Nov. 14 Elizabeth of Hungary, renewer of society, died 1231 Born in Hungary, Elizabeth was betrothed to the son of the Landgrave of Thuringia, and at age four was taken to be raised with him at the Wartburg Castle. Ten years later they were married. She was very generous to the poor, and after her husband's death she lived in cruel hardship until her own death at age twenty-four.
St Elizabeth of Hungary (detail) 1317 Fresco, 215 x 185 cm Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi.SIMONE MARTINI Italian painter, Sienese school (b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)