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1366: Anne of Bohemia: The Queen of England who Was the Sister of a Hungarian-Croatian King

1366: Anne of Bohemia: The Queen of England who Was the Sister of a Hungarian-Croatian King
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  • Historical event:
  • 11 May 1366
  • The younger brother of Anne of Bohemia was the famous Sigismund of Luxembourg, King of Hungary and Croatia and Holy Roman Emperor. At the age of 15, Anne was married to the English King Richard II, who was even younger than her.

Anne of Bohemia, Queen of England and wife of King Richard II (Plantagenet dynasty), was born on this day in 1366.

It is interesting to note that Anna was the daughter of the German Emperor and Czech King Charles IV (Luxembourg dynasty).

This ruler is known as the founder of the Prague University. The famous Charles Bridge in Prague was named after him. At the time, Emperor Charles IV was the most powerful ruler in Europe.

Anne of Bohemia was born in Prague, as the 13th children of their parents. It is interesting to note that Anne’s younger brother was the famous Sigismund of Luxembourg, King of Hungary and Croatia, and Holy Roman Emperor.

At the age of 15, Anne was married to the English King Richard II, who was even younger than her.

After their wedding, Anne became Queen of England (1382-1394), and her brother Sigismund served as King of Hungary and Croatia (1387-1437).

Allegedly, after their wedding, English merchants could trade in Bohemia, and in other parts of the Holy Roman Empire.

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