Anna of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1502–1568)

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Anna of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Spouse(s) Barnim XI, Duke of Pomerania
Noble family House of Guelph
Father Henry I of Lüneburg
Mother Margarete of Saxony
Born (1502-12-06)6 December 1502
Celle
Died 6 November 1568(1568-11-06) (aged 65)
Szczecin
Buried Church of St. Otto in Szczecin

Anna of Brunswick-Lüneburg (6 December 1502 in Celle – 6 November 1568 in Szczecin) was a princess of Brunswick-Lüneburg by births and marriage Duchess of Pomerania.

Life[edit]

Anna was a daughter of the Duke Henry I of Lüneburg (1468–1532) from his marriage to Margaret ( 1469–1528), daughter of the Elector Ernest of Saxony.

She married on 2 February 1525 in Szczecin Duke Barnim XI of Pomerania (1501–1573). On the occasion of their marriage, Barnim concluded a defensive alliance with her father. In exchange for her dowry of 12000guilders Anna was promised the city and district of Stolp as her Wittum. In 1536, she was promised the district of Rügenwalde instead.[1] Anna died before her husband, so that these promises never had to be applied.

Anna died in 1568 and was buried in the Church of St. Otto in Szczecin.

Anna was one of the strongest opponents of her brother-in-law George. She felt that he put her husband at a disadvantage in the government of Pomerania and that George's intent ot marry Margaret of Brandenburg was undermining her own position. Anna was a driving force behind the division of Pomerania in 1532.

Issue[edit]

From her marriage, Anna had the following children:

  • Maria (1527–1554), married in 1544 to Count Otto IV of Schauenburg-Pinneberg (1517–1576)
  • Dorothea (1528–1558)
  • Alexandra (b. 1534; died young), married in 1554, Count John I of Mansfeld-Hinterort (d. 1567)
  • Elizabeth (1537–1554)
  • Anna (1531–1592), married:
    1. in 1557 to Prince Karl I of Anhalt-Zerbst (1534–1561)
    2. in 1566 to Burgrave Henry VI of Plauen (1536–1572)
    3. in 1576 to Count Jobst II of Barby-Mühlingen (1544–1609)
  • Sibylla (1541–1564)
  • Bogislaw XII (c.  27 August 1542 – before 15 September 1542)

References[edit]

  • Friedrich Ludwig C. Medem: Geschichte der Einführung der evangelischen Lehre im Herzogthum Pommern, 1837, p. 21
  • Martin Wehrmann: Genealogie des pommerschen Herzogshauses, in: Veröffentlichungen der landesgeschichtlichen Forschungsstelle für Pommern, series 1, vol. 5. Leon Saunier, Stettin, 1937, p. 113–114
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Johann Jakob Sell: Geschichte des Herzogthums Pommern, Flittner, 1820, p. 427