Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg
|Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg|
21 August 1570|
|Died||7 July 1606
|Noble family||House of Guelph|
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel|
|Father||Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg|
|Mother||Hedwig of East Frisia|
Christopher was a son of Duke Otto II of Brunswick-Harburg (1528-1603) from his second marriage with Hedwig (1535-1616), daughter of Count Enno II of East Frisia. His motto was Consilio et armis ("By counsel and weapons").
On 28 October 1604 in Harburg, Christopher married Elisabeth (1567-1618), the daughter of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and widow of Count Adolf XI of Schaumburg. The marriage remained childless.
Christopher died two years later, in 1606, after a fall in Harburg Castle. As the eldest brother, John Frederick (1557-1619) had waived his right to govern, the youngest brother Otto III, took Christopher's position as co-ruler.
|Ancestors of Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg|
- August B. Michaelis and Julius Wilhelm Hamberger: Einleitung zu einer volständigen Geschichte der Chur- und Fürstlichen Häuser in Teutschland, Meyer, 1759, vol. 1, p. 120 ff
- Vaterländisches Archiv für hannoverisch-braunschweigische Geschichte, Herold & Wahlstab, 1835, p. 400 ff, Online
- Max Löbe: Walsprüche: Devisen und Sinnsprüche, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2009, S. 64
- Johann Heinrich Christian von Selchow: Grundriss einer pragmatischen Geschichte des Hauses Braunschweig-Lüneburg, 1767, p. 295
Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-HarburgBorn: 21 August 1570 Died: 7 July 1606
|Lord of Harburg
With: William Augustus
and Otto III
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