Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel

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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
Born c. 1275
Died 1 February 1308(1308-02-01)
Buried Lehnin Abbey

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[edit]

In 1295 he married Anne of Austria (1280-1327), the daughter of the late King Albert I of Germany. They had four children: