Maria Piast of Masovia

Maria Piast of Masovia

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Death 14 Feb 1454 (aged 43–44)
Burial Słupsk, Miasto Słupsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Plot Grave in chapel destroyed 1788
Memorial ID 158734175 · View Source
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Original name: Maria of Masovia.

Duchess. She was the sixth daughter of Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia and Alexandra, a daughter of Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania and sister of King Władysław II Jagiełło of Poland.
In Poznań on 24 June 1432, Maria married Bogislaw IX, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast-Słupsk in Stargard, first-cousin and heir designated of Eric of Pomerania, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The marriage strengthened the alliance between Bogislaw IX and King Władysław II Jagiełło against the Teutonic Order, and as a result they lost the land who connected them with the Holy Roman Empire. For this, the Order tried to prevent the wedding, and Bogislaw IX had to arrive in Poznań dressed like a pilgrim. The couple had at least three daughters, Sophia of Pomerania (1435-1497 married Eric II, Duke of Pomerania), Alexandra of Pomerania (died 1451, betrothed to Albrecht III Achilles, Margrave of Brandenburg) and a daughter who died young before 1449).
After her husband's death on 7 December 1446, Maria became in the regent of his domains until 1449, when the male heir, ex-King Eric, returned to rule after being deposed from his three Kingdoms.
Maria died on 14 February 1454. She was buried in the Chapel of Słupsk Castle. During renovations in 1788 her sarcophagus was found and burned.


Gravesite Details Her sarcophagus was burnt after its discovery during nenovations in 1788.

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  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 29 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 158734175
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Piast of Masovia (1410–14 Feb 1454), Find a Grave Memorial no. 158734175, citing Zamek Książąt Pomorskich, Słupsk, Miasto Słupsk, Pomorskie, Poland ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .