Margaret Přemyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA

Margaret Přemyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name Margaret Přemyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA
Name Margaret of BOHEMIA
Occupation Ducal Consort of Wroclaw (Breslau), Legnica (Liegnitz) and Brzeg (Brie point in time between 1308 and 1322


Type Date Place Sources
birth 21. February 1296 Prague, Bohemia (now in Czech Republic) search of this place
death 8. April 1322 Königgrätz, Bohemia (now in Czech Republic) search of this place
marriage 1308

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Margaret of Bohemia (Czech: Markéta Premyslovna, Polish: Malgorzata Przemyslidka) ( 21 February 1296 - 8 April 1322) was a daughter of Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and his first wife, Judith of Habsburg. Her paternal grandparents were Ottokar II of Bohemia and Kunigunda of Slavonia, her maternal grandparents were Rudolph I of Germany and Gertrude of Hohenberg. Biography In 1308, Margaret married Boleslaw III the Generous. The betrothal had been her father's doing. Since Boleslaw's arrival at the Bohemian court and after his betrothal to Margaret, the King clearly favored him; this attitude caused fear between the closest male relatives of the King, who saw the young Duke of Legnica as a potential rival for the throne. Although Wenceslaus II had a son who seemed to render him irrelevant, the sudden death of the King in 1305 and one year later the murder of his son and successor Wenceslaus III in Olomouc gained him an unexpected importance. Boleslaw began his fight for the Bohemian throne taking the title of "haeres Regni Poloniae" (heir of the Polish Kingdom). The throne of Bohemia passed to Henry of Carinthia, who was married to Margaret's eldest sister, Anna of Bohemia. Henry and Anna were only on the throne for a year before Rudolf of Habsburg overthrew them. He married Elisabeth Richeza of Poland; who was Margaret's stepmother. By 1307, Rudolf had died so Henry and Anna were invited back but were still not secure. They turned their attentions to Margaret and Anna's sister Elisabeth. Elisabeth was young and unmarried, Anna and Henry wanted her to marry Otto of Löbdaburg for political reasons but Elisabeth refused. Instead, Elisabeth married John of Luxembourg who overthrew Henry and Anna once and for all. They went to live in Carinthia were Anna died in 1313, childless. John and Elisabeth became King and Queen of Bohemia. They had many children - among them were Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Bonne of Bohemia; by now any chances of Boleslaw and Margaret becoming King and Queen of Bohemia were gone. Margaret died one day after giving birth to her youngest child. In 1326, Boleslaw married secondly Katharina (d. bef. 5 March 1358), daughter of Mladen III Šubic[1] by his wife Jelena, in turn daughter of King Stefan Uroš III Decanski of Serbia.[2] Through her father, Katharina was also a first cousin of Stjepan Tvrtko I, the first King of Bosnia.[3] They had no children. In his will, Boleslaw left the Duchy of Brieg to his widow, who ruled until her own death. Issue Margaret and Boleslaw had three children:[4][5] Wenceslaus I (b. ca. 1318 - d. 2 June 1364). Louis I the Fair (b. ca. 1321 - d. 6/23 December 1398). Nikolaus (b. and d. Hradec Králové, 7 April 1322). References Jump up ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Šubic (Subich)". Genealogy.EU. Jump up ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Nemanjic". Genealogy.EU. Jump up ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the House of Kotromanic". Genealogy.EU. Jump up ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Piast". Genealogy.EU. Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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