Lucia of Rügen

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Lucia of Rügen
High Duchess consort of Poland
Tenure 1202–1206
1227–1229
Died 12 February 1208/1231
Spouse Władysław III Spindleshanks
House House of Piast
Father Jaromar I, Prince of Rügen
Mother Hildegard of Denmark

Lucia of Rügen (died February 12 between 1208[1] and 1231), was the daughter of Jaromar I, Prince of Rügen and his wife Hildegard, daughter of Canute V of Denmark and Helena of Sweden.

In 1186, Lucia married Władysław III Spindleshanks, youngest son of Mieszko III the Old, Duke of Greater Poland and since 1173 High Duke of Poland.[2] This union was beneficial in Mieszko III's interests in Western Pomerania and Denmark.

The marriage was childless. Lucia's character or appearance are unknown. Certainly, her husband wasn't faithful to her and had numerous mistresses.[citation needed]

The only known fact of Lucia's life during her time in Poland was when she was involved in the baptism of the youngest child of Henry I the Bearded and Hedwig of Andechs in Głogów on 25 December 1208. Lucia stayed at the ceremony with her husband, perhaps brought the baby some presents.

Lucia's date of death is disputed among historians. The Obituary of the Monastery of Lubin gives Lucia's date of death as 12 February, but not the year. It is also unknown where she was buried.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, POMERANIA, Medieval Lands, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy ,[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Cawley, Charles, POLAND, Medieval Lands, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy ,[self-published source][better source needed]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Satała Z. Against the Polish queens, princesses and meters, Warsaw 1990.
  • Urbanski, M., Towards queens and wives of Polish kings, Warsaw 2006.
Lucia of Rügen
Died: 1208-1231
Royal titles
Preceded by
Helen of Znojmo
High Duchess consort of Poland
1202–1206
Succeeded by
Grzymislawa of Luck
Preceded by
Grzymislawa of Luck
High Duchess consort of Poland (second time)
1227–1229?
Succeeded by
Agafia of Rus