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High Duchess consort of Poland, Helena - princess of the Znojmo Appanage, Rostislavna Znojmo (Přemyslids)

Russian: Елена Зноемская (Пршемыслович), Polish: Helena Znojemská (Znojemska), Lithuanian: Elena Znojemska
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Moravia, Czech Republic-today
Death: 1206 (60-61)
Cracow, Poland
Place of Burial: Duchess
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Conrad II Znojmo, Prince of Mazovia and Maria Moravia
Wife of Casimir II the Just, High Duke of Poland
Mother of princess Maria Anastasia Piast; Leshek "the White", King of Poland; Konrad I of Masovia; Odon; Adelajda Kazimierzówna and 3 others
Sister of Konrád III Ota Znojemský; Спитихнев Пршемыслович; Judita - Přemyslovna -; Святопулк Přemyslids; Анежка Пшемислович and 5 others

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About High Duchess consort of Poland, Helena - princess of the Znojmo Appanage, Rostislavna Znojmo

there is a dispute about who her parents were: see Medlands

Helena znojemska (ur. w latach 40. XII w., zm. 2 kwietnia między 1202 a 1206) – księżniczka morawska, księżna krakowska i sandomierska od około 1165 do 1194 oraz mazowiecka w latach 1186-1194, regentka w księstwach krakowskim, sandomierskim i mazowieckim w imieniu małoletnich synów Leszka Białego i Konrada mazowieckiego w latach 1194-1199/1200, córka Konrada II z dynastii Przemyślidów. http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_znojemska

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Helen of Znojmo

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Helen of Znojmo High Duchess consort of Poland Reign 1177–1194

Issue

  1. Maria, Grand Princess of Kiev
  2. Leszek the White
  3. Konrad I of Masovia
  • House House of Piast (by marriage)
  • Přemyslid dynasty (by birth)
  • Father Conrad II of Znojmo
  • Mother Maria of Serbia
  • Born 1145
  • Died 1202/1206

Helena of Znojmo (Polish: Helena znojemska b. 1145 – d. 1202 or 1206[1]) was a Bohemian princess member of the Premyslid dynasty. She was Duchess of Moravia (1165–1194), hence the name Znojmo after town, and by marriage Duchess of Masovia (1186–1194) and Duchess-regent of Krakow, Sandomierz and Masovia on behalf of her minor son during 1194–1199/1200.

She was the daughter of Duke Conrad II of Znojmo and his wife Maria of Serbia, daughter of Uroš I of Rascia. Helena was probably named after her maternal aunt, Queen Helena of Hungary, wife of King Béla II.[2] [edit] Life

Helen married the Casimir II the Just, youngest son of Bolesław III Wrymouth, probably shortly after his return from captivity[3].

When on 11 May 1194 Helen's husband died, presumably as a result of heart attack,[4] he left her with their two minor sons on whose behalf she took regency of Małopolska and Masovia with blessings from Bishop of Kraków Fulko and Krakow Voivode.

Helen's regency was not an easy one, because other princes threatened the minors., their own uncle Mieszko III the Old was after Kraków. Bloody stocks, which were the culminating moment of the Battle of Mozgawa between Helen and Mieszko, it lasted until 1198 when they reached an agreement with Duke of Wielkopolska. Mieszko would take Krakow, in return for which he gave Helen and her sons Kuyavia. Independent authority over the inheritance was taken on by Leszek the White who took over in 1199 or 1200. The great political and intelligent Helen testied words written in the chronicle of Kadlubek Vincent, who certainly knew the princess in person. According to historians Helen was "a wise woman than a woman's wisdom"(misinterpret translation?).

Helen of Znojmo died between 1202 and 1206 [5], probably on April 2[6].

Children

Helen and Casimir had the following children:

  • 1. Maria (1164–1194), married in November 1178 to Prince Vsevolod IV of Kiev.
  • 2. Casimir (ca. 1165? – 1 March 1167).
  • 3. Bolesław (ca. 1168/71 – 16 April 1182). He died accidentally, after falling from a tree.
  • 4. Odon, died in infancy. Only named in the Polish Wikipedia Biography of Casimir II the Just
  • 5. Adelaide (ca. 1177/84 – 8 December 1211), foundress of the convent of St. Jakob in Sandomierz. Only named in the Polish Wikipedia Biography of Casimir II the Just
  • 6. Leszek the White (ca. 1186/87 – Marcinkow, 23 November 1227).
  • 7. Konrad (ca. 1187/88 – 31 August 1247).[7]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Life Dates for: K. Jasiński, Rodowód pierwszych Piastów, Poznań 2004, p. 266–268
  2. ^ According to recently historiography; see K. Jasiński, op.cit., p. 266. Until the 1970s prevailed the erroneous theory who give a Rurikid origin to Helena as daughter of Rostislav Mstislavich, Grand Prince of Kiev, following the chronicles of Jan Długosz, who deduced her parentage on the basis of her Russian-sounding name.
  3. ^ K. Jasiński cit., pp.266–267
  4. ^ R. Horn, Polish królobójcy, Warsaw 1994, p. 27
  5. ^ MORAVIA, Medieval Lands
  6. ^ According to John Dlugosz Helena still alive December 24, 1211 However, this message has already been challenged by O. Balzera. Cf. O. Balzer, Genealogia Piastów, 2nd. ed., Kraków 2005, p. 327
  7. ^ There is however a very unlikely possibility, but which can not be completely ruled out that Helen was the second wife of Casimir the Just. But no mention about this in the sources, hence this hypothesis is merely a logical structure, which even more reduces its credibility. Cf. K. Jasinski cit., P. 267

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