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St. Ludmila of Bohemia

Female Abt 850 - 921  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Ludmila of Bohemia 
    Prefix St. 
    Birth Abt 850  Melnik, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth Abt 860  Melnik, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 15 Sep 921  Tetin, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death 15 Sep 927  [1
    Person ID I4204  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father Slavibor, Prince of Pvov 
    Family ID F2306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Borivoj I of Bohemia,   b. Abt 840   d. Abt 889 (Age ~ 49 years) 
    +1. Vratislaus I of Bohemia,   b. Abt 888   d. 13 Feb 921 (Age ~ 33 years)
    Family ID F2302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

  • Notes 
    • Grandmother of Saint Wenceslaus, source of Good King Wenceslaus.

      From Wikipedia:

      Ludmila was married to Borivoj I of Bohemia, who was the first Christian Duke of Bohemia. The couple was converted to Christianity around 871, probably through the efforts of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Their efforts to convert Bohemia to Christianity were initially not well received, and they were driven from their country for a time by the pagans. Eventually the couple returned, and ruled for several years before retiring to Tetín, near Beroun.

      The couple was succeeded by their son Spytihnev, who ruled for two years before he died. Spytihnev was succeeded by his brother Vratislav. When Vratislav died in 921, his son Wenceslas became the next ruler of Bohemia. It had been mainly Ludmila who raised her grandson and she now acted as regent for him.

      Wenceslaus' mother Drahomíra became jealous of Ludmila's influence over Wenceslaus. She had two noblemen murder Ludmila at Tetín, and part of Ludmila's story says that she was strangled with her veil. Initially Saint Ludmila was buried at St. Michael's at Tetín. Sometime before the year 1100 her remains were removed to the St. George's Basilica, Prague.

      Saint Ludmila is venerated as a patroness of Bohemia. Her feast day is celebrated on 16 September. She is considered to be a patron saint of Bohemia, converts, the Czech Republic, duchesses, problems with in-laws, and widows. She was canonized shortly after her death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.