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Elizabeth St

Elizabeth, St., of Thuringia (1207-1231), was born at Pressburg. In 1221 she married Louis of Thuringia, and the pair seem to have led a kind of ideal life, he devoting himself to knightly deeds, and she founding hospitals and attending the sick and poor. Louis died while on a crusade, and his widow died in one of her own hospitals. Four years after her death she was canonised by Gregory IX. A church was built over her tomb and a monument, which is one of the finest examples of Gothic in Germany.