Judith of Bohemia

Judith of Bohemia

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 25 Dec 1086 (aged 29–30)
Płock, Mazowieckie, Poland
Burial Płock, Miasto Płock, Mazowieckie, Poland
Memorial ID 155614944 · View Source
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Judith of Bohemia, also known as Judith Pøemyslid, was a Bohemian princess of the Pøemyslid dynasty, and Duchess of Poland by marriage.

She was a daughter of Duke Vratislaus II of Bohemia by his second wife Adelaide, daughter of King Andrew I of Hungary. She was named after her paternal grandmother Judith of Schweinfurt, who died shortly after her birth.

Around 1080, Judith married W³adys³aw I Herman, Duke of Poland (nephew of her stepmother), to solidify the recently established Bohemian-Polish alliance.

According to contemporary chroniclers, Duchess Judith performed remarkable charity work, helping the needy and ensuring the comfort of subjects and prisoners. After almost five years of childless marriage, the necessity for an heir increased:

Because she was barren pray to God every day
with tears and orations, made sacrifices and paying
debts, helping widows and orphans, and given very
generous amounts of gold and silver for the
monasteries, commanded the priests to pray to the
saints and the grace of God for a child.

On 10 June 1085, Judith and her husband were present at the coronation of her father Duke Vratislaus II as the first King of Bohemia. One year later, in on 20 August 1086, she gave birth to the long-awaited son and heir, the future Boles³aw III Wrymouth. Sadly, the duchess never recovered from the effects of childbirth and died four months later, on 25 December. She was buried in Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Masovia in P³ock. Also known as Plock Cathedral.


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  • Created by: Angie Swann
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 155614944
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