Biography of St. Elizabeth, of Hungary


Elizabeth, St., of Hungary. Born in 1207, a daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and the wife of Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia. Left a widow after six years of marriage, and when she was only 20 years of age, she was deprived of her regency by her husband's brother Henry, and lived for some time in great poverty. Ultimately, the regency was once more offered to her, and her son Hermann was declared heir to the throne; but she preferred henceforth to live in retirement at Marburg, and to devote herself to works of piety under the direction of her confessor, Conrad. Died 1231.