Richensia of Nordheim (1095–1141)

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Richensia of Nordheim (1095–1141)

Holy Roman empress. Name variations: Richenza of Northeim. Born in 1095; died on June 10, 1141; daughter of Henry the Fat, duke of Saxony, and Gertrude of Meissen (d. 1117); married Lothair II (b. 1075), Holy Roman emperor (r. 1125–1137), around 1100; children: Gertrude of Saxony (1115–1143).