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Anna of Foix
Queen of Bohemia and Hungary
Consort 1502 - 1506
Coronation 29 September 1502
Consort to Vladislaus II of Hungary
Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia
Royal House House of Foix-Candale
Jagiellon dynasty
Father Gaston of Foix, Count of Candale
Mother Infanta Catherine of Navarre
Born 1484
Died 26 July 1506
Buda, Hungary

Anna of Foix (1484 – 26 July 1506) was the third Queen consort of King Vladislaus II of Hungary, and his only wife to produce an heir.



Anna was the daughter of Gaston of Foix, Count of Candale and Infanta Catherine of Navarre. Her mother was the youngest daughter of Eleanor of Aragon, who herself became the reigning Queen of Navarre for a couple of weeks in 1479 and then died, and Gaston IV, Count of Foix. (Anna's father was a relative of her mother's father.) Anna was born during the reign of her first cousin Queen Catherine I of Navarre. Queen Catherine ascended the Navarrese throne in 1483 and ruled with her husband John of Albret from 1484, the year of Anna's birth.

The elderly, twice-divorced and childless King Vladislaus II of Hungary of the Jagiellon dynasty had been searching a wife capable of giving him a son. His sights were set on a powerful alliance, closely related to French royalty was acceptable. On 29 September 1502, Vladislaus wed the 18-year-old Anna in Székesfehérvár and she was crowned Queen of Hungary there that same day.[1]


Although Anna was his third wife, she gave birth to his only surviving legitimate children,[2] who were born in Buda:


  1. ^ See Kropf (1895).
  2. ^ She never entered Bohemia because of her early death, therefore her children cannot have been born in Prague as it can be found in some encyclopedias falsely.


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Anna of Foix-Candale
Born: 1484 Died: 1506
Royal titles
Preceded by
Beatrice of Naples
Queen consort of Bohemia and Queen consort of Hungary
Succeeded by
Mary of Habsburg


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