Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen

Kunigunde Of Hohenstaufen

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Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen or Kunigunde of Swabia (, ) (1200? – 13 September 1248) was the second daughter of Philip, Duke of Swabia and his wife, Irene Angelina.


Her grandparents were Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy. Her maternal grandparents were Isaac II Angelos, Byzantine Emperor and his first wife Herina.

She and her three sisters were orphaned in 1208; that year, her father was murdered, and a few months later her mother died following the birth of a fifth daughter, who did not live either.

Marriage and children

Kunigunge soon moved to Prague, where her fiancé Wenceslaus lived. He was the eldest surviving son of Ottokar I of Bohemia and his second wife Constance of Hungary. (Constance was a daughter of Béla III of Hungary and Agnes of Antioch Druhé pokračování Kosmovy kroniky. Praha : Svoboda, 1974. ISBN=25-012-74

In 1230, Wenceslaus succeeded his father, with Kunigunde as his Queen consort. However, Queen Kunigunde seems to be not important in politics, though she was the founder of monasteries. They had five children :

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