Catherine Birgersdotter of Bjelbo

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Catherine Birgersdotter
Princess consort of Anhalt-Zerbst
Spouse Siegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Issue Albert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Prince Henry
Prince Siegfried
Prince Hermann
Princess Agnes, Abbess of Coswig
Princess Hedwig, Abbess of Coswig
Princess Elisabeth
Princess Judith
Princess Konstanze
Princess Sophie von Hakeborn
House House of Bjelbo (by birth)
House of Ascania (by marriage)
Father Birger Jarl
Mother Princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden

Catherine Birgersdotter of Bjelbo (fl. 1245 - 1289), was a Princess consort of Anhalt, married to Siegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. She was the daughter of the Swedish regent Birger Jarl and Princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 17 October 1259, Catherine married Siegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the time of the wedding, her older brother was King Waldemar of Sweden by right of their mother.

They had ten children:

  • Albert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 17 August 1316).
  • Prince Henry of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 13 December 1340 / 28 March 1341 ?), Provost of Halberstadt.
  • Prince Siegfried of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 25 February 1317), a canon in Magdeburg.
  • Prince Hermann of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 24 June 1328), a Teutonic knight, Comtur at Dessau in 1327.
  • Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), Abbess of Coswig.
  • Princess Hedwig of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 24 February 1319), Abbess of Coswig.
  • Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Judith of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Konstanze of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (c.1260[1] - aft. 9 January 1290); married Ludwig of Hakeborn (c.1235 - 5 October 1298),[2] son of Albrecht III, Count of Hackeborn, and had issue.[1][2]

Sources[edit]

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

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