Hedwig of Andechs
- This article is about the 13th century saint. For the 14th-century namesake queen and saint, St. Hedwig the Queen of Poland (Swieta Jadwiga Królowa Polski), see Jadwiga Andegaweńska.
Saint Hedwig of Andechs (1174 - October 1243; German: Hedwig von Schlesien auch Hedwig von Andechs, Polish: Święta Jadwiga Śląska) was born at Kloster Andechs, Bavaria, the daughter of Berthold III, Count of Tyrol and Duke of Carinthia and Istria (Andechs-Meran), and his wife Agnes.
Hedwig was married to :en:Henry I the Bearded / :pl:Henryk I Brodaty. She is the aunt of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary aka de:Elisabeth von Thüringen. Hedwig gave all her stuff to the poor and so she's often illustrated barefoot, holding a little church in her arms.
Statue of the Saint Jadwiga at the Fasade of the church in Legnickie Pole. The church and the monastery of Benedictians were founded by her in 1241 on the battlefield, where her son Henry II. has died
The church of St. Hedwig of Andechs in Opole-Malina
village Olszowa near Kepno (Wielkopolska Voivodship) - the 18th century wooden church of Saint Hedwig of Andechs
St. Hedwig of Andechs Church, Bierdzany, Opole voivodship, Poland
Paderborn: Katholische Kirche Sankt Hedwig
Köln-Höhenhaus St. Hedwig
Henry I the Bearded. Painting by Jan Matejko
St. Hedwig as patron saint of the expelled German Silesians (Kath. Pfarrkirche in Sehnde, Region Hannover)
St.-Hedwigskathedrale at Forum Fridericianum, Berlin
The Opernplatz (now Bebelplatz), 1875 in Berlin, view toward the southeast
- see Legnickie Pole
- en:Image:Henryk Brodaty.jpg
- http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafika:Obraz4.jpg Slub Henryka I Brodatego z Jadwiga z Andechs, wedlug ikonografii z XIV wieku
- http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafika:Henryk_Brodaty_z_rodzin%C4%85.jpg Henryk Brodaty z zona Jadwiga i z dziecmi (od lewej stoja: Gertruda, Agnieszka, Henryk II, Boleslaw, siedza Zofia i Konrad), ikonografia z XIV w