Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia

Elizabeth of Hungary (1145-1189), was a Duchess consort of Bohemia, married to Frederick, Duke of Bohemia. Her parents were King Géza II of Hungary and Euphrosyne of Kiev. She served as regent of Bohemia twice in the absence of her spouse.

Elizabeth of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
Born1145
Died1189 (aged 43–44)
SpouseFrederick, Duke of Bohemia
IssueHelena of Bohemia
Sophia, Margravine of Meissen
Ludmilla, Countess of Bogen, Duchess of Bavaria
Vratislaus of Bohemia
Olga of Bohemia
Margaret of Bohemia
HouseÁrpád
FatherGéza II of Hungary
MotherEuphrosyne of Kiev

BiographyEdit

Elizabeth married Frederick in about the year of 1157. In 1179, Elizabeth served as regent during the absence of her spouse and as such successfully conducted the defense of Prague toward her brother-in-law Sobeslav II. She appeared herself on the battlefield with clerical insignia on her banner. In 1184, she repeated the very same fight toward the very same opponent and was again victorious. In 1189, however, she was forced to surrender to Conrad II.

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Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Bohemia
Royal titles
Preceded by
Judith of Thuringia
Duchess consort of Bohemia
1172-1173
Succeeded by
Elizabeth of Greater Poland
Preceded by
Elizabeth of Greater Poland
Duchess consort of Bohemia
1178-1189
Succeeded by
Hellicha of Wittelsbach