Rzepicha

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Piast and Rzepicha (Polish rulers) in Poznań (by Czesław Woźniak).

Rzepicha (pronounced [ʐɛˈpixa]) (also Rzepka) was the wife of the semi-legendary Piast the Wheelwright (founder of the Piast dynasty) and the mother of Siemowit. She is mentioned in Gallus Anonymus' Polish Chronicle (Cronicae et gesta ducum sive principum Polonorum),[1] where her name is explicitly referred to twice.

Biography[edit]

According to Gallus Anonymus, she lived in the 9th century, her ancestors are unknown. In the story described in the chronicle she keeps a house together with Piast and hospitably entertains two guests who came to Piast to celebrate their son's first haircut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Excerpts from Gallus Anonymus Chronicle in English language