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Richardice
Original name:  Rikardis of Schwerin
Birth: 1348
Death: Jun. 11, 1377

Queen of Sweden. Originally from Schwerin, she was the daughter Count Otto I and Countess Matilda, who was from Mecklenburg-Werle and belonged to the Nicholan Dynasty. Otto was in the last branch of the old (von) Hagen Dynasty of Counts of Schwerin that ruled there prior to the sale of Schwerin to Mecklenburg by his brother in 1358. Six years before that happened, according to the customs of the age, Richardice was betrothed as a child to 14-year-old Hereditary Duke Albert of Mecklenburg. They were married in 1365, making her Queen of Sweden, since Albert had been elected King there a year earlier by nobles eager to oust Magnus IV. It is not known whether or not there ever was a Swedish coronation for Albert and Richardice, but they were in Stockholm for a number of years and she died there. Her grave was arranged in the Abbey of the Black Friars, of which there only are a few cellar-level traces left under the dense urban architecture of today in the Old Town. Her son Eric lost any possibility of inheriting the Swedish throne when Albert was deposed in 1389, but did rule the big island of Gothland for a number of years. Her daughter married the Margrave of Brandenburg. Albert was remarried and reigned over Mecklenburg-Schwerin in his old age. A wooden grave monument, prepared earlier for him and including a sculpted portrait of Queen Richardice, is located over his grave at Bad Doberan, Germany. (bio by: J T Demitz) 
 
Burial:
Svartbrödraklostret (Abbey of Black Friars)
Stockholm
Stockholms kommun
Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot: Unknown (abbey long defunct)
 
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Originally Created by: J T Demitz
Record added: Sep 29, 2006
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