Anne of Bavaria

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Anne of Bavaria (or of the Palatinate; Czech: Anna Falcká; 26 September 1329 – 2 February 1353) was a queen consort of Bohemia. She was the daughter of Rudolf II, Duke of Bavaria, and Count Palatine of the Rhine, and Anna, daughter of Otto III of Carinthia.[1]

Anna of Bavaria
Busta Anna Falcká detail.jpg
Queen consort of Germany and Bohemia
Tenure1349–1353
Born26 September 1329
Died2 February 1353 (aged 23)
Spouse
HouseWittelsbach
FatherRudolf II, Duke of Bavaria
MotherAnne of Tirol

LifeEdit

Anna was a member of the House of Wittelsbach. She married Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV on 11 March 1349 in the town of Bacharach on the Rhine. She became the second wife of Charles after the death of his first wife, Blanche of Valois, in 1348. On 26 July 1349 in Aachen, Anna was crowned Queen of Rome. Months later she was crowned Queen of Bohemia. In 1350, Anna gave birth to a son, Wenceslaus, who died one year later, in 1351. Anna did not have more children and died herself in 1353 at the age of 23. Charles was widowed for a second time and still had no son. He then married Anna von Schweidnitz, who gave birth to the desired heir, Wenceslaus, King of the Romans.[1]

AsteroidEdit

Asteroid 100733 Annafalcká, discovered by Czech astronomer Miloš Tichý at the Kleť Observatory in 1998, was named in her memory.[1] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 12 January 2017 (M.P.C. 103026).[2]

AncestorsEdit

Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Blanche of Valois
Queen consort of Germany and Bohemia
1349–1353
Vacant
Title next held by
Anna von Schweidnitz

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "(100733) Annafalcka (1998 DA1)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  2. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 12 June 2020.