|Judith of Bohemia|
Judith of Bohemia
|Duchess consort of Poland|
|Died||25 December 1086|
|Father||Vratislaus II of Bohemia|
|Mother||Adelaide of Hungary|
Judith of Bohemia (c. 1056/58 - 25 December 1086), also known as Judith P?emyslid, was a member of the P?emyslid dynasty and duchess of Poland by marriage. She was a daughter of Duke Vratislaus II of Bohemia and Adelaide of Hungary, and was married to W?adys?aw Herman.
Judith was born into the P?emyslid dynasty. She was the second of four children born to Vratislaus II of Bohemia and his second wife, Adelaide of Hungary. Her father became duke in 1061 and her mother died the next year.
Around 1080, Judith married Duke W?adys?aw Herman of Poland to solidify the recently established Bohemian-Polish alliance. According to contemporary chroniclers, Duchess Judith performed remarkable charity work, helping the needy and ensuring the comfort of subjects and prisoners. After almost five years of childless marriage, the necessity for an heir increased:
On 10 June 1085, Judith and her husband were present at the coronation of her father, Vratislaus II, as the first king of Bohemia. One year later, on 20 August 1086, she gave birth to the long-awaited son and heir, Boles?aw Wrymouth. She never recovered from the effects of childbirth and died on 25 December. She was buried in Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Masovia in P?ock.