Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sophia of Poland ( Polish: Zofia Jagiellonka, 6 May 1464 – 5 October 1512), was a princess, member of the Jagiellonian dynasty, great grand daughter of Emperor Sigismund and by marriage Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Kulmbach.
Sophia was the daughter of Richeza of Poland, Dowager Queen of Sweden, from her second marriage to a man called "Valador" King in Poloni Land. The identity of her father is uncertain, it was either Volodar of Minsk  or Vladimir Vsevolodich [ ru], Prince of Novgorod and son of Vsevolod of Pskov. Both of them are the Rurikids.
Sophia grew up in a Ruthenian environment and was an Eastern Orthodox Christian (her Orthodox name is Sophia, but her Ruthenian name was Sonya/Sonka). It is believed that she was illiterate and largely uneducated. It is unknown when Sophia met Jogaila for the first time.
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Sophia Jagiellon of Poland ( Polish: Zofia Jagiellonka; 13 July 1522 – 28 May 1575), a member of the Jagiellonian dynasty, was a Polish princess and Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1556 to 1568 by her marriage with Duke Henry V. Contents 1 Life 1.1 Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1.2 Widowhood 2 Ancestry 3 References 4 External links Life
Sophia was the daughter of King Béla I of Hungary (c.1020 – 1063) and his consort Richeza of Poland. Her father, ruler in the former Principality of Nitra at the time of her birth, fled to Poland during dynastical struggles with his brother King Andrew I. In 1060 he returned to Hungary and, with Polish support, assumed the throne at Esztergom. Béla...
From her first marriage with Ulric, she had the following children: 1. Ulric II, Margrave of Carniola(d. 1112), married Adelaide of Thuringia (d. 1146) 2. Poppo II, Margrave of Carniola (d. 1098), married Richgard (d. 1130), the daughter of Count Engelbert I of Spanheim 3. Richardis, married Count Otto II of Scheyern (d. c.1110) 4. Adelaide (d. 112...
(in German) "Sophia von Ungarn". genealogie-mittelalter.de. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
Sophia's supporters became less secure at that time. In particular, the Grand Princess was unable to obtain government posts for her relatives: Her brother, Andreas, departed from Moscow with nothing, and her niece Maria (wife of Vasily Mikhailovich, Hereditary Prince of Verey-Belozersky) was forced to flee to Lithuania with her husband, an event which further undermined Sophia's position at ...