Elisabeth of Sicily, Duchess of Bavaria

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Elisabeth of Sicily (1309–1349) was a daughter of Frederick III of Sicily and Eleanor of Anjou. Her siblings included: Peter II of Sicily and Manfred of Athens. After her death her title was given to Georgia Lanza.

Elisabeth of Sicily
Arms of the Aragonese Kings of Sicily.svg
Coat-of-arms of the kingdom of Sicily
Born1310
Died1349
Noble familyHouse of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s)Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria
Issue
FatherFrederick III of Sicily
MotherEleanor of Anjou

On June 27, 1328, Elisabeth married Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria,[1] son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Beatrix of Silesia-Glogau. The couple had three sons and a daughter, they were:

  1. Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt (1337–September 26, 1413, Niederschönfeld).
  2. Frederick of Bavaria-Landshut (1339–December 4, 1393, Budweis).
  3. John II of Bavaria-Munich (1341–1397), married Katherina of Gorz[2]
  4. Agnes (b. 1338), married c. 1356 King James I of Cyprus.

DescendantsEdit

Two of their sons became Duke of Bavaria and their daughter, Agnes became Queen of Cyprus by her marriage to James I of Cyprus. Her granddaughter and namesake was Isabeau of Bavaria, queen of France by her marriage to Charles VI of France. Isabeau's children included: Isabella, Queen of England; Catherine, also queen of England; Michelle, duchess of Burgundy and Charles VII of France.

Elisabeth died in 1349, her husband later married Margarete of Nuremberg; they had no children.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dahlem 2012, p. 251.
  2. ^ Thomas 2010, p. 387.

SourcesEdit

  • Dahlem, Andreas (2012). "Late Fifteenth Century Architectural Manifestations of Ducal Authority in the Vicinity of Munich". In Anderson, Emily-Jan; Farquhar, Jill; Richards, John (eds.). Visible Exports / Imports: New Research on Medieval and Renaissance European Art and Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 239-260.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Thomas, Andrew L. (2010). A House Divided: Wittelsbach Confessional Court Cultures in the Holy Roman Empire, c.1550-1650. Brill.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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Elisabeth of Sicily, Duchess of Bavaria
Born: 1310 Died: 1349
Preceded by
Margaret, Countess of Tyrol
Duchess of Bavaria
1328 – c. 1349
Succeeded by
Margarete of Nuremberg