Title: Life, Death, Commemoration and Memory of Hedwig Jagiellon, the Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut, Born Queen of Poland (1457 – 1502)
Abstract: The oldest daughter of the Polish king Casimir IV (1447 – 1492) and Elisabeth of Habsburg (1454 – 1492) Hedwig (1457 – 1502) was first among a group of Polish royal daughters who married into the most important noble families of the Holy Roman Empire at the verge of the 15th and 16th century. The wedding of Hedwig with George, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut started a period of relentless diplomatic activities of Jagiellonians. By doing so they penetrated into the community of the most influential ruling families of Central Europe. The study traces the life and especially the circumstances surrounding the death and post mortem commemoration of this popular princes. It examines the ways of perception of this Jagiellonian princess in the historical memory of her new homeland and the various forms and tools used in keeping this memory alive.
Author: ZUPKA, Dušan
Publication order reference:
Slovenská akadémia vied, Historický ústav, P. O. Box 198, Klemensova 19, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2021, vol.: 25, number: 2, pages: 331-343
Keywords: Historical Memory; Middle Ages; Jagiellonians; Bavaria; Hedwig of Poland; Landshut;