Daughter of a Slavic prince. Duchess of Bohemia, married to Boriwoi, first Christian Duke of Bohemia; the two were baptized by Saint Methodius in 871. They built the first Christian church in Bohemia, and tried to force Christianity on their subjects; they failed. Widow. Grandmother and tutor of Saint Wenceslaus of Bohemia. Gave a proper burial to Saint Ivan. Her daughter-in-law, Drahomira, jealous of the influence which Ludmilla wielded over her grandson, Wenceslaus, had her murdered.
- strangled by hired assassins at Tetin, Czech Republic on 15 September 921 on orders of her daughter-in-law due to her influence over Saint Wenceslaus
- relics at Saint George’s Church, Prague, Czech Republic
- “Saint Ludmila“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 February 2010. Web. 2 June 2015. <>