ST. JADWIGA of POLAND – Brides/Difficult Marriages
Jadwiga, or Hedwig, was the daughter of King Louis I of Poland, holding a large share of political power when he died. She soon married and converted a Pagan, Grand Duke Jagiello of Lithuania, and became actively involved in her kingdom’s political and cultural activities. Her marriage led to the union of the nations of Lithuania and Poland. She died at a young age during childbirth, she and the baby were buried together.
b. 2/18/1374 in Buda d. 7/17/1399 in Kraków, Poland
Patronage: Charity, Education, Queens
Feast Day: July 17.
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