Richiza (fl. 1251)

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Richiza (fl. 1251)

Queen of Norway. Name variations: Richiza Birgersdottir. Flourished around 1251; daughter of Birger of Bjälbo, regent of Sweden, and Ingeborg (d. 1254); married Haakon the Younger (1232–1257), king of Norway (r. 1240–1257), in 1251; married Henry I, prince of Werle, in 1262; children: (first marriage) Sverker Magnus.