Anne of Austria, Margravine of Brandenburg

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Anna of Austria
Anna of Austria (1275–1327).jpg
Image of Anna from the 15th century
Margravine of Brandenburg
Tenure 1295–1327
Spouse Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
Henry VI the Good
Issue Judith, Count of Henneberg
John V, Margrave of Brandenburg
Matilde, Duchess of Greater Poland
Agnes, Margravine of Brandenburg
Elisabeth, Duchess of Oleśnica
Euphemia
Margaret
House House of Habsburg
Father Albert I of Germany
Mother Elisabeth of Tirol
Born 1275
Vienna Austria
Died 1327
Legnica

Anna of Austria (1275–1327) was a daughter of Albert I of Germany and his wife Elisabeth of Tirol. She was a member of the House of Habsburg.

Family[edit]

Anna was born in Vienna, the eighth of twelve children. Her most notable siblings were Rudolph I of Bohemia, Frederick the Fair, Leopold I, Duke of Austria, Albert II, Duke of Austria, Otto, Duke of Austria and Agnes, Queen of Hungary.

Anna's maternal grandparents were Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany. Her paternal grandparents were Rudolph I of Germany and his first wife, Gertrude of Hohenburg. Her paternal aunts and uncles included Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Matilda, Duchess of Bavaria, Klementia, Queen of Hungary, and Judith, Queen of Bohemia.

First marriage[edit]

Anna first married in 1295 in Graz. Her husband was Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel. They had four children:

In 1308, Herman died, and their son John succeeded him.

Second marriage[edit]

In 1310 Anna married Henry VI the Good, Duke of Wrocław,[1] son of Henry V the Fat and his wife Elisabeth of Greater Poland.[2] They had three daughters:

  • Elisabeth of Brieg (ca. 1311 – 20 February? 1328), married before 10 January 1322 to Duke Konrad I of Oleśnica.
  • Euphemia of Brieg (Ofka) (ca. 1312 – 21 March after 1384), married before 29 November 1325 to Duke Bolesław the Elder of Niemodlin (Falkenberg).
  • Margaret of Brieg (ca. 1313 – 8 March 1379), Abbess of St. Clara in Wrocław (1359).

Anna died in 1327 in Legnica. She left her husband a widower, and she had failed to produce a son. When her husband died ten years later, Wrocław was merged with the Bohemian crown.

German nobility
Vacant
Title last held by
Hedwig of Habsburg
Margravine of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
23/24 August 1298 – 1 January 1308
Vacant
Title next held by
Katharina of Glogau
Vacant
Title last held by
Elisabeth of Kalisz
Duchess consort of Wrocław
1310–1327
None
territories of the Duchy of Wrocław incorporated into the Kingdom of Bohemia
Duchess consort of Brzeg
1310–1311
Vacant
Title next held by
Margaret of Bohemia
Duchess consort of Legnica
1310–1311

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Piast: Silesia". Genealogy.EU. [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Henry was also Duke of Brzeg and Legnica between 1296 and 1311 as co-ruler with two brothers, who divided up the Silesian duchies among themselves in 1311.Cawley, Charles, SILESIA, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed]