Ursula of Brandenburg

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Ursula of Brandenburg
Born (1488-10-17)17 October 1488
Berlin
Died 18 September 1510(1510-09-18) (aged 21)
Güstrow
Buried Doberan Minster
Noble family House of Hohenzollern
Spouse(s) Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg
Father John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg
Mother Margarethe of Saxony

Ursula, Margravine of Brandenburg (17 October 1488 – 18 September 1510) was a German noblewoman.

She was born in Berlin, the daughter of John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, and Margarethe of Saxony.

At age 19, on 16 February 1507 she married Duke Henry V of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1479–1552). They had three children:

  1. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1508–1541), married Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  2. Magnus III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1509–1550) (predeceased his father)
  3. Ursula of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (30 August 1510 – 22 April 1586), abbess of Ribnitz

She died in Güstrow in 1510 at the age of 21, less than a month after the birth of her third child.

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