Saint Ludmila Ze PSOVA
- Born: Abt 853-860, Psov, Melnik, Czechoslovakia
- Married: 874, Psov, Melnik, Czechoslovakia
- Died: 15 Sep 921-927, Castle, Tetin , Podebrady, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Other names for Saint were LUDMILA Saint, Lidmila, Proramin, Lidvila and BOHEMIA Regent.
Ancestral File Number: 8BG3-5N. User ID: 19363582729.
Regent BOHEMIA Reigned 920/921, Martyr Saint LUDMILA Feast Day Sep 16.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VI, p377, Ludmila Saint: "... After Borivoj died, their son, Ratislav, married Drahomira, Wenceslas' mother.
"Entrusted with Wenceslas, Ludmila brought him up as a Christian. After Ratislav's death Bohemia was administered by anti-Christians..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VI, p377, Ludmila Saint: "Born Abt 860 near Melnik Czechoslovakia, Died 15 Sep 921 Tetin Castle near Podebrady, celebrated Slavic martyr and patroness of Bohemia, where she pioneered in establishing Christianity, who was grandmother of St Wenceslas, the future prince of Bohemia. She married Borivoj, the first Czech prince to adopt Christianity. After their baptism by Archbishop St Methodius of Sirmium, apostle of the Slavs, they built Bohemia's first Christian church,near Prague. After Borivoj died, their son, Ratislav, married Drahomira, Wenceslas' mother.
"Entrusted with Wenceslas, Ludmila brought him up as a Christian. After Ratislav's death, Bohemia was administered by anti-Christians, who opposed Ludmila and resented her influence over Wenceslas, whom she urged to take over the government and to maintain Christianity. Wenceslas' ascension to the throne in 920 worsened Ludmila's relations with the opposing party, particularly with Drahomira, who, as regent, favoured the pagans. An ensuing feud between Ludmila and Drahomira ended when agents entered Tetin Castle and strangled Ludmila, a deed traditionally ascribed to Drahomira's instigation.
"Oral tradition honoured Ludmila with martyrdom. Soon the first legends arose- a `prologue on St Ludmila' in Church Slavonic and a Latin life based on it. The best known legend is considered to be the 10th-century Latin life of Wenceslas and Ludmila written by the monk Christian. Her feast day is September 16. J Pekar's `Die Wensels und Ludmila Legenden und die Echtheit Christians' (`The Legends of Wenceslas and Ludmila and the Authenicity of Christian') appeared in 1906."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8BG3-5N Lidmila Ze PSOVA Born Abt 853 Died 16 Sep 921, 9HN0-H0 Ludmilla (Proramin) Died 15 Sep 927.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth T990285-119-1260943 Lidmila Ze PSOVA Father Slavibor Zupan PSOV 853 Psov Melnik Czechoslovakia.
IGI Birth T990285-121-1260943 Vratislav I Duke of BOHEMIA Father Borivoj I Duke of BOHEMIA Mother Lidvila Ze PSOVA 877 Praha Praha Czechoslovakia.
Saint married Duke Borivoj BOHEMIA, I, son of Duke Hostivit BOHEMIA and Duchess Miloslava BOHEMIA, in 874 in Psov, Melnik, Czechoslovakia. (Duke Borivoj BOHEMIA, I was born about 842-860 in Praha, Praha, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia and died in 894 in Tetin, Horovice, Czechoslovakia.)