Sophia of Bavaria and Sigismund of Luxembourg. On the Sojourn of the Queen of Bohemia in Bratislava Cover Image

Zofia Bavorska a Zigmund Luxembursky. K bratislavskemu pobytu ceskej kralovnej
Sophia of Bavaria and Sigismund of Luxembourg. On the Sojourn of the Queen of Bohemia in Bratislava

Author(s): Daniela Dvořáková
Subject(s): History
Published by: Filosofický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha
Keywords: Sigismund of Luxembourg; Sophia of Bavaria; Correspondence

Summary/Abstract: This article examines the mutual relationship between King Sigismund of Luxembourg and his sister-in-law, Czech Queen Sophia of Bavaria. Sophia of Bavaria, the wife of Czech King Wenceslas IV, was forced to leave the Kingdom of Bohemia; accompanied by Wenceslas’ brother Sigismund, she left for Hungary. She spent the last several years of her life (1422–1428) in exile in Bratislava. The sojourn of the Queen in Bratislava is surrounded by many legends that originated primarily as a result of unilateral interpretations of Sophia’s correspondence with her brothers, Dukes Ernest and Wilhelm of Bavaria. This study attempts to confront this correspondence with available written sources from the Hungarian province.

  • Issue Year: 2/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 75-114
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Slovak