Blessed Giselle of Bavaria
Apostolic Queen consort of Hungary

Giselle of Bavaria.jpg
Reign 1001 – 1038
Spouse Saint Stephen
Saint Emeric
Father Henry II, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Gisela of Burgundy
Born c. 985
Died 7 May 1065
Passau, Germany
Burial Veszprem, Hungary

Gisela of Hungary (or Gisele, Gizella and of Bavaria), c. 985–1033 or 1065, was the daughter of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria and Gisela of Burgundy.

Veszprem Istvanesgizella

Statue of King Stephen I of Hungary and Queen Giselle in Veszprém (Hungary)

Bone of Giselle of Bavaria

Bone of Queen Giselle. Kept in a church in Veszprém (Hungary)

She married King Stephen I of Hungary in 995 (some sources say 1008) as a part of Hungary's policy of opening up to the West. The couple had at least three children, including Saint Emeric (Szent Imre), but all of their children died young without having left descendants.

She lived a respectable life and helped Christianize the Hungarian people. After the death of her husband Stephen, she was forced to leave Hungary. She lived in the nunnery of Niedernburg in Passau, where she died. Her grave is a well-known holy place.

Her canonisation was attempted in the 18th century but failed. She was declared Blessed in 1975.

Her memorial days are 7 May (the name day for Gizella) and 1 February.



This image has been imported from the Wikimedia Commons.

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