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Pages: 37. Chapters: Jadwiga of Poland, Adalbert of Prague,
Maximilian Kolbe, Otto of Bamberg, Hedwig of Andechs, Richeza of
Lotharingia, Saint Casimir, Andrew Bobola, Ladislaus I of Hungary,
Stanislaus Kostka, Mary Faustina Kowalska, Stanislaus of
Szczepanow, Raphael Kalinowski, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Marcelina
Darowska, John Cantius, Kinga of Poland, Saint Hyacinth, Jozef
Bilczewski, Albert Chmielowski, Ursula Ledochowska, Ceslaus, List
of saints of Poland, John Sarkander, John of Dukla, Zygmunt
Gorazdowski, Szymon of Lipnica, Svorad. Excerpt: Jadwiga (1373/4 -
17 July 1399) was monarch of Poland from 1384 to her death. Her
official title was 'king' rather than 'queen', reflecting that she
was a sovereign in her own right and not merely a royal consort.
She was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, the daughter of
King Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. She is known in
Polish as Jadwiga, in English and German as Hedwig, in Lithuanian
as Jadvyga, in Hungarian as Hedvig, and in Latin as Hedvigis.
Queens regnant being relatively uncommon in Europe at the time,
Jadwiga was officially crowned a King. She is venerated by the
Roman Catholic Church as Saint Hedwig, where she is the patron
saint of queens and a United Europe. Jadwiga was the youngest
daughter of Louis I of Hungary and of Elizabeth of Bosnia. Jadwiga
could claim descent from the House of Piast, the ancient native
Polish dynasty on both her mother's and her father's side. Her
paternal grandmother Elisabeth of Cuyavia was the daughter of King
W adys aw I the Elbow-high, who had reunited Poland in 1320.
Jadwiga was brought up at the royal court in Buda and Visegrad,
Hungary. In 1378, she was betrothed (sponsalia de futuro) to
Habsburg scion William of Austria, and spent about a year at the
imperial court in Vienna, Austria. Jadwiga's father Louis had, in
1364 in Krakow, ...
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