|Saint Elizabeth of
Hungary, Widow (1207-1231): The Iconography
St. Elizabeth, daughter of the King of Hungary and wife of the Landgrave of Thuringia, was a Franciscan tertiary who was noted for her works of charity, so she is often shown dressed in a Franciscan habit giving food or other assistance to the poor (example) or in portraits with a basket of bread (example) or flowers (example).1 Being of royal birth and marriage, she is sometimes shown with a crown, such as the very modest one at left.
Feast day: November 17
At left, portrait by Simone Martini