Hedwig, Abbess of Quedlinburg

Hedwig, Abbess of Quedlinburg

Tombstone of Princess-Abbess Hedwig
Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
Reign 1458-1511
House House of Wettin
Father Frederick II, Elector of Saxony
Mother Margaret of Austria-Styria
Born 31 October 1445
Died 13 June 1511 aoremovetag(aged 65)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Hedwig of Saxony (31 October 1445 - 13 June 1511) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg from 1458 until her death.

Born in Meissen, Hedwig was the daughter of Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, and Margaret of Austria.

In 1458, the 12-year-old Hedwig was elected successor of , who had died aged 42, by the chapter. Pope Calixtus III confirmed the election but decreed that the Princess-Abbess should reign under the guardianship of her father and canonesses of Quedlinburg until the age of 20. In 1465, she was invested with regalia by her uncle, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and started governing the abbey-principality on her own.


16. Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen
8. Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia
17. Matilda of Bavaria
4. Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
18. Henry IV of Henneberg-Schleusingen
9. Catherine of Henneberg-Schleusingen
19. Judith of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
2. Frederick II, Elector of Saxony
20. Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
10. Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
21. Catherine of Anhalt-Bernburg
5. Catherine of Brunswick
22. Wartislaw VI, Duke of Pomerania
11. Sophia of Pomerania-Wolgast
1. Hedwig, Abbess of Quedlinburg
24. Albert II, Duke of Austria
12. Leopold III, Duke of Austria
25. Joanna of Pfirt
6. Ernest, Duke of Austria
26. Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan
13. Viridis Visconti
27. Beatrice della Scalla
3. Margaret of Austria
28. Siemowit III of Masovia
14. Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia
7. Cymburgis of Masovia
30. Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania
15. Alexandra of Lithuania
31. Uliana Alexandrovna of Tver

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