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Elizabeth of Hungary

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Elizabeth of Hungary, also known as Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia or Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia, was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, Landgravine of Thuringia, Germany, and a greatly venerated Catholic saint who was an early member of the Third Order of St. Francis, by which she is honored as its patroness.

A saint, also historically known as a hallow, is a term used for a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God.

The Kingdom of Hungary was a monarchy in Central Europe that existed from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary by CCTNtv

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Elizabeth was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20.

A Woman for Our Time: St. Elizabeth of Hungary by TauCrossMedia

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After her husband's death she sent her children away and regained her dowry, using the money to build a hospital where she herself served the sick.

A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter.

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She became a symbol of Christian charity after her death at the age of 24 and was canonized on 25 May 1235.

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