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Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia

Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia

Czech princess
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Czech princess
Gender female
Death 8 April 1150 (Prague)
Family
Mother: Agnes of Germany
Father: Leopold IIIMargrave of Austria
Siblings: franzingxxx klindix Conrad III of GermanyHenry IIDuke of AustriaLeopoldDuke of BavariaOtto of FreisingFrederick IIDuke of SwabiaKonrad II. von BabenbergAdalbert II von BabenbergBerta of BollAgnes of BabenbergJudith of Babenberg
Spouse: Vladislaus II of Bohemia
Children: FrederickDuke of BohemiaVojtěch of BohemiaAgnes of Bohemia
The details
Biography

Gertrude of Babenberg (c. 1118 – 8 April 1150) was the first wife of Vladislaus II of Bohemia and a Duchess of Bohemia. She was the daughter of count Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and his wife Agnes of Germany.
Gertrude married the Duke of Bohemia in 1140. Through her mother, she was a half-sister of Conrad III of Germany, thus a good catch for Vladislaus. At the time of siege of Prague by Conrad II of Znojmo (1142), she successfully defended Prague Castle with the help of her brother-in-law Děpold while Vladislaus sought assistance from Conrad III of Germany.
She participated in projects of her husband Vladislaus to found new religious institutions and due to her encouragement, the duke invited foreign religious orders to establish themselves in Bohemia. She gave birth to four children and died in 1150 at the age of 30 in Prague.

Issue

  • Frederick, Duke of Bohemia
  • Svatopluk, married a daughter of Géza II of Hungary
  • Vojtĕch, Archbishop of Salzburg as Adalbert III of Bohemia
  • Agnes (died 7 June 1228), abbess of St George of Prague

Ancestry

Literature

  • ŽEMLIČKA, J. Čechy v době knížecí 1034–1198. Praha: NLN, 2002. 660 p. ISBN 80-7106-196-4.
Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia
House of Babenberg
Born: c. 1118 Died: 8 April 1150
Royal titles
Preceded by
Adelaide of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
1140–1150
Succeeded by
Judith of Thuringia

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