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St. Elisabeth of Hubgary is also called St. Elisabeth of Thuringia. She was daughter of King Andrew IV of Hungary and a sister of King Bela IV.
Elisabeth was married to Ludwig IV, the regent of Meissen and the East Mark. In the spring of 1226, when floods, famina and the pest wrought havoc in Thuringia, Elisabeth distributed alms in all parts of the territory of her husband, giving even state robes and ornaments to the poor. She also, at that time, built a hospital in Wartburg with twenty-eight beds. It is the period of her life that was preserved Elisabeth's fame to posterity and the gentle and charitable chetelaine of the Wartburg.
At Pentecost of the year 1235, the solemn ceremony of canonization of the greatest woman of the German Middle Ages was celebrated by pope Gregory IX at Perugia.
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