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Agnes of Bohemia
Agnes of Bohemia

Saint Agnes of Bohemia (Czech Sv. Anežka Česka) (or Agnes of Prague) was the first saint from a Central European country to be canonized by Pope John Paul II before the 1989 Velvet Revolution. She was canonized on November 12, 1989, at Rome. Agnes was born in Prague in 1211, dying there in March 1282. Image File history File links Agnes of Bohemia, from http://www. ... Image File history File links Agnes of Bohemia, from http://www. ... Pope John Paul II (Latin: ), born Karol Józef WojtyÅ‚a (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) reigned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church for almost 27 years, from October 16, 1978 until his death, making his the second-longest pontificate. ... The Velvet Revolution (Czech: samatová revoluce, Slovak: nežná revolúcia) (November 16 - December 29, 1989) refers to a bloodless revolution in Czechoslovakia that saw the overthrow of the communist government there. ... Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... Events The oldest extant double entry bookkeeping record dates from 1211 Canons regular of the Order of the Holy Cross founded September 14 1211 Births Deaths Monarchs/Presidents France - Philippe II, Auguste King of France (reigned from 1180 to 1223) Mongol Empire - Genghis Khan, Mongol Khan (from 1206 to 1227... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ...


Agnes was the daughter of Bohemian king Premysl Otakar I and Constance of Hungary, the sister of King Andrew II of Hungary. She was entrusted to the Cistercian order at Trzebnica to be educated at the age of three, returning to Prague at the age of 6 for further education. ... Andrew II (Hungarian: or , Slovak: Ondrej II) (1175-1235) was a son of Béla III and succeeded his nephew, the infant Ladislaus III, as King of Hungary in 1205. ... The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ... Trzebnica is a city near Wroclaw in Silesia, capital of Trzebnica County. ...

Agnes appears on the 50-koruna Czech banknote
Agnes appears on the 50-koruna Czech banknote

In 1220, she was engaged to Henry, son of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, and went to live at his court in Vienna. She remained there until 1225, when she broke off her engagement to return to Prague. Like other noble women of her time, Agnes was a valuable pawn in the marriage game. In 1226 her father Otakar went to war against Frederick II as a result of her broken engagement to the latter's son, Henry II. Otakar then planned for her to marry Henry III of England, but this was vetoed by the Emperor. Image File history File links Agnes of Bohemia on the Czech Republics 50-koruny banknote (from http://www. ... Image File history File links Agnes of Bohemia on the Czech Republics 50-koruny banknote (from http://www. ... Frederick II (December 26, 1194 – December 13, 1250), Holy Roman Emperor of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, was pretender to the title of King of the Romans from 1212, unopposed holder of that monarchy from 1215, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1220 until his death in 1250. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Croatian and Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Events Carmelite Order approved by Pope Honorius III Frederick II calls Imperial Diet of Cremona Births Deaths October 3 Saint Francis of Assisi founder of the Franciscan Order and patron Saint of animals and the environment Canonized by Pope Gregory IX in 1228 November 8 King Louis VIII of France... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) is one of the least-known British monarchs, considering the great length of his reign. ...


Agnes then decided to devote her life to religious works, and with the help of Pope Gregory IX, she was eventually given the freedom to devote herself entirely to God. She became a member of the Poor Clares, a religious order founded by Clare of Assisi on Franciscan principles. Using her own assets, she founded the hospital of St. Francis (ca. 1232-33) and her own abbey, built in the Gothic architecture style for which Prague is famous. She is the patron saint of Bohemia. Papal Arms of Pope Gregory IX. Gregory IX, né Ugolino di Conti (Anagni, ca. ... The Order of Poor Ladies, also known as the Poor Clares, the Poor Clare Nuns, the Clarisse, or the Minoresses is a Franciscan order founded by Saint Clare of Assisi. ... Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio, (July 16, 1194 – August 11, 1253) was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi and founded the Order of Poor Ladies to organize the women who chose to take the Franciscan vow of poverty and celibacy. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... See also Gothic art. ... In several forms of Christianity, but especially in Roman Catholicism, a patron saint has special affinity for a trade or group. ... Bohemia. ...


See also

Saint Agnes is a virgin martyr celebrated annually by Roman Catholics with a feast on January 21. ...

External links

  • Vatican page on Agnes of Bohemia's canonization (in Italian)
  • The Czech National Bank's 50-koruny page

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Agnes of Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
Agnes was born in Prague in 1211, dying there in March 1282.
Agnes was the daughter of Bohemian king Premysl Otakar I and Constance of Hungary, the sister of King Andrew II of Hungary.
Agnes then decided to devote her life to religious works, and with the help of Pope Gregory IX, she was eventually given the freedom to devote herself entirely to God.
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