Person:Gertrude of Babenberg (d. 1150) (1)

Gertrude , Princess of Austria
b.abt 1118
d.8 Apr 1150
Facts and Events
Name Gertrude , Princess of Austria
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1118
Alt Birth? 23 Feb 1118/19 Of, Wien, Wien, Austria
Marriage ABT. 1140 to Vladislaus II of Bohemia
Death[1] 8 Apr 1150
Alt Death? 4 Aug 1150
Other? House of Babenberg


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Gertrude of Babenberg ( – 8 April 1150) was the first wife of Vladislaus II of Bohemia and a Duchess of Bohemia. She was the daughter of count Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and his wife Agnes of Germany.

Gertrude married the Duke of Bohemia in 1140. Through her mother, she was a half-sister of Conrad III of Germany, thus a good catch for Vladislaus. At the time of siege of Prague by (1142), she successfully defended Prague Castle with the help of her brother-in-law Děpold while Vladislaus sought assistance from Conrad III of Germany.

She participated in projects of her husband Vladislaus to found new religious institutions and due to her encouragement, the duke invited foreign religious orders to establish themselves in Bohemia. She gave birth to four children and died in 1150 at the age of 30 in Prague.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gertrude of Babenberg (d. 1150), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).