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Feastday: July 17

Patron of Queens, united Europe

Birth: 1373

Death: 1399

Beatified By: Pope John Paul II

Canonized By: Pope John Paul II


Queen of Poland and model of faith. She was the daughter of King Louis I of Hungray, ascending the throne at age thirteen. She married Jagiello of Lithuania only after he became a chirstan, and then actively promoted Christianity in Lithuania.


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