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Encyclopedia > Elisabeth of Poland

Elisabeth of Kujavia (died 1380) was Queen consort of Hungary and regent of Poland. King George V of the United Kingdom and his consort, Queen Mary A queen consort is the wife and consort of a reigning king. ...


She was a member of the Polish royal clan of Piast, the daughter of Ladislaus the Short, prince of Kujavia and ultimately the unifying king of Poland, and was the sister of Casimir III the Great, King of Poland and the last ruler of Piast dynasty, who died in 1370. Kuyavia (sometimes spelt Cuyavia, Polish Kujawy) is a historical region of Poland. ... Casimir the Great Casimir III the Great (Polish: Kazimierz Wielki), (1310-1370), King of Poland, son of king Władyslaw I Łokietek (Wladyslaw the Elbow High), 1305-1333 and Jadwiga of Gniezno and Great Poland. ... Events Beginning of the rule of Poland by Capet-Anjou family. ...


She was married on 6 July 1320 to Charles Robert (Charles I), King of Hungary, as his third wife. Charles I of Hungary Charles I of Hungary (Anjou France 1288 or 1291–Visegrád, Hungary July 16, 1342), also called Charles Robert, Carobert and Charles I Robert, was the king of Hungary from August 27, 1310. ...


Her eldest son king Louis I of Hungary succeeded in 1370 her brother Casimir also as king of Poland. Louis the Great. ...


The Piasts did not die out in 1370, as there were plenty of Piasts princes in Silesia and in Masovia; however, her brother Casimir III left only female issue and had only one grandson. The Piast dynasty is a line of Kings and dukes that ruled Poland from its beginnings as an independent state up to 1370. ... Prussian Silesia, 1871, outlined in yellow; Silesia at the close of the Seven Years War in 1763, outlined in cyan (areas now in the Czech Republic were Austrian-ruled at that time) Silesia (Czech: ; German: ; Polish: ) is a historical region in central Europe. ... Historical division of Masovia Masovia (Polish: Mazowsze) is a geographical and historical region situated in central Poland with its capital at Warsaw. ...


Since arrangements had been made for Louis' succession as early as 1355, he became King of Poland upon his uncle's death in right of (and practically together with) his mother Elisabeth of Poland, who -acting as regent in Poland- held much of the practical power until her death in 1380. Events September 8 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitrii Ivanovich defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols (the Golden Horde), stopping their advance at Kulikovo. ...


Elisabeth and Charles Robert had five sons:


 
 

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