Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
|Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel|
|Spouse(s)||Anne of Austria|
|Noble family||House of Ascania|
|Father||Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel|
|Mother||Judith of Henneberg-Coburg|
|Died||1 February 1308
Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg, also known as Herman the Tall (c. 1275 – 1 February 1308 at Lübz) was Margrave and co-ruler of Brandenburg with his cousin Otto IV. He was the son of Margrave Otto V and Judith of Henneberg-Coburg.
In 1299, he succeeded his father as co-regent of Brandenburg, which he ruled jointly with his cousin Otto IV. After the death of Duke Bolko I of Jawor, he exercised the guardianship over Bolko's children.
In 1308, war broke out between Brandenburg and Mecklenburg, the so-called North German Margrave War. Herman and Otto invaded Mecklenburg and Herman died during the siege of Lübz. He was buried in the Lehnin Abbey.
Marriage and issue
- Jutta (1301-1353), heiress of Coburg, married to Count Henry VIII of Henneberg (d. 1347)
- John V (1302-1317), his successor
- Matilda (d. 1323), heiress of Lower Lusatia, married Duke Henry IV "the Faithful" of Glogau (d. 1342)
- Agnes (1297-1334), heiress of the Altmark, married Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg (1281-1381). In 1319, she married her second husband, Duke Otto of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Göttingen (1290-1344).
- Otto von Heinemann (1880), "Hermann (Markgraf von Brandenburg)", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German) 12, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 123–124
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