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This would place her birth after 966, later than suggested above, assuming that she was Mieszkos daughter by his wife Dobrava of Bohemia.

If this hypothesis is correct, Tove could have been the sister of the first wife of King Haralds son, King Svend, implying a father/son double marriage with two sisters.

The dispute was mediated in Quedlinburg in 973 by Emperor Otto.

Prince Mieszko left his son Bolesław at the German court as a hostage, but placed him under the protection of the Holy See by sending a lock of his son's hair to the Pope.

If she was Mieszko's sister, it is likely that they did not share the same mother, assuming that the estimated birth dates of Mieszko and Adelajda are both accurate.

It is probable that her second marriage was arranged in accordance with the Magyar tradition that the oldest male relative should marry the widow of a deceased relative (originally polygamously) and take care of his children. In 965, Prince Mieszko formed an alliance with Boleslav I Duke of Bohemia, confirmed by his marriage to the latter's daughter, the new queen influencing her husband's baptism at Easter 966 and being instrumental in the start of Poland's conversion to Christianity.

In [990], Prince Mieszko donated his whole country to the papacy, signalling an assertion of his autonomy from the empire (at that time still controlled by the regent Empress Theophano) while at the same time affirming papal pre-eminence, which suggests that they were polygamous marriages.

Thietmar records that the Bohemians "secretly called Wlodowej from Poland" after Duke Boleslav was deposed and that he "was unanimously elected in his place because of his consanguinity" (after 979-).

Another possibility is that she was the daughter of Mieszko I Prince of Poland.

The name "Mieszko" is just as similar to "Mistiuis" as "Mstivoj".

After Bohemia conquered Krakow and Silesia following the defeat of the Hungarians by Otto I King of Germany at Lechfeld in 955, the Polanian state absorbed the region of Sandomierz and land on the upper Bug and upper Dniester rivers Poland, composed of all these areas and united under its Piast rulers, emerged as a stable political entity in the second half of the 10th century.

The conversion of Poland to Christianity in 966 reinforced the unity of the new nation state.