14 August 1240Seligenthal convent, Landshut
Seligenthal convent, Landshut
Adalbert VI, Count of BogenLouis I, Duke of Bavaria
Berthold IV, Count of BogenAlbert IV, Count of BogenDiepold of BogenOtto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria
House of Premyslid (by birth)House of Wittelsbach (by second marriage)
September 15, 921 AD, Tetin, Czech Republic
Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia
Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, Mlada, Strachkvas, Doubravka of Bohemia, Maria of Bohemia, Zbraslav
Wenceslaus I - Duke of Bohemia, Drahomira, Borivoj I - Duke of Bohemia, Vratislaus I - Duke of Bohemia, Boleslaus I - Duke of Bohemia
Ludmilla of Bohemia (died 14 August 1240) was a daughter of Frederick, Duke of Bohemia, and his wife, Elizabeth of Hungary. Ludmilla was a member of the Přemyslid dynasty. She was Duchess consort of Bavaria by her marriage to Louis I, Duke of Bavaria.
Ludmilla was the third of six children born to her parents. Her siblings were Helena of Bohemia, betrothed to Manuel I Komnenos but never married, and Sophia of Bohemia, wife of Albert, Margrave of Meissen. The rest of Ludmilla's siblings were short-lived or died in early adulthood.
Geza was son of Béla II of Hungary and his wife Helena of Raška.
Ludmilla married twice and had issue in both of her marriages. Her first marriage was to Count Albert III of Bogen, making Ludmilla Countess of Bogen. The couple had three children from their marriage, all sons:
Albert died in 1197 and was succeeded by his eldest son with Ludmilla, Berthold.
Ludmilla married Louis I, Duke of Bavaria, a former enemy of her first husband. The marriage was good for Louis because it created an alliance with Ludmilla's uncle, Ottokar I of Bohemia. The couple had one son:
Louis and Ludmilla tried to find a suitable bride for their only child. Otto married Agnes of the Palatinate in 1222. Within time, Agnes' closer relatives died and she became Countess of Palatinate, which became part of the Bavarian inheritance, starting with Ludmilla's grandson, Louis II, Duke of Bavaria.
Louis was murdered in 1231 on a bridge in Kelheim. The crime was never cleared up since the murderer was immediately lynched. Due to the following aversion of the Wittelsbach family the city of Kelheim lost its status as one of the ducal residences. Louis was buried in the crypt of Scheyern Abbey.
Ludmilla founded the Seligenthal convent, near Landshut, in 1232. She remained here for the rest of her days. Ludmilla died there 14 August 1240 and her body was buried there.