Anna Marie of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Anna Marie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Spouse(s) Albert, Duke of Prussia
Noble family House of Guelph
Father Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Elizabeth of Brandenburg
Born (1532-04-23)23 April 1532
Hann. Münden
Died 20 March 1568(1568-03-20) (aged 35)
Gurievsk

Anna Marie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (also: Anna Maria of Brunswick-Göttingen-Calenberg; German: Anna Maria von Braunschweig-Calenberg-Göttingen; born: 23 April 1532 in Hann. Münden;[1] died: 20 March 1568 in Gurievsk (German: Neuhausen) near Königsberg) was a Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneberg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Prussia.

Life[edit]

Anna Maria was the daughter of Duke Eric I of Brunswick-Calenberg (1470–1540) and Elizabeth of Brandenburg (1510–1558). She married in 1550 Margrave Albert I of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1490–1568), who had been created the first Duke of Prussia in 1525; she was his second wife. Albert died of the plague on 20 March 1568 at Tapiau Castle. Anna Maria herself died 16 hours later.

Issue[edit]

  • Elizabeth (1551–1596)
  • Albert Frederick (1553–1618), who succeeded as Duke of Prussia

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The town was originally called Hannoversch Münden, but in 1991, the name was officially changed into Hann. Münden
Anna Marie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born: 23 April 1532 Died: 20 March 1568
Vacant
Title last held by
Dorothea of Denmark
Duchess consort of Prussia
1550–1568
Succeeded by
Marie Eleonore of Cleves