Jadwiga Jagiellon (1457–1502)


Jadwiga Jagiellon (1457–1502)

Jadwiga Jagiellon ( _pl. Jadwiga Jagiellonka, _lt. Jadvyga Jogailaitė) (1457-1502), baptized as Hedwigis, also known as Hedwig ( _de. Hedwig Jagiellonica) was the eldest daughter of King Casimir IV Jagiellon of Poland and Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria.

In 1475 Jadwiga married Duke George of Bavaria in Landshut, which started the tradition of the famous medieval pageant Landshut Wedding.

It was rumored that she was locked away in a tower in Burg Trausnitz right after the wedding, however historic literature proofs that she lived a normal life as a Lady of the house. Birthed 5 children of which only two daughters survived childhood years. Not much is reported after that.


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