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Hedwig, feminine name of Germanic origin "hrodwiga"; its meaning is "She who is a victorious fighter"
Saint Hedwig, religious. Daughter of the Bavarian Count Bertoldo IV de Andechs, she married Duke Enrique I deSilesia and had 7 children. The princess professed great religious fervor and educated her children in the Christian faith. His remains are in Poland, Trebnitz.
His Saint is celebrated on October 16.
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Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor, was born in Austria, Vienna on November 9, 1914. Her real name was Hedwing Eva Maria Kiesler, actress who became famous for her film 'Ecstasy', becomes the first woman to appear nude in a film . Known as the most beautiful woman in movies, Hedy invented the frequency hopping spread spectrum used in GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi connections. Also recognized as the inventor of WiFi.