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Elisabeth of Kalisz

Polish: Elżbieta Bolesławówna, Czech: Alžběta Kališská
Birthplace: Poznan, Poland
Death: September 28, 1304 (36-47)
Legnica, Poland
Place of Burial: Wrocław, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Duke Bolesław the Pious and Yolanda of Poland Helen
Wife of Henry V, Duke of Legnica
Mother of Hedwig Jadwiga; Duchess Eufemia von Silesia-Liegnitz; Anna; Elżbieta; Duke Boleslaw III the Generous and 3 others
Sister of Jadwiga of Kalisz and Anna Bolesławówna

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About Elisabeth of Kalisz

Elżbietaksiężniczka wielkopolska, księżna legnicko-wrocławska z dynastii Piastów. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/El%C5%BCbieta_Boles%C5%82aw%C3%B3wna

Elisabeth of Greater Poland

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Elisabeth of Greater Poland (1263- 28 September 1304) was the eldest child of Boleslaw the Pious and his wife Jolenta of Poland. Her younger sister was Jadwiga of Greater Poland.


In 1273, Elisabeth married Henry V the Fat, Duke of Legnica (1248-1296) who was the son of Bolesław II the Bald and Hedwig of Anjou.

The couple had eight children:

Hedwig (b. ca. 1277 - d. aft. 3 February 1347), married by 1289/95 to Prince Otto of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, second son of Margrave Otto V. After her husband died, she became a nun in St. Klara, Wroclaw.

Euphemia (b. ca. 1278 - d. June 1347), married in 1300 to Otto II of Görz, Duke of Carinthia. Through this union, Elisabeth and Henry were a direct ancestor of the Kings of Sicily, Aragon and Castile.

Anna (b. 1284 - d. 2/3 October 1343), Abbess of St. Klara, Wroclaw.

Elisabeth (b. ca. 1290 - d. Nov 1357/58), Abbess of St. Klara, Wroclaw.

Bolesław III the Generous (b. 23 September 1291 - d. 21 April 1352).

Helena (b. ca. 1293 - d. aft. 1300), nun in St. Klara, Gniezno.

Henry VI the Good (b. 18 March 1294 - d. 24 November 1335).

Władysław (b. posthumously, 6 June 1296 - d. 13 January aft. 1352).

Her husband went to war with Henry III, Duke of Silesia-Glogau, he was captured and imprisoned in Glogau until he was released. Henry was ill by the time of his release; this was due to the conditions of his confinement (he was locked in an iron cage).

He never recovered his health, and seems to have known that he was not going to live much longer. Fearing for the future of his Duchy, in 1294 he decided to put himself under the protection of the Holy See.

Henry died on 22 February 1296 and was buried in the Clare monastery of Wroclaw. At this time, all his sons were minors, and because of this, they were put under the tutelage of his brother Bolko.

[edit]Later life

Elisabeth's mother and younger sister, Anna had gone to live in a nunnery after the death of Anna, Jadwiga and Elisabeth's father. Jadwiga was married to Władysław I the Elbow-high, they had many children; among them were Elizabeth of Poland and Casimir III of Poland.

Elisabeth and her children went to live with Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and his family. Here, Wenceslaus and Elisabeth arranged for her son Bolesław to marry Wenceslaus' youngest daughter Margaret.

Since Bolesław's arrival to 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 seen the young Duke of Legnica in a potential rival for the throne. Although Wenceslaus II had a son seemed him irrelevant, the sudden death of the King in 1305 and one year later the murdered of his son and successor Wenceslaus III in Olomouc gained him an unexpectedly importance. Bolesław began his fight for the Bohemian throne taking the title of "haeres Regni Poloniae" (heir of the Polish Kingdom).

Bolesław and Margaret were married in 1308 and had three children. By this time, Elisabeth had died. She died on 28 September 1304 and was buried alongside her husband in the Clare monastery of Wroclaw.

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Elisabeth of Kalisz's Timeline

Poznan, Poland
Silesia, Poland
Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
Silesia, Poland
Silesia, Poland
March 23, 1291
Legnica, Wroclaw, Poland
Silesia, Poland
March 18, 1294
Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland
June 6, 1296
Silesia, Poland