Some eye candy for all those names!


Public domain but above is uploader.

Gertrude and Andrew II of Hungary in a psalter.

A. Savin, Wikimedia Commons

Front door of Saint Elizabeth’s Church.

St Elizabeth of Thuringia (aka Elizabeth of Hungary) Church in Marburg, Hesse, Germany. Very Gothic but made of brick not stone.

Saint Kinga of Poland. Bela IV’s oldest daughter. She is the patron of the Polish salt mines which are now chapels and other things.

Picture from Wikipedia, couldn’t find any copyright statement in particular. In general, the image is in the public domain.

Saint Jadwiga, painted 400 years later as imagined by Marcello Bacciarelli (between 1768 and 1771). Photo by CZmarlin — Christopher Ziemnowicz.  He holds the copyright.

This is a statue of King Jagiello in Central Park in New York City. The statue was sculpted for the 1939 World’s Fair and was not sent back to Poland (which had been invaded by September of 1939). The crossed swords are meant to represent the two countries, Lithuania and Poland, which Jagiello fought for.

Taken from the website

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal.

Also known as Queen Saint Isabella of Portugal

One astonishing thing about Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is that she was closely connected to the Franciscans from almost the first moment of their existence. Saint Francis was granted his charter by Pope Innocent III in 1215. Saint Elizabeth was dead by 1227 and already so closely connected that her likeness was painted in the Cathedral of Saint Francis in Assisi.

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, born fifty years later, took the habit of a Poor Clare after her husband died and her son became the ruler.

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