Ludwik III of Oława

Louis III of Oława, mostly known as of Lüben (Polish: Ludwik; before 1405 – before 18 June 1441), was a Duke of Oława (Ohlau) from 1419/20 and Duke of Lubin (Lüben) and Chojnów (Haynau) from 1431 until his death.

Louis III of Oława
Duke of Oława, Lubin, Chojnów
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Bornbefore 1405
Diedbefore 18 June 1441
Noble familySilesian Piasts
Spouse(s)Margareta of Opole
Issue
FatherHenry IX of Lüben
MotherAnna of Cieszyn

He was the third and youngest son of Henry IX, Duke of Lubin, by his wife Anna, daughter of Przemyslaus I Noszak, Duke of Cieszyn.

LifeEdit

After the death of his father in 1419 or 1420, Louis III succeeded him in the duchies of Oława and Niemcza together with his older brother Wenceslaus III as co-ruler. The death of Wenceslaus III in 1423 without issue left him as sole ruler of their duchies.

In 1431, after the death of his oldest brother Rupert II (who, like Wenceslaus III, never married or had children), Louis III inherited his Duchies of Lubin and Chojnów.

Marriage and issueEdit

By 1423, Louis III married Margareta (b. 1412/14 – d. 15 January 1454), daughter of Duke Bolko IV of Opole. They had two sons:

  1. Jan I (b. 1425 – d. aft. 21 November 1453).
  2. Henry X (b. 1426 – d. bef. 28 May 1452).

On his death, he left the Duchy of Oława to his wife as dower. She ruled it until her own death.

ReferencesEdit

  • Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Piast: Silesia". Genealogy.EU.[self-published source][better source needed]
  • Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed]
Ludwik III of Oława
Born: before 1405 Died: before 18 June 1441
Preceded by
Henry IX
Duke of Oława
1419/20–1441
With: Wenceslaus III (until 1423)
Succeeded by
Margareta
Preceded by
Rupert II
Duke of Lubin
1431–1441
Succeeded by
Jan I and
Henry X
Duke of Chojnów
1431–1441