Jadwiga of Poland

Jadwiga, also known as Hedwig (Hungarian: Hedvig; 1373/4 - 17 July 1399), was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from 16 October 1384 until her death.
She was the youngest daughter of Louis I of Hungary, King of Hungary and Poland, and his wife Elizabeth of Bosnia.
Jadwiga was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, but she had more close forebears among the Polish Piasts. In 1997 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.


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