St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born in Hungary on July 7, 1207 to her parents King Andrew II and her mother Gertrude of Merania. St. Elizabeth of Hungary grew up in the royal family, but never acted better or more worthy than even the peasants. When She was betrothed to Ludwig, the King of Thuringia's son, She used her power and abundant resources, to care and aid the poor. One of her most famous miracles describes a time when, Elizabeth was taking loaves of bread to the poor. She would hide the loaves in her dress, so nobody would imprision her for "taking treasures from the castle." When Ludwig found out, he asked her to show him what she was hiding. When she lifted her cloak, roses fell to the ground in place of the bread. This miracle gave her one of her names, as the patron of bakers. St. Elizabeth of Hungary is also the patron of brides, beggars, charities, death of children, and many more. She also has many symbols which connect to her life of devotion to God. The bread basket symbolizes her generosity to the poor, roses represent the miracle of the bread turned to roses, a triple crown represents her role as a mother, a queen and a saint, and again there are many more symbols for St. Elizabeth of Hungary. On November 17, 1231, Elizabeth died in Hungary, at the age of 24. Just 4 years after her death Pope Gregory IX Canonized her on May 27, 1235.