Richeza (Adelaide) Piast of Poland was born circa 22 September 1013 to Mieszko II Lambert of Poland (c990-1034) and Richeza von Lothringen (c994-1063) and died after 21 May 1075 of unspecified causes. She married Béla I of Hungary (c1016-1063) circa 1039 JL . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from Germany, France, Belgium, the Byzantine Empire.

Adelaide/Richeza of Poland, (22 September 1013 – 21 May 1075) was Queen Consort of Hungary.


She was a daughter of King Mieszko II Lambert of Poland, and his wife, Richeza of Lotharingia.

She is traditionally called Richeza, but contemporary sources do not confirm this name. Nowadays it is supposed that she was called Adelaide.[1]

Between 1039 and 1043, she was married to king Béla of Hungary, who had served her father and taken part in her father's campaigns against the pagan Pomeran tribes.

In 1048, her husband received one third of Hungary (Tercia pars Regni) as appanage from his brother, King Andrew I of Hungary, and the couple moved to Hungary. On 6 December 1060, her husband was crowned King of Hungary after defeating his brother.

Marriage and children

# 1039-1043: King Béla I of Hungary (c. 1016 – 11 September 1063)


  • Kristó, Gyula - Makk, Ferenc: Az Árpád-ház uralkodói (IPC Könyvek, 1996)
  • Korai Magyar Történeti Lexikon (9-14. század), főszerkesztő: Kristó, Gyula, szerkesztők: Engel, Pál és Makk, Ferenc (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1994)
  • Magyarország Történeti Kronológiája I. – A kezdetektől 1526-ig, főszerkesztő: Benda, Kálmán (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1981)


  1. ^ K. Jasiński, Rodowód pierwszych Piastów, Wrocław - Warszawa (1992)


Offspring of Richeza (Adelaide) of Poland and Béla I of Hungary (c1016-1063)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Géza I of Hungary (1044-1077) 1040 23 April 1077 Sophie van Loon (c1050-bef1075)
Daughter Synadenos (?-aft1079)

Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046-1095) 1040 29 July 1095 Adelheid von Schwaben (bef1077-1090)

Anna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095) 1047 1095 Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067)

Lampert of Hungary (c1049-1096)
Maria of Hungary (?-?)
Sophia of Hungary (aft1050-1095) 1050 1095 Ulrich I. von Weimar-Istrien-Krain (?-1070)
Magnus von Sachsen (c1045-1106)

Euphemia of Hungary (aft1050-1111) 1050 2 April 1111 Otto of Bohemia (c1040-1087)

Helen I of Hungary (aft1050-c1091)


Footnotes (including sources)

Richeza of Poland (1013-1075)
Born: 22 September 1013 Died: 21 May 1075
Royal titles
Preceded by
Anastasia of Kiev
Queen consort of Hungary

Succeeded by
Judith of Swabia

NAME Richeza of Poland
SHORT DESCRIPTION Queen consort of Hungary (1060-1063)
DATE OF BIRTH 1013-9-22
DATE OF DEATH 1075-5-21
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