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Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Bavaria

Duchess of Bavaria
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Oct 24, 1271
Mother: Maria Laskarina
Brother(s): Stephen V of Hungary Béla Duke of Slavonia
Children: Otto III Duke of Bavaria Louis III Duke of Bavaria Stephen I Duke of Bavaria
Sister(s): Margaret of Hungary Kinga of Poland Anna of Hungary Constance of Hungary Queen of Galicia Yolanda of Poland
Spouse: Henry XIII Duke of Bavaria
Father: Béla IV of Hungary
Authority VIAF id
The details

Elizabeth of Hungary (1236 – 24 October 1271) was a daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and his wife Maria Laskarina. She was a member of the House of Árpad.


Elizabeth and her sisters were all to marry well. Elizabeth married in 1250 to Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria. The couple were married for twenty-one years and had ten children:

  • Agnes of Wittelsbach (January 1254 – 20 October 1315). Joined the Cistercian Monastery at Seligenthal as a nun.
  • Agnes of Wittelsbach (17 July 1255 – 10 May 1260). She shared her name with her older sister.
  • Agnes of Wittelsbach (29 October 1256 – 16 November 1260). She shared her name with her two older sisters.
  • Elizabeth of Wittelsbach (23 April 1258 – 8 August 1314). Joined the Cistercian Monastery at Seligenthal as a nun.
  • Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (11 February 1261 – 9 November 1312).
  • Henry of Wittelsbach (23 February 1262 – 16 September 1280).
  • Sophie of Wittelsbach (c. 1264 – 4 February 1282). Married Poppo VIII, Count of Henneberg.
  • Catherine of Wittelsbach (9 June 1267 – 9 January 1310). Married Friedrich Tuta, Margrave of Meissen.
  • Louis III, Duke of Bavaria (9 October 1269 – 9 October 1296).
  • Stephen I, Duke of Bavaria (14 March 1271 – 10 December 1310).

Elizabeth died in 1271, and was thus outlived by her husband and eight of her children. Elizabeth is buried at Kloster Seligenthal.


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