Kunigunda Rostislavna

Богемское Королевство

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Kunigunda Rostislavna

Russian: Королева Богемская Кунигунда Ростиславна, Lithuanian: Čekijos Karalienė Kunigunda Rostislavaitė
Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Венгерское Королевство
Death: September 9, 1285 (36-44)
Krumlov, Богемское Королевство
Place of Burial: Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Prince Rostislav Mikhailovich and Anna Arpad, Princess Of Hungary
Wife of Otakar II Of Bohemia, King Of Bohemia and Záviš z Falkenštejna, Pan
Mother of Henry av Böhmen; Kunegunda czeska Kunhuta Přemyslovna; Agnes von Böhmen Anežka Přemyslovna; Wenceslaus II, King of Bohemia; Margarita Marketa and 2 others
Sister of Bela; Mikhail; Gryfina halicka ks. czernichowska; Konstantin Of Tschernjawski; Iwan, Boljar of Northwest Bulgaria and 5 others

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About Kunigunda Rostislavna

Kunigunda of Slavonia

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Kunigunda Rostislavna (1245 – September 9, 1285) [Czech: Kunhuta] was Queen consort of Bohemia and its regent from 1278 until her death. She was a member of the House of Chernigov, and a daughter of the ruler of Slavonia.

She was presumably born in Russia, in the domains of her paternal grandfather Michael of Chernigov, Grand Prince of Kiev, to Rostislav Mihailovich, future ruler of Belgrade and Slavonia, and his wife Anna of Hungary. After the death of her father's father, Kunigunda's family relocated to Hungary, where her mother's father, Bela IV of Hungary, made her father governor of certain Serbian-speaking regions in the Danube Valley. Her father proclaimed himself King of Bulgaria in 1256 but did not stay there to defend his kingship.

Kunigunda was married to King Premysl Otakar II of Bohemia (ca. 1233 – 1278) in Bratislava on October 25, 1261, following his divorce from Margaret, Duchess of Austria (ca. 1204 – 1266) who was elderly and barren, and unable to provide heirs for the King. Kunigunda, 41 years Margaret's junior, bore Otakar several children, the youngest being his only legitimate son Wenceslaus (Vaclav, 1271-1305).

[edit]Life as Queen

Genuine heirs of the Babenberg asserted their rights against King Otakar in Austria. The young Kunigunda's grandfather Bela IV had been Otakar's rival.

The Czech king Otakar tried in 1278 to recover his lands lost to Rudolph I of Germany. He made allies and collected a large army, but he was defeated by Rudolph and killed at the Battle of Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen on the March on August 26, 1278.

Moravia was subdued and its government entrusted to Rudolph's representatives, leaving Kunigunda, now Queen Regent of Bohemia in control of only the province surrounding Prague, while the young Wenceslaus was betrothed and married to one of Rudolph's daughters, Judith.

[edit]Later life

Kunigunda married secondly a Bohemian magnate, Zavish, Lord of Falkenstejn and Rozmberk in Prague June 2, 1284. Zavish survived her, married again, and was executed on August 24, 1290.

Kunigunda's son Wenceslaus II kept the kingdom of Bohemia, and also succeeded in obtaining Poland and Hungary although not very sustainably. Ultimately she is one of the pivotal ancestresses of the Luxembourg and the Habsburg.


Kunigunda Rostislavna (1245 – 9 September 1285) [Czech: Kunhuta] was Queen consort of Bohemia and its regent from 1278 until her death. She was a member of the House of Chernigov , and a daughter of the ruler of Slavonia.

Early life

She was presumably born in Ruthenia, in the domains of her paternal grandfather Michael of Chernigov , Grand Prince of Kiev, to Rostislav Mihailovich , future ruler of Belgrade and Slavonia, and his wife Anna of Hungary . After the death of her father's father, Kunigunda's family relocated to Hungary, where her mother's father, Bela IV of Hungary , made her father governor of certain Serbian-speaking regions in the Danube Valley. Her father proclaimed himself Emperor of Bulgaria < in 1256 but did not stay there to defend his title.

Kunigunda was married to King Premysl Otakar II of Bohemia (ca. 1233 – 1278) in Bratislava on 25 October 1261, following his divorce from Margaret, Duchess of Austria (ca. 1204 – 1266) who was elderly and barren, and unable to provide heirs for the King. Kunigunda, 41 years Margaret's junior, bore Otakar several children, the youngest being his only legitimate son Wenceslaus (Václav, 1271-1305).

Marriage: Queen of Bohemia

Kunigunda was married to King Premysl Otakar II of Bohemia (ca. 1233 – 1278) in Bratislava on 25 October 1261, following his divorce from Margaret, Duchess of Austria (ca. 1204 – 1266) who was elderly and barren, and unable to provide heirs for the King. Kunigunda, 41 years Margaret's junior, bore Otakar several children:

Henry of Bohemia (1262 – 1263)?. Died young.

Kunigunde of Bohemia (January, 1265 – 27 November 1321). Married Boleslaus II of Masovia

Agnes of Bohemia (5 September 1269 – 17 May 1296). Married Rudolf II, Duke of Austria

Wenceslaus II of Bohemia (17 September 1271 – 21 June 1305).

Genuine heirs of the Babenberg asserted their rights against King Otakar in Austria. The young Kunigunda's grandfather Bela IV had been Otakar's rival.

The Czech king Otakar tried in 1278 to recover his lands lost to Rudolph I of Germany . He made allies and collected a large army, but he was defeated by Rudolph and killed at the Battle of Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen on the March on 26 August 1278.

Moravia was subdued and its government entrusted to Rudolph's representatives, leaving Kunigunda, now Queen Regent of Bohemia in control of only the province surrounding Prague, while the young Wenceslaus was betrothed and married to one of Rudolph's daughters, Judith.

Later life

Kunigunda married secondly a Bohemian magnate, Zavish, Lord of Falkenstejn and Rozmberk in Prague 2 June 1284. Zavish survived her, married again, and was executed on 24 August 1290.

Kunigunda's son Wenceslaus II kept the kingdom of Bohemia, and also succeeded in obtaining Poland and Hungary although not very sustainably. Ultimately she is one of the pivotal ancestresses of the Luxembourg and the Habsburg.

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Kunigunda Rostislavna's Timeline

1245
1245
Венгерское Королевство
1262
1262
Age 17
1269
September 5, 1269
Age 24
Czech Republic
September 5, 1269
Age 24
Praha, Praha, Czechoslovakia
1271
September 17, 1271
Age 26
Praha, Böhmen, Deutschland(HRR)
1281
1281
Age 36
1282
1282
Age 37
Svojanov, Svitavy District, Pardubice Region, Czech Republic
1285
September 9, 1285
Age 40
Krumlov, Богемское Королевство