Adelaide of Hungary

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Adelaide of Hungary (c. 1040 – 27 January 1062)[1] was the only daughter of King Andrew I of Hungary of the Árpád dynasty and Anastasia of Kiev.[2] She was the second wife of Vratislav II of Bohemia, whom she married in 1058.[3] She was a good dynastic match for Vratislav, as he profited from the alliance with her father. They had four children, including Bretislaus II of Bohemia and Judith of Bohemia.[4] Vratislav became duke in 1061 after death of his brother, thus Adelaide was duchess for only a short time before her death early in 1062.

Adelaide of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
Reign1061-1062
Bornc. 1040
Died(1062-01-27)27 January 1062
Noble familyHouse of Árpád
Spouse(s)Vratislav II of Bohemia
Issue
FatherAndrew I of Hungary
MotherAnastasia of Kiev

Her husband remarried shortly after her death to Świętosława of Poland and was later crowned as the first King of Bohemia in 1085.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Długosz 1997, p. 1997.
  2. ^ Ketrzynski 1950, p. 39.
  3. ^ "Adelaide of Hungary (d. 1062)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale Research Inc. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2013.(subscription required)
  4. ^ Knoll & Schaer 2003, p. 10.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kętrzyński, Stanisław (1950). "The Introduction of Christianity and the Early Kings of Poland". In Reddaway, W.F.; Penson, J.H.; Halecki, O.; Dyboski, R. (eds.). The Cambridge History of Poland. Cambridge University Press.
  • Gesta principum Polonorum:The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles. Translated by Knoll, Paul W.; Schaer, Frank. Central European University Press. 2003.
  • Długosz, Jan (1997). The Annals of Jan Długosz: An English Abridgement. IM Publications.


Adelaide of Hungary
Born: c. 1040 Died: 27 January 1062
Royal titles
Preceded by
Ida of Wettin
Duchess consort of Bohemia
1061–1062
Succeeded by
Świętosława of Poland