Czech Substates

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Female Heads of Czech Substates

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Circa 710-34 Princess Libuse Wyschehrad 

921-22 Reigning Dowager Duchess Drahomire von Stöder 
926-28 Regent 
She was widow of Bratislav I. She died 935.


1493-1506 Duchess Regnant Barbara
She was daughter of Duke Nikolaus VI in Jägerndorf (circa 1400-52) and succeeded brothers, Duke Johann I in Jägerndorf and  Wenzel V in Rybnik and Pless (d. 1478),
together with husband, Hanus of Auschwitz (d. 1495/97). She lived (circa 1445-1510).


1086-90 Reigning Dowager Duchess Euphemia 
Succeeded husband. (She died 1111)

Teschen (Cieszyn) (Bohemia)  

1452-60 Sovereign Duchess Anna 
After the death of her husband,  Bolesław II of Cieszyn, she ruled for her son Kazimierz II. Daughter of prince Iwan of Bielsk. Since 1448-52  she was a wife of prince 

1625-53 Duchess Elisabeth Lucretia
She was daughter of prince  Wacław and Elżbieta. Elisabeth Lucretia was a follower of the Contra-reformation. Since 1619 she was a wife of prince Gundaker of Luksemburg. Mother of 3 children. She lived (1599-1653).

1765-98 Archduchess Maria-Christina von Habsburg
Also Governor of the Netherlands etc. She lived (1742-98)

Troppau (in Silesia, now Opava in Moravia) Polish until 1281

1551-56 Duchess Regnant Isabella of Poland
She was Dowager Queen of Hungary, and regent 1540-51 and was given Troppau as exchange for Siebenbürgen.

1712-72 Hereditary Duchess Maria Theresia von und zu Liechtenstein
Also known as Maria Teresa Anna Felicita di Liechtenstein, Marie-Thérèse de Savoie or  Marie Terezie Savojská vévodkyně z Lichtenštejna, she became heir of the Duchy of Troppau through her father, Fürst Johann Adam Ulrich von und zu Liechtenstein (1662-1712), who purchased the Counties of Vaduz and Schellenberg, the core of the present day's principality. Both her 2 brothers died young and her older sister, Maria Elisabeth (1683-1744) first married Prince Maximilian II Jakob von Liechtenstein (1641-1709) as his third wife and had 2 daughters with him and after his death she married Duke Leopold of Holstein-Sønderburg-Wiesenburg (1674-1744) and had 5 daughters with his. Her second sister, Maria Antonia, (1687-1750) first married Count Márk Czobor de Czoborszentmihály (d. 1728) and secondly Count Karl Hrzan von Harras and had a son and a daughter by her first husband, her third sister, Maria Gabriele, (169-1713) married Prince Joseph I von Liechtenstein (1690-1732) and died after giving birth to first son, who died 2 years later. Her younger sister, Maria Dominika Magdalena,  (1698-1724) was married to Prince Heinrich von Auersperg and was mother of 2 sons. Herself married Tommaso Emanuele de Savoie-Carignan (Savoia-Carignano), Count of Soissons, Governor of Antwerben (1687-1729) and after his death she took up residence at her family's castle in Bohemia, Škvorec and 1769 she founded the The Duchal Savoyan Ladies' Chapter in Vienna. Her son, Eugene Jean François de Soissons was Duke of Troppau (1714-29-34), and married Duchess Maria Teresa di Massa e Carra, but he died before they ever met. The duchy reverted to the Liechtenstein Princely family after his death and her sister-in-law, Maria Anna Vittoria, inherited the title of Countess di Soissons in 1736. Her mother was Princess Edmunda Maria Theresia von Dietrichstein, (1652-1737) and she lived (1694-1772).


Updates 28.11.08