Judith of Schweinfurt
According to contemporary information, the beautiful, graceful young woman spent her youth in the Benedictine family monastery in Schweinfurt , where she was brought up. There she met Břetislav, son of the Bohemian Duke Oldřich and his native wife Božena, and fell in love with him.
However, it was clear to him that, due to his background, he had no way of holding her hand. On July 7, 1021 Judith von Břetislav was kidnapped first to Bohemia and later to Moravia , where the Germans did not have such a strong position of power. In 1029 both married in Olomouc and, judging by the historians, had a happy marriage.
After her husband's death, she was expelled from the country by her son Spytihněv in 1055 and spent the rest of her life in Hungary . After her death, her remains were transferred to Prague by Duke Vratislav II and buried in St. Vitus Cathedral.
Legend has it that she married Peter Orseolo in Hungary (who died in 1046/47).
- Jan Campanus Vodňanský wrote the drama "Břetislav and Jitka" about the couple
- in Schweinfurt, the town of her birth, a grotto at the Peterstirn commemorates the kidnapping of Judith , where the Markgrafenhof was located in her time; there is a shoe carved in stone that Judith is said to have lost during the kidnapping
- Hubert Gutermann: Alt-Schweinfurt in pictures, customs, sagas and stories. Schweinfurter Tagblatt, 8th edition 1967, p. 90
|SURNAME||Judith of Schweinfurt|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Duchess of Bohemia|
|DATE OF BIRTH||before 1003|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 2, 1058|
|Place of death||Hungary|