St. Elizabeth of Hungary
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 19 of November, repeating indefinitely
Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, and wife of Duke Louis IV of Thuringia, was widowed at the age of twenty. She had three children, and died when she was twenty-four. St. Elizabeth has remained famous for her great kindness and inexhaustible charity towards the poor and the sick. Left to herself without means of any kind after the death of her husband, she offered her services to a hospital for the care of lepers. She died on November 16, 1231. She was a tertiary of St. Francis.