Person:Mieszko Unknown (6)

Mieszko II Lambert _____, King of Poland
m. 987
  1. Unknown Female Boleslawowna988 - 1025
  2. Regelinda _____989 - Aft 1014
  3. Mieszko II Lambert _____, King of PolandAbt 990 - 1034
  4. Unknown Female BoleslawownaAbt 996 - Abt 1018
  5. Otto Bolesławowic1000 - 1033
  1. Casimir I "the Restorer" _____, King of Poland1016 - 1058
  2. Ryksa _____, of PolandAbt 1018 - Aft 1059
  3. Gertrude-Olisava _____, of PolandAbt 1025 - 1108
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Mieszko II Lambert _____, King of Poland
Alt Name Mieszko II Gnuśny _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 990 Poznań, Poznań, Poland
Marriage to Richeza of Lotharingia
Alt Death? 25 Mar 1034 Poland
Death[2] 10 May 1034 Kraków, Kraków, Poland
Alt Death[1] 10/11 May 1034
Reference Number[1] Q28468?
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mieszko II Lambert, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Mieszko II Lambert (; c. 990 – 10/11 May 1034) was King of Poland from 1025–1031, and Duke from 1032 until his death.

    He was the second son of Bolesław I the Brave but the eldest born from his third wife Emnilda of Lusatia. He was probably named after his paternal grandfather, Mieszko I. His second name, Lambert, sometimes erroneously considered to be a nickname, was given to him as a reference to Saint Lambert. Also, it is probable that this name Lambert was chosen after Bolesław's half-brother Lambert. It is thought that the choice of this name for his son was an expression of warming relations between Bolesław I and his stepmother Oda.

    He organized two devastating invasions to Saxony in 1028 and 1030. Then Mieszko II ran a defensive war against Germany, Bohemia and the Kievan princes. Mieszko II was forced to escape from the country in 1031 after an attack of Yaroslav I the Wise, who installed Mieszko's older half-brother Bezprym onto the Polish throne. Mieszko took refuge in Bohemia, where he was imprisoned by the Duke Oldrich. In 1032 he regained power in one of the three districts, then united the country, making good use of the remaining power structures. At this time, several Polish territorial acquisitions of his father were lost: Upper Lusatia (also known as Milsko), part of Lower Lusatia, Red Ruthenia, western and central part of Upper Hungary (now Slovakia) and probably Moravia.

    Mieszko II was very well educated for the period. He was able to read and write, and knew both Greek and Latin. He is unjustly known as Mieszko II Gnuśny (the "Lazy," "Stagnant" or "Slothful"). He received that epithet due to the unfortunate way his reign ended; but at the beginning he acted as a skillful and talented ruler.

    This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Mieszko II Lambert. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  2. 2.0 2.1 MIESZKO LAMBERT of Poland, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.