John II of Werle

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John II of Werle
Spouse(s) Mechtild of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Noble family House of Mecklenburg
Father John I of Werle
Mother Sophie of Lindow-Ruppin
Born after 1250
Died 27 August 1337(1337-08-27)
Buried Doberan Minster

John II, Lord of Werle[-Güstrow] nicknamed The Bald (after 1250 – 27 August 1337), was from 1309 to 1316 co-regent of Werle and from 1316 to 1337 Lord of Werle-Güstrow. He was the second eldest son of John I of Werle and Sophie of Lindow-Ruppin.

He reigned Werle from 1309 to 1316 together with his brother Nicholas II. After Nicholas's death in 1316 it was decided to divide the territory, and John took control over the part Werle-Güstrow and Nicholas's son John III, took control over the part Werle-Goldberg.

On 4 May 1326, King Christopher II of Denmark promised to invest John and Lord Henry II of Mecklenburg with the Principality of Rügen. However, the Dukes of Pomerania took Rugen, leading to the Rügen War of Succession. Pomerania successfully defended Rügen, and Mecklenburg's claims on Rügen could not be enforced.

He reduced his debts by prosecuting Jews for host desecration.[1]

John died in 1337 and was buried in the Doberan Minster.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1311, John II married Mechtild (born: c.  1295; died: between 24 October 1333 and 14 March 1344), a daughter of Duke Henry I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. They had four children:

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  1. ^ Article Krakow am See, in: Irene Diekmann(ed.), Wegweiser durch das jüdische Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Potsdam 1998, p. 142
John II of Werle
Born: after 1250 Died: 27 August 1337
Preceded by
Nicholas II
Lord of Werle
Succeeded by
Nicholas III
as Lord of Werle-Güstrow
Succeeded by
Bernard II
as Lord of Werle-Waren