Gertrude of Poland

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Gertrude
Grand Princess consort of Rus'
Christ irina, Egbert Psalter.jpg
Christ crowning Gertrude and Yaropolk, illumination from the Trier Psalter.
Tenure 1054–1073
Spouse Iziaslav I of Kiev
Issue Yaropolk Izyaslavich
Mstislav
Eupraxia
House Piast dynasty (by birth)
Ottonian dynasty (by marriage)
Father Mieszko II Lambert
Mother Richeza of Lotharingia
Born ~ 1025
Died 4 January 1108(1108-01-04) (aged 83)
 ? Turov

Gertrude-Olisava (c. 1025[1] – 4 January 1108), princess of Poland, was the daughter of King Mieszko II of Poland and Queen Richeza of Lotharingia, and the great-granddaughter of German Emperor Otto II.

In 1043, Gertrude married Iziaslav I of Kiev, with whom she had three sons: Yaropolk Iziaslavich, Mstislav and Sviatopolk II.[2]

Her daughter Eupraxia later married her[clarification needed] cousin's son Mieszko Bolesławowic of Piast dynasty, the Prince of Kraków.[3] Often acknowledged as her son, Sviatopolk II of Kiev may have been the son of Izyaslav by another mother.

Gertrude inherited a medieval illuminated manuscript, known as the Egbert Psalter or Trier Psalter, which had been created in the late 10th century for archbishop Egbert of Trier. She included her prayer book as part of the codex. In the prayer book she prays six times for Yaropolk, unicus filius meus (translated as either "my favourite son" or "my only son").

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kętrzyński, Stanisław. "Gertruda (ok. 1025–1108) w. księżna kijowska". Polski Słownik Biograficzny 7. Polska Akademia Nauk & Polska Akademia Umiejętności. p. 405. 
  2. ^ Dworzaczek, Włodzimierz (1959). Genealogia. Opracował Włodzimierz Dworzaczek. Warszawa. 
  3. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Piast dynasty". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source][better source needed] (English)
Gertrude of Poland
Piast Dynasty
Born: ~1025 Died: 1108
New title Princess Consort of Turov
1045–1078
Succeeded by
Kunigunde
Preceded by
Irina
Grand Princess Consort of Rus'
1054–1073
Succeeded by
Cecilia
Grand Princess Consort of Kiev
1054–1073