Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-31), daughter of the ruler of Hungary, who after her happy marriage to Ludwig, the Landgrave of Thuringia, became known for her great charity. After six years of marriage, Ludwig died on Crusade, and Elizabeth was forced off the family estate. Elizabeth became a Franciscan Tertiary, a lay fraternity for those who wish to carry out the principles of Franciscan life without taking religious vows or withdrawing from the world. Elizabeth lived in poverty and devoted herself to caring for the needy.
Symbols: Loaves of bread changed to roses, crown, food basket, often depicted meeting her husband unexpectedly on one of her charitable errands.