Otto the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Otto the Mild and his wife Agnes of Brandenburg.
For other people of the same name, see Otto of Brunswick.

Otto (24 June 1292 – 30 August 1344), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, called the Mild, ruled over the Brunswick part of the duchy.

Otto was the eldest son of Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Otto and his brothers succeeded on their father's death in 1318; he served as his brothers' guardian while they were not of age. In 1323, he acquired the Altmark from Brandenburg as an inheritance of his wife's; but he sold it in 1343, when he failed to establish control there.

Otto died in 1344 in Göttingen and was succeeded by his brothers.

Family[edit]

Firstly, Otto married Jutta (died 1317), daughter of Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse. Secondly, he married Agnes (1297–1334), daughter of Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, in 1319. From the first marriage, he had one daughter: Agnes (died 1371).

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Ancestry[edit]

Otto the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born: 24 June 1292 Died: 30 August 1344
Preceded by
Albert II
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Brunswick
1318–1344
Succeeded by
Magnus I and Ernest I