Richesa of Lorraine (d. 1067)

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Richesa of Lorraine (d. 1067)

Queen of Poland. Name variations: Rycheza; Richeza of Palatine, countess Palatine. Born around 1000 in Lorraine, France; died on March 31, 1067 (some sources cite 1063); daughter of Ezzo, count Palatine, and Matilda of Saxony (978–1025); niece of Otto III; married Mieszko II (990–1034), king of Poland (r. 1025–1034), around 1013; children: Richesa of Poland (fl. 1030–1040); Gertrude of Poland (d. 1107); Casimir I the Restorer (1015–1058), king of Poland (r. 1038–1058).