William II, Margrave of Meissen
|William II, Margrave of Meissen|
|Spouse(s)||Amelia of Masovia|
|Noble family||House of Wettin|
|Father||Frederick III, Margrave of Meissen|
|Mother||Catherine of Henneberg|
|Born||23 April 1371|
|Died||13 March 1425(aged 53)|
Under the Division of Chemnitz of 1382, he received the Osterland and Landsberg jointly with his brothers, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony and George (d. 1402). When Margrave William I "the one-eyed" died in 1407, William and Frederick also inherited a part of Meissen. Under the 1410 Treaty of Naumburg, however, the brothers agreed to a fresh division of the Meissen territory. They agreed to divide the Osterland between themselves. They did so in 1411; William received the larger part of the Osterland, including Leipzig, which Frederick had managed to obtain instead of Jena.
He died on 13 March 1425.
References and sources
- Heinrich Theodor Flathe (1898), "Wilhelm II., Markgraf von Meißen", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 43, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, p. 124
William II, Margrave of MeissenBorn: 1371 Died: 30 March 1425
|Margrave of Meissen
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