Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels

Hedwig of Munsterberg-Oels (Czech: Hedvika Minstrberská; 10/12 June 1508, Oleśnica – 28 November 1531, Legnica) was born Duchess of Münsterberg and Oleśnica and Countess of Kladsko and by marriage Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach.

Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels
Born10 or 12 June 1508
Oleśnica, Silesia
DiedNovember 28, 1531(1531-11-28) (aged 23)
Noble familyPoděbrady
IssueAnna Maria, Duchess of Württemberg
Sabina, Electress of Brandenburg
FatherCharles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels
MotherAnna of Sagan

Hedwig was a daughter of Duke Charles I of Münsterberg-Oels, who was a grandson of the King George of Bohemia. Her mother was Anna of Sagan, a daughter of John II, the last Duke of Żagań (Sagan).

On 9 January 1525 Hedwig married George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach. She was George's second wife. The marriage produced two daughters:

Hedwig died in Legnica (Liegnitz), where she was buried.



  • Norbert Sack, Harald Stark et al.: Three Weddings ... and a schism - Margrave George the Pious and his time. Written for the special exhibition at the Plassenburg (17 May - 4 October 2009).

External linksEdit

  • Marek, Miroslav. "genealogy Podiebrad". Genealogy.EU.