Richardis of Schwerin, Queen of Sweden

Richardis of Schwerin (Swedish: Rikardis; 1347 – April 23 or July 11, 1377) was Queen of Sweden as the consort of King Albert.

Richardis of Schwerin
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Queen Richardis as sculpted on Albert's grave
Queen consort of Sweden
Bornc. 1347
Died23 April/11 July 1377 (aged 29–30)
Stockholm Dominican Church
SpouseAlbert, King of Sweden
IssueEric I, Duke of Mecklenburg[1]
Richardis Catherine, Duchess of Görlitz
HouseHouse of Hagen
FatherOtto I, Count of Schwerin
MotherMatilda of Mecklenburg-Werle
ReligionRoman Catholicism


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 Albert 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 person and Richardis arrived in Sweden. She died in Stockholm and was buried in the Cloister Church at the Black Friars' Monastery.



  1. ^ Nationalencyklopedin (The National Encyclopedia)
  2. ^ Nationalencyklopedin (The National Encyclopedia)
  3. ^ 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)
Richardis of Schwerin, Queen of Sweden
House of Hagen
Born: circa 1347 Died: 23 April/11 July 1377
Title last held by
Margaret I of Denmark
Queen consort of Sweden
Title next held by
Philippa of England