Person:Elisabeth of Bosnia (1)

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Elisabeth of Bosnia
b.1340
d.1387
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Name Elisabeth of Bosnia
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1340
Death[1] 1387
Reference Number? Q231166?


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Elizabeth of Bosnia (  – January 1387) was queen consort and later regent of Hungary and Croatia, as well as queen consort of Poland.

Daughter of Ban Stephen II of Bosnia, Elizabeth became Queen of Hungary upon marrying King Louis I in 1353. In 1370, she gave birth to a long-anticipated heir, Catherine, and became Queen of Poland when Louis ascended the Polish throne. The royal couple had two more daughters, Mary and Hedwig, but Catherine died in 1378. Initially a consort with no substantial influence, Elizabeth then started surrounding herself with noblemen loyal to her, led by her favourite, Nicholas I Garai. When Louis died in 1382, Mary succeeded him with Elizabeth as regent. Unable to preserve the personal union of Hungary and Poland, the queen dowager secured the Polish throne for her youngest daughter, Hedwig.

During her regency in Hungary, Elizabeth faced several rebellions led by John Horvat and John of Palisna, who attempted to take advantage of Mary's insecure reign. In 1385, they invited King Charles III of Naples to depose Mary and assume the crown. Elizabeth responded by having Charles murdered two months after his coronation, in 1386. She had the crown restored to her daughter and established herself as regent once more, only to be captured, imprisoned and ultimately strangled by her enemies.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Elisabeth of Bosnia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.