Anna of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1502–1568)
|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|
6 December 1502|
|Died||6 November 1568
|Buried||Church of St. Otto in Szczecin|
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. 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.
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:
- Sibylla (1541–1564)
- Bogislaw XII (c. 27 August 1542 – before 15 September 1542)
- 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
- Johann Jakob Sell: Geschichte des Herzogthums Pommern, Flittner, 1820, p. 427
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