Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia

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Gertrude of Babenberg
File:Doksany Convent CZ sculpture of Mary with Duchess Gertruda 140.jpg
Sculptural group of Virgin Mary and Duchess Gertruda in second courtyard of female Premonstratensian convent in Doksany, Litoměřice District, Czech Republic. The sculpture was commissioned in 1744 for 600th anniversary of foundation of the Convent by Vladislav II, Duke of Bohemia, and his spouse Gertruda of Babenberg.
Spouse(s) Vladislav II of Bohemia
Noble family House of Babenberg
Father Leopold III, Margrave of Austria
Mother Agnes of Germany
Born c. 1118
Died 8 April 1150(1150-04-08)

Gertrude of Babenberg (c. 1118 – 8 April 1150) was the first wife of Vladislaus II of Bohemia and a Duchess of Bohemia. She was the daughter of count Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and his wife Agnes of Germany.

Gertrude married the Duke of Bohemia in 1140. Through her mother, she was a half-sister of Conrad III of Germany, thus a good catch for Vladislaus. At the time of siege of Prague by Conrad II of Znojmo (1142), she successfully defended Prague Castle with the help of her brother-in-law Děpold while Vladislaus sought assistance from Conrad III of Germany.

She participated in projects of her husband Vladislaus to found new religious institutions and due to her encouragement, the duke invited foreign religious orders to establish themselves in Bohemia. She gave birth to four children and died in 1150 at the age of 30 in Prague.




Gertrude of Babenberg, Duchess of Bohemia
Born: c. 1118 Died: 8 April 1150
Royal titles
Preceded by
Adelaide of Hungary
Duchess consort of Bohemia
Succeeded by
Judith of Thuringia