Kunigunde von Sternberg

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Kunigunde von Sternberg

Kunigunde von Sternberg (Czech: Kunhuta ze Šternberka ) (born November 18, 1425 in Konopischt , † November 19, 1449 in Podebrady ) was the first wife of the future Bohemian King George of Podebrady .


Kunigundes parents were the Bohemian nobleman Smil von Sternberg († 1431) and Barbara von Pardubitz († 1433). In 1441 she married Georg von Podiebrad, then 21 years old, who had been captain of the Bunzlau district since 1440 . The sons came from this marriage

as well as the daughters

  • Barbara (1446–1474), married 1st to Heinrich von Leipa ( Jindřich z Lipé , † 1469), 2nd to Jan Křinecký von Ronow
  • Kunigunde (Katharina) (1449–1464) and
  • Zděnka (1449-1510)

In 1444 Kunigunde founded a hospital in Podiebrad, which was named after her and operated until the beginning of the 20th century. In addition, she founded a foundation for youth education, school building and the integration of prisoners.

After her death she was buried in the Poděbrad parish church Exaltation of the Holy Cross .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Adolf BachmannGeorg von Podïebrad . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 8, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1878, pp. 602-610.