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Elisabeth of Bohemia

Czech princess, daughter of charles iv, holy roman emperor
The basics
Date of birth Prague, Duchy of Bohemia
Date of death 1373 Vienna, Austria
Sister(s): Catherine of Bohemia Anne of Bohemia Margaret of Bohemia Burgravine of Nuremberg Margaret of Bohemia Queen of Hungary
Brother(s): Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia John of Görlitz Sigismund
Spouse: Albert III, Duke of Austria
Father: Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother: Anna von Schweidnitz
The details

Elisabeth of Bohemia (1358–1373) was the daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Anne of Schweidnitz. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Elisabeth of Bohemia (1292–1330).

She had a brother, Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, and one half sister, Katharine of Bohemia, whose mother was Blanche of Valois who was Charles IV's previous wife. Elisabeth had another half sister who was the daughter of Blanche, Margaret of Bohemia but she died in 1349, so Elisabeth never knew her.

After the death of her mother, Charles remarried for the last time to Elizabeth of Pomerania. Elisabeth gained six half-siblings from the marriage: Anna, Queen of England, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Margaret "the younger" of Bohemia, John of Görlitz, Charles, and Henry.

Elisabeth married when she was only eight in 1366 to Albert III, Duke of Austria. Elisabeth and Albert had no children and she died aged only fifteen in 1373; she was buried with Albert's parents in Gaming Charterhouse in Lower Austria.

Her husband remarried to Beatrix of Nuremberg and they were parents of Albert IV, Duke of Austria.


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