Saint Ludmila

[Saint Ludmilla]
Also known as

  • Ludmilla

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Daughter of a Slavic prince. Duchess of Bohemia, married to Boriwoi, first Christian Duke of Bohemia; the two were baptized by Saint Methodius in 871. They built the first Christian church in Bohemia, and tried to force Christianity on their subjects; they failed. Widow. Grandmother and tutor of Saint Wenceslaus of Bohemia. Gave a proper burial to Saint Ivan. Her daughter-in-law, Drahomira, jealous of the influence which Ludmilla wielded over her grandson, Wenceslaus, had her murdered.

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  • “Saint Ludmila“. Saints.SQPN.com. 8 September 2013. Web. 1 August 2014. <>