Hemma - Elgiva of Cerdic, duchess (c.930 - c.1005)

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Nicknames: "Ема Конрад-Пшемисловна; Emma of Melnik; Hemma - Elgiva of England; Elgiva of Wessex"
Death: Died in Bohemia (present Czech Republic)
Occupation: Hertuginne
Managed by: Nancy Sawalich
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About Hemma - Elgiva of Cerdic, duchess

Emma (Hemma) (b. before 950, d. 1005/1006) was the second wife of Boleslaus II of Bohemia. Their son was Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia, who was probably murdered.


According EuWeb she was English origin from The House of Cerdic

  • Name: Hemma/Elgiva of England
  • Father: Edward "the Elder", King of Wessex (899-924)
  • Mother: Elfleda, dau. of Ealdorman Ethelhelm
  • Husband: Duke Boleslav II of Bohemia
  • Children:
  1. Václav, +young
  2. Duke Boleslav III of Bohemia
  3. Duke Jaromír of Bohemia
  4. Duke Udalrich=Oldrich of Bohemia
  5. Luta, fl ca 1026

See: http://genealogy.euweb.cz/brit/cerdic1.html#EB




Adiva was the first wife of Boleslaus II of Bohemia. The similarity in name to certain Anglo-Saxon forms and the introduction of English-influenced coinage into Bohemia at the time has led to the hypothesis that she may be the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of England, and his second wife Aelfflaed, who was married to a "king near the Jupiter mountains", meaning the Alps. However, there are a handful of other candidates for the husband of this princess. She and Boleslaus had the following children:

  1. Boleslaus III of Bohemia
  2. Wenceslaus (died as an infant)
  3. Jaromir of Bohemia
  4. Oldrich of Bohemia
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