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Saint Elizabeth belongs to the most famous figures of saints in the German-speaking area.
During the terrible famine of 1225, she gave away the castle's money and grain stores as well as her personal treasures to the people. She not only serves the sick by founding hospitals, but also looks after them with your own hand. Elisabeth oriented her life to the crucified Christ.
Her short, happy marriage, in which she gave birth to three children, ended in 1227 when her husband died as a crusader in Otranto (southern Italy) of an epidemic. Elisabeth leaves the Wartburg and moves back to Marburg. Here you own the castle as a widow's residence, but in the valley - after Gotha and Eisenach - she founds her third hospital, in which she looks after the sick herself.
Freed from royal and family ties, she lives and works here as the mother of the poor and sister of the sick. Saint Elizabeth died on November 17, 1231, and was canonized on May 27, 1235.
Motif of the 10 euro silver coin
The face of the 10 euro silver coin shows Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia feeding the poor and the sick. The Wartburg in Eisenach and the Elisabethenkirche of the Teutonic Order in Marburg are also shown.
|Value / currency:||10 Euro|
|Condition / stamping quality:||Polished plate|