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Anna of Schweidnitz

Anna of Swidnica – A beloved Empress

After the death of his second wife Charles of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia wanted to marry again in order to have a surviving son.  He quickly decided that he would marry Anna of Swidnica, who was previously betrothed to his deceased son, Wenceslaus.  Anna was the daughter of a second son of a prince of [read more]

Elisabeth of Poland

Elizabeth of Poland – The popular Duchess of Pomerania

Elizabeth of Poland, Duchess of Pomerania, does not have the fame and accomplishments that her namesake aunt has.  However, she is fondly remembered in the Pomeranian city of Szczecinek, which shows that she must have been a popular duchess in her lifetime.  Everything known about her suggests that she was an ideal duchess consort. Early [read more]

Adelaide of Hesse

Adelaide of Hesse – An unwanted Queen

Casimir III of Poland is remembered as one of Poland’s greatest kings.  He was not a great husband, however.  He married four times, and each wife probably had her share of misfortunes.  Out of his four wives, his second, Adelaide, suffered the most. The Alternative Bride  After the death of his first wife, Aldona-Anna of [read more]