Rudolph Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Rudolph Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
RudolphAugust by HansHinrichRundt.jpg
Painting of Rudolph Augustus
Spouse(s) Christine Elizabeth of Barby-Mühlingen
Noble family House of Welf
Father Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Dorothea of Anhalt-Zerbst
Born (1627-05-16)16 May 1627
Hitzacker
Died 28 January 1704(1704-01-28) (aged 76)
Hedwigsburg (now part of Kissenbrück)
The reverse of a one-twelfth thaler coin of Rudolph Augustus.

Rudolph Augustus (16 May 1627, Hitzacker – 26 January 1704, Hedwigsburg, now part of Kissenbrück) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1666 until his death. He ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy. In 1685, he made his younger brother Anthony Ulrich his co-regent.

Rudolph Augustus was the son of Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his second wife, Dorothea of Anhalt-Zerbst.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Rudolph Augustus married Christine Elizabeth, daughter of Albert Frederick, Count of Barby-Mühlingen. They had the following children that reached adulthood:

Ancestry[edit]

Rudolph Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Cadet branch of the House of Este
Born: 16 May 1627 in Hitzacker Died: 26 January 1704 in Hedwigsburg
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Augustus
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
with his brother Anthony Ulrich
between 1685 and 1702

1666–1704
Succeeded by
Anthony Ulrich