Richardis of Schwerin, Queen of Sweden

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Richardis of Schwerin
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Queen Richardice as sculpted on Albert's grave
Queen consort of Sweden
Bornc. 1347
Died23 April/11 July 1377 (aged 29–30)
Stockholm Dominican Church
SpouseAlbert of Sweden
IssueEric, Lord of Gotland
Richardis Catherine, Duchess of Görlitz
HouseHouse of Hagen (by birth)
House of Mecklenburg (by marriage)
FatherOtto I, Count of Schwerin
MotherMatilda of Mecklenburg-Werle
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Richardis of Schwerin, (1347 – April 23 or July 11, 1377, Stockholm), was a Swedish Queen, married to King Albert of Sweden, Duke of Mecklenburg. In Sweden, she was called Queen Rikardis.


Richardis was the child of Otto I, Count of Schwerin (d. 1357) and Matilda of Mecklenburg-Werle (d. 1361) and the paternal niece of Richardis of Schwerin, Duchess of Schleswig, the wife of the former Valdemar III of Denmark. She was engaged to Albrekt of Mecklenburg, who was also to be king of Sweden. In Wismar on 12 October 1352, the marriage contract was signed. It was not until 1365, however, that they were married in reality and Richardis arrived in Sweden. She died in Stockholm and was buried in the Cloister Church at the Black Friars' Monastery.


  • Eric of Mecklenburg[1] (1365–1397), also called Duke Eric, heir to the throne of Sweden[2] and Lord of Gotland.
  • Richardis Catherine (1370/1372-1400), married in Prag 1388 the son of the emperor, John of Bohemia (1370–1396), Margrave of Moravia and Duke of Görlitz (Lausitz)



  1. ^ Nationalencyklopedin (The National Encyclopedia)
  2. ^ Nordman, Viljo Adolf in Albrecht Herzog von Mecklenburg König von Schweden, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Tuomituksia B:44:1, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki, 1939 p 336.
  • [1] Wilhelmina Stålberg: Anteqningar om svenska qvinnor (Notes on Swedish women) (Swedish)
  • Åke Ohlmarks: Alla Sveriges drottningar (All the queens of Sweden) (Swedish)
  • Herman Lindvist: Historien om alla Sveriges drottningar (History of all the queens of Sweden) (Swedish) (2006)
Richardis of Schwerin, Queen of Sweden
House of Hagen
Born: circa 1347 Died: 23 April/11 July 1377
Swedish royalty
Preceded by
Margaret I of Denmark
Queen consort of Sweden
Succeeded by
Philippa of England