Maria (wife of Bolesław IV the Curly)
Maria (b. ca. 1140 – d. after 1173), was by marriage High Duchess of Poland.
It is unknown when exactly the marriage between High Duke Bolesław IV of Poland and Maria took place. The death of Bolesław IV's first wife, Princess Viacheslava of Novgorod took place around the 1160s, and it is assumed that Bolesław IV took his second wife soon after, between 1160–1165.
Nothing is known about Maria's life. She is only named in a charter dated 31 December 1167, under which the Chapter of Kraków was granted two villages.
Earlier literature assumed that she was the mother of Leszek; however, after the discovery of coins upon which Leszek called himself son of Anastasia (the Latin or Greek equivalent of High Duchess Viacheslava), this theory proved to be inaccurate.
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- Genealogical database by Herbert Stoyan
- Poczet Królowych i żon władców Polski, Warsaw 2006.
- Borys Paszkiewicz, O matce Lestka Bolesławica i początkach mennictwa mazowieckiego, Przegląd Historyczny, vol. 92 (2001), pp. 1-14.
Maria (wife of Bolesław IV the Curly)Born: ca. 1140 Died: after 1173
Viacheslava of Novgorod
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