Pribislav-Henry

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Statue of Pribislav (rightmost figure) flanking that of Otto I (center) on the former Siegesallee (1898), by Max Unger

Pribislav-Henry (German: Pribislaw-Heinrich; d. 1150) was a Slavic Christian prince and the last ruler of the Hevelli (Stodorani) tribe in the Northern March of Brandenburg.[1] His reign started, probably supported by the Ascanians, after the prior Hevelli prince Meinfried had been murdered in 1127.[1] Having no sons of his own, he around 1129 gave the area between Brandenburg and Lehnin to his son-in-law, who was the oldest son of Albert the Bear.[1] Emperor Lothair III approved the gift and made Albert margrave of the Northern March in 1134.[1] In 1150, Pribislav Henry died and was succeeded, after a short war of succession, by Albert the Bear.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Materna, Ingo; Ribbe, Wolfgang; Adamy, Kurt (1995). Brandenburgische Geschichte (in German). Akademie Verlag. pp. 83, 86. ISBN 3-05-002508-5.