Catherine of Hungary

Catherine of Hungary

Birth
Hungary
Death May 1378 (aged 7)
Hungary
Burial Székesfehérvár, Székesfehérvári járás, Fejér, Hungary
Memorial ID 95958671 · View Source
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Catherine of Hungary or Catherine of Anjou was heiress presumptive to the thrones of Hungary and Poland as eldest living child of King Louis the Great and his second queen, Elizabeth of Bosnia.
When she was only four years old, she was betrothed to Louis, a younger son of King Charles V of France and future Duke of Orléans. Their marriage was supposed to establish a connection between the two branches of the French royal house. Her father made a set of concessions to the Polish noblemen in exchange for recognizing Catherine (or one of her sisters) as sovereign of Poland after his death. This agreement is known as the Privilege of Koszyce.
Catherine died aged seven, predeceasing both her father and her cousin Joanna. The agreement between her father and the noblemen became null and void. Catherine's youngest sister Hedwig eventually became monarch of Poland. Her other sister Mary, who was betrothed to her fiancé, became heiress presumptive and eventually monarch of Hungary.


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 25 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95958671
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine of Hungary (Jul 1370–May 1378), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95958671, citing Saint Stephen Basilica Ruins, Székesfehérvár, Székesfehérvári járás, Fejér, Hungary ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .