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Anna of Racibórz (Polish: Anna raciborska; b. 1292/98 – d. 1 January/21 August 1340), was a Polish princess member of the House of Piast in the Racibórz branch and by marriage Duchess of Opawa and Racibórz.

Anna of Racibórz
Native name
Anna raciborska
Born1292/1298
Died1340
Resting placeDominican monastery of Racibórz
NationalityPolish
OccupationPrincess and Duchess of Opawa
Spouse(s)Nicholas II, Duke of Opava
Children6
Parent(s)Duke Przemysław of Racibórz and Anna of Masovia

She was the second child but eldest daughter of Duke Przemysław of Racibórz by his wife Anna, daughter of Duke Konrad II of Masovia.[1][2]

LifeEdit

In 1318 Anna married with Duke Nicholas II of Opava, illegitimate grandson of King Ottokar II of Bohemia.[3] She bore her husband six children, one son and five daughters:

In 1336, after the death of her only brother Leszek, Anna's husband was invested with the Duchy of Racibórz (he claimed the succession as the next male relative of the late Duke) after the arbitral decision of King John of Bohemia, despite the strong resistance of the next blood male relatives of Leszek.

Anna died four years later between January–August 1340 and was probably buried in the Dominican monastery of Racibórz.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Genealogical database by Herbert Stoyan
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the Přemyslid dynasty: Dukes of Opawa (Troppau)". Genealogy.EU.[self-published source][better source needed]