Constance Arpad (Princess) of HUNGARY

Constance Arpad (Princess) of HUNGARY


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name Constance Arpad (Princess) of HUNGARY
Occupation Queen Consort of Bohemia point in time between 1199 and 1230


Type Date Place Sources
birth about 1180 Esztergom, Hungary search of this place
death 6. December 1240 Tichnowitz, Moravia (now in Czech Republic) search of this place
marriage 1199

Spouses and Children

Marriage Spouse Children
Ottokar I Přemyslid (King) of BOHEMIA

Notes for this person

Constance of Hungary (c. 1180 - 6 December 1240) was the second Queen consort of Ottokar I of Bohemia.[1] Family Constance was a daughter of Béla III of Hungary and his first wife Agnes of Antioch. Her older siblings included Emeric, King of Hungary, Margaret of Hungary and Andrew II of Hungary. Two other siblings, Solomon and Stephen, are mentioned in the "Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten" (1878) by Detlev Schwennicke. They reportedly died young.[2] Her paternal grandparents were Géza II of Hungary and Euphrosyne of Kiev.[3] Her maternal grandparents were Raynald of Châtillon and Constance of Antioch (joint princes of Antioch).[4] Marriage and children In 1199, Ottokar I divorced his first wife, Adelheid of Meissen, on grounds of consanguinity. He married Constance later in the same year. They had nine children.[1] Constance is regularly noted as a co-donator with her husband in various documents of his reign. Her petitions to her husband for various donations are also recorded. She is considered to have sold the city Boleráz to her nephew Béla IV of Hungary. In 1247, Béla conferred said city to the nuns of Trnava. An epistle by which Constance supposedly grants freedom to the cities of Breclav and Olomouc is considered a false document. The same epistle grants lands in Ostrovany to the monastery of St. Stephen of Hradište[disambiguation needed]. Another epistle has Constance settling "honorable Teutonic men" (viros honestos Theutunicos) in the city of Hodonín and is also considered a forgery.[5] On 15 January 1230, Ottokar I died and their son Wenceslaus succeeded him. Constance survived her husband by a decade.[1] In 1231, Pope Gregory IX set Constance and her dowry possessions under the protection of the Holy See. His letter to Constance clarifies said possessions to include the provinces of Breclav (Brecyzlaviensem), Pribyslavice (Pribizlavensem), Dolni Kunice (Conowizensem), Godens (Godeninensem), Bzenec (Bisenzensem) and Budejovice (Budegewizensem).[6] In 1232, Constance founded Cloister Tichnowitz and retired to it as a nun. She died within the Cloister.[1] Issue Vratislav of Bohemia (c. 1200 - before 1209). Judith of Bohemia (c. 1202 - 2 June 1230). Married Bernhard von Spanheim, Duke of Carinthia Anna of Bohemia (c. 1204 - 23 June 1265). Married Henry II the Pious, Duke of Wroclaw Agnes of Bohemia. Considered to have died young. Wenceslaus I of Bohemia (c. 1205 - 23 September 1253). Vladislaus, Margrave of Moravia (1207 - 10 February 1228). Premysl, Margrave of Moravia (1209 - 16 October 1239). Married Margaret of Andechs-Merano. His wife was a daughter of Otto I, Duke of Merania and Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy. Bozena (Wilhelmina) of Bohemia (1210 - 24 October 1281). Agnes of Bohemia (20 January 1211 - 6 March 1282). Mother Superior of the Franciscan Poor Clares nuns of Prague. In 1989, Agnes was canonized as a saint by Pope John Paul II.[7] Notes ^ Jump up to: a b c d Cawley, Charles, Profile of Ottokar I, his wives and children, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Béla III, his wives and children, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Géza II, his wife and children, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Constance, her husband and children, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, Jump up ^ Women's Biography: Constance of Hungary Jump up ^ 1231 Letter from Gregory IX to Constance of hungary Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Profile of Ottokar I and his children, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012, References Cawley, Charles, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Title Borneman-Wagner, Howard-Hause, Trout-Nutting, Boyer-Stutsman Family Tree
Description This is a work in progress, which likely contains numerous errors and omissions. Users are encouraged to verify any and all information which they wish to use.
Uploaded 2022-04-16 11:14:21.0
Submitter user's avatar William B.
Show all persons of this file


The submitter does not allow the download of this file.


Views for this person