. Jan I (b. 1425 – d. aft. 21 November 1453).
  2. Henry X (b. 1426 – d. bef. 28 May 1452).

On his death, he left the Duchy of Oława to his wife as a widow's land (Oprawa wdowia). She rule it until her own death.


Ludwik III of Oława
Born: before 1405 Died: before 18 June 1441
Preceded by
Henry IX
Duke of Oława
With: Wenceslaus III (until 1423)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Rupert II
Duke of Lubin
Succeeded by
Jan I and
Henry X
Duke of Chojnów