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Jadwiga of Kalisz

Polish: Jadwiga Bolesławówna, Czech: Hedvika Kališská, German: Hedwig von Kalisch
Also Known As: "Jadwiga kaliska"
Birthplace: Kalisz, Kalisz, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Death: December 10, 1339 (59-73)
Stary Sącz, Stary Sącz / Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie, Poland
Place of Burial: Stary Sącz, Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie, Poland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Duke Bolesław the Pious and Yolanda of Poland Helen
Wife of Ladislaus I of Poland, King of Poland
Mother of Kunigunde of Poland; Stefan; Władysław von Poland; Jelisaveta Piast Erzsébet; Jadwiga Łokietkówna and 1 other
Sister of Elisabeth of Kalisz and Anna Bolesławówna

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About Jadwiga of Kalisz

Jadwiga of Greater Poland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jadwiga of Greater of Poland (1266 – 10 December 1339) was the second of three daughter, born to Boleslaw the Pious and Jolenta of Poland. Her paternal grandparents were Ladislaus Odonic Plwacz and Jadwiga of Pomerania, her maternal grandparents were Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina. Her elder sister was Elisabeth of Greater Poland. In 1293, Jadwiga married Władysław I the Elbow-high,[1] son of Casimir I of Kuyavia.


Her husband was a bitter rival with Wenceslaus II of Bohemia who was King of Poland between 1291–1305. Life was dangerous for Jadwiga and her family during this time, she and three of her children had to go into hiding for a while during 1300. In 1305, Wenceslaus II died and was succeded by his son, Wenceslaus III of Bohemia. Wenceslaus III reigned for a year before he was assasinated under mysterious circumstances so his campaign of Poland ended. His wife, Viola Elisabeth of Cieszyn had not bore him any children so his successor was Władysław.

In 1318, Władysław embarked on a coronation campaign. The pope, though initially unwilling, finally granted his approval and Władysław and Jadwiga were crowned King and Queen of Poland on 30 January 1320 in Kraków. The coronation was a sign that he had overcome Poland's internal fragmentation and re-united and re-instated the country as an independent kingdom under his rule. Poland now needed friends abroad; so in 1320, Jadwiga and Władysław's daughter Elisabeth married Charles I of Hungary, son of Charles Martel of Anjou and Klementia of Habsburg. Their son was Louis I of Hungary.

Her husband died in 1333. Jadwiga lived until 1339.


Jadwiga had six children:

Stephen of Poland (d. 1306)

Władysław of Poland (d. 1311/1312)

Kunigunde of Poland (c. 1298 – 9 April 1331). Married first Bernard of Świdnica. Their children included Bolko II of Świdnica. Married secondly Rudolf I, Elector of Saxony.

Elisabeth of Poland (1305 – 29 December, 1380). Married Charles I of Hungary.

Casimir III of Poland (30 April 1310 – 5 November 1370)

Jadwiga of Poland (d. 3 June 1320/1322)

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Jadwiga of Kalisz's Timeline

Kalisz, Kalisz, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Cracow, Poland
Cracow, Poland
Cracow, Poland
Cracow, Poland
April 30, 1310
Kowal, Włocławek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
December 10, 1339
Age 69
Stary Sącz, Stary Sącz / Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie, Poland
Stary Sącz, Nowy Sącz, Małopolskie, Poland