Elisabeth of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach

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Elisabeth of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach
Steiner Memoriae domus Wirtembergicae 057.jpg
Epitaph for Elisabeth in the manuscript Memoriae posteritatique inclytae domus Wirtembergicae sacrum of 1583
Spouse(s) Ernest, Margrave of Baden-Durlach
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Father Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Mother Sophia of Poland
Born (1494-03-25)25 March 1494
Ansbach
Died 31 May 1518(1518-05-31) (aged 24)
Pforzheim
Buried Stiftskirche, Stuttgart

Elizabeth of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Kulmbach (25 March 1494 in Ansbach – 31 May 1518 in Pforzheim) was a princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach by birth and by marriage Margravine of Baden.

Life[edit]

Elizabeth was a daughter of Margrave Frederick "the Elder" of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1460-1536) from his marriage to Sophia of Poland (1464-1512), a daughter of King Casimir IV Jagiellon of Poland. She was a granddaughter of the powerful Elector Albert III Achilles of Brandenburg. They finally succeeded in 1515. Christopher I abdicated and his sons divided the Margraviate.[1] The Margraviate would remain divided until 1771.

Elisabeth died in 1518 and was buried in the Stiftskirche, Stuttgart.

Issue[edit]

On 29 September 1510 she married Ernest, Margrave of Baden-Durlach; they had the following children:

  • Albert (July 1511 – 12 December 1542), participated in the Austrian war against the Turks in 1541 in Hungary and died on the way back in Wasserburg am Inn
  • Anna (April 1512 – after 1579)
married on 11 February 1537 to Count Charles I of Hohenzollern (1516 – 8 March 1576)
  • Amalie (February 1513; died 1594)
married in 1561 to Count Frederick II of Löwenstein (22 August 1528 – 5 June 1569)
  • Maria Jacobea (October 1514; died: 1592)
married in February 1577 to Count Wolfgang II of Barby (11 December 1531 – 23 March 1615)
  • Marie Cleopha (September 1515 – 28 April 1580)
married in 1548 to Count William of Schultz (died circa 1566)
  • Elizabeth (20 May 1516; died: 9 May 1568), married:
    1. in 1533 to Count Gabriel von Salamanca-Ortenburg (died: December 1539)
    2. on 30 July 1543 to Count Conrad II of Castell (10 July 1519 – 8 July 1577)
  • Bernhard (February 1517 – 20 January 1553), ruling Margrave of Baden-Durlach

References[edit]

  • Samuel Buchholtz: Versuch einer Geschichte der Churmarck Brandenburg von der ersten Erscheinung der deutschen Sennonen an bis auf jezige Zeiten, F. W. Birnstiel, 1767, S. 221

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ David Warren Sabean, Simon Teuscher, Jon Mathieu: Kinship in Europe: approaches to long-term developments (1300-1900), Berghahn Books, 2007, p. 94