List of margravines of Meissen

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The Margraviate of Meissen was a territorial state on the border of the Holy Roman Empire. The margravines of Meissen were the consorts of the margraves of Meissen.

Margravine of Meissen[edit]

Non-dynastic, 963–985[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Swanehilde of Saxony Hermann Billung, Duke of Saxony
(Billung)
945/955 970 3 August 979
husband's death
28 November 1014 Thietmar
The name of Rikdag's wife is unknown, but he had several children Rikdag

Ekkehardingian dynasty, 985–1046[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Swanehilde of Saxony Hermann Billung, Duke of Saxony
(Billung)
945/955 before 1000 30 April 1002
husband's death
28 November 1014 Eckard I
The name of Gunzelin's wife is unknown, but he had several children; she main have been a sister of Bolesław I Chrobry. Gunzelin
Reglindis.JPG Regelinda of Poland Bolesław I Chrobry
(Piast)
989 1002/1003 1009, after August
husband's accession'
21 March aft. 1014 Herman I
Naumburg-Uta.JPG Uta of Ballenstedt Adalbert I, Count of Ballenstedt
(Ascania)
1000 1032 or 1038
husband's accession'
23 October, bef. 1046 Eckard II

Weimar-Orlamünde dynasty, 1046–1062[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Adela of Leuven Lambert II of Leuven
or his brother
Reginar of Leuven

(Leuven)
before 1060 1062
husband's accession'
early 1067
husband's death
1083 Otto I

Brunonen dynasty, 1067–1089[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Irmgard of Susa Ulric Manfred II of Turin
(Arduinici)
1058 January 1048
husband's accession
28 September 1057
husband's death
1078, before 29 April Egbert I
Oda of Weimar Otto I, Margrave of Meissen
(Weimar-Orlamünde)
before 1080 1089
husband's desposition
1111 Egbert II

Wettin dynasty, 1089–1123[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Gertrude of Brunswick Egbert I, Margrave of Meissen
(Brunonen)
1060 1101/2 1103
husband's death
9 December 1117 Henry I
Adelaide of Stade Lothair Udo III, Margrave of the Nordmark
(Udonen)
1098–1106 1123
husband's death
Henry II

Groitzsch dynasty, 1123–1124[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Cunigunde of Weimar Otto I, Margrave of Meissen
(Weimar-Orlamünde)
1110 1123
husband's accession
22 May 1124
husband's death
8 June 1140 Wiprecht

Wettin dynasty, 1124–1547[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Luitgard of Elchingen-Ravenstein Adalbert, Count of Elchingen-Ravenstein before 1119 1123
husband's appointment
19 June 1145 Conrad
Hlava2.jpg Hedwig of Brandenburg Albert the Bear
(Ascania)
1124/35 1144/7 5 February 1157
husband's accession
18 February 1190
husband's death
end of March 1203 Otto II
Sophia of Bohemia Frederick, Duke of Bohemia
(Přemyslids)
před 1176 23 April 1186 18 February 1190
husband's accession
24 May 1195 Albert I
(1195–1198)
Direct rule by Emperor Henry VI
Jutta of Thuringia Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia
(Ludowing)
1184 1194 1198
husband regains Meissen
18 January 1221
husband's death
6 August 1235 Dietrich I
KonstancieBabenberg.jpg Constance of Austria Leopold VI, Duke of Austria
(Babenberg)
1 May 1234 1243 before 5 June Henry III
AnezkaPrem1268 1.jpg Agnes of Bohemia Wenceslaus I of Bohemia
(Přemyslids)
1244 10 August 1268
Elisabeth von Maltitz.jpg Elisabeth of Maltitz Ulrich von Maltitz 1238/9 before 1273 15 February 1288
husband's death
25 January 1333
Elisabeth of Orlamünde Hermann III, Count of Orlamünde 1270 before 1 October 1290 1292
husband's desposition
before 24 March 1333 Albert II
Catherine of Bavaria Henry XIII, Duke of Bavaria
(Wittelsbach)
9 June 1267 1287 1289
husband's accession
16 August 1291
husband's death
9 January 1310 Frederick Tuta
Jutta of Henneberg Berthold VIII, Count of Henneberg
(Henneberg)
1272 22 July 1295 1292
husband's accession
10 December 1307
husband's death
25 April 1317 Dietrich II
Friedrich Gebissne Albrechtsburg.jpg Agnes of Gorizia-Tyrol Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia
(Meinhardiner)
1 June 1285 1292
husband's accession
14 May 1293 Frederick I
Elisabeth of Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk Otto, Count of Lobdeburg-Arnshaugk 1286 24 August 1300 16 November 1323
husband's death
22 August 1359
Matilde of Bavaria Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
(Wittelsbach)
after 21 June 1313 early May 1323 2 July 1346 Frederick II
Friedrich Strenge Albrechtsburg.jpg Catherine of Henneberg Heinrich XII, Count of Henneberg
(Henneberg)
1334 1344/6 18 November 1349
husband's accession
21 May 1381
husband's death
15 July 1397 Frederick III
Margaret of Nuremberg Albrecht, Burgrave of Nuremberg 1359 22 July 1374 13 November 1382
Chemnitzer Teilung
between 1 May 1389 and 16 August 1391 Balthasar
Morava.jpg Elisabeth of Moravia John Henry, Margrave of Moravia
(Luxembourg)
1355 1366 20 November 1400 William I
Anna of Brunswick-Göttingen Otto, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen
(Welf)
1387 by 7 May 1402 10 February 1407
husband's death
27 October 1426
Friedrich der Streitbare.jpg Catherine of Brunswick-Lüneburg Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Welf)
1395 8 February 1402 10 February 1407
husband's accession
4 January 1428
husband's death
28 December 1442 Frederick IV
Amelia of Masovia Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia
(Piast)
1396/9 16 May 1413 30 March 1425
husband's death
after 17 May 1424 William II
Anna of Schwarzburg Günther XV, Count of Schwarzburg
(Schwarzburg)
1407 10 February 1407
husband's accession
16 January 1431 Frederick V
The Division of Altenburg on September 26, 1445 attempted to divide the Saxon lands between Frederick IV's two sons Frederick VI and William III. But when Frederick VI chose the western part (Thuringia) instead of Meissen, William III rejected his choice and the Saxon Fratricidal War started. In the end Frederick VI received Meissen and William III received Thuringia.
Margaret of Austria Ernest, Duke of Austria
(Habsburg)
1416/17 3 June 1431 7 September 1464
husband's death
12 February 1486 Frederick VI
The Treaty of Leipzig on August 26, 1485 divided the Saxon lands between Frederick VI's two sons Albert IV and Ernest. Albert IV received Meissen and established his court there.
Cronecken der sassen.jpg Sidonie of Poděbrady George of Kunštát and Poděbrady, King of Bohemia
(Poděbrady)
14 November 1449 11 November 1464 12 September 1500
husband's death
1 February 1510 Albert IV
Lucas Cranach d.Ä. - Bildnis Barbara von Sachsen (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin).jpg Barbara Jagiellon Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland
(Jagiellon)
15 July 1478 21 November 1496 12 September 1500
husband's accession
15 February 1534 George
Lucas Cranach d. Ä. 038.jpg Catherine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
(Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
1487 6 July 1512 17 April 1539
husband's ascension
18 August 1541
husband's death
6 June 1561 Henry IV
Agnes of Hesse.JPG Agnes of Hesse Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse
(Hesse)
31 May 1527 9 January 1541 18 August 1541
husband's accession
24 April 1547
became electress
4 November 1555 Maurice
Final great Wettin dynastic division Meissen subsumed into the Electorate of Saxony. See Also Electress of Saxony

As a title in pretense[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Margravine Ceased to be Margravine Death Spouse
Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis.jpg Princess Elisabeth Helene of Thurn and Taxis Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis
(Thurn and Taxis)
15 December 1903 16 June 1923 18 February 1932
husband's accession
9 August 1968
husband's death
22 October 1976 Friedrich Christian
Princess Anastasia of Anhalt Prince Eugen of Anhalt
(Ascania)
22 December 1940 23 June 1962 9 August 1968
husband's accession
23 July 2012
husband's death
Maria Emanuel

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