Maria of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Maria of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Franz II mit seiner Familie.jpg
Portrait of Francis II of Saxe-Lauenburg with his wife Maria and their family in St. Mary's Church in Büchen
Spouse(s) Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
Noble family House of Guelph
Father Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Mother Hedwig of Brandenburg
Born (1566-01-13)13 January 1566
Schladen
Died 13 August 1626(1626-08-13) (aged 60)
Lauenburg

Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (born: 13 January 1566 in Schladen; died: 13 August 1626 in Lauenburg) was a princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel by birth and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg.

Life[edit]

Mary was a daughter of the Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1528–1589) from his marriage to Hedwig (1540–1602), daughter of the Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg.

She married on 10 November 1582 [1] at Wolfenbüttel with Duke Francis II of Saxe-Lauenburg (1547–1619). She was his second wife. She was given Franzhagen Castle as her wittum; she created a Meierhof and a court church there.[2]

Maria died in 1626 and was buried alongside her husband in the ducal family crypt in the Mary Magdalene Church in Lauenburg.[3]

Issue[edit]

Maria's coat-of-arms as of 1608 on St. Jacobi Church in Cuxhaven. Abbreviated inscription: V.[on] G.[ottes] G.[naden] M.[arie] G.[eborene] Z.[u] B.[raunschweig] U.[nd] L.[üneburg] – 2nd line – H.[erzogin] Z.[u] S.[achsen,] E.[ngern] V.[nd] W.[estfalen] (trl. Of God's Grace Mary née of Brunswick and Lunenburg – 2nd line – Duchess of Saxony, Angria and Westphalia).

Maria and Francis had 14 children, of whom the following 12 reached adulthood:

References[edit]

  • Johann Samuel Ersch: Allgemeine encyclopädie der wissenschaften und künste, Part 1, vol. 28, J. f. Gleditsch, 1848, p. 69
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Wilhelm Havemann: Geschichte der Lande Braunschweig und Lüneburg, vol. 2, Dieterichsche buchhandlung, 1855, p. 418
  2. ^ Johann Friedrich Burmester: Beiträge zur Kirchengeschichte des Herzogthums Lauenburg, self-published, 1832, p. 150
  3. ^ Andrea Baresel-Brand: Grabdenkmäler nordeuropäischer Fürstenhäuser im Zeitalter der Renaissance 1550-1650, Verlag Ludwig, 2007, p. 241
  4. ^ John Albert II was a brother of Duke Adolphus Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.