Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg

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Albert IV
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Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg
Duke of Mecklenburg
Reign 1383–1388
Predecessor Henry III
Successor Albert III & John IV
Spouse Elisabeth of Holstein
House House of Mecklenburg
Father Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg
Mother Ingeborg of Denmark
Born before 1363
Died between 24 and 31 December 1388
Religion Roman Catholicism

Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg (German: Albrecht IV von Mecklenburg; before 1363 - 24/31 December 1388) was co-regent of Mecklenburg from 1383 to 1388. He was the son of the Duke Henry III of Mecklenburg and Ingeborg of Denmark.

Albert was also a claimant to the Danish throne[1] after the death of King Valdemar IV, but Olaf II succeeded instead.[2]

After his father Henry died in 1383, Albert ruled Mecklenburg jointly with his uncles Albert III and Magnus I and his cousin John IV.

He was married to Elisabeth of Holstein, the daughter of Nicholas, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg and died in December 1388. In 1404 his widow Elisabeth married Duke Eric V of Saxe-Lauenburg.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordman, Viljo Adolf in Albrecht Herzog von Mecklenburg König von Schweden, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Tuomituksia B:44:1, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki, 1939 p 334.
  2. ^ Margaret of Denmark By Mary Hill. Page 52-55

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