Adelaide of Hesse

Adelaide of Hesse

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adelaide of Hesse (1324-1371) was a daughter of Henry II, Landgrave of Hesse, and his wife Elisabeth of Thuringia. Adelaide was a member of the House of Hesse.On 29 September 1341, Adelaide married Casimir III the Great, King of Poland. This was Casimir's second marriage, after the death of his first wife, Aldona of Lithuania. Casimir had no male heir, though he had two daughters, Elizabeth and Kunigunde. On 29 September 1341, Adelaide was crowned in Pozna Cathedral. The marriage was very unhappy, Casimir started living separately from Adelaide soon after their marriage.Their loveless marriage lasted until 1356. Casimir effectively divorced Adelaide and married his mistress Christina. Christina was the widow of Miklusz Rokiczani, a wealthy merchant. Casimir continued living with Christine despite complains by Pope Innocent VI on behalf of Adelaide. The marriage lasted until 1363/1364 when Casimir again declared himself divorced. They had no children.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135909762
  • 9786135909760