Polish Female Historical Personalities

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Jadwiga of Poland
(Former Queen of Poland (1384 - 1399))
Jadwiga of Poland
Birthdate: 1373 AD
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: July 17, 1399

Jadwiga of Poland reigned over the Kingdom of Poland as its first female monarch from 1384 until her death in 1399. Regarded as one of Poland's greatest rulers, Jadwiga is often compared to Casimir the Great and Bolesław the Brave. Also remembered for her charitable activities, Jadwiga of Poland established new schools, hospitals, and churches.

Marie Leszczyńska
Birthdate: June 23, 1703
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trzebnica, Poland
Died: June 24, 1768
Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Birthdate: October 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubsko, Poland
Died: April 11, 1921
Anna Jagiellon
Birthdate: October 18, 1523
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 9, 1596
Bona Sforza
(Queen of Poland Grand Duchess of Lithuania (18 April 1518 – 1 April 1548))
Bona Sforza
Birthdate: February 2, 1494
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigevano, Italy
Died: November 19, 1557

An ideal elite Renaissance woman, Bona Sforza was the queen of Poland and the wife of Sigismund I the Old. She is remembered for her fiery resistance to the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I, when he suggested Bona be planted as a Habsburg spy to counter the Jagiellonian dynasty.

Maria Clementina Sobieska
Birthdate: July 18, 1702
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oława, Poland
Died: January 18, 1735
Barbara Radziwill
Birthdate: December 6, 1520
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: May 8, 1551
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Marie Louise Gonzaga
Birthdate: August 18, 1611
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevers, France
Died: May 10, 1667
Cymburgis of Masovia
Birthdate: 1394 AD
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: September 28, 1429

Part of the Piast dynasty, Cymburgis of Masovia was a Polish princess who became the duchess of Austria by virtue of her marriage to Ernest the Iron of the Habsburg dynasty. Though the marriage was initially not approved by the Habsburg House, it was a happy one.

Constance of Austria
Birthdate: December 24, 1588
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: July 10, 1631
Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland
Birthdate: August 16, 1573
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: February 10, 1598
Sophia of Halshany
Birthdate: 1405 AD
Birthplace: Lithuania
Died: September 21, 1461
Catherine Jagiellon
(Queen regnant)
Catherine Jagiellon
Birthdate: November 1, 1526
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: September 16, 1583
Zbyslava of Kiev
Birthdate: 1085 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1114 AD
Barbara Zápolya
(Queen of Poland Grand Duchess of Lithuania)
Barbara Zápolya
Birthdate: 1495 AD
Birthplace: Trenčín, Slovakia
Died: October 2, 1515
Grzymislawa of Luck
Birthdate: 1185 AD
Birthplace: Poland
Died: November 8, 1258