Anna of Bohemia († 1265)

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Anna of Bohemia

Anne of Bohemia (Czech Anna Lehnická , even Anna Přemyslovna * 1201 / 1204 ; † 26. August 1265 ) was Duchess of Silesia .


Anne of Bohemia came from the family of Přemyslid . She was the daughter of the Bohemian King Ottokar I Přemysl and Constance of Hungary . In 1217 she married Henry the Pious , Duke of Silesia and Duke of Poland .

After the death of her husband in 1241, Anna of Bohemia took over the reign of the Duchy of Silesia until her eldest son Boleslaw II came of age .

In 1242 she founded the Grüssau monastery together with her son Boleslaw II . She also founded a Minorite monastery and, following the example of her younger sister, St. Agnes of Bohemia , the Poor Clare Monastery in Wroclaw .



  • Augustin Knoblich: Duchess Anna of Silesia . Breslau 1865. ( online )
  • Sébastien Rossignol: The Authority and Charter Usage of Female Rulers in Medieval Silesia, c. 1200-c. 1330. in The Journal of Medieval History. 2014, pp. 63–84, here pp. 72–75. on-line