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Anne of Bohemia and Hungary

Anne of Bohemia and Hungary – A diligent Queen

Anne of Bohemia was born on 23 July 1503 as the daughter of King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary and his third wife Anne of Foix-Candale. Though Vladislaus had been married twice before, Anne and her brother Louis were his only surviving children. She was just 13 when her father died, and she and her brother [read more]

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Barbara Radziwiłł

Elizabeth of Austria – The sickly Queen

Elizabeth of Austria was born on 9 July 1526 as the eldest child of Anne of Bohemia and Hungary and Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor. Her marriage to Sigismund II Augustus was already being discussed when she was just one year old, despite this, she was never taught Polish. The marriage contract was signed in [read more]