Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Albert II
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born c. 1268
Died (1318-09-22)22 September 1318
Noble family House of Guelph
Spouse(s) Rixa of Werle
Issue
Richenza, Abbess of Gandersheim
Mechtild
Jutta
Otto the Mild
Luder
Albert
Henry
Magnus I
Ernest I
Father Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Mother Adelheid of Montferrat

Albert (Latin Albertus; c. 1268 – 22 September 1318), called the Fat (pinguis), was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

The second son of Albert the Tall, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Albert was a boy when his father died in 1279. He was first under guardianship of his uncle, Conrad, Prince-Bishop of Verden, and then of his elder brother, Henry I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. In 1286 the three brothers divided their father's Principality of Wolfenbüttel; Albert received the areas around Göttingen, Minden, Northeim, Calenberg, and Hanover. He made Göttingen his residence, thus Principality of Göttingen. In 1292, the third brother, William, died childless, and Albert and Henry, who had received the Principality of Grubenhagen, quarrelled about William's share, the remaining belittled areas around Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel; Albert finally prevailed.

Family[edit]

Albert married Rixa, daughter of Henry I, Prince of Werle and Mecklenburg-Güstrow, and Rikissa Birgersdotter from Sweden, in 1284. They had the following children who reached adulthood:

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Cadet branch of the House of Este
Born: August 1267 Died: 7 September 1322
German nobility
Preceded by
Albert I
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
joint reign with Henry I and William I

1279–1291
Succeeded by
William I
Principality of Göttingen disentangled from the Principality of Wolfenbüttel Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Göttingen

1286–1318
Succeeded by
Otto the Mild
Preceded by
William I
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

1292–1318