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Art - František X. K. Palko (?): Saint Elisabeth, about 1750 Issue number
FDC 410
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© Slovak Post, 2007 Baroque art was - in many aspects - very closely associated with the revival of the worship-cult of the Saints, even in our region. Potrident iconography brought newly canonised Saints and purposely revived a whole variety of various medieval Saint patrons and guardians. Those also included the Bratislava-born daughter of the Hungarian king Andrew II – Elisabeth of Hungary (* 1207). She was also known as Elisabeth of Thüringen after her husband, the thüringisch Count Ludwig IV. After his death in 1227, she forsook her estates and lived voluntarily in poverty in the Franciscan monastery in Marburg...

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