Richeza of Lotharingia

995 - 1063

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Richeza of Lotharingia (also called Richenza, Rixa, Ryksa; born about 995/1000 – 21 March 1063) was a member of the Ezzonen dynasty who became queen of Poland as the wife of Mieszko II Lambert. Her Polish marriage was arranged to strengthen the ties between Mieszko and her uncle Emperor Otto III. She returned to Germany following the deposition of her husband in 1031, either divorcing or separating from him. Upon the death of her brother Duke Otto II of Swabia and the consequent extinction of the male line of her family, Richeza became a nun, worked to preserve the Ezzonen heritage, and funded the restoration of the Abbey of Brauweiler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richeza of Lotharingia has received more than 70,105 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Richeza of Lotharingia is the 6,778th most popular politician (up from 7,327th in 2019), the 2,088th most popular biography from France and the 503rd most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Richeza of Lotharingia ranks 6,778 out of 15,710Before her are Mayta Cápac, Alexander Gorchakov, Emperor Shirakawa, Frederick V, Duke of Swabia, Ariadne, and Efim Geller. After her are Frederick Casimir Kettler, Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, Barbara Jagiellon, Tetricus II, Pentawer, and John Tristan, Count of Valois.

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Among people born in 995, Richeza of Lotharingia ranks 4Before her are Cnut the Great, Haakon Ericsson, and Shaykh Tusi. After her are Muniadona of Castile, Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi, and Herman III, Duke of Swabia. Among people deceased in 1063, Richeza of Lotharingia ranks 5Before her are Tughril, Béla I of Hungary, Emperor Renzong of Song, and Ramiro I of Aragon.

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Among people born in France, Richeza of Lotharingia ranks 2,088 out of 5,234Before her are Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta (1772), Luigi Federico Menabrea (1809), René Crevel (1900), Jacques Charrier (1936), André Leroi-Gourhan (1911), and Guillaume Postel (1510). After her are Charles Friedel (1822), François Étienne de Kellermann (1770), Claude Brasseur (1936), Christiane Martel (1936), Emmanuel Petit (1970), and Alfred Loisy (1857).


Among politicians born in France, Richeza of Lotharingia ranks 503Before her are André Tardieu (1876), Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (1922), Francis I, Duke of Brittany (1414), Géraud Duroc (1772), Odo III, Duke of Burgundy (1166), and Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta (1772). After her are Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756), Margaret of Foix (1453), Maurice Papon (1910), Chilperic of Aquitaine (600), Sébastien Érard (1752), and Patrick Devedjian (1944).