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INTRODUCTION. 2

Chapter 1.                MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 968-1144. 3

A.         MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK.. 3

B.         MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK (GRAFEN von WALBECK) 6

C.        MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 1056-1144 (GRAFEN von STADE) 7

D.        MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 1112-1133 (GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU) 9

Chapter 2.                BRANDENBURG (SLAVIC RULERS), PRINCES of the HEVELLI 10

Chapter 3.                 MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1140-1320 (BALLENSTEDT) 12

Chapter 4.                 MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1323-1373 (WITTELSBACH) 43

Chapter 5.                 MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1373-1415 (LUXEMBOURG-BOHEMIA) 44

Chapter 6.                ELECTORS of BRANDENBURG (HOHENZOLLERN) 46

A.         ELECTORS of BRANDENBURG 1415-1701. 46

B.         MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in ANSBACH und BAYREUTH.. 61

C.        MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in BAYREUTH.. 65

D.        MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in ANSBACH.. 69

E.         MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG-SCHWEDT. 72

Chapter 7.                GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN. 74

A.         GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN, FAMILY of GRAF KONRAD.. 74

B.         GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN, FAMILY of GRAF DIETRICH.. 75

 



INTRODUCTION

 

 

Otto I King of Germany created the "northern March" or Nordmark as part of his policy of protecting the eastern territories of Saxony from attack by the Slavs and converting the people to Christianity.  Dietrich was appointed Markgraf of the new territory in 968 (see Chapter 1.A), approximately thirty years after the first Markgraf of the "eastern March" or Ostmark was appointed.  His relations with his Slav neighbours must have been relatively peaceful as two of his daughters are recorded as having married Slav princes.  Nevertheless, the Annalista Saxo records that he was deprived of the dignity (in 983) in favour of Lothar [III] Graf von Walbeck after the Slavs destroyed the churches of Brandenburg and Havelberg and relapsed into paganism[1].  The Nordmark is described as the March in the "Gau der Heveller", and must have existed in parallel with the Slav rulers of the Hevelli (see Chapter 2).  The Grafen von Walbeck ruled as Markgrafen der Nordmark from 983 to 1009 (Chapter 1.B), when they were succeeded by Bernhard son of Markgraf Dietrich who ruled until [1050].  The Grafen von Stade were appointed Markgrafen der Nordmark in 1056 and ruled until 1144 (Chapter 2.C), although members of the Grafen von Plötzkau also ruled as Markgrafen between 1112 and 1133 (Chapter 2.D).

 

The last Slav ruler of Brandenburg appointed Albrecht Graf von Ballenstedt as his heir in 1139.  Emperor Friedrich I "Barbarossa" created the duchy of Silesia in 1163 and the duchy of Pomerania in 1181, both within imperial territory.  This stabilisation of the empire's eastern borders reduced the need for "March" jurisdictions to defend borderland areas.  Brandenburg, and to the south Meissen (as successor to the March of Ostmark), evolved as stable principalities firmly within the empire, although the rulers of both territories continued to hold the title "Markgraf".  The development of the title "Markgraf von Brandenburg" can be traced as follows.  Graf Albrecht had been appointed Herr der Mar k Lausitz and Markgraf von Sachsen by Lothar von Süpplingenburg Duke of Saxony in 1123, in opposition to Wiprecht von Groitzsch who was appointed Markgraf by Emperor Heinrich V.  It is unclear how long Albrecht held this appointment, but he continued to use the title "Markgraf" after losing the territory, in line with numerous similar examples in Germany in the middle medieval period.  He inherited Brandenburg in 1140 from Pribislav-Heinrich Prince of the Hevelli.  It is does not appear that Brandenburg itself was a "March" at that time, but Albrecht continued to use his own personal title of Markgraf.  The last Markgraf der Nordmark, Rudolf II Graf von Stade, was murdered in 1144.  After this date, Markgraf Albrecht is recorded with the title "Markgraf von Stade".  A lengthy dispute over the inheritance of Graf Rudolf was finally settled in 1157, when Markgraf Albrecht receiving the Plötzkauer territories.  It is likely that the Nordmark was around this time assimilated with Brandenburg, both being ruled by Markgraf Albrecht, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified. 

 

Brandenburg was ruled by Markgrafen from the Ballenstedt family until 1320 (see Chapter 3).  The descendants of two younger sons of Markgraf Albrecht "de Bär" ruled as Grafen von Orlamünde from 1156 (see the document THURINGIA NOBILITY) and, from 1180, Dukes of Saxony (see SAXONY DUKES & ELECTORS).  Brandenburg was ruled by members of the Wittelsbach family of Bavaria between 1323 and 1373 (see Chapter 4), and by the Luxembourg family of the dukes of Bohemia from 1373 to 1415 (see Chapter 5).  Emperor Sigmund pawned the March of Brandenburg to Friedrich VI Burggraf von Nürnberg (from the Hohenzollern family) in 1411, but when the emperor was unable to redeem the pledge he invested Friedrich as Markgraf and Elector of Brandenburg in 1415.  The Hohenzollern rulers expanded the territories of Brandenburg, and eventually ruled as kings of Prussia (from 1701) and emperors of Germany (from 1871) until the end of the First World War. 

 

This document also sets out some information on two families who in the 11th and 12th centuries held the title Graf von Haldensleben (Chapter 7), a small county located to the south-west of Brandenburg. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 968-1144

 

 

 

A.      MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK

 

 

DIETRICH, son of --- (-985)Markgraf über den Gau der Heveller [Nordmark] 968/981.  The Annalista Saxo records that "Teoderici ducis et marchionis" was deprived of the dignity in favour of Lothar [III] Graf von Walbeck after the Slavs destroyed the churches of "Branneburch et Havelbergan" and relapsed into paganism[2].  He was deposed in 983.  The necrology of Fulda records the death in 985 of "Deiterih marchio"[3]

m ---.  The name of Dietrich's wife is not known. 

Markgraf Dietrich & his wife had five children: 

1.         ODA (-1023).  Thietmar records Mieszko's marriage to "Markgraf Dietrich's daughter…Oda", specifying that she was a nun at the convent of Calbe and married "without the approval of the church"[4].  After her husband's death, her stepson expelled her and her children from Poland[5]m ([977/78]) as his [third] wife, MIESZKO I Prince of Poland, son of ZIEMOMYSŁ of Poland & his wife [Gorka ---) ([922]-25 May 992[6]). 

2.         MATHILDE (-after 995).  Thietmar names "the nun Mathilde, daughter of Markgraf Dietrich" and records her marriage to "a certain Slav named Przibislaw"[7].  After her husband died, she was abbess of St Laurentius at Magdeburg[8]m (before 983) PRIBISLAW von Brandenburg, son of --- (-killed in battle 28 Dec 994). 

3.         OTHELHILDA (-1020).  The Annales Quedlinburgenses record the death in 1020 of "Othellulda marchionis Thiedrici filia" as a nun at Quedlinburg[9]

4.         THIETBURGA .  The parentage of the wife of Graf Dedo is deduced from her brother Bernhard being described as avunculus of her son, although she is not named in this passage[10].  Thietmar is more explicit, stating that Dedo married "Markgraf Dietrich's daughter, Thiedburga"[11]m (before 985) DEDO Graf von Merseburg, son of DIETRICH [Theodericus] [Graf im Hassegau] [Wettin] & his wife --- (-killed in battle near Mose bei Wolmirstedt 13 Nov 1009). 

5.         BERNHARD (-[1044/51]).  "Bernhardo" is named as son of "Teoderici ducis et marchionis" in the Annalista Saxo, which also specifies that he was avunculus of Dietrich Graf von Merseburg[12].  He was appointed as BERNHARD Markgraf der Nordmark in 1009.  m [firstly] ---.  The name and origin of Bernhard´s [first] wife is not known.  [m secondly or Mistress (1):] ---, a Slav.  The Annales of Lambert von Hersfeld record in 1057 “Otto frater Wilhehelmi marchionis, sed matrimonio impari, matre...Slavia[13].  It is not clear from this passage whether Otto´s mother was the second wife or the mistress of Bernhard.  Baumgarten states that the wife of Markgraf Bernhard was --- Vladimirovna, illegitimate daughter of Vladimir Sviatoslavich "Velikiy/the Great" Grand Prince of Kiev & his mistress ---.  He cites a single German secondary source, dated to 1722, but this in fact makes no mention of Bernhard´s wife[14].  The authority for his statement is therefore unknown and it is preferable to assume that it is incorrect until further information comes to light.  If Baumgarten is correct, this person could have been the unknown second wife/mistress of Bernhard who is described as “Slavia” by Lambert von Hersfeld.  As the birth of Bernhard´s son by his second wife/mistress can be dated to [1040], this daughter would have been one of the youngest children of Vladimir (who died in 1015) if this is the correct parentage for Bernhard´s wife/mistress.  Markgraf Bernhard & his [first] wife had [five] children: 

a)         THIETBURGA (-1018).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Nun. 

b)         WILHELM (-near Prizlawa 10 Sep 1056).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded in [1051] as WILHELM Markgraf der Nordmark.  He was killed fighting the Slavs. 

c)         KONRAD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   Graf von Haldensleben

-        GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN

d)         ODA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m CHRISTIAN Graf, son of [GEBHARD [I] Graf von Querfurt/BURCHARD [I] Graf von Querfurt] & his wife ---. 

e)         [OTHELINDIS (-in Saxony 9 Mar [1043/44], bur in Saxony)The Annales Egmundani name "Othelhildis comitissa" as wife of "Theodericus comes quartus [Hollandensium]" but do not give her origin[15].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[16], the wife of Count Dirk III was the daughter of Bernhard I Markgraf der Nordmark Graf von Haldensleben, but the primary source on which this is based has not so far been identified.  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records the marriage of "Theodericus…tercius…comes Hollandie" and "Utilhildim filiam…ducis Saxonie"[17].  The corresponding duke of Saxony would have been the Billung Duke Bernhard I (who died in 1011).  However, if Duke Bernhard was Othelindis's father, the wife of Count Dirk III's son Count Floris would have been his first cousin on his mother's side, which seems unlikely to be correct.  "Theodericus…Holtlandensis comes…Florentii filius" recites the ownership history of properties claimed by the church of Utrecht in Holland, including donations by "Theodericus tertius, predicti Arnulfi filius, cum coniuge sua Othelhildis", by spurious charter dated 26 Jul 1083, probably written in [1130][18].  The Annales Egmundani record the death in 1044 of "Othilhildis comitissa"[19].  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke records that "Othilhildis…comitissa" returned to Saxony after her husband died, and that she died there "1043 VII Id Mai" and was buried there[20].  Beke's Egmondsch Necrologium records the death "1043 VII Id Mar" of "Othelhildis comitissa rediens ad Saxoniam"[21]m DIRK III Count of Holland, son of ARNULF Count of Holland & his wife Liutgard de Luxembourg (-27 May 1039).] 

Markgraf Bernhard & [his second wife/Mistress (1)] had one [illegitimate] child:

f)          OTTO ([1040]-killed in battle near Hausneindorf 26 Jun 1057).  The Annales of Lambert von Hersfeld record in 1057 that “Otto frater Wilhehelmi marchionis, sed matrimonio impari, matre...Slavia” had been exiled to Bohemia from boyhood but returned to Saxony after the death of his brother to claim his inheritance, fought “Brun et Eggeberdus patrueles regis” [Grafen von Braunschweig], killed “Brun”, and still “adolescentem” was killed by Ekbert[22].  As noted above, it is not clear from this passage whether Otto was illegitimate or born from a second marriage of his father.  His birth date in estimated to [1040] assuming that he was really “adolescentem” when he died. 

 

 

 

B.      MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK (GRAFEN von WALBECK)

 

 

For full details of this family, see the document SAXONY NOBILITY. 

 

 

LOTHAR [III] von Walbeck, son of LOTHAR [II] Graf von Walbeck & his wife Mathilde von Arneburg (-25 Jan 1003).  Thietmar names his paternal uncle Liuthar, recording that he attempted to deprive his mother of all her possessions after the death of his brother Siegfried[23].  Graf im Derlingau und im Nordthüringgau 982.  He succeeded in 983 as LOTHAR I Markgraf der NordmarkThe Annalista Saxo records that he was installed as Markgraf after "Teoderici ducis et marchionis" was deprived of the dignity following the destruction by the Slavs of the churches "Branneburch et Havelbergan" and their relapse into paganism[24].  Thietmar records the death on 25 Jan, in the first year of the reign of King Heinrich II (1003), of "Markgraf Liuthar" and his burial at Köln[25]

1.         WERNER von Walbeck (-1014).  Thietmar records the birth of Werner as first son of Lothar and his wife, born when his mother was "in her thirteenth year"[26].  The Annalista Saxo names "marchio Werinharius" as son of Lothar[27].  He succeeded in 1003 as WERNER Markgraf der Nordmark, until 1009.  After accusations brought against him at Merseburg by Graf Dedo [Wettin], Werner was deprived of his titles[28]

2.         LOTHAR [IV] von Walbeck (-killed in battle 1033).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded as LOTHAR II Markgraf der Nordmark, Graf von Walbeck. 

 

 

 

C.      MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 1056-1144 (GRAFEN von STADE)

 

 

The Grafen von Stade created their domain between the lower Elbe and Weser rivers.  They extended their power northwards with the acquisition of Dithmarschen in the mid-11th century[29].  They became Markgrafen der Nordmark in 1056.  For full details of this family, see the document SAXONY NOBILITY. 

 

 

LOTHAR-UDO [II] von Stade, son of SIEGFRIED [II] Graf von Stade & his wife Adela von Alsleben (after 994-7 Nov 1057).  He is named "Liutgerum comitem", and his parentage specified, in the Annalista Saxo[30].  His birth date is estimated from Thietmar recording that his father Siegfried had no sons for use as hostages at the time of his capture by pirates in Jun 994[31].  He succeeded his father in 1037 as Graf von Stade.  He succeeded in 1056 as LOTHAR-UDO I Markgraf der NordmarkThe necrology of Lüneburg records the death "6 Nov" of "Udo com"[32]  

1.         LOTHAR-UDO [III] von Stade ([1020/30]-4 May 1082)The Annales Stadenses name "Udonem primum" as son of "comitem Luderum" & his wife Adelheid[33] Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his father in 1057 as LOTHAR-UDO II Markgraf der Nordmark"Heinricus…rex" granted "comitatum Udonis marchionis" to the church of Bremen-Hamburg by charter dated 24 Oct 1063, with the consent of "Ottonis Baiuuariorum ducis, Bertoldi ducis, Ottonis marchionis, Fritherici comitis palatine, Ekkiberti comitis"[34]The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Udo senior Saxonicus marchio" on "IV Non Mai" 1082[35]

a)         HEINRICH von Stade ([1065]-27 Jun 1087).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda and in a later passage names his wife "Eupracciam filiam regis Ruscie qui in nostra lingua vocobatur Adelheid, quam postea duxit Heinricus imperator"[36].  Graf von Stade.  He succeeded in 1082 as HEINRICH I "der Lange" Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Heinricus marchio de Stadhe, filius Udonis…sine filiis" in 1087, specifying that he gave "comitatum suum Stadhe" to "Friderico, quem habuit quadraginta annis" while his brother Lothar-Udo succeeded as Markgraf[37].   

b)         LOTHAR-UDO [IV] von Stade ([1070]-2 Jun 1106)The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda[38].  Graf von Stade.  The Annalista Saxo records that he succeeded his brother in 1087 as LOTHAR-UDO III Markgraf der Nordmark[39].   

i)          HEINRICH [IV] von Stade ([1102]-4 Dec 1128).  The Annalista Saxo records "Heinricum marchionem et duas filias" as the children of Lothar-Udo & his wife, specifying in a later passage that Heinrich patruelus of Udo and Rudolf died childless[40].  Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his uncle in 1114 as HEINRICH II Markgraf der Nordmark[41].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1128 of "Heinricus marchio filius Udonis marchionis"[42].   

ii)         other children: see SAXONY NOBILITY. GRAFEN von STADE

c)         RUDOLF [I] von Stade (-7 Dec 1124).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Heinricum, Udonem, Sigifridum, Rodulfum et filiam Adelheidis" as children of Lothar Udo [III] and his wife Oda[43].  Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his brother in 1106 as RUDOLF I Markgraf der Nordmark, but was deposed in 1114[44].  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1124 of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis"[45].   

i)          other children: see SAXONY NOBILITY. GRAFEN von STADE

ii)         UDO [V] von Stade (-killed in battle 15 Feb 1130).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Rodolfum, Udonem et Hartwigum Bremensem archiepiscopum, et filiam nomine Liuccardem" as children of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis" and his wife Richardis, specifying that Udo died childless[46].  Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his first cousin in 1128 as UDO Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1130 of "Udo comes de Frekenleve, filius Rodulfi marchionis", specifying that he was killed at Aschersleben by the forces of Markgraf Adalbert[47].   

iii)        RUDOLF [II] von Stade (-killed in battle 15 Mar 1144).  The Annalista Saxo names (in order) "Rodolfum, Udonem et Hartwigum Bremensem archiepiscopum, et filiam nomine Liuccardem" as children of "Rodolfus comes frater Udonis marchionis" and his wife Richardis, specifying that "Rodolfus" died childless[48].  Graf von Stade.  He succeeded his brother in 1130 as RUDOLF II Markgraf der Nordmark.  He asserted his rule with a heavy hand and was murdered by peasants in Dithmarschen[49].  The Annales Stadenses records that he was killed by "Thietmarcis"[50]The Annales Erphesfurdenses record that "Ruodolfus comes Saxonie" was killed in 1144[51]  

d)         other children: see SAXONY NOBILITY. GRAFEN von STADE

 

 

 

D.      MARKGRAFEN der NORDMARK 1112-1133 (GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU)

 

 

For full details of this family, see the document SAXONY NOBILITY. 

 

 

HILPERICH von Plötzkau, son of DIETRICH Graf von Plötzkau & his wife Mathilde von Walbeck (-1118, bur Kakelingen).  "Conradum et Hilpricum comitem et duas filias Irmingardem et Adelheidem" are named (in order) as children of "Teodericus comes de Ploceke" and his wife in the Annalista Saxo, specifying that he married "viduam Teoderici comitis de Katalenburh nomine Adelam"[52].  Graf von Plötzkau.  He succeeded in 1112 as HILPERICH Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1118 of "Helpricus comes de Ploceke"[53]

1.         KONRAD von Plötzkau (-killed in battle in Italy [10] Jan 1133, bur Kakelingen).  The Annalista Saxo names "Bernardum comitem et Conradum marchionem" as the two sons of Hilperich and his wife, and specifies in a later passage that Konrad married "filia ducis Polanorum"[54].  Graf von Plötzkau.  He succeeded in 1130 as KONRAD Markgraf der Nordmark.  The Annalista Saxo records that "Conradus de Ploceke" was killed, transfixed by an arrow, "after the festive days [early in the year]", his body being brought back from Italy to be buried in Kakelingen[55]

2.         other children: see SAXONY NOBILITY. GRAFEN von PLÖTZKAU

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    BRANDENBURG (SLAVIC RULERS), PRINCES of the HEVELLI

 

 

 

1.         BAÇLABIČ [Václav], son of ---.  Prince of the Stodorani [921/936].  m ---.  The name of Baçlabić's wife is not known.  Baçlabić & his wife had three children: 

a)         ---.  m ---.  One child: 

i)          --- (-940).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Prince of the Hevelli

b)         TUGUMIR (-25 May ----).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He was taken to Saxony as a prisoner 928/929[56]Prince of the Hevelli [940].  m ---.  The name of Tugumir's wife is not known.  Tugumir & his wife had [four] children:

i)          PRIBISLAW von Brandenburg (-killed in battle 28 Dec 994).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Thietmar records that the "Slav…Przibislaw" was killed on 28 Dec "by the twin brothers Ugio and Uffiko"[57]m (before 983) MATHILDE, daughter of DIETRICH Markgraf über den Gau der Heveller [Nordmark] & his wife --- (-after 995).  Thietmar names "the nun Mathilde, daughter of Markgraf Dietrich" and her marriage to "a certain Slav named Przibislaw"[58].  After her husband died, she was abbess of St Laurentius at Magdeburg[59].  Pribislaw & his wife had one child: 

(a)       son (994-).  Thietmar records that Mathilde "gave birth to a son whom she raised in sadness"[60]

ii)         LUDOLF (-afetr 994).  Thietmar names "Liudolf" as brother of "Przibislaw", recording that he "abandoned his clerical habit and took up arms" after his brother was killed, but was captured by the emperor and "restored to his previous status"[61].  Clericus 994. 

iii)        [PRIBUVOJ .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  992.] 

iv)       [BOLILUT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  995.] 

c)         daughter .  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[62], she was the daughter of Baçlabić.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  She was a "captured Slavic noblewoman" according to Thietmar, who gives neither her name nor her parentage[63]Mistress: (before 929) of OTTO of Germany, son of HEINRICH I "der Vogelsteller/the Fowler" King of Germany & his second wife Mathilde --- (23 Nov 912-Memleben 7 May 973, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  He was elected OTTO I "der Große" King of Germany in 936.  Crowned Emperor at Rome 2 Feb 962.

 

 

1.         PRIBISLAV-HEINRICH, son of --- (-1140)Helmold records that "fratruelem Heinrici Pribizlaum" was captured by "Kanutum, filium Herici regis Danorum" after he was installed by Emperor Lothar as ruler of the Slavs and imprisoned in Schleswig[64]Prince of the HevelliHelmold records that "Pribizlaus atque Niclotus" succeeded in the Slav territories "uno…Wagirensium atque Polaborum, altero Obotritorum" after the death of "Kanutus cognomento Laward"[65], dated to 1131Helmold records that "Race, de semine Crutonis" challenged "Pribizlaum" as leader of the Slavs[66], dated to after 1137.  He appointed Albrecht "der Bär" Graf von Ballenstedt, Duke of Saxony his heir in Brandenburg[67].  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1150 of "Henricus de Brandenburg", specifying that he had made "marchio Adelbertus" his heir[68].  The Cronicæ Principum Saxoniæ names "in Brandenburg quidam rex qui Slavice dicibatur Pribislaus" who was called "post…baptismo Henricus" when recording that he adopted "Ursum" as his heir in 1139 as he was childless[69]m PETRISSA, daughter of ---.  After her husband's death, she handed the fort of Brandenburg to Albrecht "der Bär"65.  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Petrissa" as wife of "rex Henricus dictus Pribezlaus"[70]

 

 

1.         JAXA (-1157 or after).  Prince of Köpenick.  He challenged the succession of Albrecht "der Bär" Graf of Ballenstedt as Markgraf von Brandenburg but was defeated in 1157[71]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1140-1320 (BALLENSTEDT)

 

 

ALBRECHT von Ballenstedt, son of OTTO "der Reiche" Graf von Ballenstedt & his wife Eilika of Saxony [Billung] ([1096/1100]-18 Nov 1170, bur Ballenstedt).  The Annalista Saxo names "Adelbertum marchionem et filiam Adelheidem" as children of "Ottoni comiti de Ballenstidi" and his wife Eilika[72].  He succeeded his father in 1123 as Graf von Ballenstedt.  Lothar von Süpplingenburg Duke of Saxony appointed him Herr der Mark Lausitz and Markgraf von Sachsen in 1123, in usurpation of the rights of Emperor Heinrich V who had granted the fief to Wiprecht Graf von Groitsch[73].  "Palatinus comes Willelmus, Marchio Adelbertus, comes Herimannus et frater eius Cunradus…" witnessed the charter dated 15 Jul 1128 under which Adalbert Archbishop of Mainz confirmed an exchange of property between "heredes comites Rodulfi…marchionis…prefati comitis filius Rodulfus…matre eius religiosa vidua Richarde…et fratre predicti pueri Udone iam milite facto et uxorato…" and the provost of Jechenburg[74].  Graf der Nordmark 1128.  He was temporarily deprived of his titles, but rehabilated, by the emperor in 1133.  He strongly opposed the Welf family in support of Konrad III King of Germany, who invested him as ALBRECHT Duke of Saxony in 1138 after refusing to enfeoff Heinrich "der Stolze" Duke of Bavaria [Welf] with the duchy[75].  After the death of Duke Heinrich, Albrecht hastened to Bremen where on 1 Nov 1139 he attempted to obtain recognition as duke of Saxony but was driven out of the town[76].  He was finally obliged to relinquish his claim to Saxony in 1142, as part of the compromise reached between the Welf family and King Konrad III, and returned to the Nordmark[77].  Pribislav-Heinrich Prince of the Hevelli appointed Albrecht his heir in Brandenburg, and he succeeded in 1140 as ALBRECHT "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg, although he was obliged to defend the territory against Jaxa Prince of Köpenick in 1157[78].  Markgraf von Stade 1143.  "Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[79]After a lengthy dispute with Heinrich "der Löwe" Welf Duke of Saxony over the inheritance of the counts of Plötzkau and Hermann von Winzenburg, Friedrich I "Barbarossa" King of Germany assigned the Plötzkauer inheritance to Markgraf Albrecht and the Winzenburger inheritance to Duke Heinrich at the diet of Würzburg in Oct 1153[80].  The document dated 17 Sep 1156 which established the duchy of Austria is witnessed by "…marchio Adelbertus de Staden…"[81]Graf von Aschersleben 1156:  "Adelbertus…comes Asscherslovensis" confirmed a donation to Kloster Ilsenburg by "domino Alberto et fratre suo Tiederico de Crozuch" by charter dated 28 Dec 1156[82]In 1166, he joined the alliance of Saxon princes against Duke Heinrich, attacking the fortress of Althaldensleben 20 Dec 1166 with Ludwig II Landgraf of Thuringia and Wichmann Bishop of Magdeburg[83].  Markgraf Albrecht was one of the signatories of the alliance of Magdeburg 12 Jul 1167, which formalised the opposition to Duke Heinrich[84]

m (1124 after 7 Dec) SOPHIE von Winzenburg, daughter of HERMANN [I] Graf von Windberg, Ratelberg und Winzenburg, Markgraf von Sachsen & his second wife Hedwig --- (-25 Mar 1160, bur Lamspringe).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the reference to her half-sister Beatrix in the following source.  The Annales Palidenses record the death in 1160 of "domna Sophia marchionissa" and that of "soror eius Beatrix abbatissa Quidlingeburgensis octavo die…subsecuta"[85].  "Adelbertus, Brandenburgensis Marchio, et Otto Marchio, filius meus" donated property to Kloster Leitzlau, for the repose of "mee coniugis Sophie", by charter dated 1162[86]

Markgraf Albrecht & his wife had thirteen children: 

1.         OTTO ([1126/28]-7 Mar 1184, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Bernardum ducem Saxonie, Sifridum episcopum Brandenburgensem, postea archiepiscopum Bremensem et Hadewigem [uxor] Otto marchio Misenensis" as children of "Albertus Ursus"[87]"Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[88]He succeeded his father in 1170 as OTTO I Markgraf von Brandenburg

-        see below

2.         HEDWIG ([1124/35]-end Mar 1203, bur Kloster Altzelle).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Hetwigem filiam Alberti marchionis de Saxonis" as wife of "Otho Misnensis marchio"[89].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Bernardum ducem Saxonie, Sifridum episcopum Brandenburgensem, postea archiepiscopum Bremensem et Hadewigem [uxor] Otto marchio Misenensis" as children of "Albertus Ursus"[90].  A 13th century genealogy refers to a daughter of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio" as wife of "marchioni de Missin"[91]m ([1144/47]) OTTO von Wettin, son of KONRAD I "der Grosse" Graf von Wettin, Brehna, Camburg und Eilenburg, Markgraf der Ober- und Niederlausitz & his wife Luitgard von Elchingen ([1125]-18 Feb 1190, bur Kloster Altzelle).  He succeeded in 1156 as OTTO "der Reiche" Markgraf von Meissen

3.         HERMANN (-19 Oct 1176).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Albertum, Berenhardum, Fridericum, Hermannum de Horlamund et Zeifridum Bremensem archiepiscopum" as the five sons of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio"[92]"Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[93]Markgraf von Sachsen 1153.  He succeeded in 1156 as Graf von Orlamünde, although it is unclear on what basis this territory was awarded to him.  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[94]

-        GRAFEN von ORLAMÜNDE

4.         daughter .  The Vincentii Pragensis Annales record the marriage in 1155 of "Wladizlaus dux" and "filiam marchionis Alberti de Saxonia"[95]m ([1152/55]) VLADISLAV of Bohemia, son of SOBĚSLAV I UDALRICH Duke of the Bohemians & his wife Adelheid of Hungary (-1165). 

5.         SIEGFRIED before 1138-[24 Oct/15 Nov] 1184, bur Bremen Cathedral).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Bernardum ducem Saxonie, Sifridum episcopum Brandenburgensem, postea archiepiscopum Bremensem et Hadewigem [uxor] Otto marchio Misenensis" as children of "Albertus Ursus"[96].  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Albertum, Berenhardum, Fridericum, Hermannum de Horlamund et Zeifridum Bremensem archiepiscopum" as the five sons of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio"[97].  Canon of the Franciscans at Magdeburg in 1164.  His election to the bishopric of Bremen, engineered by his father in 1168, was a direct challenge to the authority of Heinrich "der Löwe" Duke of Saxony, but he was prevented from assuming the position by Duke Heinrich[98].  Bishop of Brandenburg 1173 until 1180.  Elected Archbishop of Bremen end 1179, installed in 1180.  

6.         daughter .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m (1155) DYPOLD Duke of Moravia, son of VLADISLAV I Duke of the Bohemians & his wife Richinza [Richsa] von Berg (-14/15 Aug 1167). 

7.         HEINRICH ([1139/40]-after 18 Apr 1176).  "Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[99]Canon of St Sebastian at Magdeburg 1151, provost in 1161 and 1176.

8.         daughter .  A 13th century genealogy refers to a daughter of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio" as "abbatissa in monasterio Chutilinburch"[100].  Abbess of Quedlinburg after 1160.  According to Grote[101], the abbess of Quedlinburg from 1160 to 1161 was named Meregard, although he does not specify her origin. 

9.         ALBRECHT ([1131/40]-after 6 Dec 1172).  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Albertum, Berenhardum, Fridericum, Hermannum de Horlamund et Zeifridum Bremensem archiepiscopum" as the five sons of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio"[102], specifying that Albrecht died without sons.  "Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[103]He succeeded as Graf von Ballenstedt.  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[104]m (end 1157) as her second husband, ADELHEID von Meissen, repudiated wife of SVEND III Erikssen "Grade" King of Denmark, daughter of KONRAD I "der Grosse" Graf von Wettin, Brehna, Camburg und Eilenburg, Markgraf der Ober- und Niederlausitz & his wife Luitgard von Elchingen (-after 6 Dec 1172).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names (in order) "Odam et Bertam abbatissam Gerbestadensem, Agnetam Quidelingenburgensem abbatissam, quarta…Gerdrudis…quinta Adela…sexta Sophia" as the six daughters of "Conradus Misnensis et Orientalius marchio [filius Thiemonis]" & his wife, specifying that Adela married firstly "regi Danorum Suenoni" and secondly "Albertus comes Alberti marchionis filius"[105].  A 13th century genealogy names "Adelam" as daughter of "marchio Conradus" and her first husband as "regi Dacie" and her second "de Saxonia"[106].  Graf Albrecht & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         ADELHEID .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  1183.  m MEINHARD von Görz Conte di Istria, son of MEINHARD [I] Graf von Görz & his second wife Elisabeth von Schwarzenburg (-before 1193). 

b)         GERTRUD (-after 1194).  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Gerdrudem, Waltheri de Arnestein coniugem" as the daughter of "Albertus comes Alberti marchionis filius" & his wife[107]Walterus de Arnestein” donated “advocatiam x mansorum in villa Salbecke” to Magdeburg St. Maria, for the souls of “conjugis meæ Gertrudis filiique mei Wichmanni [monk at Magdeburg St. Maria]”, by charter dated “V Kal Jun” 1194[108]m WALTER [III] von Arnstein, son of WALTER [II] von Arnstein & his wife Ermengarde --- (-after 1199).

c)         [daughter .  Her parentage and marriage are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[109].  The primary source which confirms this information has not yet been identified.  It is not known whether it is based on an actual source or is speculative.  m FRIEDRICH [II] Graf von Beichlingen, son of FRIEDRICH [I] Graf von Beichlingen & his wife Heleburg von Gleichen (-Dec 1189).] 

10.      ADELHEID (-before 2 Jan 1162, bur Lamspringe).  "Adelbertus Brandenburgensis Marchio" donated property to "ecclesiam in villa Apuldere", for the soul of "filie Adelheitis, quo sepulta est in ecclesia…Lamesprinhe" and with the consent of "filiis Theoderico", by charter dated 12 Jun 1162[110].  Nun at Lamspringe.

11.      DIETRICH ([before 1132/40]-after 5 Sep 1183)"Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[111]"Adelbertus Brandenburgensis Marchio" donated property to "ecclesiam in villa Apuldere", for the soul of "filie Adelheitis, quo sepulta est in ecclesia…Lamesprinhe" and with the consent of "filiis Theoderico", by charter dated 12 Jun 1162[112].  Graf von Werben 1170.  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[113].  "Theodericus…comes de Wirben" confirmed the donations of property to Magdeburg Unser Liebe Frau made by "beate memorie pater meus Albertus Brandenburgensis marchio" by charter dated to [1171][114].  Vogt of Kloster Goseck 1176.  "Bernhardus dux Angarie et Westfalie et comes de Aschersleve" confirmed the donation to Kloster Obernkirchen by "frater noster Theodericus comes de Werbene" by charter dated end-Sep 1181[115]m ([1150]) MECHTILD of Thuringia, son of LUDWIG I Landgraf of Thuringia & his wife Hedwig von Gudensberg.  The Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ names (in order) "Cecilia…Iutha…Adelheidis…Mechtildis" as the four daughters of "Ludewicus lantgravius" & his wife Hedwig, specifying that Mechtild married "comiti Dieterico de Werben fratri ducis Bernhardi"[116].  Graf Dietrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         DIETRICH (-after 1171).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1171.

12.      BERNHARD (1140-Bernburg 9 Feb 1212, bur Ballenstedt St Nikolai).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Bernardum ducem Saxonie, Sifridum episcopum Brandenburgensem, postea archiepiscopum Bremensem et Hadewigem [uxor] Otto marchio Misenensis" as children of "Albertus Ursus"[117].  A 13th century genealogy names (in order) "Albertum, Berenhardum, Fridericum, Hermannum de Horlamund et Zeifridum Bremensem archiepiscopum" as the five sons of "Albertus de Hanhalde marchio"[118]"Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[119]Graf von Aschersleben und Graf von Anhalt 1170.  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[120]"Bernhardus…comes in Aschersleve" confirmed possessions of Marienthal, by charter dated 1174[121]Herzog von Westfalen und Engern 1179.  He was installed as BERNHARD Duke of Saxony at Gelnhausen 13 Apr 1180. 

-        DUKES of SAXONY

13.      EILIKA .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

 

 

OTTO von Brandenburg, son of ALBRECHT "der Bär" Markgraf von Brandenburg [Ballenstedt] & his wife Sophie von Winzenburg ([1126/28]-7 Mar 1184, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Bernardum ducem Saxonie, Sifridum episcopum Brandenburgensem, postea archiepiscopum Bremensem et Hadewigem [uxor] Otto marchio Misenensis" as children of "Albertus Ursus"[122].  He was co-ruler with his father in 1144.  Rudolf Bishop of Halberstadt confirmed an exchange between Hillersleben and Walbeck by charter dated 11 Apr 1145, which names "Adelbertus marchio et Otto filius eius" among the representatives of Hillersleben[123]"Adelbertus…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to the convent at Magdeburg, with the consent of "filiorum meorum Heinrici canonici sancti Mauritii in Magdaburg, Ottonis marchionis, Hermanni, Adelberti, Theoderici et Bernhardi comitum", by charter dated [end May/early Jun] 1151[124]"Adelbertus, Brandenburgensis Marchio, et Otto Marchio, filius meus" donated property to Kloster Leitzlau, for the repose of "mee coniugis Sophie", by charter dated 1162[125].  "Alberto Brandenburgensi marchione, Ottone filio eius…Hermanno comite de Horlemunde filio eius, Theoderico comite de Werben filio eius, Alberto comite de Balstede filio eius, Bernardo comite de Anehalt filio eius…" witnessed the charter dated 1170 under which "Cazimerus…Pomeranorum princeps" donated property to the church of Havelberg, with the consent of "fratre nostro Boguzlao"[126].  He succeeded his father in 1170 as OTTO I Markgraf von Brandenburg.  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" donated property to the bishopric of Havelberg, for the souls of "…Judithe…nostre conjugis", by charter dated 1170[127].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio et Judita uxor mea, filiique nostri Otto maior et Henricus minor" granted customs privileges to the town of Brandenburg by charter dated 1170[128].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio" donated churches "in villa Cechowe" to the bishop of Brandenburg by charter dated 28 Dec 1170, witnessed by "Juditha marchionissa, Otto et Heirnicus filii eius…"[129].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records that "Otto primus [filius Alberti Ursi]" founded "cenobium Leninense ordinis Cisterciensis", where he was buried, in 1180, and in 1184 "Arnesse claustrum dominarum ordinis Benedicti"[130].  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" founded Kloster Arendsee, with the consent of "meis heredibus Ottone, Heinrico, Adelberto filiis meis et uxore mea Adelheide", by charter dated 1184[131].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee recalls "Ottonis Marchionis et Alheydis uxoris eius" as founders of the church, confirmed by "Ottonis, Heynrici et Adelberti filiorum suorum"[132].  Pulchawa´s Böhmischer Chronik records that "Otto filius Alberti" died in 1184 and was buried "in Leninensi monasterio"[133]

m firstly (6 Jan 1148) as her second husband, JUDYTA of Poland, divorced wife of LÁSZLÓ of Hungary [later LÁSZLÓ II King of Hungary], daughter of BOLESŁAW III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" Prince of Poland & his second wife Salome von Berg-Schelklingen ([1133]-8 Jul [1171/75], bur Brandenburg Cathedral).  The Annales Polanorum name "[filiam] Iuditham" in addition to naming the six sons of Prince Bolesław[134].  The Annales Cracovienses Compilati record that "Boleslaus dat filiam suam regi Ungarie" in 1136, but does not name her[135]She is shown as King László's possible wife in Europäische Stammtafeln which also names her Judyta[136], but the source on which this is based has not been identified.  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio et Judita uxor mea, filiique nostri Otto maior et Henricus minor" granted customs privileges to the town of Brandenburg by charter dated 1170[137].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio" donated churches "in villa Cechowe" to the bishop of Brandenburg by charter dated 28 Dec 1170, witnessed by "Juditha marchionissa, Otto et Heirnicus filii eius…"[138]The Regesta Historia Brandenburgensis records the death "VIII Id Jul" of "Juditha marchionissa gemma Polonorum"[139]An undated charter, dated to [1190], refers to rights previously granted by "marchio Otto Brand." for the soul of "uxoris sue Juditte marchionisse"[140]

m secondly ([1171/75]) ADELHEID, daughter of ---.  A charter of Markgraf Otto I dated 1 Jan 1177 names "Adelheida conjugis mea et…heredibus meis Ottone et Heinrico et Adelberto"[141].  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" founded Kloster Arendsee, with the consent of "meis heredibus Ottone, Heinrico, Adelberto filiis meis et uxore mea Adelheide", by charter dated 1184[142].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee recalls "Ottonis Marchionis et Alheydis uxoris eius" as founders of the church[143].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[144], she was Ada of Holland, daughter of Floris III Count of Holland & his wife Ada of Scotland.  Ada´s marriage into the Brandenburg family is confirmed by the charter dated 1205 under which "Ada…marchionissa de Brandebrug" donated land "in Pole" to Rijnsburg abbey, with the consent of "Wilhelmi comitis et Florentii fratrum meorum et Ade comitisse matris mee et Ade neptis mee"[145]The similarity between "Ada" and "Adelheid" appears at first sight to establish the connection.  However, the chronology is not ideal.  It is most likely that "Adelheid" was the mother of Markgraf Otto I´s youngest son Markgraf Albrecht II, as discussed more fully below.  Albrecht II was named in the charter dated 1 Jan 1177 quoted above, so was born in the mid-1170s.  Albrecht is named in an 1197 document in his own capacity, indicating that he had already reached the age of majority.  If Ada of Holland was his mother, she would have been 12 years old at the most when he was born, assuming that she was her parents´ oldest child (which appears unlikely).  The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "Theodricum succedentem comitem Hollandie, Wilhelmum comitem Orientalis Frisie, Florencium prepositum Traiecetensis ecclesie, Robertum presidium Kenemarie, Beatricem, Elizabeth, Adelheydim et Margaretam comitissam Clivie" as the children of Count Floris III and his wife[146].  This suggests that "Adelheydim" was the third daughter.  While it is acknowledged that the order of births as recorded in such sources is not consistently reliable, the order in which Count Floris´s sons are named in the Chronologia does appear to correspond to the order of their births.  If Ada was her parents´ third daughter, it is unlikely that she was born before [1166/68], also bearing in mind that the birth of the couple´s oldest son Dirk should probably be placed in the 1160s in view of his marriage which is recorded in 1186.  This date [1166/68] makes it impossible that Ada was the mother of Markgraf Albrecht II.  A second possibility for Ada´s Brandenburg husband is Otto II Markgraf von Brandenburg (see below), stated to be the case by Alfred Riedel who compiled the Codex Diplomaticus Brandenburgensis series in the mid-19th century: in his index volume, he lists "Ada Margräfin v. Brandenburg, Gemahlin Otto´s II, Schwester des Grafen Wilhelm von Holland", although he cites no primary source which confirms that this statement is correct[147].  All problems of chronology would be resolved if Otto II was Ada of Holland´s husband, and "Adelheid", second wife of Markgraf Otto I, was a different person.  In addition, the timing of Ada´s 1205 donation to Rijnsberg abbey would have followed her husband´s death.  It would also be easier to explain Ada´s return to Holland (why would she have gone back if Markgraf Albrecht II had been her son?) and also the absence of any reference to Brandenburg relatives in the 1205 charter. 

Markgraf Otto I & his first wife had two children: 

1.         OTTO von Brandenburg (-4 Jul 1205, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Henricum et Albertum" as the three sons of "Otto primus [filius Alberti Ursi]"[148].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio et Judita uxor mea, filiique nostri Otto maior et Henricus minor" granted customs privileges to the town of Brandenburg by charter dated 1170[149].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio" donated churches "in villa Cechowe" to the bishop of Brandenburg by charter dated 28 Dec 1170, witnessed by "Juditha marchionissa, Otto et Heirnicus filii eius…"[150].  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" founded Kloster Arendsee, with the consent of "meis heredibus Ottone, Heinrico, Adelberto filiis meis et uxore mea Adelheide", by charter dated 1184[151].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee recalls "Ottonis Marchionis et Alheydis uxoris eius" as founders of the church and names "Ottonis, Heynrici et Adelberti filiorum suorum"[152].  He succeeded his father in 1184 as OTTO II Markgraf von Brandenburg.  "Adelberti filii marchionis de Misene, comitis Friderici de Anvort, Walteri de Arnsten, Cunradi filii burggravii Sifridi de Arneburg ex familia ipsius marchionis…" witnessed the charter dated 1187 under which "secundus Otto marchio Brandenburgensis et frater eius comes Hinricus de Gardelegen" donated property to the church of Brandenberg[153]"Otto…secundus marchio in Brandenburch" donated property to the Domkapitel, Brandenburg by charter dated 28 May 1197, which names "patris mei Ottonis, marchionis Brandenburgensis…frater meus Albertus comes in Arneburch"[154].  Pulchawa´s Böhmischer Chronik records that "Otto secundus, filius primi Ottonis" died in 1205[155]m ---.  The name and origin of Otto II´s wife is not known.  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records that "Otto secundus" had "uxorem cum magna sibi in Werda gloria presentatam" but died childless[156].  Pulchawa´s Böhmischer Chronik records that "Otto secundus, filius primi Ottonis" married "uxorem…sibi traditam cum magna gloria in Verdn" but was childless[157].  One possibility is that Markgraf Otto II´s wife was Ada of Holland, daughter of Floris III Count of Holland & his wife Ada of Scotland (-after 1205).  This is stated to be the case by Alfred Riedel who compiled the Codex Diplomaticus Brandenburgensis series in the mid-19th century: in his index volume, he lists "Ada Margräfin v. Brandenburg, Gemahlin Otto´s II, Schwester des Grafen Wilhelm von Holland", although he cites no primary source which confirms that this statement is correct[158].  This possibility was also discussed by Hermann Krabbo in the early 20th century[159].  Krabbo´s article refers to three charters, the first in which Pope Innocent III summoned Otto II to treat his wife with love, the second dealing with an attempt to murder Ada, the third Otto´s participation in a crusade hoping that God will favour him with the birth of an heir[160].  Ada of Holland´s marriage into the Brandenburg family is confirmed by the charter dated 1205 under which "Ada…marchionissa de Brandebrug" donated land "in Pole" to Rijnsburg abbey, with the consent of "Wilhelmi comitis et Florentii fratrum meorum et Ade comitisse matris mee et Ade neptis mee"[161]According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Ada of Holland was the second wife of Otto I Markgraf von Brandenburg[162], but as explained in detail above this is not an ideal chronological fit.  All problems of chronology would be resolved if Otto II was Ada of Holland´s husband.  In addition, the timing of Ada´s 1205 donation to Rijnsberg abbey would have followed her husband´s death.  It would also be easier to explain her return to Holland (why would she have gone back if Markgraf Albrecht II had been her son?) and also the absence of any reference to Brandenburg relatives in the 1205 charter. 

2.         HEINRICH (-after 15 Apr 1192, bur Stendal St Nikolai).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Henricum et Albertum" as the three sons of "Otto primus [filius Alberti Ursi]", specifying that Heinrich possessed "marchiam citra Albiam, videlicet Tangermunde et Stendal", built "ecclesiam sancti Stephani in Tangermunde" and in 1188 founded "[in] civitatis Stendalensis…ecclesiam sancti Nicolai", dying in 1192 and being buried at St Nikolai[163].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio et Judita uxor mea, filiique nostri Otto maior et Henricus minor" granted customs privileges to the town of Brandenburg by charter dated 1170[164].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio" donated churches "in villa Cechowe" to the bishop of Brandenburg by charter dated 28 Dec 1170, witnessed by "Juditha marchionissa, Otto et Heirnicus filii eius…"[165].  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" founded Kloster Arendsee, with the consent of "meis heredibus Ottone, Heinrico, Adelberto filiis meis et uxore mea Adelheide", by charter dated 1184[166].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee recalls "Ottonis Marchionis et Alheydis uxoris eius" as founders of the church and names "Ottonis, Heynrici et Adelberti filiorum suorum"[167].  Graf von Tangermünde.  Graf von Gardelegen: "Secundus Otto marchio Brandenburgensis et frater eius comes Hinricus de Gardelegen" donated property to the church of Brandenberg by charter dated 1187[168].  "Henricus…comes in Gardelege" donated property "in Folckfelde" to Lutter church by charter dated 1191[169]

Markgraf Otto I & his [second] wife had one child

3.         ALBRECHT von Brandenburg ([1172/76]-25 Feb 1220, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Henricum et Albertum" as the three sons of "Otto primus [filius Alberti Ursi]"[170].  He succeeded his [half-]brother in 1205 as ALBRECHT II Markgraf von Brandenburg

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ALBRECHT von Brandenburg, son of OTTO I Markgraf von Brandenburg & his second wife Adelheid [Ada of Holland?] ([1172/76]-25 Feb 1220, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Ottonem, Henricum et Albertum" as the three sons of "Otto primus [filius Alberti Ursi]"[171].  No primary source has yet been found which names his mother.  Albrecht was not born in 1170, the date of the charter under which "Otto…Brandenburgensis marchio et Judita uxor mea, filiique nostri Otto maior et Henricus minor" granted customs privileges to the town of Brandenburg by charter dated 1170[172].  By that time Markgraf Otto I´s first wife Judyta would have been nearly 40 years old.  It is therefore unlikely that she was his mother.  A charter of Markgraf Otto I dated 1 Jan 1177 names "Adelheida conjugis mea et…heredibus meis Ottone et Heinrico et Adelberto"[173].  "Otto Brandenburgensis marchio" founded Kloster Arendsee, with the consent of "meis heredibus Ottone, Heinrico, Adelberto filiis meis et uxore mea Adelheide", by charter dated 1184[174].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee recalls "Ottonis Marchionis et Alheydis uxoris eius" as founders of the church and names "Ottonis, Heynrici et Adelberti filiorum suorum"[175].  Graf von Arneburg: "Otto…secundus marchio in Brandenburch" donated property to the Domkapitel, Brandenburg by charter dated 28 May 1197, which names "patris mei Ottonis, marchionis Brandenburgensis…frater meus Albertus comes in Arneburch"[176].  "Otto secundus marchio" devastated the land of "Albertum fratrem suum", and captured and imprisoned him, but was obliged to release him and declare him his heir[177]"Adelbertus comes in Arneborch" confirmed the donation to Kloster Ilsenburg of "bona eorum in Pulcriz" made by "avus noster Adelbertus…marchio in Brandenborch" by charter dated 1204[178]He succeeded his [half-]brother in 1205 as ALBRECHT II Markgraf von Brandenburg.  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death of "Albertus secundus" in 1220 and his burial "in Leninensi cenobio"[179]

m (Aug 1205) MATHILDE von Landsberg, daughter of KONRAD von Landsberg Graf von Groitzsch und Sommerschenburg [Wettin] & his wife Elźbieta of Poland (-Salzwedel 1255, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Chronicon Montis Serreni records the marriage in 1205 of "Machtildem" older of the two daughters of "Conradi marchionis Orientalis" and "Albertus Brandenburgensis marchio"[180].  The Genealogica Wettinensis names "Machtildem…et Agnetem" as the two daughters of "Conradus marchio filius Dedonis" & his wife, specifying that Mathilde married "Albertus…marchio de Brandenburc"[181].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Mechtildem filiam Conradi marchionis de Landesberch" as wife of "Albertus secundus"[182]"Mechtildis…marchionissa Brandenburgensis, Johannes et Otto filii eius" purchased territories from the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of "Henricus comes Ascharie, qui tutelam prefatorum nepotum nostrorum gerimus", by charter dated 20 Sep 1221[183]The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death in 1255 of "Mechtildis [uxor Alberti secundi]" and her burial at Lehnin[184]

Markgraf Albrecht II & his wife had four children: 

1.         MATHILDE ([1206/15]-10 Jun 1261)The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "Megthildem filiam Ottonis marchionis" as wife of "Ottonem filium [Willehelmi]"[185]The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death in 1261 of "Mechtildis uxor Otto de Lunenborch"[186]m (end 1228) OTTO von Braunschweig, son of WILHELM "der Dicke" Herzog von Lüneburg & his wife Helena of Denmark (1204-Braunschweig 9 Jun 1252, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  He was created OTTO I "das Kind" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in 1235. 

2.         ELISABETH ([1207/16]-1231).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie refers to one of the daughters of "Albertus secundus" as "filiam que fuit lantgravio desponsata"[187].  "Heinricus Thur. lantgravius et Saxonie comes palat." confirmed a donation by charter dated 16 May 1228, with the consent of "matris nostre Sophie, uxoris nostre Elisabeth, fratris nostri Cunradi"[188].  “Henricus...Landgravius Thuringiæ et Saxoniæ comes palatinus...manibus matris nostæ et Conradi fratris nostri” donated property “in Ludirsburnin” to Reinhardsbrunn, for the salvation of “contectalis nostræ Elisabeth” on the day of her burial, by charter dated 1231[189]m (before 16 May 1228) as his first wife, HEINRICH RASPE von Thüringen, son of HERMANN I Pfalzgraf von Sachsen Landgraf of Thuringia & his second wife Sophie von Wittelsbach ([1204]-Wartburg 19 Feb 1247, bur Eisenach St Katharinenkloster).  He succeeded his nephew in 1241 as HEINRICH RASPE IV Landgraf of Thuringia.  Anti-King of Germany 22 May 1246. 

3.         JOHANN von Brandenburg ([1208/13]-[3 Jun 1266/2 Feb 1267], bur Kloster Chorin)The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Iohannem et Ottonem" as sons of "Albertus secundus"[190]The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "Iohannes et Otto marchiones" as brothers of "Megthildem filiam Ottonis marchionis", wife of "Ottonem filium [Willehelmi]"[191]He succeeded his father in 1220 as JOHANN I joint Markgraf von Brandenburg, jointly with his brother, the Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Henricum comitem de Anahald" as their tutor[192].  

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4.         OTTO von Brandenburg ([1209/16]-Brandenburg am Havel 9 Oct 1267, bur Strausberg Dominican church).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Iohannem et Ottonem" as sons of "Albertus secundus"[193]The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "Iohannes et Otto marchiones" as brothers of "Megthildem filiam Ottonis marchionis", wife of "Ottonem filium [Willehelmi]"[194]He succeeded in 1220 as OTTO III joint Markgraf von Brandenburg, jointly with his brother.  "Mechtildis…marchionissa Brandenburgensis, Johannes et Otto filii eius" purchased territories from the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of "Henricus comes Ascharie, qui tutelam prefatorum nepotum nostrorum gerimus", by charter dated 20 Sep 1221[195]"Johannes et Otto…marchioness Brandenburgensis" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 6 Nov 1225 in memory of "patris nostri Alberti pie memorie marchionis Brandenburgensis"[196].  "Johannes…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to Kloster Neuendorf by charter dated 11 Dec 1233 with the consent of "nostri fratris marchionis Ottonis"[197].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis Marchio" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 2 Aug 1253 witnessed by "domina Beatrix…uxor nostra, Johannes primogenitus noster, Conradus filius frater nostri, Adolphus comes de Dannenberch"[198].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death "1267 in die sancti Dyonisii" of "Otto III" and his burial "Struzeberch in…ecclesie fratrum Predicatorum"[199]m (before Jun 1243) BEATRIX [Božena] of Bohemia, daughter of WENZEL I King of Bohemia & his wife Kunigunde von Hohenstaufen ([1230/31]-Breslau 27 May 1290, bur Breslau Klarissenkloster).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Beatricem filiam regis Boemie" as wife of "Otto III"[200].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Ottonis et Beatrice uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[201].  The Notæ Sanctæ Claræ record the death "1290 VI Kal Iun" of "Beatrix marchionissa Brandburgensis" specifying that she was sister of "Anna ducissa, filia regis Bohemis, coniunx ducis Henrici"[202].  Markgraf Otto III & his wife had six children: 

a)         JOHANN [III] "der Gerechte" von Brandenburg (6 Apr 1244-Merseburg 8 Apr 1268, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife[203].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis Marchio" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 2 Aug 1253 witnessed by "domina Beatrix…uxor nostra, Johannes primogenitus noster…"[204].  The Chronica Minor Auctore Minorita Erphordiensi records that "Iohannes marchio de Brandeburg" was killed in 1268 "in torneamento cum lancea aput Merseburg"[205].  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death "1267 post pascha" of "Iohannes autem de Praga, primogenitus Ottonis" at a tournament in Merseburg and his burial "in Leninensi ecclesia"[206]

b)         OTTO [V] "der Lange" von Brandenburg ([1245/53]-[23/24] Aug 1298, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife[207].  He died from leprosy[208]m (Freyburg bei Unstrut 22 Oct 1268) JUTTA von Henneberg, daughter of HERMANN [I] Graf von Henneberg & his wife Margareta of Holland (-before 13 Sep 1295).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" and "Gittam filiam comitis de Hennenberg"[209].  Her parentage is more precisely indicated by the charter dated 1277 under which "Jutta...marchionissa Brandenburgensis" confirmed the donation to Rijnsburg abbey made by “matris nostre...comitisse de Hennenberg felicis memorie[210], linking her mother with the family of the counts of Holland.  "Hermannus comes de Hayneburg...Boppone", on his behalf and on behalf of “Boppone filio nostro...Othone marchione Brandenburgensi et Jutta filia nostra eiusdem marchionis uxore”, the hereditary rights of “domina Margareta quondam uxor nostra materque dictorum Bopponis et Jutte” in “comitatu Hollandie” to “domino Johanni de Avesnis comiti Hannonie” by charter dated Aug 1281[211]She was heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden in 1291[212].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Ottonis et Jutte uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[213].  Markgraf Otto V & his wife had seven children (the primary sources which confirm their parentage and marriages have not yet been identified): 

i)          BEATRIX (1270-[10 Apr 1312/26 Apr 1316]).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Beatricem…Mechthildim… Gitam…Gunegundim" as the four daughters of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Beatrix married "Bolko dux Polonie"[214].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly (Berlin 4 Oct 1284) BOLKO I Duke of Jauer and Schweidnitz, son of BOLESLAW Duke of Lower Silesia, Liegnitz and Glogau [Piast] & his first wife Hedwig von Anhalt ([1252/56]-9 Sep 1301).  m secondly ([20 Sep 1308/16 Jul 1311]) as his first wife, WLADISLAW von Beuthen, son of KASIMIR Duke of Beuthen and Kosel [Piast] & his wife Helena --- ([1277/83]-[16 Sep 1351/8 Sep 1352]).  He succeeded his father in 1312 as WLADISLAW Duke of Beuthen and Kosel

ii)         MECHTILD (-before 1 Jun 1298, bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Beatricem…Mechthildim… Gitam…Gunegundim" as the four daughters of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Mechtild married "Henrico…duci Wratislauie" and survived her husband and was buried in "Lenynensi monasterio"[215]m ([1287/88]) as his second wife, HEINRICH IV "Probus" Duke of Breslau, son of HEINRICH III "White" Duke of Breslau [Piast] & his wife Judyta of Mazovia [Piast] ([1257/58]-23 Jun 1290, bur Breslau Kloster Heiligkreuz). 

iii)        KUNIGUNDE (1271-Berlin after 1317, bur Berlin Franciscan Monastery).  "Otto et Hermannus, eiusdem Ottonis filius…Marchiones Brandenburgenses" reached agreement with the church of Havelberg by charter dated 1298 which names "filie nostri Ottonis, Conegundis et Jutta"[216].  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Beatricem…Mechthildim… Gitam…Gunegundim" as the four daughters of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Kunigunde died unmarried in Berlin and was buried "aput Fratres Minores"[217]

iv)       OTTO ([1277/82]-after 13 Sep 1295, bur Kloster Lehnin).  "Otto et Hermannus, eiusdem Ottonis filius…Marchiones Brandenburgenses" reached agreement with the church of Havelberg by charter dated 1298 which names "filie nostri Ottonis, Conegundis et Jutta"[218].  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Ottonem…Albertum dictum Bidebherre…Hermannum" as the three sons of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Otto died soon after his marriage and was buried "in Leninensi monasterio"[219]m ([1289/95]) HEDWIG von Liegnitz, daughter of HEINRICH V "the Fat" Duke of Liegnitz [Piast] & his wife Elźbieta of Poland [Piast] ([1277/82]-[22 Mar 1343/6 Dec 1347]).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Ottonem", son of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii", and "Henrici ducis Wratislauie filiam"[220].  She became a nun at St Klara, Breslau after her husband died. 

v)        ALBRECHT ([1273]-after 13 Sep 1298, bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Ottonem…Albertum dictum Bidebherre…Hermannum" as the three sons of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Albrecht died young was buried "in Leninensi monasterio"[221]

vi)       HERMANN [II] von Brandenburg ([1275/80]-Eldenburg, Priegnitz 1 Jan 1308, bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Ottonem…Albertum dictum Bidebherre…Hermannum" as the three sons of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife[222].  "Otto et Hermannus, eiusdem Ottonis filius…Marchiones Brandenburgenses" reached agreement with the church of Havelberg by charter dated 1298 which names "filie nostri Ottonis, Conegundis et Jutta"[223]"Hermannus…Marchio Brandenburgensis et de Henneberge" confirmed rights to Stendal by charter dated 24 Nov 1306 which names "patruis nostris…Ottone, Conrado, Johanne, Waldemaro"[224].  After his family had long asserted its claims to Pomorze [Pommerellen], Václav III [Wenzel] King of Bohemia (at that time claiming to succeed his father as king of Poland) granted Pomorze as a fief to Markgraf Hermann and his cousin Markgraf Waldemar.  Their right to Pomorze was recognised 17 Jul 1307 by Peter Święca of Nowe, a powerful local aristocrat, who rebelled against the rule of Wladysław "Łokietek/the Short" Prince of Poland[225].  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the death of "Hermannus" at "castri Eldemburg" and his burial "in Leninensi monasterio"[226]m (Graz Oct 1295) as her first husband, ANNA of Austria, daughter of ALBRECHT I Duke of Austria [later King of Germany] & his wife Elisabeth von Görz-Tirol ([1275/80]-Breslau 19 Mar 1327, bur Breslau, Kloster St Anna/St Klara).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" and "filiam Alberti Regis Romanorum, quondam ducis Austrie"[227]The Necrologium Austriacum records "Annam ducissam Bratislavie" third in its list of the daughters of King Albrecht & his wife, after "Agnetam reginam Ungarie, Elyzabet ducissam Lotharingie"[228].  This appears improbable assuming that the birth date of her sister Agnes is correct as shown below.  Considering that Anna gave birth to her fourth child by her first marriage in 1302, it is unlikely that she could have been born after 1282.  If this is correct, it is probable that she was her parents' first child.  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Hermanni et Anne uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[229].  She married secondly (1310, dispensation Avignon 28 May 1322) Heinrich VI Duke of Breslau [Piast].  The Chronica principum Polonie records that "Heinrico" married "filia ducis Austrie, que fuit quondam marchionissa Brandenburgensis"[230].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Henrico duci Slesie et domino Wratislavie ac...Anne uxori eius”, despite their ignorance of the 4o consanguinity with “quondam Hermannus marchio Brandenburgensis prior vir tuus”, at the request of “Fredericum ducem Austrie in Romanum Regem electum, fratrem tui Anne”, dated 28 May 1322[231].  "Anna…ducissa Slesie dominaque Wratizlauensis et Arneborch" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 31 May 1320[232]The necrology of Königsfelden records the death "XIV Kal Apr" of "Anna ducissa Preslavie, soror dominarum duci Austrie et Styrie"[233].  Markgraf Hermann & his wife had four children: 

(a)       AGNES ([1296/98]-28 Nov 1334).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Agnes" as the oldest of the three daughters of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife, specifying that she married "Woldemaro" but was childless[234].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Woldemari et Agnetis uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[235].  “Otte hertoghe van Brunsik un van Luneb, Otte un Wilhelm use sone” divided territories with “usen...vederen Otten, Magnus un Erneste hertoghen van Brunswik”, providing for “hertoghe Otte...sin husvrouwe...Agnese” and naming “de Markgreue Woldemer” as her earlier husband, by charter dated 29 May 1322[236].  "Agnes ducissa Brunswiccensis" donated property to Kloster Arendsee with the consent of "domini et ducis Brunswiccensis conthoralis noster" by charter dated 6 Jun 1322 for the souls of "nostrorum progenitorum dominorum marchionum quondam Brandenburgensium"[237].  "Otto Dux in Bruneswich…Agnes conthoralis nostra" renounced rights in territories Brandenburg by charter dated 4 May 1323[238]The Libro Memoriarum Sancti Blasii records the death in 1334 of "Agnes ducissa uxor ducis Ottonis de Brunswich"[239]No children by either marriage.  m firstly ([May/Oct] 1309) WALDEMAR Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of KONRAD I Markgraf von Brandenburg [Askanier] & his wife Konstancja of Poland [Piast] (-Bärwalde 14 Aug 1319, bur Chorin).  m secondly ([16 Sep/22 Dec] 1319, dispensation 4o 10 Dec 1320) as his second wife, OTTO "der Milde" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife Richza von Werle (25 Mar 1290-Göttingen 30 Aug 1344, bur Braunschweig Cathedral). 

(b)       MATHILDE ([1298/1300]-[Jul 1325/31 Mar 1329]).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that the second of the three daughters of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife married "duci Glogouie"[240].  The Epytaphia ducum Slezie name "Mechtildam, filiam marchionis Brandenburgensis" as wife of "Heynricus dux Saganensis dictus Fidelis"[241].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Henrico duci Glogoviensi ac...Methilde eius uxori...fili Henrice” and “quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandenburgensis...filia Methildis”, despite 4o consanguinity, dated 10 Dec 1320[242]m ([5 Jan 1310/29 Feb 1312], Papal dispensation 4o Avignon 10 Dec 1320) HEINRICH II Duke of Sagan, son of HEINRICH I Duke of Glogau [Piast] & his wife Mechtild von Braunschweig-Lüneburg ([1289/93]-22 Jan 1342, bur Kloster Sagan).

(c)       JUTTA ([1298/1300]-1 Feb 1353, bur Coburg).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that the third of the three daughters of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife married "filius comitis Bertholdi de Hennemberg"[243].  Pope John XXII issued a dispensation, at the request of "Caroli ducis Calabrie et…Catherine consortis ipsius", for the marriage of "Henricus natus…filii…Bertoldi comitis de Hennemberg" and "Iutta nata…filie --- ducisse Wratislauiensis sororis prefate ducisse Calabrie" for 4o consanguinity dated 15 Apr 1319[244].  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg…et Heinricus noster primogenitus…et Iutte eius uxor…Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht liberi antedicti comitis Bertoldi puberes" donated property to the church of Schmalkalden by charter dated 1 Feb 1320[245]Heiress of Coburg and Schmalkalden.  "Bertoldus…comes de Hennemberg" donated property to Kloster Schmalkalden, with the consent of "Heinrici nostri primogeniti ac Iutte coniugis eiusdem, nate…quondam Hermanni marchionis Brandemburgensis" and in the presence of "Ludewicus, Iohannes et Elizabecht eiusdem comiti liberi", by charter dated 7 Oct 1323 witnessed by "frater Bertoldus noster germanus, prior domorum Bohemie, Polonie, Austrie…"[246]"Juette etwen wirtin grafen Heinrichs zu Hennenberg…und…Johans…graue zu Hennenberg" confirmed the decision of four arbitrators regarding the division of the county of Henneberg between them, naming "Jutte…unsere tohtere…Elizabet grauin von Wirtenberg, Katherin marggrafin von Missen und iungfrauwen Suefftin" and "grafe Johans…unsern…bruder grauen Bertholde von Hennenberg…[und] Ludowige von Hennenberg", by charter dated 20 Sep 1347[247]m ([1 Jan 1317/1 Feb 1319], Papal dispensation 15 Apr 1319) HEINRICH [VI] Graf von Henneberg, son of BERTHOLD Graf von Henneberg & his wife Adelheid von Hessen (-10 Sep 1347). 

(d)       JOHANN [V] von Brandenburg ([15 Apr/16 Aug] 1302-Spandau 24 Mar 1317, bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Johannem" as the son of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife, specifying that he was placed under the guardianship of Markgraf Woldemar after his father's death but confined to "castrum Spandow" by his mother[248].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Hermanni et Anne uxoris eius, Johannis filii sui" among donors to the monastery[249].  "Johannes…Brandenburgensis, Misnensis et Lusacie marchio" confirmed the purchase of Reberg by Kloster Jericho by charter dated 12 Sep 1313[250].  No explanation has so far been found for this statement that Markgraf Johann was also Markgraf von Meissen and Markgraf von Lausitz, other sources indicating that the latter margraviates were at that time held by the Wettin family.  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that "Johanni marchioni" died aged 14 in 1317 "in castro Spandow" and was buried "in Lenyensi monasterio"[251]m (before 24 Mar 1317) as her first husband, KATHARINA von Glogau, daughter of HEINRICH I Duke of Glogau [Piast] & his wife Mechtild von Braunschweig-Lüneburg ([1300/05]-[5 Dec 1323/1326]).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Johanni marchioni" and "Katherina filia ducis Glogouie"[252].  The chronology dictates that Katharina was the daughter of Duke Heinrich I.  She married secondly ([25 Dec 1317/27 Jan 1319]) as his first wife, Johann von Holstein, who succeeded in 1350 as JOHANN III Graf von Holstein in Plön.  Her second marriage is indicated by the following: “Johannes Holsatiæ comes” was captured by “militibus marchionis”, imprisoned for three years, and released on agreeing to marry “Catherinam relictam Johannis March. de Brandenburg[253].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

vii)      JUTTA ([1275/86]-9 May 1328, bur Wittenberg Franciscan Monastery).  "Otto et Hermannus, eiusdem Ottonis filius…Marchiones Brandenburgenses" reached agreement with the church of Havelberg by charter dated 1298 which names "filie nostri Ottonis, Conegundis et Jutta"[254].  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Beatricem…Mechthildim…Gitam…Gunegundim" as the four daughters of "Otto longus filius Ottonis tercii" & his wife, specifying that Jutta married "Rudolphus dux Saxonie"[255].  The marriage contract between “Hermannus marchio Brandenburgensis et dominus de Hennebergk...Juttam sororem suam” and “Rudolpho duci Saxonie” is dated 2 Dec 1298[256]m (contract 2 Dec 1298, Papal dispensation Anagni 21 May 1303) as his first wife, RUDOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Wittenberg, son of ALBRECHT II "Degener" Herzog von Sachsen & his wife Agnes [Gertrud] von Habsburg ([1280]-11 Mar 1356, bur Wittenberg Franciscan Monastery).

c)         ALBRECHT III von Brandenburg ([1246/54]-4 Dec 1300, bur Kloster Lehnin, transferred to Kloster Himmelpfort).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife[257].  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the death in 1300 of "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi, Marchio Brandenburgensis" and his burial "in Lenyensi monasterio" and later transfer to "Celiportam"[258]m (1269 or 1271) MATHILDE of Denmark, daughter of CHRISTOFFER I King of Denmark & his wife Sambiria of Pomerelia (-[23 Apr 1299/19 Nov 1300], bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi" and "filiam regis Swecie"[259].  The primary source which confirms her name and correct parentage has not yet been identified. 

i)          OTTO ([1269/80]-[11 Mar 1297/1300]).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that the two sons of "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi" & his wife died during their father's lifetime but does not name them[260].  The primary source which confirms his name has not yet been identified. 

ii)         JOHANN ([1270/77]-[9 Oct 1298/25 Nov 1299], bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that the two sons of "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi" & his wife died during their father's lifetime but does not name them[261]Betrothed (Papal dispensation 4 Jan 1292) to EUPHEMIA von Liegnitz, daughter of HEINRICH V Duke of Liegnitz & his wife Elzbieta of Poland ([1278/83]-Jun 1347).  Pope Nicholas IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “Alberti marchionis Brandenburgensis...Iohannes natus eiusdem Alberti” and “Eufemia nata...Henrici ducis Slesie”, despite 4o consanguinity, dated 4 Jan 1292[262]

iii)        BEATRIX ([1270/80]-Wismar 22 Sep 1314, bur Wismar Franciscan Church).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi" had two daughters, of whom one married "domino Henrico Magnopolensi" and received "terram Stargardensem"[263].  Heinrich [II] donated property for the souls of his three wives “Beatricis...filie quondam...Alberti marchionis Brand...Anne...Alberti ducis Saxonis...[et] Agnetis filie Guntheri comitis Lindowensis” by charter dated 13 Jan 1329[264]m (Neubrandenburg 11 Aug 1292, Papal dispensation 4o Rome 23 Dec 1292) as his first wife, HEINRICH [II] "der Löwe" Herr von Mecklenburg Herr von Stargard, son of HEINRICH [I] Herr von Mecklenburg & his wife Anastasia von Pommern (1267-[21/22] Jan 1329, bur Doberan).

iv)       MARGARETA ([1273/81]-1 May 1315, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral)The Annales Lubicenses record that "Nicholaus dominus de Rostocke" broke his betrothal to "filia Alberti marchionis [Brandenburgensis]" before marrying "filiam Buxslai Slavonum principis", a later passage clarifying that she was "Margaretam relictam regis de Kalys" who later married "Albertus dux [Saxoniæ]"[265]Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records that "Albertus…frater Ottonis longi" had two daughters, of whom the younger married "duci de Lawemburg"[266]m firstly (before 19 Apr 1293) as his third wife, PRZEMYSŁ of Poland Prince of Poznan, Greater Poland and Krakow, son of PRZEMYSŁ I Prince of Poznan, Kalisch and Gniezien & his wife Elisabeth von Schlesien [Piast] (14 Oct 1257-murdered Rogoźno 8 Feb 1296, bur Posen Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1295 as PRZEMYSŁ II King of PolandBetrothed (contract broken 1299) to NIKOLAUS I "das Kind" von Mecklenburg Herr zu Rostock, son of WALDEMAR Herr von Mecklenburg & his wife Agnes von Holstein (-25 Nov 1314, bur Rostock St Johannis)m secondly (Papal dispensation Anagni 24 Sep 1302) ALBRECHT III Herzog von Sachsen-Ratzeburg, son of JOHANN I Duke of Sachsen-Lauenburg & his wife Ingeborg of Sweden (-Oct 1308, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral). 

d)         KUNIGUNDE von Brandenburg ([1247/52]-after 8 Jun 1292).  The Canonicorum Pragensium Continuationes Cosmæ records the marriage "IV Kal Oct 1264" of "filiam Ottoni marchioni" and "filio regis nominee Belæ"[267].  The Historia Annorum 1264-1279 records the marriage in 1264 of "Bela frater Stephani regis Ungarie" and "filiam marchionis Brannburgensis", but does not name her[268].  The Altahenses Annales record the marriage "1262 in autumpno" of "filiam Ottonis marchionis de Brandenburch" and "Bele iuniore regi Ungarie"[269].  The Historia Annorum 1264-1279 records the marriage in 1264 of "Bela frater Stephani regis Ungarie" and "filiam marchionis Brannburgensis", but does not name her[270].  She is named in the Cronica Principum Saxonie which shows (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife, specifying that Kunigund married "Bele filie Bele regis Ungarie, fratris beate Elisabet" in 1264, and also records her second marriage to "duci de Limburch"[271].  "Cunigundis olim ducissa Lymburgensis" ceded all her rights in the duchy of Limburg to "dominus Johannes, Lotharingiæ et Brabantiæ dux, consanguineus noster" by charter dated 18 Apr 1288[272].  Her third marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 8 Jun 1292 under which Jean Duke of Brabant received money on behalf of "noble dame la duchesse de Limbourg, seconde femme de feu le duc de Limbourg" and "son seingeur Arnoul le jovene de Julermont et de Mulrepas"[273]m firstly (24/25 Oct 1264) BÉLA of Hungary Duke of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia, son of BÉLA IV King of Hungary & his wife Maria Laskarina of Nikaia ([1245]-1269, bur Esztergom).  m secondly ([10 Jan 1278]) as his second wife, WALERAN IV Duke of Limburg, son of HENDRIK IV Duke of Limburg & his wife Irmgard von Berg (-24 Oct 1279).  m thirdly ARNOUD "le Jeune" de Julémont et de Mulrepas, son of ---. 

e)         MECHTILD ([1248/55]-20 Dec 1316, bur Stettin Marienkirche).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife, specifying that Mechtild married "domino Barnem" who died "1278 in diebus Nov" leaving 3 sons and 2 daughters and was buried "Stetin in ecclesia canonicoram"[274]m (before 16 May 1267) as his third wife, BARNIM I Duke of Pomerania, son of BOGISLAW II Duke of Pomerania & his wife Miroslawa von Pommerellen (-13/14 Feb 1278, bur Stettin Marienkirche). 

f)          OTTO VI "der Kleine" von Brandenburg ([3/17] Nov 1264-Lehnin 6 Jul 1303, bur Kloster Lehnin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem de Praga, Ottonem Magnum, Albertum, Ottonem, Conegundim, Mechtildim" as children of "Otto III" & his wife[275]After his wife died, he entered the Order of the Templars, and shortly after became a Cistercian monk at Lehnin.   m (Vienna Feb 1270, confirmed Vienna Dominikanerkirche 1279) HEDWIG von Habsburg, daughter of RUDOLF I Graf von Habsburg [later King of Germany] & his first wife Gertrud [Anna] von Hohenberg [Zollern] (-[26 Jan 1285/27 Oct 1286], bur Kloster Lehnin).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the marriage of "Ottoko, filius Ottonis tercii et frater Ottonis longi" and "filiam Rudolphi regis Romanorum"[276].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. 

 

 

JOHANN von Brandenburg, son of ALBRECHT II Markgraf von Brandenburg [Ballenstedt] & his wife Mathilde von Landsberg [Wettin] ([1208/13]-[3 Jun 1266/2 Feb 1267], bur Kloster Chorin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Iohannem et Ottonem" as sons of "Albertus secundus"[277]The Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis names "Iohannes et Otto marchiones" as brothers of "Megthildem filiam Ottonis marchionis", wife of "Ottonem filium [Willehelmi]"[278]He succeeded his father in 1220 as JOHANN I joint Markgraf von Brandenburg, jointly with his brother, the Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Henricum comitem de Anahald" as their tutor[279]"Mechtildis…marchionissa Brandenburgensis, Johannes et Otto filii eius" purchased territories from the archbishop of Magdeburg, with the consent of "Henricus comes Ascharie, qui tutelam prefatorum nepotum nostrorum gerimus", by charter dated 20 Sep 1221[280]"Johannes et Otto…marchioness Brandenburgensis" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 6 Nov 1225 in memory of "patris nostri Alberti pie memorie marchionis Brandenburgensis"[281].  "Johannes…marchio Brandenburgensis" donated property to Kloster Neuendorf by charter dated 11 Dec 1233 with the consent of "nostri fratris marchionis Ottonis"[282].  The Markgrafs of Brandenburg were granted the advocacy of the city of Lübeck, whose citizens received exemption from customs dues in Holland, as part of Pope Innocent IV's strategy to attract support from the princes of northern Germany to the papal party in its dispute with Konrad IV King of Germany in [1252/53].  The result was that Markgraf Johann and his brother Markgraf Otto III participated in the second election of Willem II Count of Holland as King of Germany in Brunswick 25 Mar 1252, although they gave no support to Willem during the latter's campaign in Flanders in 1253[283]The Annales Colbazienses record the death in 1266 of "Iohannes marchio Brandenburgensis"[284]The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the death in 1266 of "Iohannes" and his burial "in abbacia Chorinensi Cisterciensis ordinis" which he had founded[285]

m firstly ([1233/35]) SOPHIE of Denmark, daughter of VALDEMAR II "Sejr/the Conqueror" King of Denmark & his second wife Infanta dona Berengaria de Portugal (1217-Flensburg 2 Nov 1247, bur Ribe, Franciscan Abbey).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Sophiam filiam Woldemari Regis Dacie, sororem Erici regis" as wife of "Iohannes", recording that she died "in Datia…1247 IV Non Nov" during a visit to negotiate an agreement with her brothers "regem Dacie Ericum et ducem Abel" and was buried "Ripis apud fratres Minores"[286]

m secondly (Papal dispensation 7 May 1255) JUTTA von Sachsen, daughter of ALBRECHT I Duke of Saxony [Askanier] & his second wife Agnes of Thuringia (-before 23 Dec 1287, bur Stendal Franciscan Monastery).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Iuttam…Elizabeth" as daughters of "Albertus dux" and his second wife Agnes, specifying that Jutta married "Iohannis marchio Brandenburgensis"[287], in a later passage naming "Iuttam filiam Alberti ducis Saxonie" as second wife of "Iohannes" and specifying that she had previously been betrothed to "Friderico imperatori"[288], although the latter is improbable. 

Markgraf Johann I & his first wife had six children: 

1.         JOHANN von Brandenburg ([1233/42]-Tangermünde 10 Sep 1281, bur Kloster Chorin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem…Ottonem…Conradum…Ericum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his wife Sophia[289].  He succeeded his father in [1266/67] as JOHANN II Markgraf von Brandenburg"Johannes, Otto et Conradus, fratres, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed grants to Stendal by charter dated 1272[290].  "Johannes, Otto et Conradus, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed rights to the town of Pyritz by charter dated 14 Feb 1277[291]Betrothed (1256) to Infanta doña BEATRIZ de Castilla, daughter of don ALFONSO X "el Sabio" King of Castile & his wife Infanta doña Violante de Aragón ([5 Nov/6 Dec] 1254-after 1280).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie records the betrothal of "Iohannem [filium Iohannis]" and "filiam Alfusi regis Castelle"[292]This betrothal was arranged by King Alfonso in order to attract the support of Brandenburg for his candidacy for the throne of Germany[293].  Although the name of the king's daughter is not specified in the source, it could only have been Beatriz as her older sister Berenguela was already betrothed at that date to Louis de France.  m ([1258/62]) HEDWIG von Werle, daughter of NIKOLAUS I Herr von Werle zu Rostock [Mecklenburg] & his wife Jutta von Anhalt (-9 Sep 1287, bur Kloster Chorin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "filiam domini Nicolai Hedwigem" as the wife of "Iohannem [filium Iohannis]"[294].  Markgraf Johann II & his wife had two children: 

a)         JOHANN ([1259/70]-1292, bur Havelberg Cathedral).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Magdeburg 1290.  Elected Bishop of Havelberg in 1290, but he failed to receive Papal confirmation due to his youth[295].

b)         KONRAD ([1260/81]-[end 1308/14 Aug 1319], bur Stendal).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

2.         OTTO von Brandenburg ([1235/46]-[Nov/Dec] 1308, bur Kloster Chorin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem…Ottonem…Conradum…Ericum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his wife Sophia, specifying that Otto led the army against Magdeburg and was captured "1278 IV Id Ian" between "Vrose et Magdeburch", his brothers Johann and Konrad delivering "castrum Huneldesborch et Ovesvelde" for his release[296]The Annales Lubicenses names "Agnetem filiam marchionis de Brandenborch, sororis Ottonis marchionis cum thelo et Hinrici marchionis dicti ane land"[297]He succeeded his father in [1266/67] as OTTO IV "mit dem Pfeil" Markgraf von Brandenburg"Johannes, Otto et Conradus, fratres, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed grants to Stendal by charter dated 1272[298].  "Johannes, Otto et Conradus, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed rights to the town of Pyritz by charter dated 14 Feb 1277[299].  "Otto et Conradus…Marchiones Brandenburgenses et de Landsberge" granted the town of Königsberg free shipping rights along the Röhrike as far as Stettin by charter dated 26 Feb 1292[300].  "Otto…Brandenburg et de Landesberg marchio" granted Schloß Querfurt to the bishop of Brandenburg, with the consent of "fratris nostri Hinrici…patruelium nostrorum Johannis et Wolmari, de Brandenburg et de Landesberg Marchionum", by charter dated 10 Jan 1305[301].  He invaded Pomorze in Aug 1308 with his nephew Waldemar to enforce the family's claim to the territory[302]m firstly (contract 29 Jan 1262) HEILWIG von Holstein, daughter of JOHANN I Graf von Holstein-Schaumburg in Kiel & his wife Elisabeth von Sachsen ([1250]-[3 Jan 1305/1307]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Eilecham filiam Iohannis comitis Holtsacie" as wife of "Ottonem [filium Iohannis]"[303].  "Gerhardus et Johannes comites Holsatie" confirmed property held by "Herboldus de Herboldessen", with the consent of "…heredis fratris nostri Joannis…Heilwigis uxoris domini Ottonis Marchionis, Agnete uxoris domini de Rostock, Adolphi et Alberti…", by charter dated 17 Aug 1272[304]m secondly (1308) as her second husband, JUTTA von Henneberg, widow of DIETZMANN Markgraf der Niederlausitz, daughter of BERTHOLD [VIII] Graf von Henneberg in Schleusingen & his wife Sophie von Schwarzburg ([1272]-25 Apr 1317).  Johann Tylich’s Chronicon Missnense records that “Albertus Turingiæ Lantgravius...Tirzmannus alter filius” married “Juttam filiam Bertoldi comitis de Henneberg” but died childless[305].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not been identified. 

3.         KONRAD von Brandenburg ([1236/45]-Schwedt [15 Mar/21 May] 1304, bur Kloster Chorin).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem…Ottonem…Conradum…Ericum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his wife Sophia[306].  "Otto…Brandenburgensis Marchio" donated property to Kloster Arendsee by charter dated 2 Aug 1253 witnessed by "…Conradus filius frater nostri…"[307].  He succeeded his father in [1266/67] as KONRAD joint Markgraf von Brandenburg, jointly with his brothers.  "Johannes, Otto et Conradus, fratres, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed grants to Stendal by charter dated 1272[308].  "Johannes, Otto et Conradus, Marchiones Brandenburgenses" confirmed rights to the town of Pyritz by charter dated 14 Feb 1277[309].  "Otto et Conradus…Marchiones Brandenburgenses et de Landsberge" granted the town of Königsberg free shipping rights along the Röhrike as far as Stettin by charter dated 26 Feb 1292[310]m (Papal dispensation 4o 19 Dec 1255, Zantoch 1260) KONSTANCJA of Poland, daughter of PRZEMYSŁ I Prince of Poznan, Kalisch and Gniezien [Piast] & his wife Elisabeth von Schlesien [Piast] ([1245/46]-8 Oct 1281).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Constanciam filiam Primizlai ducis" as wife of "Conradum [filium Iohannis]", specifying that her dowry was "magna parte terre iuxta Wartam"[311].  Pope Alexander IV issued a dispensation for the marriage of “I. marchionis Brandeburgensis...Conradus natus ipsius marchionis” and “P. ducis Polonie...Constantia nata eiusdem ducis”, despite 4o consanguinity, dated 19 Dec 1255[312]"Nos fratres Otto et Conradus…Marchiones de Brandenburg" donated property to Kloster Kolbatz, with the consent of "Johanne Marchione filio Conradi Marchionis", in memory of "…Domine Constantie matris iam dicti Johannis marchionis", by charter dated 17 Sep 1286[313].  Markgraf Konrad & his wife had four children (the primary sources which confirm their parentage and marriages have not yet been identified): 

a)         JOHANN von Brandenburg (1261-1305 after 10 Jan).  "Nos fratres Otto et Conradus…Marchiones de Brandenburg" donated property to Kloster Kolbatz, with the consent of "Johanne Marchione filio Conradi Marchionis", in memory of "…Domine Constantie matris iam dicti Johannis marchionis", by charter dated 17 Sep 1286[314].  He succeeded as JOHANN IV Markgraf von Brandenburg.  "Otto…Brandenburg et de Landesberg marchio" granted Schloß Querfurt to the bishop of Brandenburg, with the consent of "fratris nostri Hinrici…patruelium nostrorum Johannis et Wolmari, de Brandenburg et de Landesberg Marchionum", by charter dated 10 Jan 1305[315]

b)         OTTO von Brandenburg (1262-[1297/98]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  He succeeded as OTTO VII Markgraf von Brandenburg

c)         WALDEMAR von Brandenburg (-Bärwalde 14 Aug 1319, bur Kloster Chorin)"Woldemarus…Brandenburgensis, Lusatie et de Landesbergk Marchio" confirmed donations of property to Kloster Marienwalde by "Otto patruus et Conradus pater noster", in memory of "dominorum Conradi patris et Johannis fratris nostri quondam de Brandenborch Marchionum", by charter dated 25 Sep 1305[316].  He succeeded in 1305 as WALDEMAR Markgraf von Brandenburg.  "Otto…Brandenburg et de Landesberg marchio" granted Schloß Querfurt to the bishop of Brandenburg, with the consent of "fratris nostri Hinrici…patruelium nostrorum Johannis et Wolmari, de Brandenburg et de Landesberg Marchionum", by charter dated 10 Jan 1305[317].  After his family had long asserted its claims to Pomorze [Pommerellen], Václav III [Wenzel] King of Bohemia (at that time claiming to succeed his father as king of Poland) granted Pomorze as a fief to Markgraf Waldemar and his cousin Markgraf Hermann.  Their right to Pomorze was recognised 17 Jul 1307 by Peter Święca of Nowe, a powerful local aristocrat, who rebelled against the rule of Wladysław "Łokietek/the Short" Prince of Poland.  Waldemar invaded Pomorze in Aug 1308 with his uncle Otto.  They were repelled by the Teutonic Knights, hired by the Poles to regain control of the area[318]The Annales Colbazienses record the death in 1319 of "ultimus marchio de Brandenborch Woldemarus"[319]Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle records the death in 1319 of "Woldemarus" and his burial "in Chorinensi monasterio"[320]The Benessii de Weitmil Chronicon records the emergence in Sep 1349 of a pretender claiming to be "Woldemarus Marchio Brandenburgensis" and his death ten years later[321]m ([May/Oct] 1309) as her first husband, AGNES von Brandenburg, daughter of HERMANN II Markgraf von Brandenburg & his wife Anna of Austria ([1296/98]-28 Nov 1334).  Pulcawa's Bohemian Chronicle names "Agnes" as the oldest of the three daughters of "Hermannus filius Ottonis longi" & his wife, specifying that she married "Woldemaro" but was childless[322].  An undated memorial of the foundation of Kloster Arendsee names "Woldemari et Agnetis uxoris eius" among donors to the monastery[323].  She married secondly ([16 Sep/22 Dec] 1319, dispensation 4o 10 Dec 1320) as his second wife, Otto "der Milde" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig.  “Otte hertoghe van Brunsik un van Luneb, Otte un Wilhelm use sone” divided territories with “usen...vederen Otten, Magnus un Erneste hertoghen van Brunswik”, providing for “hertoghe Otte...sin husvrouwe...Agnese” and naming “de Markgreue Woldemer” as her earlier husband, by charter dated 29 May 1322[324]

d)         AGNES (-4 Jun 1330, bur Zerbst St Nikolai).  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 11 Jun 1310 under which "Woldemarus…Brandenburgensis, Lusacie et de Landesburch Marchio" granted rights to Stendal, subscribed by "Albertus de Anhalt comes noster sororius"[325]"Agnes...relicta quondam...comitis Alberti in Anhalt...cum nostris filiis...Alberto et Woldemaro” donated property to Zerbst St. Bartholomäus by charter dated 1329[326]m (1300) as his second wife, ALBRECHT I Graf von Anhalt in Köthen, son of SIEGFRIED Graf von Anhalt in Köthen und Dessau & his wife Katharina Birgersdotter of Sweden (-[17 Aug 1316/2 Mar 1317]).

4.         ERICH ([1237/46]-Burg Grabow bei Magdeburg 21 Dec 1295, bur Magdeburg Cathedral).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Iohannem…Ottonem…Conradum…Ericum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his wife Sophia, specifying that Erich was "canonicus Coloniensis, Magdeburgensis, Halberstadtensis"[327].  Canon of St Bonifatius at Halberstadt 1264, provost 1267.  Canon at Magdeburg Cathedral 1270.  Canon at Köln Cathedral 1275.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1283. 

5.         HELENE ([before 1246]-7 Jun 1305, bur Weissenfels St Clara).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Helenam [uxor] marchio Thidericus Misnensis" as daughter of "Iohannes" and his wife Sophia[328]m ([1253/58]) DIETRICH "der Weise" von Meissen, son of HEINRICH "der Erlauchte" Markgraf von Meissen und Niederlausitz & his first wife Konstanze of Austria [Babenberg] (1242-8 Feb 1285, bur Kloster Seuselitz). 

6.         son (Nov 1247-2 Nov 1247, bur Ripen Franciscan Monastery).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

Markgraf Johann I & his second wife had five children: 

7.         MECHTILD (1257-before 1284).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Mechtildem et Agnetam" as daughters of "Iohannes" and his second wife Jutta, specifying that one married "rex Dacie" and the other "Bolizlaus filius Barnimi"[329]m (before 14 Dec 1278) as his first wife, BOGISLAW von Pommern, son of BARNIM I Duke of Pomerania & his second wife Margareta von Werle [Mecklenburg] (before 1258-19 Feb 1309, bur Stettin Marienkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1278 as BOGISLAW IV Duke of Pomerania zu Wolgast. 

8.         AGNES ([1258/61]-early Oct 1304, bur Ringsted Church).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Mechtildem et Agnetam" as daughters of "Iohannes" & his second wife Jutta, specifying that one married "rex Dacie" and the other "Bolizlaus filius Barnimi"[330]The Annales Lubicenses records the marriage in 1273 of "Ericus Danorum rex, Christofori filius" and "Agnetem filiam marchionis de Brandenborch, sororis Ottonis marchionis"[331].  The Vetus Chronica Sialandie records the death in 1304 of "comitissa Agnes, que prius fuit regina Danorum"[332].  The burial records of Ringsted record "Ericus rex, filius Erici regis" and "mater sua Agnes regina uxor regis Erici…filia Alberti marchionis Brandenburgensis" who died "III Kal Oct" in 1303[333]m firstly (Schleswig 11 Nov 1273) ERIK V "Klipping" King of Denmark, son of CHRISTOFFER I King of Denmark & his wife Sambiria of Pomerelia ([Lolland 1249]-murdered Finderup, near Viborg 22 Nov 1286, bur Viborg Cathedral).  m secondly (1293, Papal dispensation Anagni 3 Aug 1295) as his second wife, GERHARD II Graf von Holstein in Plön, son of GERHARD I Graf von Holstein in Itzehoe & his first wife Elisabeth von Mecklenburg (1254-Plön 28 Oct 1312, bur Hamburg Cathedral).

9.         ALBRECHT ([1258/59]-[21 Aug 1292/16 Aug 1293]).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Albertum, Hermannum et Henricum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his second wife Jutta[334]

10.      HERMANN ([1259/60]-1291 before 12 Jul, bur Havelberg Cathedral).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Albertum, Hermannum et Henricum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his second wife Jutta[335].  He was elected Bishop of Havelberg 1290. 

11.      HEINRICH [I] von Brandenburg "ohne Land" (1260-14 Feb 1318).  The Cronica Principum Saxonie names (in order) "Albertum, Hermannum et Henricum" as sons of "Iohannes" and his second wife Jutta[336]The Annales Lubicenses names "Agnetem filiam marchionis de Brandenborch, sororis Ottonis marchionis cum thelo et Hinrici marchionis dicti ane land"[337]"Otto…Brandenburg et de Landesberg marchio" granted Schloß Querfurt to the bishop of Brandenburg, with the consent of "fratris nostri Hinrici…patruelium nostrorum Johannis et Wolmari, de Brandenburg et de Landesberg Marchionum", by charter dated 10 Jan 1305[338]m ([Nov 1298/19 May 1303], Papal dispensation Anagni 19 May 1303) as her second husband, AGNES von Bayern, widow of HEINRICH Landgraf von Hessen, daughter of LUDWIG II "der Strenge" Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his third wife Mechtild von Habsburg ([1276/78]-22 Jul 1345).  Her origin is confirmed by the charter dated 21 Aug 1323 under which "Ludowicus…Romanorum Rex" granted rights to "Sophie…sororis nostre Agnetis, relicte quondam Henrici Marchionis Brandenburgensis, filie"[339].  Burchard Archbishop of Magdeburg agreed an alliance with “Agn der Margreuinen von Brandenborch unde tu Landesberch”, with the consent of “hertoghen Hinrike von Brunswik erem swaghere”, by charter dated 16 Apr 1318[340].  Markgraf Heinrich & his wife had four children: 

a)         JUTTA ([1299/1306]-[15 Jul 1325/early Feb 1327]).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 16 Apr 1318 under which Burchard Archbishop of Magdeburg agreed an alliance with “Agn der Margreuinen von Brandenborch unde tu Landesberch” with the consent of “hertoghen Hinrike von Brunswik erem swaghere[341]m (before 16 Apr 1318) as his first wife, HEINRICH von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen, son of HEINRICH I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Grubenhagen und Salzderhelden & his wife Agnes von Meissen ([1289]-[10 Apr/8 Jun] 1351, bur Grubenhagen).  He succeeded his father in 1322 as HEINRICH II "der Junge" Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen

b)         SOPHIE (1300-[1356])"Ludowicus…Romanorum Rex" granted rights to "Sophie…sororis nostre Agnetis, relicte quondam Henrici Marchionis Brandenburgensis, filie" by charter dated 21 Aug 1323[342]m MAGNUS I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen, son of ALBRECHT II "der Fette/der Feiste" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Göttingen und Braunschweig & his wife Richza von Werle ([1304]-[15 Jun/15 Aug] 1369, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).

c)         MARGARETE (1301-31 Mar 1347, bur Weissenfels St Klara).  Abbess of St Klara at Weissenfels.

d)         HEINRICH von Brandenburg ([1302/10]-early Jul 1320, bur Prenzlau Marienkirche).   

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1323-1373 (WITTELSBACH)

 

 

Full details of this family are set out in the document BAVARIA DUKES. 

 

 

Half-brothers: 

1.         LUDWIG von Bayern, son of Emperor LUDWIG IV "der Bayer" King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his first wife Beatrix von Schweidnitz [Piast] (Jul 1316-Zorneding 18 Sep 1361, bur Munich).  He was installed in 1323 by his father as LUDWIG I Markgraf von Brandenburg.  Duke of Carinthia and Graf von Tirol 1340.  He succeeded his father in 1347 as LUDWIG V "der Brandenburger" joint Duke of Bavaria.  He and his brothers partitioned their territories 1349, he kept Upper Bavaria.  He abdicated in Brandenburg in 1351 in favour of his younger half-brother Ludwig VI. 

2.         LUDWIG von Bayern, son of Emperor LUDWIG IV King of Germany, Duke of Bavaria Pfalzgraf bei Rhein & his second wife Marguerite de Hainaut [Avesnes] Ctss de Hainaut, Holland and Zeeland (Rome 12 May 1330-Berlin 17 May 1365, bur Berlin Church of the Franciscan Order).  He succeeded in 1347 as LUDWIG VI "der Römer" joint Duke of Bavaria.  He and his brothers partitioned their territories 1349, he kept Upper Bavaria jointly until 1351 when he succeeded on the abdication of his older half-brother Ludwig V as LUDWIG II Markgraf von Brandenburg.    

3.         OTTO von Bayern (Munich 1340 or 1342-Schloß Wolfstein an der Isar 15 Nov 1379, bur Seligenthal).  He succeeded in 1347 as OTTO V "der Faule" joint Duke of Bavaria.  He and his brothers partitioned their territories 1349, he kept Upper Bavaria jointly which he renounced 1351 in favour of his brother Ludwig V who in return renounced Brandenburg in his favour (minor until 1360).  He ruled alone as OTTO Markgraf von Brandenburg from 1365.  Under the agreement of Fürstenwalde 18 Aug 1373, Emperor Karl acquired the mark of Brandenburg from Markgraf Otto along with a further residence at Tangermünde[343]Duke of Lower Bavaria 1375-1376. 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG 1373-1415 (LUXEMBOURG-BOHEMIA)

 

 

Full details of this family are set out in the documents BOHEMIA and MORAVIA. 

 

 

JEAN de Luxembourg, son of HEINRICH VII King of Germany, Comte de Luxembourg [later Emperor] & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (Château de Luxembourg 10 Aug 1296-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346, bur Abbaye de Valloire, transferred to Münster Abbey, transferred 25 Aug 1946 to Luxembourg, Cathédrale de Notre-Dame).  He was elected JAN King of Bohemia at Speyer 30 Aug 1310, crowned 7 Feb 1311 at Prague.   

1.         WENZEL of Bohemia (Prague 14 May 1316-Prague 29 Nov 1378, bur Prague Cathedral St Veit).  Elected KARL IV King of Germany in 1346.  He succeeded his father in 1346 as KARL King of Bohemia.  Crowned Emperor KARL IV at Rome 5 Apr 1355.  He was regent of Brandenburg 1373-1375. 

a)         WENZEL (Nürnberg 26 Feb 1361-Schloß Konratitz 16 Aug 1419, bur Prague Cathedral St Veit).  Crowned as WENZEL IV King of Bohemia 15 Jun 1363, during the lifetime of his father.  He succeeded in 1373 as WENZEL II Markgraf of Brandenburg, until 1378.  Elected WENZEL King of Germany at Frankfurt-am-Main 10 Jun 1376, crowned at Aachen 21 Jul 1376.  Duc de Luxembourg et Comte de Chiny 1383-1386.  Deposed as King of Germany at Bacharach 24 Mar 1400. 

b)         SIGMUND (Prague 15 Feb 1368-Znaim/Znojmo 9 Dec 1437, bur Nagyvárad [today Oradea, Romania]).  He succeeded in 1378 as SIGMUND Markgraf von Brandenburg until 1395, when he was obliged to pawn the territory to his cousin Jobst, and again after the death of Jobst in 1411 until 1415.  He was elected ZSIGMOND King of Hungary in 1386.  He succeeded his younger brother Johann in 1396 in Neumark und Lausitz, territories which he sold to the Knights of the Teutonic Order in 1402[344]Elected SIGMUND King of Germany at Frankfurt-am-Main 14 Sep 1410, confirmed 21 Jul 1411, crowned at Aachen 8 Nov 1414.  Elected ZIKMUND King of Bohemia at Hradschin 28 Jul 1410, crowned at Prague 27 Jul 1420 after the death of his older half-brother King Wenzel IV, when he also succeeded as Duc de Luxembourg.  Crowned King of Italy at Milan 25 Nov 1431.  Crowned Emperor SIGMUND at Rome 31 May 1433.    

c)         JOHANN (Prague 22 Jun 1370-Kloster Neuzelle 1 Mar 1396, bur Prague Cathedral St Veit).  Herzog von Görlitz.  He succeeded his brother in 1378 as JOHANN Markgraf of Brandenburg, in der Neumark und Lausitz. 

2.         JOHANN HEINRICH (Melnik 12 Feb 1322-12 Nov 1375, bur Brno Kloster St Thomas)

a)         JODOK [Jobst] (1354-Spielberg near Brno 18 Jan 1411, bur Brno St Thomas).  He succeeded his father in 1375 as JODOK Markgraf of Moravia.  He succeeded in 1388 as JOBST Markgraf von Brandenburg.  Duc de Luxembourg 1386-1402.  Regent of Bohemia 1394.  Elected King of Germany 1410. 

b)         other children: see MORAVIA

3.         other children: see BOHEMIA.   

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    ELECTORS of BRANDENBURG (HOHENZOLLERN)

 

 

 

A.      ELECTORS of BRANDENBURG 1415-1701

 

 

FRIEDRICH von Nürnberg, son of FRIEDRICH V joint Burggraf von Nürnberg & his wife Elisabeth von Meissen ([6 Aug/26 Nov] 1371-Schloß Kadolzburg 20 Sep 1440, bur Kloster Heilsbronn).  He succeeded on the abdication of his father in 1397 as FRIEDRICH VI joint Burggraf von Nürnberg, jointly with his brother.  Oberster Verweser (Chief Administrator) der Mark at Ofen 8 Jul 1411, pawned to him by Emperor Sigismund.  The emperor was unable to redeem the pledge and created him FRIEDRICH I Markgraf and Elector of Brandenburg by Imperial Order at Konstanz 30 Apr 1415, solemn investiture 1417.  He sold his castle of Nürnberg in 1427 to Nürnberg town.  The necrology of Kaisheim records the death "XII Kal Oct" of "Fridericus marchio de Brandenburg senior, defensor noster"[345]

m (Schongau am Lech 18 Sep 1401) ELISABETH von Bayern-Landshut, daughter of FRIEDRICH Duke of Bavaria in Landshut & his second wife Maddalena Visconti (1383-Schloß Ansbach 13 Nov 1442, bur Kloster Heilsbronn).  Andreas von Regensburg’s early 15th century Chronica names “Heinricum tenentem iam principatum in Lanczhuet et Elyzabet uxorem Friderici marchionis Branburgensis qui et burgravius Nürnbergensis” as the children of “Fridericus” and his wife “[filia] domini Mediolanensis[346]

Elector Friedrich I & his wife had ten children: 

1.         ELISABETH ([1 May/29 Sep] 1403-Liegnitz 31 Oct 1449, bur Liegnitz Kartause).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Elizabeth”, who married “Hertoghen Lodewich to Legenitze unde to fem Bryge”, as oldest of the five daughters of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[347]m firstly (Konstanz 9 Apr 1418) as his second wife, LUDWIG II Duke of Brieg and Liegnitz, son of HEINRICH VII Herzog von Lüben und Brieg & his second wife Małgorzata of Mazovia ([1380/85]-30 May 1436).  m secondly ([9 Dec 1438/5 Feb 1439]) WENZEL I Duke of Teschen, son of BOLKO I Duke of Auschwitz und Teschen [Piast] & his second wife Euphemia of Mazovia [Piast] ([1413/18]-1474).

2.         JOHANN "der Alchymist" (1406-Baiersdorf 16 Nov 1464, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans” as third (called eldest son in a later passage) of the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[348].  Verweser der Mark until 1437.  He renounced his rights of succession on the death of his father.  Verweser von Bayreuth in 1440, to which he renounced his rights in 1457.  m (contract 25 Aug 1411, before 26 May 1416) BARBARA von Sachsen, daughter of RUDOLF III Elector of Saxony & his first wife Anna von Thüringen [Wettin] (after 1406-Bayreuth 10 Oct 1465, bur Bayreuth Pfarrkirche).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Barbara”, who married “Marggreve Hans to Brandeborch”, as daughter of “Hertoghe Roleff, Hertoghen Wenslaus sone to Sassen, eyn Korforste des Romeschen Rikes” and his wife “Barbaram, des Hertoghen dochter van Legenitze unde van dem Bryge[349].  Johann & his wife had four children: 

a)         BARBARA (1423-Mantua 7 Nov 1481, bur Mantua San Francesco)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Elizabeth”, who married “den Marggreven to Mantaw”, second of the three daughters of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Frederikes to Brandenborch...eledeste sone” and his wife[350]m (Mantua 12 Nov 1433) LODOVICO di Gonzaga di Mantua, son of GIANFRANCESCO Gonzaga Marchese di Mantua & his wife Paula Malatesta (5 Jun 1414-12 Jun 1478).  He succeeded his father in 1444 as LODOVICO III Marchese di Mantua

b)         RUDOLF (Trebitz, Saxony 2 Feb 1424-Oct 1424).

c)         ELISABETH (1425-after 13 Jan 1465).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Barbara”, who married “Hertoghen Werstleyff to Pomeren”, third of the three daughters of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Frederikes to Brandenborch...eledeste sone” and his wife[351]m firstly (29 Sep 1440) JOACHIM Duke of Pomerania, son of KASIMIR V Duke of Pomerania in Stettin & his first wife Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg ([1427]-1451 after 8 Sep).  m secondly (5 Mar 1454) as his first wife, WARTISLAW X Duke of Pomerania, son of WARTISLAW IX Duke of Pomerania & his wife Sophie von Sachsen-Lauenburg (-17 Dec 1478).

d)         DOROTHEA (1430-Kalundborg 25 Nov 1495, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Dorothea”, who married “Konigh Cristoff to Dennemarcke” and secondly “Greven Karsten to Oldenborch...Konigh...to Dennemarcke”, first of the three daughters of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Frederikes to Brandenborch...eledeste sone” and his wife[352]m firstly (Copenhagen 12 Sep 1445) CHRISTOPHER III King of Denmark Norway and Sweden Pfalzgraf von Neunburg und Neumarkt, son of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Neuburg vorm Wald und in Neumarkt & his first wife Katharina von Pommern-Stolp (26 Feb 1416-Helsingborg 5/6 Jan 1448, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  m secondly (Copenhagen 28 Oct 1449) CHRISTIAN I King of Denmark Norway and Sweden Graf von Oldenburg, son of DIETRICH Graf von Oldenburg & his second wife Hedwig von Schleswig und Holstein (Oldenburg Feb 1426-Copenhagen 21 May 1481 bur Roskilde Cathedral). 

Johann had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

e)         FRITZ .  1456. 

3.         CÄCILIE (-4 Jan 1449, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Cecilia”, who married “Hertoghen Wilhelm to Brunswick unde Lunenborch”, second of the five daughters of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[353]The Notæ Sancti Blasii name "Cecilia de Brandenburg" as wife of "princeps dominus Wilhelmus in Brunswik et Lunenburg dux"[354]m (Berlin 30 May 1423) as his first wife, WILHELM I "der Ältere" Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, son of HEINRICH II Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg & his first wife Sophie von Pommern (1392-Braunschweig 25 Jul 1482, bur Braunschweig Cathedral).

4.         MARGARETA ([1410]-Landshut 27 Jul 1465, bur Kloster Seligenthal)Betrothed (1423) ALBRECHT V Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of ALBRECHT III joint Herzog von Mecklenburg & his first wife Richardis von Schwerin (-[1 Jun/6 Dec] 1423, bur Gadebusch).  m firstly (Ingolstadt 20 Jul 1441) LUDWIG von Bayern-Ingolstadt, son of LUDWIG VII "der Bärtige" Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt & his first wife Anne de Bourbon (1 Sep 1403-Ingolstadt 7 Apr 1445, bur Ingolstadt Unsere Liebe Frau).  He succeeded his father in 1443 as LUDWIG VIII "der Höckrige" Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadtm secondly (1446) MARTIN von Waldenfels zu Wartenfels, son of --- (-before 7 May 1471).

5.         MAGDALENA ([1412]-Scharnebeck 27 Oct 1454, bur Scharnebeck).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Magdalena”, who married “Hertoghen Frederick to Brunswick unde Lunenborch upp der Heyde”, third of the five daughters of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[355]m (Tangermünde 3 Jul 1429, 16 Sep 1430) FRIEDRICH von Braunschweig, son of BERNHARD I Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg & his wife Margareta von Sachsen-Wittenberg (-Celle 19 Mar 1478, bur Celle Grauemönchskloster).  He succeeded his brother in 1445 as FRIEDRICH "der Fromme" Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg

6.         FRIEDRICH (Tangermünde 19 Nov 1413-Neustadt am Aisch 10 Feb 1471, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Frederick de olde...Korforste” as oldest of the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[356].  Verweser der Mark 1437.  He succeeded his father in 1440 as FRIEDRICH II Markgraf and Elector of Brandenburg.  He abdicated in 1470 in favour of his brother, in return for the principality of Kulmbach.  m (Wittenberg 11 Jun 1441) KATHARINA von Sachsen, daughter of FRIEDRICH I "der Streitbare" Elector of Saxony & his wife Katharina von Braunschweig (1421-Berlin 23 Aug 1476, bur Kloster Lehnin).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Marggreve Frederick de elder, Marggreve Frederikes sone to Brandenborch” married “Katherinam, Hertoghen Frederikes unde Wilhelms suster to Sassen...[357].  Elector Friedrich II & his wife had four children: 

a)         DOROTHEA (1448-1519 before 20 Mar, bur Ratzeburg).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Dorothea”, who married “Hertoghen Hans te Loenborch”, second of the two daughters of “Marggreve Frederick de elder, Marggreve Frederikes sone to Brandenborch” and his wife[358]m (Lüneburg 12 Feb 1464) JOHANN V Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son of BERNHARD II Herzog von Sachsen in Lauenburg und Ratzeburg & his wife Adelheid von Pommern (18 Jul 1439-15 Aug 1507, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral).

b)         MARGARETA ([1447/52]-1489, bur Wolgast).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Margareta”, who married “Hertoghen Bucksleff to Stettyn”, first of the two daughters of “Marggreve Frederick de elder, Marggreve Frederikes sone to Brandenborch” and his wife[359]m (Prenzlau 21 Sep 1477) as his first wife, BOGISLAW X "der Grosse" Duke of Pomerania, son of ERICH II Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast & his wife Sophie von Pommern (Stolp 3 Jul 1454-Stettin 5 Oct 1523, bur Stettin).

c)         JOHANN (before 13 Dec 1452-before 1454).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans unde...Erasmus” as the two sons of “Marggreve Frederick de elder, Marggreve Frederikes sone to Brandenborch” and his wife[360]

d)         ERASMUS (after 1453-[1464/65]).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans unde...Erasmus” as the two sons of “Marggreve Frederick de elder, Marggreve Frederikes sone to Brandenborch” and his wife[361]

7.         ALBRECHT ACHILLES (Tangermünde 29 Nov 1414-Frankfurt am Main 11 Mar 1486, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Albrecht...Korforste” as second of the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[362].  He succeeded in 1440 in Ansbach.  He succeeded in 1457 in Bayreuth, on the abdication of his brother Johann.  He succeeded on the abdication of his brother in 1470 as ALBRECHT ACHILLES Elector of Brandenburg

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8.         SOPHIE (Nürnberg [1 May/29 Sep] 1416-[1416/17]).

9.         DOROTHEA (Berlin 9 Feb 1420-Kloster Rehna 19 Jan 1491, bur Gadebusch).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Dorothea”, who married “Hertoghen Hinrick to Mekelenborch”, fourth of the five daughters of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[363]m (1432) HEINRICH IV "der Fette" Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of JOHANN IV Herzog von Mecklenburg & his second wife Katharina von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1417-9 Mar 1477).

10.      FRIEDRICH "der Jüngere/der Fette" ([1424]-Tangermünde 6 Oct 1463).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Frederick de junge...in der olden Marckewas to Soltweddel” as fourth of the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick to Brandenborch unde Borggreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[364].  Herr der Altmark and Priegnitz 1447.  m (Tangermünde 9 Feb 1449) as her first husband, AGNES von Pommern, daughter of BARNIM VIII Duke of Pomerania & his wife Agnes von Wunstorf ([1436]-Bernburg 9 May 1512, bur Ballenstedt).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Marggreve Frederick de junger, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborg...” married “Angenese, des Hertoghen dochter to Bart unde Pomeren[365].  She married secondly (1478) Georg II Fürst von Anhalt-Zerbst.  Friedrich & his wife had one child: 

a)         MAGDALENE (1460-Burg Hohenzollern 17 Jun 1496, bur Hechingen).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Magdalena”, who married “Greve Eytel-Fritze von Hogentzorn”, as the daughter of “Marggreve Frederick de junger, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborg...” and his wife[366]m (Berlin Schloß 17 Feb 1482) EITEL-FRIEDRICH II Graf von Hohenzollern, son of --- (1452-Trier 18 Jun 1512).  In Haigerloch 1497. 

 

 

ALBRECHT ACHILLES von Brandenburg, son of FRIEDRICH I Elector of Brandenburg [Hohenzollern] & his wife Elisabeth von Bayern-Landshut (Tangermünde 29 Nov 1414-Frankfurt am Main 11 Mar 1486, bur Heilsbronn).  He succeeded in 1440 in Ansbach.  He succeeded in 1457 in Bayreuth, on the abdication of his brother Johann.  He succeeded on the abdication of his brother in 1470 as ALBRECHT ACHILLES Elector of Brandenburg.  He laid down the family rule, rare among German families and key to the future success of the Hohenzollern, that Brandenburg would never be divided but always inherited by the eldest son and that the territories of Ansbach and Bayreuth could be given to younger sons but not further subdivided. 

m firstly (contract 4 May 1444, Papal dispensation 4o 24 Jan 1446, Ansbach 14 Nov 1446) MARGARETA von Baden, daughter of JAKOB I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Catherine de Lorraine (1431-Ansbach 24 Oct 1457, bur Kloster Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” married firstly “Margaretam, des Hertoghen dochter to Baden[367]

m secondly (Ansbach 24 Oct 1458) ANNA von Sachsen, daughter of FRIEDRICH II "dem Sanftmütigen" Elector of Saxony & his wife Margareta of Austria (Meissen 7 Mar 1437-Neustadt am Aisch 31 Oct 1512, bur Kloster Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Anna”, who married “Marggreven Albrecht van Brandenborch”, first of the four daughters of “Hertoghe Frederick to Sassen, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Myssen...Greve to Döringh de Korforste” and his wife[368]

Albrecht & his first wife had six children:

1.         WOLF ([1450]-shortly before 13 Apr 1450).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans unde Wulffgaugh” as the two sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his first wife[369]

2.         URSULA (25 Sep 1450-Breslau 25 Nov 1508, bur Glatz).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the Annales Wratislavienses which record that, after the death in 1490 of “ducis Henrici Glogoviensis”, "dux Iohannes Saganensis" usurped the succession in “Glogoviam, Freistath, Sprottaviam, Swebussim, Grüneberg”, which was challenged by “marchio Brandenburgensis Iohannes hortatu patris sui Alberti electoris imperii”, because of “dotem relicte ducis Henrici, sororis sue[370].  “Casimirus...Hertzog zu Teschen und Grossglogau Hauptmann in Obern und Nieder Schlesien” granted property transferred from “Hanuss Hertzogen zu Sagan und Glogau und der Hertzogin Catharina der Gemahlin dieses Fürsten zu Sagan” to “Ursula Hertzogin zu Münsterberg Oelss Gräfin zu Glatz” as dower by charter dated 1497[371]m (Eger 9 Feb 1467) HEINRICH I "der Ältere" Herzog von Münsterberg, son of JIŘI [Georg] Podiebrad King of Bohemia & his first wife Kunigunde Freiin von Sternberg (15 May 1448-24 Jun 1498, bur Glatz).

3.         ELISABETH (Ansbach 29 Nov 1451-Nürtingen 28 Mar 1524, bur Stuttgart).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Elizabeth”, who married “eynen Greven van Wirtenbarge”, third of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[372].  The dates attributed to Elisabeth in secondary sources indicate that she must have been born from her father’s first marriage.  m (Stuttgart [10 Mar/17 May] 1467) EBERHARD von Württemberg, son of ULRICH V "der Vielgeliebte" Graf von Württemberg-Stuttgart & his second wife Elisabeth von Bayern-Landshut (Waiblingen 1 Feb 1447-Burg Lindenfels, Odenwald 17 Feb 1504, bur Heidelberg Heiliggeistkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1480 as EBERHARD VI "der Jüngere" Graf von Württemberg-Stuttgart.  He succeeded his cousin in 1496 as EBERHARD II Herzog von Württemberg

4.         MARGARETA (18 Apr 1453-Hof 27 Apr 1509).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Anna...Ebbetinne to dem Hoff” as the daughter of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his first wife[373].  Nun at Hof St Klara Hof 1467, Abbess 1476. 

5.         JOHANN CICERO (Ansbach 2 Aug 1455-Schloß Arneburg 9 Jan 1499, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans unde Wulffgaugh” as the two sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his first wife[374].  He succeeded his father in 1486 as JOHANN CICERO Elector of Brandenburg.   

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6.         FRIEDRICH (-young). 

Albrecht & his second wife had thirteen children:

7.         FRIEDRICH (Ansbach 8 May 1460-Ansbach Schloß 4 Apr 1536, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Frederick unde...Sygemunt” as sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[375].  He succeeded in 1486 as FRIEDRICH V "der Ältere" Markgraf of Brandenburg in Ansbach.  He succeeded his younger brother in 1495 in Bayreuth. 

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8.         AMALIE (Plassenburg 1 Oct 1461-Baden-Baden 3 Sep 1481, bur Baden-Baden Stiftskirche)m (Zweibrücken 19 Apr 1478) KASPAR Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken, son of LUDWIG Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz & his wife Jeanne de Croÿ (11 Jul 1458-Nohfelden im Kerker [Jul/Aug] 1527, bur Wölfersweile).  He succeeded his father in 1489 as joint Pfalzgraf von Zweibrücken und Veldenz, jointly with his brother. 

9.         ANNA (b and d [end 1462/early 1463]).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Anna” sixth of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[376]

10.      BARBARA von Brandenburg (Ansbach 30 May 1464-Ansbach 4 Sep 1515, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Barbara”, who married “Hertoghen Hinrick van Crossen unde van den Sag”, first of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[377].  Cureus records the betrothal in Jul 1472, published in Oct, of “Henrico Freistadiensi” and “Barbara filia Alberti electoris Brandeburgensis, puella annorum septem[378].  The Catalogus abbatum Sanganensium records that "dominus dux Hinricus junior, omnium ducum Glogoviensium de stirpe Hedwigis ultimus" married "ducisse Barbare filie ducis Adalberti marchionis Brandeburgensis" who married secondly "Wenczeslaus primogenitus regis Polonie"[379]m firstly (Betrothed Jul 1472, Berlin 11 Oct 1472) HEINRICH IX Duke of Glogau, son of HEINRICH VII Duke of Glogau [Piast] & his wife Hedwig von Oels [Piast] ([1429/35]-22 Feb 1476).  m secondly (Frankfurt an der Oder 20 Aug 1476, divorced Rome 7 Apr 1500) as his first wife, WŁADISŁAW of Poland, LADISLAUS King of Bohemia, son of KAZIMIERZ IV "the Great" King of Poland & his wife Elisabeth Archduchess of Austria (Krakow 1 Mar 1456-Buda 13 Mar 1516).  He was elected as ULÁSZLÓ II "Dobre/OK" King of Hungary and Croatia in 1490.  

11.      ALBRECHT (Ansbach 5 Mar 1466-Nov 1466).  

12.      SIBYLLE (Ansbach 31 May 1467-Kaster 9 Jul 1524, bur Altenberger Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records the second of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife marrying “den Hertoghen van Bergh unde Julich” but does not name her[380]m (Köln 8 Jul 1481) as his second wife, WILHELM VIII Herzog von Jülich Graf von Berg und Ravensberg, son of GERHARD VII Herzog von Jülich & his wife Sophie von Sachsen-Lauenburg (9 Jan 1455-6 Sep 1511). 

13.      SIEGMUND (Ansbach 27 Sep 1468-Ansbach 26 Feb 1495, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Frederick unde...Sygemunt” as sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[381].  Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth 1486. 

14.      ALBRECHT (Ansbach 16 Jul 1470-12 Aug 1470).  

15.      DOROTHEA (Berlin 12 Dec 1471-Bamberg St Klara 13 Feb 1520, bur Bamberg St Klara Klosterkirche).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Dorothea” fifth of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[382].  Nun at St Klara, Bamberg 1493, Abbess 1498-1506, resigned.

16.      GEORG (Berlin 30 Dec 1472-Kadolzburg 5 Dec 1476).  

17.      ELISABETH (Ansbach 8 Apr 1474-Römhild 25 Apr 1507, bur Römhild Stiftskirche).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Elizabeth”, who married “eynen Greven van Hennenbarge”, fourth of the daughters of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[383]m (Aschaffenburg 23 Oct 1491) HERMANN VIII Graf von Henneberg-Aschach, son of --- ([1470]-Schwarza 5 Apr 1535, bur Römhild Stiftskirche).

18.      MAGDALENE (Berlin 29 Jul 1476-in der Mark before 4 Feb 1480).  

19.      ANASTASIA (Ansbach 14 Mar 1478-Ilmenau 4 Jul 1534, bur Kloster Vessra)m (Dispensation 3o & 4o Mainz 3 Jul 1499, contract Neustadt am Aisch 15 Jul 1499, Neustadt am Aisch 16 Feb 1500) WILHELM VII Graf und Herr zu Henneberg in Schleusingen, son of --- (29 Jan 1478-24 Jan 1559, bur Kloster Vessra). 

 

 

JOHANN CICERO von Brandenburg, son of ALBRECHT ACHILLES Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Margareta von Baden (Ansbach 2 Aug 1455-Schloß Arneburg 9 Jan 1499, bur Berlin Cathedral)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Hans unde Wulffgaugh” as the two sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his first wife[384]He succeeded his father in 1486 as JOHANN CICERO Elector of Brandenburg

m (Berlin 25 Aug 1476) MARGARETA von Sachsen, daughter of WILHELM III "der Tapfere" Landgraf of Thuringia & his first wife Anna of Austria (Weimar 1449-Spandau 13 Jul 1501, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Margareta”, who married “Marggreve Hans to Brandenborch, Marggreven Albrechtes sone”, as the daughter of “Hertoghe Wilhelm to Sassen, Marggreve to Myssen unde Lantgreve to Döringh” and his wife[385]

Johann Cicero & his wife had seven children: 

1.         daughter (Berlin 11/12 Sep 1480-after 5 Jul 1482). 

2.         WOLFGANG ([17/26] May 1482-after 5 Jul 1482).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Wulffgang...Joachim...Albrecht” as the three sons of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Albrechtes sone to Brandenborch, Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[386]

3.         JOACHIM NESTOR (21 Feb 1484-Berlin 11 Jul 1535, bur Kloster Lehnin, transferred 1545 to Berlin)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Wulffgang...Joachim...Albrecht” as the three sons of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Albrechtes sone to Brandenborch, Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[387]He succeeded his father in 1499 as JOACHIM I Elector of Brandenburg

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4.         ELISABETH (b and d 1486).  

5.         ANNA (Berlin 27 Aug 1487-Kiel 3 May 1514, bur Bordesholm)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Anna...Magdalena...Elizabeth” as the three daughters of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Albrechtes sone to Brandenborch, Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[388]m (Papal dispensation 3o 13 Feb 1501, Stendal 10 Apr 1502) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH of Denmark Herzog von Schleswig und Holstein, son of CHRISTIAN I King of Denmark, King of Norway & his wife Dorothea von Brandenburg (7 Oct 1471-Gottorp 10 Apr 1533 bur Schleswig Cathedral).  He succeeded in 1513 as Herzog von Holstein-Gottorp.  He succeeded his nephew in 1523 as FREDERIK I King of Denmark.

6.         URSULA (17 Oct 1488-Güstrow 18 Sep 1510, bur Doberan)m (16 Feb 1507) as his first wife, HEINRICH V "der Friedfertige" Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of MAGNUS II Herzog von Mecklenburg & his wife Sophie von Pommern-Stettin (3 May 1479-Schwerin 6 Feb 1552, bur Schwerin Cathedral). 

7.         ALBRECHT (Berlin 28 Jun 1490-Mainz St Martinsburg 24 Sep 1545, bur Mainz Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Wulffgang...Joachim...Albrecht” as the three sons of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Albrechtes sone to Brandenborch, Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[389]Canon at Köln cathedral 1505/45.  Canon at Magdeburg cathedral 1509.  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1511, at Trier cathedral.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1513-14.  Archbishop-Elector of Mainz 1514.  Cathedral 1518. 

 

 

JOACHIM NESTOR von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN CICERO Elector of Brandenburg & his wife Margareta von Sachsen (21 Feb 1484-Berlin 11 Jul 1535, bur Kloster Lehnin, transferred 1545 to Berlin)Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Wulffgang...Joachim...Albrecht” as the three sons of “Marggreve Hans, Marggreven Albrechtes sone to Brandenborch, Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[390]He succeeded his father in 1499 as JOACHIM I Elector of Brandenburg

m (Stendal 10 Apr 1502) ELISABETH of Denmark, daughter of JOHAN King of Denmark, King of Norway & his wife Christina von Sachsen (Nyborg 24 Jun 1485-Cölln an der Spree 10 Jun 1555, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Joachim I & his wife had five children:

1.         JOACHIM HECTOR (9 Jan 1505-Schloß Köpenick 3 Jan 1571, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1535 as JOACHIM II Elector of Brandenburg

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2.         ANNA (1507-Lübz 19 Jun 1567, bur Schwerin Cathedral)m (Berlin 17 Jan 1524) ALBRECHT VII "der Schöne" Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, son of MAGNUS II Herzog von Mecklenburg & his wife Sophie von Pommern-Stettin (Wismar 28 Jul 1488-Schwerin 5 Jan 1547, bur Doberan).  

3.         ELISABETH (Berlin 24 Aug 1510-Ilmenau 27 May 1558, bur Vessra)m firstly (Berlin 26 Feb 1525) as his second wife, ERICH I Herzog von Braunschweig-Calenberg, son of WILHELM II "der Jungere" Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his wife Elisabeth von Stolberg (Neustadt am Rübenberge 1470-Hagenau 30 Jul 1540, bur Münden St Blasius).  m secondly (Münden 31 May and 1 Jun 1546) POPPO X Graf und Herr zu Henneberg in Ilmenau, son of --- (20 Sep 1513-Burgbreitungen 16 Apr 1574).

4.         MARGARETA (29 Sep 1511-1577)m firstly (Wolgast 23 Jan 1530) as his second wife, GEORG I Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, son of BOGISLAW X "the Great" Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast & his second wife Anna of Poland (11 Apr 1493-9/10 May 1531).  m secondly (Dessau 15 Feb 1534) JOHANN von Anhalt, son of ERNST Fürst von Anhalt Herr zu Dessau & his wife Margareta von Münsterberg [Podiebrad] (Dessau 4 Sep 1504-Zerbst 4 Feb 1551).  He succeeded in 1544 as JOHANN II Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, until 1546.  m thirdly (1553) HANS JONAS von der Goltz, son of --- (-after 1566).

5.         JOHANN (Tangermünde 3 Aug 1513-Küstrin 13 Jan 1571, bur Küstrin Marienkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1535 as Herr der Neumark, establishing his seat of government at Küstrin, with the title Markgraf von Küstrin.  m (Wolfenbüttel 11 Nov 1536) KATHARINA von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, daughter of HEINRICH "der Jüngere" Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel & his first wife Marie von Württemberg (Wolfenbüttel 1518-Krosen an der Oder 16 May 1574, bur Küstrin Marienkirche).  Johann & his wife had two children: 

a)         ELISABETH (Küstrin 29 Aug 1540-Warsaw 8 Mar 1578, bur Königsberg Cathedral)m (Küstrin 26 Dec 1558) as his first wife, GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach und Bayreuth, son of GEORG "der Fromme" Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach & his third wife Aemilia von Sachsen (Ansbach 5 Apr 1539-6 Apr 1603, bur Ansbach).

b)         KATHARINA (Küstrin 10 Aug 1549-Berlin 10 Oct 1602, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Küstrin 8 Jan 1570) as his first wife, JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Kurprinz von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN GEORGE “Oeconomus” Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Sophie von Liegnitz (Berlin 27 Jan 1546-near Köpenick 28 Jul 1608, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1598 as JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Elector of Brandenburg.  

 

 

JOACHIM HECTOR von Brandenburg, son of JOACHIM I Elector of Brandenburg & his wife Elisabeth of Denmark (9 Jan 1505-Schloß Köpenick 3 Jan 1571, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1535 as JOACHIM II Elector of Brandenburg

m firstly (Dresden 6 Nov 1636) MAGDALENE von Sachsen, daughter of GEORG "der Bärtige" Duke of Saxony & his wife Barbara of Poland (Dresden 7 Mar 1507-[20/28] Jan 1534, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

m secondly (Cracow 29 Aug or 1 Sep 1535) JADWIGA of Poland, daughter of ZYGMUNT I “Stary/the Old” King of Poland & his first wife Borbála Zápolya of Trenczin (25 Mar 1513-Alt-Ruppin 7 Feb 1573, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Mistress (1): ANNA Sydow, widow of NIKOL Dieterich, daughter of ---.  From Cölln an der Spree.   

Joachim II & his first wife had seven children:

1.         JOHANN GEORG (11 Sep 1525-Berlin 18 Jan 1598, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Administrator of Havelberg 1560.  Spanish counsellor 1558/63.  Imperial counsellor 1558/71.  He succeeded his father in 1571 as JOHANN GEORG "Oeconomus" Elector of Brandenburg

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2.         BARBARA (10 Aug 1527-Brieg 2/12 Jan 1595, bur Brieg Schloßkirche)m (Berlin 15 Feb 1545) GEORG von Liegnitz, son of FRIEDRICH II Duke of Liegnitz & his second wife Sophie von Brandenburg-Ansbach (18 Jul 1523-7 May 1586).  He succeeded in 1547 as GEORG II Duke of Brieg

3.         ELISABETH (1528-20 Aug 1529).

4.         FRIEDRICH (Berlin 12 Dec 1530-Halberstadt 2 Oct 1552, bur Halberstadt Cathedral).  Postulated Bishop of Halberstadt 1548.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1551.  Administrator of Halberstadt 1552. 

5.         ALBRECHT (Berlin 15 Feb 1532-Berlin 16 Feb 1532).  Twin with Georg.

6.         GEORG (and d Berlin 15 Feb 1532).  Twin with Albrecht.

7.         PAUL (b and d 20/28 Jan 1534).

Joachim II & his second wife had six children:

8.         ELISABETH MAGDALENE (Berlin 6 Nov 1537-Berlin 22 Aug/I Sep 1595, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Cölln an der Spree 5 Feb 1559) FRANZ OTTO Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg, son of ERNST "der Bekenner" joint Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg & his wife Sophie von Mecklenburg (1530-Celle 5 Apr 1559, bur Celle Unsere Liebe Frau).

9.         SIEGMUND (2 Dec 1538-Halle, Moritzburg 14 Sep 1566, bur Halle Moritzkirche).  Administrator of Halberstadt 1552.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1553. 

10.      HEDWIG (Cölln an der Spree 23 Feb 1540-Wolfenbüttel 21 Oct 1602, bur Wolfenbüttel)m (Cölln an der Spree 25 Feb 1560) JULIUS von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, son of HEINRICH II Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his first wife Marie von Württemberg (-Wolfenbüttel 3 May 1589, bur Wolfenbüttel Beatae Mariae Virginae).  He succeeded his father in 1568 as JULIUS Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

11.      SOPHIE (14 Dec 1541-Krumau 27 Jun 1564, bur Hohenfurth Franziskanerkirche)m (Berlin 14 Dec 1561) WILHELM von Rosenberg, son of --- (-Prague 31 Aug 1592, bur Krumau).  Administrator of the House of Rosenberg.

12.      JOACHIM ([1543]-Cölln an der Spree 23 Mar 1544, bur Berlin Cathedral).

13.      daughter (-after 21 Mar 1545). 

Joachim II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):   

14.       MAGDALENA (-1610).  Legitimated and ennobled as "von Brandenburg Gräfin zu Arenberg [or Arneburg] in the Empire at Vienna 31 Aug 1564.

 

 

JOHANN GEORG Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOACHIM II Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Magdalene von Sachsen (11 Sep 1525-Berlin 18 Jan 1598, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Administrator of Havelberg 1560.  Spanish counsellor 1558/63.  Imperial counsellor 1558/71.  He succeeded his father in 1571 as JOHANN GEORG "Oeconomus" Elector of Brandenburg

m firstly (Küstrin 15 Feb 1545) SOPHIE von Liegnitz, FRIEDRICH II Duke of Liegnitz & his second wife Sophie von Brandenburg-Ansbach ([1525/26]-Berlin 27 Jan/6 Feb 1546). 

m secondly (Ansbach 12 Feb 1548) SABINE von Brandenburg-Ansbach, daughter of GEORG "der Fromme" Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach & his second wife Hedwig von Münsterberg (Ansbach [3 Jun 1528]-2 Nov 1575, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

m thirdly (Letzlingen 6 Oct 1577) ELISABETH von Anhalt-Zerbst, daughter of JOACHIM ERNST Fürst von Anhalt in Zerbst, Bernburg, Köthen und Dessau & his first wife Agnes von Barby (Zerbst 5 Sep 1563-Krossen 5 Oct 1607, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Johann Georg & his first wife had one child:

1.         JOACHIM FRIEDRICH (Berlin 27 Jan 1546-near Köpenick 28 Jul 1608, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Bishop of Havelberg 1553.  Bishop of Lebus 1555.  Bishop of Brandenburg 1553-63.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1563-98.  He succeeded his father in 1598 as JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Elector of Brandenburg

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Johann Georg & his second wife had eleven children:

2.         GEORG ALBRECHT (19 Feb 1555-8 Jan 1557).

3.         JOHANN (-before 1571).  Twin with Albrecht.

4.         ALBRECHT (-before 1571).  Twin with Johann.

5.         MAGDALENE SABINE (-before 1571).  

6.         ERDMUTHE (26 Jun 1561-Stolp 13 Nov 1623, bur Stettin)m (Stettin 17 Feb 1577) JOHANN FRIEDRICH Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, son of PHILIPP I Duke of Pomerania in Wolgast & his wife Maria von Sachsen (27 Aug 1542-9 Feb 1600).  

7.         MARIA (-before 1571). 

8.         HEDWIG (-before 1571). 

9.         MAGDALENE (-before 1571). 

10.      MARGARETA (-before 1571). 

11.      ANNA MARIE (Schloß Zechlin 3 Feb 1567-Wollin 4/14 Nov 1618, bur Stettin Schloßkirche)m (Berlin 7 Oct 1581 or 8 Jan 1582) BARNIM X Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, son of PHILIPP I Duke of Pomerania in Wolgast & his wife Maria von Sachsen (15 Feb 1549-1 Sep 1603, bur Stettin).

12.      SOPHIE (Schloß Zechlin 6 Jun 1568 -Dresden 7/17 Dec 1622, bur Freiberg Cathedral)m (Dresden 25 Apr 1582) CHRISTIAN Kurprinz von Sachsen, son of AUGUST Elector of Saxony, Herzog von Sachsen & his first wife Anna Pss of Denmark (Dresden 39 Oct 1560-Dresden 25 Sep/5 Oct 1591, bur Freiberg Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1586 as CHRISTIAN I Elector of Saxony

Johann Georg & his third wife had eleven children:

13.      CHRISTIAN (Berlin 30 Jan 1581-Bayreuth 9 Jun 1655, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth 1603. 

-        MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in BAYREUTH

14.      MAGDALENE (Berlin 7 Jan 1582-Darmstadt 4/14 May 1616, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)m (Berlin 5/15 Jun 1598) LUDWIG V Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of GEORG I "der Fromme" Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his first wife Magdalene Gräfin zur Lippe (Darmstadt 24 Sep 1577-Darmstadt 27 Jul 1626, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).  

15.      JOACHIM ERNST (Cölln an der Spree 22 Jun 1583-Ansbach 7 Mar 1625, bur Heilsbronn).  Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach 1603.  General of the Army of the Protestant Union. 

-        MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in ANSBACH.

16.      AGNES (Berlin 27 Jul 1584-Schloß Neuhaus 16/26 Mar 1629, bur Lauenburg Stadtkirche)m firstly (Berlin 25 Jun/5 Jul 1604) PHILIPP JULIUS Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, son of ERNST LUDWIG I Duke of Pomerania in Wolgast & his wife Sophie Hedwig von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (27 Dec 1584-Wolgast 6 Feb 1625).  m secondly (Schloß Barth, Rügen 19 Sep 1628) as his first wife, FRANZ KARL Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son FRANZ II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his second wife Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (2 May 1594-Schloß Neuhaus an der Elbe 30 Nov 1660, bur Lauenburg Stadtkirche).  

17.      FRIEDRICH (Cölln an der Spree 22 Mar 1588-Sonnenburg/Nm 29 May 1611, bur Küstrin Marienkirche).  

18.      ELISABETH SOPHIE (Berlin 13 Jul 1589-Frankfurt an der Oder 24 Dec 1629, bur Frankfurt an der Oder Marienkirche)m firstly (Berlin 7 Jul 1613) JANUSZ Fürst Radziwiłł, son of --- (-7 Nov 1620).  m secondly (Theusing, Eger 27 Feb 1628) as his second wife, JULIUS HEINRICH von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son of FRANZ II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his second wife Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Wolfenbüttel 9 Apr 1586-Prague 20 Nov 1665, bur Schlakenwerth Gruftkapelle).  He succeeded his brother in 1656 as JULIUS HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg

19.      DOROTHEA SIBYLLE (Berlin 19/29 Oct 1590-Brieg 19 Mar 1625, bur Brieg Cathedral)m (Berlin 12 Dec 1610) as his first wife, JOHANN CHRISTIAN Duke of Brieg, son of JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Duke of Brieg [Piast] & his wife Anna Maria von Anhalt (28 Aug 1591-25 Dec 1639).

20.      GEORG ALBRECHT (Berlin 30 Nov 1591-Sonnenburg 29 Nov 1615, bur Küstrin Marienkirche).   Master of the Order of St John at Sonnenburg.

21.      SIGISMUND (Cölln an der Spree 19 Nov 1592-Kleve Schloß 30 Apr 1640, bur 12 Mar 1642 Königsberg Cathedral).  Statthalter of Kleve.

22.      JOHANN (Berlin 23 Jul 1597-Haus Steinburg, Holstein 23 Sep 1627, bur Kulmbach St Peterskirche).

23.      JOHANN GEORG (posthumously Krossen 14 Aug 1598-Crailsheim 27 Jan 1637, bur Crailsheim Pfarrkirche).  Colonel in the Imperial and Spanish armies. 

 

 

JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN GEORGE “Oeconomus” Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Sophie von Liegnitz (Berlin 27 Jan 1546-near Köpenick 28 Jul 1608, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Bishop of Havelberg 1553.  Bishop of Lebus 1555.  Bishop of Brandenburg 1553-63.  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1563-98.  He succeeded his father in 1598 as JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Elector of Brandenburg.  He was regent for Albrecht Friedrich Herzog in Preußen from 1605 until his death. 

m firstly (Küstrin 8 Jan 1570) KATHARINA von Brandenburg-Küstrin, daughter of JOHANN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Küstrin & his wife Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Küstrin 10 Aug 1549-Berlin 10 Oct 1602, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

m secondly (Berlin 2 Nov 1603) ELEONORE Pss von Preußen, daughter of ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Duke of Prussia & his wife Marie Eleonore Herzogin von Jülich (22 Aug 1583-Berlin 9 Apr 1607, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Johann Friedrich & his first wife had eleven children: 

1.         JOHANN SIGISMUND Markgraf von Brandenburg (Halle an der Saale 8 Nov 1572-Berlin 23 Dec 1619/2 Jan 1620, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1608 as JOHANN SIGISMUND Elector of Brandenburg

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2.         ANNA KATHARINE (Halle 26 Jun 1575-Copenhagen 8 Apr 1612, bur Roskilde Cathedral)m (Hadersleben 7 Dec 1597) as his first wife, CHRISTIAN IV King of Denmark, King of Norway, son of FREDERIK II King of Denmark, King of Norway & his wife Sophie von Mecklenburg (Frederiksborg 12 Apr 1577-Rosenborg 28 Feb/9 Mar 1648, bur Roskilde Cathedral).

3.         daughter ([1576], bur Kloster Zinna).

4.         JOHANN GEORG (Wolmirstedt 16 Dec 1577-Leutschau 2 Mar 1624, bur Kaschau).  Administrator of Strasbourg 1592-1604.  He inherited Jägerndorf in 1603 from his cousin Georg Markgraf von Brandenburg-Kulmbach-Ansbach, but only took effective control from his father 12 Apr 1607 after which he was known as Herzog von Jägerndorf.  Counsellor of Brandenburg 1609.  He was banished from the Empire in 1621, when the Emperor retook possession of Jägerndorf.  The Emperor conferred Jägerndorf in 1623 on the Fürst von Liechtenstein.  m (Jägerndorf 3 Jun 1610) EVA CHRISTINE Herzogin von Württemberg, daughter of JOHANN FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sibylle von Anhalt-Zerbst (Stuttgart 16 May 1590-Dresden 18 Mar 1657, bur Dresden Kreuzkirche).  Johann Georg & his wife had five children: 

a)         KATHARINA SIBYLLE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Schloß Jägerndorf 24 Sep/4 Oct 1611-Schloß Jägerndorf 11/21 Mar 1612).

b)         GEORG Markgraf von Brandenburg (Schloß Jägerndorf 1/10 Feb 1613-Berlin Schloß 10/20 Nov 1614, bur Berlin Cathedral).

c)         ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg ([Berlin Schloß] 10/20 Aug 1614-10 Feb 1620, bur Berlin Cathedral).

d)         KATHARINA SIBYLLE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 11/21 Oct 1615-Berlin Schloß 12/22 Oct 1615, bur Berlin Cathedral).

e)         ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg (Schloß Jägerndorf 8/18 Jan 1617-Berlin Schloß 25 Sep/4 Oct 1642, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Governor of Berlin.  [Governor of the Mark of Brandenburg]. 

5.         AUGUST (Halle an der Saale 16 Feb 1580-Berlin 23 Apr 1601, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Canon at Strasbourg cathedral. 

6.         ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH (Halle an der Saale 29 Apr 1582-Berlin 3/13 Dec 1600, bur Berlin Cathedral).

7.         JOACHIM (Halle an der Saale 13/23 Apr 1583-Dresden 10/20 Jun 1600, bur Berlin Cathedral).

8.         ERNST (Halle an der Saale 13/23 Apr 1583-Berlin 18/28 Sep 1613, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Under the Compromise of Dortmund 31 May 1609, power in the disputed duchies of Kleve, Jülich and Berg was shared between Ernst and Wolfgang Pfalzgraf von Neuburg.  Ernst was succeeded by his nephew Georg Wilhelm Kurprinz von Brandenburg. 

9.         BARBARA SOPHIE (Halle an der Saale 16/26 Nov 1584-Strasbourg 13/23 Feb 1636, bur 1653 Stuttgart Stiftskirche)She died in exile in Strasbourg, having been forced to flee Württemberg with her son in 1634.  m (Stuttgart 5 Nov 1609) JOHANN FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg, son of FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sibylle Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Château de Montbéliard 5 May 1582-near Hohenheim 18 Jul 1628, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche).

10.      daughter ([1585/86]-young).

11.      CHRISTIAN WILHELM (Wolmirstedt 28 Aug 1587-Kloster Zinna 1 Jan 1665, bur Ziesar).  Archbishop of Magdeburg 1598, he was dispossessed 1628.  He received a pension of 12,000 ecus in compensation, under a treaty concluded 31 May 1637 between the Emperor and the Elector of Saxony.  He converted to Roman Catholicism 1632.  At the Peace of Westphalia 1648, Christian Wilhelm converted his pension into possession of the bailliages of Loburg and Kloster Zinna, which reverted to the archbishopric of Magdeburg after he died.  m firstly (Wolfenbüttel 1 Jan 1615) DOROTHEA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH JULIUS Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his second wife Elisabeth Pss of Denmark (Wolfenbüttel 8 Jul 1596-Ziesar 1 Sep 1643, bur Altenburg Brüderkirche).  m secondly (Prague 22 Feb 1650) as her second husband, BARBARA EUSEBIA Gräfin von Martinitz, widow of SEZIMA JOHANN Graf von Wrtbv, daughter of JAROSLAV Graf von Martinitz Borzita zu Smeczan [Oberstburggraf zu Prag and Statthalter in the Kingdom of Bohemia] & his wife Maria Eusebia Freiin von Sternberg (-Prague 4 Jun 1656, bur Prague St Veit).  m thirdly (Prague 28 May 1657) as her third husband, MAXIMILIANE Gräfin von Salm-Neuburg, widow firstly of CHRISTOPH PAUL Graf von Lichtenstein zu Castelcorn and secondly of MAXIMILIAN Graf von Waldstein, daughter of WEICHARD Graf von Salm und Neuburg zu Tocaczowicz und Aumvill & his wife --- (1608-8 Dec 1663).  Christian Wilhelm & his first wife had one child:

a)         SOPHIE ELISABETH Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Moritzburg, Halle an der Saale 22 Jan/1 Feb 1616-Schloß Altenburg 6/16 Mar 1650, bur Altenburg Brüderkirche)m (Altenburg Schloß 18/28 Sep 1638) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH WILHELM Erbherzog von Sachsen-Altenburg, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I Herzog von Sachsen-Altenburg & his second wife Anna Maria Pfalzgräfin (posthumously Weimar 12 Feb 1603-Altenburg 22 Apr 1669, bur Altenburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded in 1639 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM II Herzog von Sachsen-Altenburg.  

Johann Friedrich & his second wife had one child:

12.      MARIE ELEONORE (Berlin/Cölln an der Spree 1 Apr 1607-Kreuznach 18 Feb 1675, bur Simmern Stadtkirche)m (Berlin/Cölln an der Spree 4/14 Dec 1631) LUDWIG PHILIPP Pfalzgraf in Simmern, son of FRIEDRICH IV Elector Palatine & his wife Luise Juliane Pss van Oranje, Gräfin von Nassau (Heidelberg 23 Nov 1602-Schloß Crossen an der Oder am Stickhusten 6 Jan 1655, bur Simmern Stadtkirche). 

 

 

JOHANN SIGISMUND Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOACHIM FRIEDRICH Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Katharina von Brandenburg (Halle an der Saale 8 Nov 1572-Berlin 23 Dec 1619/2 Jan 1620, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1608 as JOHANN SIGISMUND Elector of Brandenburg.  On the death of the last Herzog von Kleve, his wife's uncle, Johann Sigismund disputed the succession of Kleve, Jülich and Berg with Wolfgang Pfalzgraf von Neuburg.  Under the Compromise of Dortmund 31 May 1609, power was shared between Pfalzgraf Wolfgang and Johann Sigismund's younger brother Ernst. 

m (Königsberg 30 Oct 1594) ANNA Pss von Preußen, daughter of ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Duke of Prussia & his wife Marie Eleonore Herzogin von Jülich (Königsberg 3 Jul 1576-Berlin 9/10 Apr 1625, bur Königsberg Cathedral).  Heiress of Prussia and, through her mother, of the duchies of Kleve, Jülich and Berg. 

Johann Sigismund & his wife had eight children: 

1.         GEORG WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 3/13 Nov 1595-Schloß Königsberg 21 Nov/1 Dec 1640, bur Königsberg Cathedral).  Kurprinz von Brandenburg.  Governor (Statthalter) of the duchy of Kleve 1613: he succeeded his paternal uncle Ernst in 1613 as one of the joint rulers of the duchies of Kleve, Jülich and Berg.  Joint rule was ended by the Compromise of Xanten 10 Nov 1614, when Brandenburg took Kleve, Mark, Ravensberg and Ravenstein, while Neuburg took Jülich and Berg.  Converted to the Reformed religion [4 Jan 1614].  He succeeded his distant cousin Albrecht Friedrich as Herzog in Preußen in 1618.  He succeeded his father in 1620 as GEORG WILHELM Elector of BrandenburgGeorg Wilhelm ceded Ravenstein to the Pfalzgraf von Neuburg by treaty 11 May 1624, ratified by the Treaty of Düsseldorf 1629.  The same treaty also decided the transfer of a large part of the duchy of Kleve, in exchange for the bailliage of Windeck in the duchy of Berg, but this transfer never took place.  The disputed succession  was finally resolved by the Treaty of Kleve 9 Sep 1666, which allocated Kleve, Mark and Ravensberg definitively to the elector of Brandenburg.  m (Schloß Heidelberg 14/24 Jul 1616) ELISABETH CHARLOTTE Pfalzgräfin von Simmern, daughter of FRIEDRICH IV Elector Palatine & his wife Luise Juliane Pss van Oranje, Gräfin von Nassau (Schloß Neumarkt 7/17 Nov 1597-Schloß Crossen an der Oder am Stickhusten 16/26 Apr 1660, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Georg Wilhelm & his wife had four children: 

a)         LUISE CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 3/13 Sep 1617-Mitau 9/19 Aug 1676)m (Königsberg 30 Sep/9 Oct 1645) JAKOB Duke of Courland, son of WILHELM Duke of Courland & his wife Sophie of Prussia (Goldingen 28 Oct/7 Nov 1610-Mitau 22/31 Dec 1682).

b)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß, Cölln an der Spree 6/16 Feb 1620-Potsdam Schloß 29 Apr/9 May 1688, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Kurprinz von Brandenburg.  He succeeded his father 1640 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM "der Grosse" Elector of Brandenburg and Herzog in Preußen. 

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c)         HEDWIG SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 4/14 Jul 1623-Schloß Wilhelmsburg, Schmalkalden 16/26 Jun 1683, bur Kassel St Martin).  Regent of Hessen-Kassel 1663-1677.  m (Berlin Schloß, Cölln an der Spree 9/19 Jul 1649) WILHELM VI Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM V Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Amalie Elisabeth Gräfin von Hanau-Münzenberg (Kassel 23 Mar 1629-Haina 16 Jul 1663, bur Kassel St Martin). 

d)         JOHANN SIGISMUND Markgraf von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 26 Jul/5 Aug 1624-Berlin Schloß 30 Oct/8 Nov 1624, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

2.         ANNA SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß, Cölln an der Spree 17/27 Mar 1598-Berlin 19/29 Dec 1659, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Wolfenbüttel 4/14 Sep 1614) FRIEDRICH ULRICH Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Wolfenbüttel, son of HEINRICH JULIUS Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his second wife Elisabeth Pss of Denmark (Wolfenbüttel 5 Apr 1591-Braunschweig 11 Aug 1634, bur Wolfenbüttel Beatae Mariae Virginae). 

3.         MARIE ELEONORE Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Schloß Königsberg 11/21 Nov 1599-Royal Palace, Stockholm 18/28 Mar 1655, bur Stockholm Riddarholmskyrkan)m (Stockholm 26 Nov/5 Dec 1620) GUSTAF II ADOLF King of Sweden, son of CARL IX King of Sweden & his second wife Christina Pss von Holstein-Gottorp (Slot Stockholm 9 Dec 1594-killed in battle near Lützen 6 Nov 1632). 

4.         KATHARINA Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Schloß Königsberg 28 May/7 Jun 1602-Schloß Schöningen 9 Feb 1644)She succeeded her husband in 1629 as Pss of Transylvania, deposed 1630.  m firstly (by proxy Schloß Berlin 22 Jan 1626, in person Kassa, Hungary 21 Feb/2 Mar 1626) as his second wife, GÁBOR Bethlen Prince of Transylvania, son of FRAKAS Bethlen & his wife Druzsina Lázár (15 Nov 1580-15 Nov 1629).  m secondly (contract Vienna 27 Dec 1639) as his second wife, FRANZ KARL Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son FRANZ II Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his second wife Marie von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (2 May 1594-Schloß Neuhaus an der Elbe 30 Nov 1660, bur Lauenburg Stadtkirche).  He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1630. 

5.         JOACHIM SIGISMUND Markgraf von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 25 Jul/4 Aug 1603-Schloß Berlin 23 Feb/5 Mar 1625, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Master of the Knights of the Order of St John at Sonnenburg 1624.

6.         AGNES Markgräfin von Brandenburg (Schloß Zechlin 31 Aug/9 Sep 1606-Schloß Zechlin 12/22 Mar 1607, bur Wittstock).

7.         JOHANN FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg (Schloß Zechlin 18/28 Aug 1607-Schloß Zechlin 1/10 Mar 1608, bur Wittstock).

8.         ALBRECHT CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg (Berlin Schloß 7/17 Mar 1609-Berlin Schloß 14/24 Mar 1609, bur Berlin Cathedral).

 

 

FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of GEORG WILHELM Elector of Brandenburg & his wife Elisabeth Charlotte Pfalzgräfin von Simmern (Berlin Schloß, Cölln an der Spree 6/16 Feb 1620-Potsdam Schloß 29 Apr/9 May 1688, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Kurprinz von Brandenburg.  He succeeded his father in 1640 as FRIEDRICH WILHELM "der Grosse" Elector of Brandenburg and Herzog in Preußen.  Under the Peace of Westphalia 1648, he acquired Hinterpommern (in return for relinquishing any rights to Outer Pomerania), the territories of the bishoprics of Cammin (whose territories became the new principality "der Kreis Fürstentum" in 1653 and were incorporated into Hinterpommern), Halberstadt and Minden (both secularised and incorporated into Brandenburg in 1650), and of the archbishopric of Magdeburg apart from the bailliage of Egeln (although the Magdeburg territories were only acquired by Brandenburg in 1680, as the newly secularised duchy of Magdeburg, after the last administrator died; the bailliages of Querfurt, Jüteborg and Dahme were excluded from the 1648 transfer and incorporated into the new principality of Querfurt in 1663, transferred to Brandenburg in 1687 by the Elector of Saxony).  The Treaty of Wehlau 19 Sep 1657 confirmed the independence of the duchy of Prussia from Poland.  Friedrich Wilhelm acquired Kreis Schwiebus in Silesia from the Emperor under the treaty of Berlin 8 Apr 1686, in return for relinquishing his claims to Jägerndorf, Brieg, Liegnitz and Wohlau. 

m firstly (The Hague 28 Nov/7 Dec 1646) LUISE HENRIETTE Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau, daughter of FREDERIK HENDRIK Stadhouder of the Netherlands Prins van Oranje, Graf von Nassau & his wife Amalie Gräfin zu Solms-Braunfels (The Hague 27 Nov 1627-Berlin, Cöln an der Spree 8/18 Jun 1667). 

m secondly (Schloß Gröningen, Halberstadt 14/24 Jun 1668) as her second husband, DOROTHEA Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, widow of CHRISTIAN LUDWIG Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Celle, daughter of PHILIPP Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg & his wife Sophie Hedwig Herzogin von Sachsen-Lauenburg (Schloß Glücksburg 29 Sep/8 Oct 1636-Karlsbad 6/16 Aug 1689, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

Friedrich Wilhelm & his first wife had six children: 

1.         WILHELM FRIEDRICH (Kleve 11/21 May 1648-Wesel 14/24 Oct 1649, bur Berlin Cathedral).

2.         KARL EMIL (Berlin 16 Feb 1655-Strasbourg 7 Dec 1674, bur 1675 Berlin Cathedral).

3.         FRIEDRICH (Schloß Königsberg 1/11 Jul 1657-Berlin 25 Feb 1713, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Kurprinz von Brandenburg.  Statthalter of Kleve.  He succeeded his father in 1688 as FRIEDRICH III Elector of Brandenburg and Herzog in Preußen.  He was proclaimed FRIEDRICH I King in Prussia [König in Preußen] at Königsberg 18 Jan 1701 and was recognised as such by the Emperor. 

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4.         AMALIE (Berlin 9/19 Nov 1664-Berlin 1 Feb 1665, bur Berlin Cathedral)

5.         HEINRICH (Berlin 9/19 Nov 1664-Berlin 26 Nov 1664, bur Berlin Cathedral)

6.         LUDWIG (Kleve 29 Jun/8 Jul 1666-Potsdam 29 Mar/7 Apr 1687, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Königsberg 29 Dec 1680/7 Jan 1681) as her first husband, LUISE CHARLOTTE Pss Radziwiłł, daughter of BOGUSLAW Fürst Radziwiłł & his wife --- (Königsberg 6 Jul 1667-Brieg 13/23 Mar 1695).  She married secondly (Berlin 10 Aug 1688) as his first wife, Karl Philipp Pfalzgraf in Neuburg, who succeeded in 1716 as Karl III Philipp Elector Palatine

Friedrich Wilhelm & his second wife had six children:

7.         PHILIPP WILHELM Markgrafen von Brandenburg (Königsberg 9/19 May 1669-Schwedt 19 Dec 1711, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt 1692.  Statthalter zu Magdeburg.  General Field Marshal in the Brandenburg army 1697. 

-        MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG-SCHWEDT

8.         MARIE AMALIE (Schloß Berlin 26 Nov 1670-Schloß Schleusingen 17 Nov 1739, bur Kassel St Martin)m firstly (Potsdam 10/20 Aug 1687) KARL Erbherzog von Mecklenburg-Güstrow, son of GUSTAV ADOLF Herzog von Mecklenburg-Güstrow & his wife Magdalene Sibylle Herzogin von Holstein-Gottorp (Schloß Güstrow 18/28 Nov 1664-Güstrow 15/25 Mar 1688).  m secondly (Potsdam 25 Jun 1689) MORITZ WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Zeitz, son of MORITZ Herzog von Sachsen-Zeitz & his second wife Dorothea Marie Herzogin von Sachsen-Weimar (Moritzburg 1664-Weida 15 Nov 1718, bur Weida).  

9.         ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 24 Jan 1672-Schloß Friedrichsfelde 21 Jun 1731, bur Berlin Cathedral).  zu Sonnenberg.  Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St John at Sonnenburg.  General Lieutenant in the Brandenburg army 1695.  Statthalter von Hinterpommern 1706.  m (Schloß Charlottenburg 31 Oct 1703) MARIE DOROTHEA Pss of Courland, daughter of FRIEDRICH KASIMIR Duke of Courland & his first wife Sophie Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Siegen (Mitau 23 Jul/2 Aug 1684-Berlin 17 Jan 1743, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Albrecht Friedrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDRICH KARL WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 9 Aug 1704-Berlin 15 Jun 1707, bur Berlin Cathedral).

b)         KARL ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 10 Jun 1705-Berlin 22 Jun 1762, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Grand Master of the Knights of the Order of St John at Sonnenburg 1731.  General of Infantry in the Prussian army.  Mistress (1): DOROTHEA REGINA Wuther, daughter of ---.  She was ennobled in Prussia 14 Jan 1744 as Frau von Carlowitz.  Karl Albrecht had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

i)          KAROLINE von Carlowitz (Soldin 12 Dec 1731-Berlin 16 Sep 1755).  She was ennobled in Prussia 14 Jan 1744 with the name "von Carlowitz".  m ( Berlin 16 Jun or 13 Sep 1747) as his first wife, ALBRECHT CHRISTIAN ERNST Graf und Herr von Schönburg zu Hinterglauchau, son of OTTO ERNST Graf und Herr von Schönburg zu Hinterglauchau & his wife Wilhelmine Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (22 Jan 1720-Vienna 9 Mar 1799).

c)         ANNA SOPHIE CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt ([Schwedt] [24] Dec 1706-Schloß Sangerhausen 3 Jan 1751, bur Halle an der Saale)m (Berlin Stadtschloß 3 Jun 1723) as his second wife, WILHELM HEINRICH Erbherzog von Sachsen-Eisenach, son of JOHANN WILHELM Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach & his first wife Amalie Gräfin von Nassau-Diez (Oranjewoud 10/20 Nov 1691-Eisenach 26 Jul 1741, bur Eisenach St Georgenkirche).  He succeeded in 1729 as Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach

d)         LUISE WILHELMINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (11 May 1709-19 Feb 1726, bur Berlin Cathedral).

e)         FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 13 Aug 1710-killed in battle Mollwitz 10 Apr 1741, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Colonel in the Prussian army. 

f)          SOPHIE FRIEDERIKE ALBERTINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 21 Apr 1712-Bernburg 7 Sep 1750, bur Bernburg)m (Potsdam 22 May 1733) as his second wife, VIKTOR FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg, son of KARL FRIEDRICH Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg & his first wife Sophie Albertine Gräfin zu Solms-Sonnenwalde (Bernburg 20 Sep 1700-Bernburg 18 May 1765, bur Bernburg Schloßkirche).

g)         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 28 Mar 1714-killed in battle near Prague 12 Sep 1744, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Major General of Infantry in the Prussian army 1743. 

10.      KARL PHILIPP (Sparenberg bei Bielefeld 5 Jan 1673-San Germano near Casale 13/23 Jul 1695, bur Berlin Cathedral).  Master of the Knights of the Order of St John at Sonnenburg 1693.  Lieutenant General in the Brandenburg army 1695.  m (Castello la Venaria near Turin 19/29 May 1695) as her second husband, CATERINA Balbiano, widow of GIAN MICHELE Gabaleone Conte di Salmour, daughter of GODOFREDO ALBERICO Balbiano & his wife Marta Maria Benso di Cavour ([1670]-Dresden Dec 1719, bur Dresden).  She married thirdly (Vienna Apr 1707) August Christoph Graf von Wackerbarth (-14 Aug 1734). 

11.      ELISABETH SOPHIE (Berlin 26 Mar/5 Apr 1674-Römhild 22 Nov 1748, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche)m firstly (Berlin 29 Apr 1691) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH KASIMIR Duke of Courland, son of JACOB Duke of Courland and Semgallen & his wife Luise Charlotte Markgräfin von Brandenburg (6 Jul 1650-Mitau 22 Jan 1698, bur Mitau).  m secondly (Potsdam 30 Mar 1703) as his third wife, CHRISTIAN ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, son of ERDMANN AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth & his wife Sophie Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Bayreuth 28 Jul/6 Aug 1644-Erlangen 10 May 1712, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  m thirdly (Schloß Ehrenburg bei Coburg 3 Jun 1714) as his second wife, ERNST LUDWIG Herzog von Sachsen-Meningen, son of BERNHARD I Herzog von Sachsen-Meiningen & his first wife Marie Hedwig Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Gotha 7 Oct 1672-Meiningen 24 Nov 1724, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche).

12.      DOROTHEA (Sparenberg bei Bielefeld 27 May/6 Jun 1675-Berlin 1/11 Sep 1676, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

13.      CHRISTIAN LUDWIG (Berlin 14/24 May 1677-Malchow 3 Sep 1734, bur Berlin Cathedral).  General Lieutenant in the Prussian army. 

 

 

 

B.      MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in ANSBACH und BAYREUTH

 

 

FRIEDRICH von Brandenburg, son of ALBRECHT Elector of Brandenburg & his second wife Anna von Sachsen (Ansbach 8 May 1460-Ansbach Schloß 4 Apr 1536, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Frederick unde...Sygemunt” as sons of “Marggreven Albrecht, Marggreven Frederikes sone to Brandenborch unde Borggreve” and his second wife[391].  He succeeded in 1486 as FRIEDRICH V "der Ältere" Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach.  He succeeded his younger brother in 1495 in Bayreuth.  He was dispossessed in 1515 by his sons Kasimir, Georg and Johann, he was imprisoned in the Plasenburg until 1527. 

m (Frankfurt an der Oder 14 Feb 1479) ZOFIA of Poland, daughter of KAZIMIERZ IV King of Poland Grand Prince of Lithuania & his wife Elisabeth Archduchess of Austria (6 May 1464-5 Oct 1512, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” married “Soffyam, des Konighes dochter to Polen[392]

Friedrich & his wife had seventeen children: 

1.         ELISABETH (Kadolzburg 30 Jun 1480-young after 2 Jul 1480).

2.         MARGARETA (Ansbach 10 Jan 1483-10 Jul 1532).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Margareta, Soffya unde Anna” as the three daughters of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[393]

3.         KASIMIR (Ansbach 27 Sep 1481-Ofen an der Ruhr 21 Sep 1527, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Casimirum, Jeorium, Albertum et Fredericum” as the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[394].  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1491/1507.  Canon at Augsburg cathedral 1494/1500.  Canon at Köln cathedral 1495/1507.  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1497/1507.  He succeeded in 1515, after dispossessing and imprisoning his father, as KASIMIR Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach.  In Bayreuth 1521.  m (Augsburg St Ulrich 25 Aug 1518) as her first husband, SUSANNA von Bayern, daughter of ALBRECHT IV "der Weise" Duke of Bavaria & his wife Kunigunde Archduchess of Austria (2 Apr 1502-Neuburg an der Donau 23 Apr 1543, bur Munich Unsere Liebe Frau).  She married secondly (Neuburg an der Donau 16 Oct 1529) Otto Heinrich Pfalzgraf von Neuburg, who succeeded 1556 as Elector Palatine.  Kasimir & his wife had five children: 

a)         MARIA (14 Oct 1519-Heidelberg 31 Oct 1567, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist)m (Crailsheim 12 Jun 1537) as his first wife, FRIEDRICH Pfalzgraf zu Simmern, son of JOHANN Pfalzgraf von Simmern und Sponheim & his first wife Beatrix von Baden (Simmern 14 Feb 1515-Heidelberg 26 Oct 1576, bur Heidelberg Heilige Geist).  He succeeded his father in 1557 as Pfalzgraf von Simmern.  He succeeded his distant cousin in 1559 as FRIEDRICH III Elector Palatine

b)         KATHARINA (16 Dec 1520-15 Mar 1521).  

c)         ALBRECHT ALCIBIADES (Ansbach 28 Mar 1522-Pforzheim 8 Jan 1557, bur Pforzheim).  He succeeded his father in 1527 as ALBRECHT ALCIBIADES joint Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth ruling jointly with his uncle Georg, who was also his guardian during his minority until 1541.  By agreement with his uncle in 1541, the territories were divided with Albrecht taking Kulmbach and his uncle Ansbach.  He was dispossessed in 1554, and banished from the Empire. 

d)         KUNIGUNDE (Ansbach 17 Jun 1523-Pforzheim 27 Feb 1558, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche)m (Neustadt am Aisch 10 Mar 1551) as his first wife, KARL II Markgraf von Baden und Hochberg, son of ERNST Markgraf von Baden und Hochberg & his first wife Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Sulzburg 24 Jun 1529-Karlsburg near Durlach 23 Mar 1577, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche).  He adopted the title Markgraf von Baden-Durlach 1566. 

e)         FRIEDRICH (b and d 1525). 

4.         GEORG (Ansbach 4 Mar 1484-Ansbach 27 Dec 1534, bur Heilsbronn).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Casimirum, Jeorium, Albertum et Fredericum” as the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[395].  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1498/1506.  Canon at Augsburg cathedral 1500/1509.  He participated in the plot to dispossess his father in 1515 and was in name associated with his brothers Kasimir and Johann in the government from that time, but took no active part as he was mainly absent from the country.  After his return, he ruled from 1521 as GEORG "der Fromme" joint-Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach, ruling jointly first with his brother Kasimir, and later the latter's son Albrecht Alcibiades for whom he was guardian.  1523 in Jägerndorf and Herr von Oppeln.  When his nephew attained his majority in 1541, they agreed a division of the territories, with Albrecht ruling in Kulmbach and Georg in Ansbach.  m firstly (Gyula 21 Jan 1509) BEATRIX Frangepán, heiress of the Hunyadi family, widow of JÁNOS Corvinus Hunyadi Duke of Slavonia and Liptau, daughter of BERNÁT Count Frangepán at Modruš and Vinodol & his wife donna Luisa Marzano d'Aragona ([1480]-1510 before 27 Mar).  m secondly (Oels 9 Jan 1525) HEDWIG von Münsterberg, daughter of KARL Duke of Münsterberg and Oels [Podiebrad] & his wife Anna von Sagan und Glogau [Piast] (12 Jun 1508-Liegnitz 26 Nov 1531, bur Liegnitz).  m thirdly (Freiberg 25 Aug 1532) AEMILIA von Sachsen, daughter of HEINRICH Herzog von Sachsen zu Freiberg and Wolkenstein [later HEINRICH V "der Fromme" Herzog von Sachsen] & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (Freiberg 27 Jul 1516-Ansbach 9 Apr 1591, bur Heilsbronn).  Georg & his second wife had two children: 

a)         ANNA MARIE (Jägerndorf 28 Dec 1526-Nürtingen 20 May 1589, bur Tübingen Stiftskirche)m (Ansbach 24 Feb 1544) CHRISTOPH Herzog von Württemberg, son of ULRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Sabine von Bayern (Schloß Urach 12 May 1515-Stuttgart 28 Dec 1568, bur Tübingen Stiftskirche).  

b)         SABINE (Ansbach 12 May 1529-Berlin 2 Nov 1575, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Ansbach 12 Feb 1548) as his second wife, JOHANN GEORG Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOACHIM II Elector of Brandenburg & his first wife Magdalene von Sachsen (11 Sep 1525-Berlin 18 Jan 1598, bur Berlin Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1571 as JOHANN GEORG "Oeconomus" Elector of Brandenburg.    

Georg & his third wife had four children: 

c)         SOPHIE (23 Mar 1535-Liegnitz 22 Feb 1587, bur Liegnitz)m (11 Nov 1560) HEINRICH von Liegnitz, son of FRIEDRICH III Duke of Liegnitz & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (23 Feb 1539-3 Mar 1588).  He succeeded his father in 1570 as HEINRICH XI joint Duke of Liegnitz

d)         BARBARA (Himmelskron May 1536-27 Jun 1591, bur Himmelskron). 

e)         DOROTHEA KATHARINA (23 Feb 1538-18 Jan 1604, bur Plauen)m (2 Feb 1556) HEINRICH VI Herr von Plauen Burggraf von Meissen, son of --- (9 Oct 1533-Hof 24 Dec 1568). 

f)          GEORG FRIEDRICH (Ansbach 5 Apr 1539-6 Apr 1603, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his father in 1543 as GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach, minor until 1556.  After the banishment of his cousin Albrecht Alcibiades, he took control in Bayreuth [1554/1557] with the help of his cousin Joachim II Elector of Brandenburg.  His possession was confirmed under the Treaty of Vienna.  Regent of the duchy of Prussia for his cousin Albrecht Friedrich 1577.  m firstly (Küstrin 26 Dec 1558) ELISABETH Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Küstrin, daughter of JOHANN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Küstrin & his wife Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Küstrin 29 Aug 1540-Warsaw 8 Mar 1578, bur Königsberg Cathedral).  m secondly (Dresden 3 May 1579) SOPHIE von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, daughter of WILHELM “der Jüngere” Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg in Lüneburg & his wife Dorothea Pss of Denmark (Celle 30 Oct 1563-Nürnberg 14 Jan 1639, bur Nürnberg Lorenzkirche). 

5.         SOPHIE (Ansbach 10 Mar 1485-14 May 1537, bur Liegnitz St Johannes).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Margareta, Soffya unde Anna” as the three daughters of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[396]m (13 Feb 1519) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH von Brieg, son of JOHANN II Duke of Lüben [Piast] & his wife Hedwig von Brieg [Piast] (14 Feb 1480-Liegnitz 17/18 Sep 1547).  He succeeded in 1521 as FRIEDRICH II Duke of Liegnitz

6.         ANNA (Ansbach 5 May 1487-7 Feb 1539).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Margareta, Soffya unde Anna” as the three daughters of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[397]m (1 Dec 1518) WENZEL von Teschen, son of KASIMIR II Duke of Teschen & his wife Johanna von Münsterberg und Troppau ([1488/96]-17 Nov 1524).

7.         BARBARA (31 Jul 1488-2 May 1490, bur Heilsbronn).

8.         ALBRECHT (Ansbach 17 May 1490-Schloß Tappiau 20 Mar 1568, bur Königsberg Cathedral).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Casimirum, Jeorium, Albertum et Fredericum” as the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[398].  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1507/11.  Canon at Mainz cathedral 1509/11.  Canon of St Gereon at Köln until 1511.  Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights 1511, until 1525 when he secularised the order, married and declared himself Duke of Prussia (Herzog in Preußen) under the suzerainty of the King of Poland.  - DUKES of PRUSSIA

9.         FRIEDRICH (Ansbach 13 Jun 1491-[1497]).  Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum names “Casimirum, Jeorium, Albertum et Fredericum” as the four sons of “Marggreve Frederick, Marggreven Albrechtes sone, des Korforsten to Brandenborch unde Borchgreve to Nurenbarge” and his wife[399]

10.      JOHANN (Plassenburg 9 Jan 1493-Valencia 5 Jul 1525, bur Kloster Jerusalem near Valencia).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1507.  He took part in the plot to dispossess his father in 1515.  In name he was associated with the government from that time with his brothers Kasimir and Georg, but took no active part as he was mainly absent from the country.  Viceroy of Valencia 1515, 1521.  m (17 Jun 1519) as her second husband, GERMAINE de Foix, widow of don FERNANDO II King of Aragon, daughter of JEAN de Foix Vicomte de Narbonne Comte d'Etampes & his wife Marie d'Orléans [Valois] ([1490/93]-Liria 15 Oct 1538).  She married thirdly (Seville Aug 1526) as his first wife, Fernando de Aragón Duca di Calabria Principe di Tarento

11.      ELISABETH (Ansbach 25 Mar 1494-Pforzheim 31 May 1518, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)m (Pforzheim 29 Sep 1510) as his first wife, ERNST Markgraf von Baden und Hochberg, son of CHRISTOPH I Markgraf von Baden & his wife Ottilie von Katzenelnbogen (Pforzheim 7 Oct 1482-Sulzburg 6 Feb 1553, bur Pforzheim Schloßkirche). 

12.      BARBARA (Ansbach 24 Sep 1495-Karlsbad near Elbogen, Bohemia 23 Sep 1552, bur Pfreimd).  m (Plassenburg 26 Jul 1528) GEORG Landgraf von Leuchtenberg, son of --- (13 Dec 1502-Grünsfeld 21/22 May 1555).  He succeeded in 1531 as GEORG III Landgraf von Leuchtenberg

13.      FRIEDRICH (Ansbach 17 Jan 1497-Genoa 20 Aug 1536, bur Genoa San Dominico).  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1511, Provost 1513.  Provost of St Gumbert at Ansbach 1516.  Canon at Salzburg cathedral before 1529.  Provost of Haug monastery at Würzburg [1532].  .

14.      WILHELM (Ansbach 30 Jun 1498-Riga 4 Feb 1563, bur Riga Cathedral).  Canon at Köln cathedral 1513/63.  Coadjutor at Köln cathedral 1529.  Archbishop of Köln 1539. 

15.      JOHANN ALBRECHT (Ansbach 20 Sep 1499-Halle an der Saale 17 May 1550, bur Halle Moritzkirche).  Canon at Mainz cathedral and canon of St Gereon at Köln 1511.  Canon at Augsburg cathedral 1520/21.  Canon of St Victor near Mainz and canon at Bamberg cathedral 1521/22.  Coadjutor of Halberstadt 1521, of Magdeburg 1523.  Provost at Mainz cathedral 1529/30.  Canon at Würzburg and Köln cathedrals 1532.  Statthalter of Aschaffenburg, and coadjutor of Magdeburg and Halberstadt 1536.  Provost of St Johannes Baptista at Mainz 1550.  Archbishop of Magdeburg and administrator of Halberstadt 1545.

16.      FRIEDRICH ALBRECHT (Plassenburg 30 Nov 1501-24 Jul 1504, bur Kulmbach).  

17.      GUMPRECHT (Ansbach 16 Jul 1503-Naples 25 Jun 1528, bur Naples San Pietro).  Canon at Bamberg cathedral 1511.  Provost of St Burkard 1516.  Canon at Würzburg cathedral 1518.  Canon at Augsburg cathedral 1520/21.  Papal adviser 1521.  Provost at Komburg 1522.  

 

 

 

C.      MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in BAYREUTH

 

 

CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN GEORG “Oeconomus” Elector of Brandenburg & his third wife Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst (Berlin 30 Jan 1581-Bayreuth 9 Jun 1655, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche)Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth 1603. 

m (Plassenburg 9 May 1604) MARIE Pss von Preußen, daughter of ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Duke of Prussia & his wife Marie Eleonore Herzogin von Jülich (Königsberg Schloß 23 Jan 1579-Bayreuth 21 Feb 1649, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche). 

Christian & his wife had nine children: 

1.         ELISABETH ELEONORE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Plassenburg 19 Oct 1606-20 Oct 1606, bur Kulmbach Pfarrkirche).

2.         GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (b and d Kulmbach 23 Mar 1608, bur Kulmbach Pfarrkirche).  

3.         ANNA MARIA Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 30 Dec 1609-Ödenburg/Sopron 8 May 1680, bur Bayreuth).  Herrin zu Waldstein.  m (Regensburg 23 Oct 1639) JOHANN ANTON I Fürst von Eggenberg, son of --- (1610-Laibach 19 Feb 1649).

4.         AGNES SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 19 Jul 1611-Bayreuth 1 Dec 1611, bur Kulmbach Pfarrkirche).

5.         MAGDALENE SIBYLLE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 27 Oct 1612-Dresden 20 Mar 1687, bur Freiberg Cathedral)m (Dresden 13 Nov 1638) her first cousin, JOHANN GEORG II Elector of Saxony, son of JOHANN GEORG I Elector of Saxony & his second wife Magdalene Sibylle Pss von Preußen (Dresden 31 May/9 Jun 1613-Freiberg 22 Aug/1 Sep 1680, bur Freiberg Cathedral).

6.         CHRISTIAN ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (18 Nov 1613-Bayreuth 4 Feb 1614, bur Kulmbach Pfarrkirche). 

7.         ERDMANN AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 8 Oct 1615-Hof 6 Feb 1651, bur Bayreuth)m (Ansbach 8 Dec 1641) his first cousin, SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach, daughter of JOACHIM Ernst Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach & his wife Sophie Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach (Ansbach Schloß 10 Jun 1614-Bayreuth 3 Dec 1646, bur Bayreuth).  Erdmann August & his wife had one child: 

a)         CHRISTIAN ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 28 Jul/6 Aug 1644-Schloß Erlangen 10 May 1712, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his grandfather in 1655 as CHRISTIAN ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth, minor until 1661.  General of Cavalry in the Brandenburg army.  Field Marshal in the Imperial army.  He introduced the cultivation of the potato.  m firstly (Dresden 19/29 Oct 1662) his first cousin, ERDMUTHE SOPHIE Pss von Sachsen, daughter of JOHANN GEORG II Elector of Saxony & his wife Magdalene Sibylle Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Dresden 15/25 Feb 1644-Schloß Bayreuth 12/22 Jun 1670, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  m secondly (Stuttgart 29 Jan/8 Feb 1671) SOPHIE LUISE Herzogin von Württemberg, daughter of EBERHARD III Herzog von Württemberg & his first wife Anna Katharina Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm-Kyrburg (Stuttgart 19 Feb 1642-Bayreuth 3/13 Oct 1702, bur Bayreuth).  m thirdly (Potsdam 30 Mar 1703) ELISABETH SOPHIE von Brandenburg, widow of FRIEDRICH KASIMIR Duke of Courland, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM Elector of Brandenburg & his second wife Dorothea Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Berlin 26 Mar/5 Apr 1674-Römhild 22 Nov 1748, bur Meiningen Schloßkirche).  She married thirdly (Schloß Ehrenburg, near Coburg 3 Jun 1714) as his second wife, Ernst Ludwig Herzog von Sachsen-Meningen.  Christian Ernst & his second wife had six children:

i)          CHRISTIANE EBERHARDINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 29 Dec 1671-Schloß Pretszch 5 Sep 1727, bur Schloß Pretszch)m (Bayreuth 20 Jan 1693) FRIEDRICH AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen, son of JOHANN GEORG III Elector of Saxony & his wife Anna Sophia Pss of Denmark (Dresden 22 May 1670-Warsaw 1 Feb 1733, bur Krakow Cathedral).  He succeeded his brother in 1694 as FRIEDRICH AUGUST I Elector of Saxony.  He was elected AUGUST II King of Poland in 1697, ruling until 1704, and again from 1709-1733. 

ii)         ELEONORE MAGDALENE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 24 Jan 1673-Ettlingen 13 Dec 1711)m (8 Sep 1704) HERMANN FRIEDRICH Graf von Hohenzollern-Hechingen zu Arzberg, son of --- (Hechingen 11 Jan 1665-Freiburg/Br 23 Jan 1733).

iii)        KLAUDIA ELEONORE SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 4 Jul 1675-Bayreuth 11 Feb 1676, bur Bayreuth). 

iv)       CHARLOTTE EMILIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 4 Jun 1677-Bayreuth 15 Feb 1678, bur Bayreuth). 

v)        GEORG WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 26 Nov 1678-Bayreuth 18 Dec 1726, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1712 as GEORG WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuthm (Leipzig 16 Oct 1699) as her first husband, SOPHIE Herzogin von Sachsen-Weissenfels, daughter of JOHANN ADOLF I Herzog von Sachsen-Weissenfels & his first wife Johanna Magdalena Herzogin von Sachsen-Altenburg (Weissenfels 2 Aug 1684-Rosswald, Silesia 6 May 1752, bur Rosswald).  She married secondly (14 Jul 1734) Joseph Albert Graf von Hoditz und Wolframitz (-Potsdam 18 Mar 1770).  Georg Wilhelm & his wife had five children: 

(a)       CHRISTIANE SOPHIE WILHELMINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 6 Jan 1701-Kulmbach 15 Jul 1749, bur Kulmbach Peterskirche). 

(b)       EBERHARDINE ELISABETH Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (13 Jan 1706-3 Oct 1709). 

(c)       CHRISTIAN WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (14 Nov 1706-16 Nov 1706, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche). 

(d)       CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 7 Jun 1709-10 Jun 1709, bur Bayreuth).  Twin with Franz Adolf Wilhelm.

(e)       FRANZ ADOLF WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (b and d Bayreuth 7 Jun 1709, bur Bayreuth).  Twin with Christian Friedrich Wilhelm. 

vi)       KARL LUDWIG Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 21 Nov 1679-Bayreuth 7 Apr 1680, bur Bayreuth).

8.         GEORG ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 20 Mar 1619-Schretz 27 Sep 1666).  Zu Kulmbach. 

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9.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 11 May 1620-12 May 1620, bur Bayreuth Pfarrkirche).

 

 

GEORG ALBRECHT Markgrafen von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, son of CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuth & his wife Marie Pss von Preußen (Bayreuth 20 Mar 1619-Schretz 27 Sep 1666).  Zu Kulmbach. 

m firstly (Bayreuth 30 Nov/10 Dec 1651) MARIE ELISABETH Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, daughter of PHILIPP Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg & his wife Sophie Hedwig Herzogin von Sachsen-Lauenburg (Glücksburg 26 Aug 1628-Kulmbach 27 May/6 Jun 1664, bur Bayreuth). 

m secondly (Colditz 11 Nov 1665) as her second husband, SOPHIE MARIE Gräfin zu Solms-Baruth, widow of HEINRICH ERNST Herr von Schönburg, daughter of JOHANN GEORG II Graf zu Solms Herr zu Baruth & his wife --- (Sonnenwalde 5 Mar 1626-Kulmbach 6 Apr 1688, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche). 

Georg Albrecht & his first wife had six children: 

1.         CHRISTIAN PHILIPP Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 19/29 May 1653-8 Aug 1653, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche). 

2.         SOPHIE AMALIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 10/20 Jun 1655-Bayreuth 10/20 Feb 1656, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche). 

3.         GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 1 Oct 1657-Bayreuth 14/24 Apr 1658, bur Bayreuth). 

4.         ERDMANN PHILIPP Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 1/11 May 1659-after falling from his horse Schloßhof Bayreuth 5 Sep 1678, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  

5.         CHRISTIAN HEINRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 29 Jul 1661-Schloß Weferlingen 5 Apr 1708, bur Himmelkron).  Zu Weferlingen 1706.  m (Schloß Obersulzbürg 14 Aug 1687) SOPHIE CHRISTIANE Gräfin von Wolfstein, daughter of ALBRECHT FRIEDRICH Graf von Wolfstein Freiherr von Obersulzbürg & his wife --- (Sulzburg 24 Oct 1667-Schloß Fredensborg, Seeland 23 Aug 1737, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  Christian Heinrich & his wife had fourteen children: 

a)         GEORG FRIEDRICH KARL Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schloß Obersulzbürg 30 Jun 1688-Bayreuth 17 May 1735, bur Himmelkron).  Zu Waideck und Autengrün 1701.  He succeeded his cousin in 1727 as GEORG FRIEDRICH KARL Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuthm (Reinfeld 17 Apr 1709, divorced 1714/1716) DOROTHEA Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, daughter of FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck & his wife Luise Charlotte Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (Schloß Augustenburg 24 Nov/4 Dec 1685-Hof Staflo, Sweden 25 Dec 1761, bur Åby).  Georg Friedrich Karl & his wife had five children: 

i)          SOPHIE CHRISTIANE LUISE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 1 Nov 1710-Brussels 13 Jun 1739, bur Brussels Notre Dame des Sablons)m (Frankfurt am Main 11 Apr 1731) ALEXANDER FERDINAND Fürst von Thurn und Taxis, son of --- (-Regensburg 17 Mar 1773). 

ii)         FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 10 May 1711-Bayreuth 26 Feb 1763, bur Bayreuth Schloßkirche).  He succeeded his father 1735 as FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuthm firstly (Berlin 1731) WILHELMINE Pss of Prussia, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I King in Prussia & his wife Sophia Dorothea Pss von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Hannover [later Pss of Great Britain] (Berlin 3 Jul 1709-Bayreuth Schlo14 Oct 1759, bur Bayreuth Schloßkirche).  m secondly (Braunschweig 20 Sep 1759) SOPHIE KAROLINE Pss von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of KARL I Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his wife Philippine Charlotte Pss of Prussia (Wolfenbüttel 7 Oct 1737-Erlangen 22 Dec 1817, bur Erlangen Neustädter Kirche).  Friedrich & his first wife had one child: 

(1)       FRIEDERIKE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Bayreuth 30 Aug 1732-Bayreuth 6 Apr 1780, bur Bayreuth Schloßkirche)She left her husband in 1756, returning to the court at Bayreuth.  m (Bayreuth 26 Sep 1748, divorced 1754) as his first wife, KARL II EUGEN Herzog von Württemberg, son of KARL ALEXANDER Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Marie Augusta Pss von Thurn und Taxis (Brussels 26 Sep 1728-Hohenheim 24 Oct 1793, bur Ludwigsburg Schloßkirche). 

iii)        WILHELM ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 26 Jul 1712-Mantua 7 Nov 1733, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  Colonel in the Imperial army. 

iv)       SOPHIE CHARLOTTE ALBERTINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schloß Weferlingen 27 Jul 1713-Ilmenau 2 Mar 1747, bur Ilmenau)m (Bayreuth 7 Apr 1734) ERNST AUGUST Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar und Eisenach, son of JOHANN ERNST III Herzog von Sachsen-Weimar & his first wife Sophie Augusta Pss von Anhalt-Zerbst (Weimar 19 Apr 1688-Eisenach 19 Jan 1748, bur Weimar Friedhof). 

v)        WILHELMINE SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 8 Jul 1714-Aurich 7 Sep 1749, bur Aurich St Lamberti)m (Berum 25 May 1734) KARL EDZARD Erbprinz von Ostfriesland, son of GEORG ALBRECHT Fürst von Ostfriesland & his first wife Christiane Luise Pss von Nassau-Saarbrücken-Idstein (Aurich 15 Feb 1716-Aurich 8 Jun 1744, bur Aurich St Lamberti).  He succeeded in his father in 1734 as KARL EDZARD Fürst von Ostfriesland

b)         ALBRECHT WOLFGANG Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schloß Obersulzbürg 8 Dec 1689-killed in battle near Parma 29 Jun 1734, bur 1742 Himmelkron).  

c)         DOROTHEA CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (15 Mar 1691-Weikersheim 18 Mar 1712, bur Weikersheim)m (Weferlingen 7 Aug 1711) KARL LUDWIG Graf von Hohenlohe-Neuenstein in Weikersheim, son of --- (Ordruf 23 Sep 1674-Weikersheim 5 May 1756). 

d)         FRIEDRICH EMANUEL Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (13 Feb 1692-13 Jan 1693). 

e)         CHRISTIANE HENRIETTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (29 Aug 1693-Schönberg 19 May 1695, bur Sulzbürg).  

f)          FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schönberg 12 Jan 1695-Schönberg 13 May 1695, bur Sulzbürg). 

g)         CHRISTIANE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (b and d 31 Oct 1698).  

h)         CHRISTIAN AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schönberg 14 Jul 1699-Schönberg 29 Jul 1700). 

i)          SOPHIE MAGDALENE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schloß Schönberg 28 Nov 1700-Christiansborg Castle 27 May 1770, bur Roskilde Cathedral)m (Pretzsch 7 Aug 1721) CHRISTIAN Crown Prince of Denmark, son of FREDERIK IV King of Denmark, King of Norway & his first wife Luise Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Güstrow (Copenhagen Castle 10 Dec 1699-Hirscholm/Horsholm 6 Aug 1746, bur Roskilde Cathedral).  He succeeded his father in 1730 as CHRISTIAN VI King of Denmark, King of Norway

j)          CHRISTINE WILHELMINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schönberg 17 Jun 1702-19 Mar 1704). 

k)         FRIEDRICH ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schönberg 15 Dec 1703-Schloß Friedrichsruhe 23 Jun 1762, bur Hohenaspe).  Statthalter of Schleswig-Holstein.  General Field Marshal in the Danish army.  m (Braunschweig 20 Dec 1731) CHRISTINE SOPHIE Pss von Braunschweig-Bevern, daughter of ERNST FERDINAND Prinz von Braunschweig-Bevern [later ERNST FERDINAND Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Bevern] & his wife Eleonore Charlotte Pss of Courland (Braunschweig 22 Jan 1717-Schleswig 26 Mar 1779, bur Hohenaspe). 

l)          MARIE ELEONORE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schönberg 28 Dec 1704-Schönberg 4 Jun 1705, bur Sulzbürg). 

m)       SOPHIE KAROLINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 31 Mar 1705-Sorgenfri Castle near Copenhagen 7 Jun 1764, bur Roskilde Cathedral)m (Schloss Pretzsch/Elbe 8 Dec 1723) GEORG ALBRECHT Fürst von Ostfriesland, son of CHRISTIAN EBERHARD Fürst von Ostfriesland & his first wife Eberhardine Sophie Pss zu Oettingen (Aurich 13 Jun 1690-Sandhorst 12 Jun 1734, bur Aurich St Lamberti). 

n)         FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Weferlingen 17 Jul 1708-Bayreuth 20 Jan 1769, bur Himmelkron).  He succeeded his brother in 1763 as FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg in Bayreuthm (Schaumburg an der Lahn 26 Apr 1732, divorced 10 Jan 1764) VIKTORIA CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, daughter of VIKTOR I AMADEUS Fürst von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym & his first wife Charlotte Luise Gräfin zu Ysenburg und Büdingen in Birstein (Schloß Schaumburg 25 Sep 1715-Schloß Schaumburg 4 Feb 1792).  Friedrich Christian & his wife had two children: 

i)          CHRISTIANE SOPHIE CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Schloß Neustadt an der Aisch 15 Oct 1733-Seidingstadt 8 Oct 1757, bur Hildburghausen)m (Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen 20 Jan 1757) as his second wife, ERNST FRIEDRICH III Herzog von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, son of ERNST FRIEDRICH II Herzog von Sachsen-Hildburghausen & his wife Karoline Gräfin von Erbach-Fürstenau (Königsberg, Franken 10 Jun 1727-Seidingstadt 23 Sep 1780, bur Hildburghausen). 

ii)         SOPHIE MAGDALENE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Neustadt am Aisch 12 Jan 1737-23 Jul 1737, bur Neustadt am Aisch). 

6.         KARL AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (Kulmbach 28 Mar 1663-Neustadt am Aisch 26 Mar 1731, bur Neustadt am Aisch Hauptkirche).  Governor of the duchy of Schleswig und Holstein.  Canon at Magdeburg cathedral. 

Georg Albrecht & his second wife had one child: 

7.         GEORG ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (posthumously Plassenburg 7 Dec 1666-Oberkotzau 14 Jan 1703, bur Bayreuth Stadtkirche).  m (morganatically Alt-Kinsberg, Egerland 7 May 1699) REGINA MAGDALENA Lutz, daughter of JOHANN PETER Lutz [counsellor at Lichtenberg] & his wife Katharina Böner (Bayreuth 22 Apr 1678-Oberkotzau 27 Oct 1755).  She was ennobled in Bayreuth as Frau von Kotzau 10 Jan 1701, confirmed 30 Jan 1701. 

-        FREIHERREN VON KOTZAU

 

 

 

D.      MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG in ANSBACH

 

 

JOACHIM ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of JOHANN GEORG “Oeconomus” Elector of Brandenburg & his third wife Elisabeth von Anhalt-Zerbst (Cölln an der Spree 22 Jun 1583-Ansbach 7 Mar 1625, bur Heilsbronn)Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach 1603.  General of the Army of the Protestant Union. 

m (Ansbach 14 Oct 1612) SOPHIE Gräfin zu Solms-Laubach, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Graf von Solms in Laubach & his wife --- (Laubach 15 May 1594-Plötzkau 16 May 1651, bur Calbe). 

Joachim Ernst & his wife had five children: 

1.         SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach Schloß 10 Jun 1614-Bayreuth 3 Dec 1646, bur Bayreuth)m (Ansbach 8 Dec 1641) her first cousin, ERDMANN AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, of CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Bayreuth & his wife Marie von Preußen (Bayreuth 8 Oct 1615-Hof 6 Feb 1651, bur Bayreuth).

2.         FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (1 May 1616-killed in battle Nördlingen 6 Sep 1634).  He succeeded his father in 1625 as FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach

3.         ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 24 May 1617-30 Oct 1617, bur Heilsbronn).

4.         ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 16 Sep 1620-Ansbach 22 Oct/1 Nov 1667, bur Ansbach Pfarrkirche).  He succeeded his brother in 1634 as ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbachm firstly (Stuttgart 21 Aug 1642) HENRIETTE LUISE Herzogin von Württemberg, daughter of LUDWIG FRIEDRICH Herzog von Württemberg & his first wife Elisabeth Magdalene Landgräfin von Hessen-Darmstadt (Montbéliard 20 Jun 1623-Ansbach 24 Aug 1650, bur Ansbach St Gumbert).  m secondly (Oettingen 5 Oct 1651) SOPHIE MARGARETE Gräfin zu Oettingen-Oettingen, daughter of JOACHIM ERNST Graf zu Oettingen-Oettingen in Oettingen & his wife --- (Ulm 9 Dec 1634-Ansbach 26 Jul 1664).  m thirdly (Durlach 6 Aug 1665) as her first husband, CHRISTINE Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach, daughter of FRIEDRICH VI Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his wife Christine Magdalene Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken zu Kleeburg (Wolgast 22 Apr/2 May 1645-Altenburg 21 Dec 1705, bur Altenburg Schloßkirche).  She married secondly (Ansbach 14 Aug 1681) as his second wife, Friedrich I Herzog von Sachsen-Gotha.  Albrecht & his first wife had three children:

a)         SOPHIE ELISABETH Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 24 May/3 Jun 1643-Ansbach 6/16 Dec 1643).

b)         ALBERTINE LUISE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (24 May/3 Jun 1646-Ansbach 20/30 Jan 1670, bur Ansbach Pfarrkirche).  

c)         SOPHIE AMALIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (17/27 Feb 1649-Ansbach 24 Apr/4 May 1649).

Albrecht & his second wife had five children:

d)         LUISE SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 30 Nov/9 Dec 1652-at sea near Arnhem 5/15 Jul 1668, bur Ansbach Pfarrkirche).

e)         JOHANN FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 18 Oct 1654-Ansbach 22 Mar 1686, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his father in 1667 as JOHANN FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach, minor until 1672. 

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f)          ALBRECHT ERNST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 10/20 Oct 1659-Ansbach 20/30 Oct 1674, bur Ansbach).

g)         DOROTHEA CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 18/28 Nov 1661-Darmstadt 15 Nov 1705, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche)m (Darmstadt 11/21 Dec 1687) as his first wife, ERNST LUDWIG Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, son of LUDWIG VI Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt & his second wife Elisabeth Dorothea Herzogin von Sachsen-Gotha (Schloß Friedenstein, near Gotha 15 Dec 1667-Schloß Jägersburg, near Darmstadt 12 Sep 1739, bur Darmstadt Stadtkirche).

h)         ELEONORE JULIANE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 13/23 Oct 1663-Ansbach 4 Mar 1724, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche)m (Ansbach 31 Oct/10 Nov 1682) FRIEDRICH KARL Herzog von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD III Herzog von Württemberg & his first wife Anna Katharina Wild- und Rheingräfin von Salm-Kyrburg (Stuttgart 12/22 Sep 1652-Stuttgart 20/30 Dec 1698, bur Stuttgart Stiftskirche). 

5.         CHRISTIAN Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 1 Apr 1623-Blois 10 Mar 1633, bur Blois).

 

 

JOHANN FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach, son of ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach & his second wife Sophie Margarete Gräfin zu Oettingen-Oettingen (Ansbach 18 Oct 1654-Ansbach 22 Mar 1686, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his father in 1667 as JOHANN FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach, minor until 1672. 

m firstly (Durlach 26 Jan/5 Feb 1673) JOHANNA ELISABETH Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach, daughter of FRIEDRICH VI Markgraf von Baden-Durlach & his wife Christine Magdalene Pfalzgräfin von Zweibrücken zu Kleeburg (Karlsburg 6/16 Nov 1651-Ansbach 28 Sep/8 Oct 1680). 

m secondly (Eisenach 25 Oct/4 Nov 1681) as her first husband, ELEONORE ERDMUTHE LUISE Herzogin von Sachsen-Eisenach, daughter of JOHANN GEORG I Herzog von Sachsen-Eisenach in Marksuhl und Eisenach & his wife Johannetta Gräfin von Sayn-Wittgenstein zu Altenkirchen (Friedewald 13 Apr 1662-Schloß Pretsch 9 Sep 1696, bur Freiberg Cathedral).  She married secondly (Leipzig 17 Apr 1692) Johann Georg IV Elector of Saxony (-Dresden 27 May 1694). 

Johann Friedrich & his first wife had five children: 

1.         LEOPOLD FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 19/29 May 1674-Ansbach 12/21 Aug 1676). 

2.         CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 8/18 Sep 1675-Frankfurt am Main 6/16 Oct 1692, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his father 1686 as CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach.  

3.         DOROTHEA FRIEDERIKE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 22 Aug 1676-Hanau 13 Mar 1731, bur Hanau AB)m (Hanau 30 Jul 1699) JOHANN REINHARD Graf von Hanau-Lichtenberg in Rieneck und Zweibrükken, son of --- (-Hanau 28 Mar 1736, bur Hanau AB). 

4.         GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 23 Apr/3 May 1678-killed in battle Kittensee near Velburg 29 Mar 1703, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his brother in 1692 as GEORG FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach

5.         CHARLOTTE SOPHIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 19/29 Jun 1679-Ansbach 14/24 Jan 1680). 

Johann Friedrich & his second wife had three children: 

6.         KAROLINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 1/11 Mar 1 Mar 1683-St James's Palace 20 Nov/1 Dec 1737, bur Westminster Abbey)m (Schloß Herrenhausen 2 Sep 1705) GEORG Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg-Hannover, son of GEORG LUDWIG Prinz von Braunschweig-Lüneburg [later Elector of Hannover, later GEORGE I King of Great Britain] & his wife Sophie Dorothea Herzogin von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Celle (Schloß Herrenhausen, Hannover 30 Oct 1683-Kensington Palace 25 Oct 1760, bur Westminster Abbey).  He succeeded in 1727 as GEORGE II King of Great Britain

7.         FRIEDRICH AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 24 Jan/3 Feb 1685-Ansbach 20/30 Jan 1685). 

8.         WILHELM FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 29 Dec 1685/8 Jan 1686-Schloß Reichenbach 7 Jan 1723, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his brother in 1703 as WILHELM FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbachm (Stuttgart 28 Aug 1709) his first cousin, CHRISTIANE CHARLOTTE Herzogin von Württemberg-Winnental, daughter of FRIEDRICH KARL Herzog von Württemberg in Winnental & his wife Eleonore Juliane Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Kirchheim unter Teck 10/20 Aug 1694-Schloß Ansbach 25 or 27 Dec 1729, bur Ansbach Gumbertuskirche).  Wilhelm Friedrich & his wife had three children: 

a)         KARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 12 May 1712-killed in a hunting accident Gunzenhausen 3 Aug 1757, bur Ansbach).  He succeeded his father in 1723 as KARL WILHELM FRIEDRICH "der tolle Markgraf" Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbachm (Schloß Berlin 30 May 1729) FRIEDERIKE LUISE Pss of Prussia, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I King in Prussia & his wife Sophia Dorothea Pss von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Hannover [later Pss of Great Britain] (Schloß Berlin 28 Sep 1714-Schloß Schwaningen 4 Feb 1784, bur Ansbach Stadtkirche).  Mistress (1): ELISABETH Wünsch, daughter of --- (1710-1757).  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich & his wife had two children: 

i)          KARL FRIEDRICH AUGUST Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 7 Apr 1733-Schloß Triesdorf 9 May 1737, bur Ansbach). 

ii)         CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH KARL ALEXANDER Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (Ansbach 24 Feb 1736-Denham Valence, Berkshire 5 Jan 1806, bur Denham Valence).  He succeeded his father in 1757 as CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH KARL ALEXANDER Markgraf von Brandenburg in Ansbach.  He renounced his sovereignty in 1791 in favour of the Prussian crown.  m firstly (Coburg 22 Nov 1754) FRIEDERIKE KAROLINE Herzogin von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld, daughter of FRANZ JOSIAS Herzog von Sachsen-Saalfeld & his wife Anna Sophie Pss von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (Coburg 24 Jun 1735-Schloß Schwaningen 18 Feb 1791, bur Ansbach).  m secondly (Lisbon 30 Oct 1791) as her second husband, Lady ELISABETH Berkeley, widow of WILLIAM Baron Craven of Hampstead, daughter of AUGUSTUS Earl Berkeley & his wife Elizabeth Drax (Spring Gardens 17 Dec 1750-Villa Craven, Posilippo, near Naples 13 Jan 1828).  She was ennobled in the Empire as Fürstin Berkeley at Vienna 20 Feb 1801. 

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich had four illegitimate children by Mistress (1): 

iii)        FRIEDRICH KARL Freiherr von Falkenhausen (20 Oct 1734-13 Oct 1796).  m firstly (10 Sep 1755) CAROLINE Freiin von Beust, daughter of --- (1731-17 Dec 1767).  m secondly FLORENTINE Freiin von Beust, daughter of --- (15 Aug 1748-).  

-         FREIHERREN von FALKENHAUSEN.  

iv)        FRIEDRICH FERDINAND LUDWIG Freiherr von Falkenhausen (21 Nov 1748-17 May 1811).  m SOPHIA DOROTHEA Ebenauer, daughter of --- (1753-1 Mar 1790).

-         FREIHERREN von FALKENHAUSEN.  

v)         WILHELMINE ELEONORE Freiin von Falkenhausen (20 Sep 1743-Sep 1768).  m --- von Nostitz, son of ---. 

vi)        LOUISE CHARLOTTE Freiin von Falkenhausen (27 Apr 1746-31 Jan 1747). 

b)         ELEONORE WILHELMINE CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach (27 Aug 1713-12 Jul 1714). 

c)         FRIEDRICH KARL Markgraf von Brandenburg-Ansbach (25 Sep 1715-8 Feb 1716).

 

 

 

E.      MARKGRAFEN von BRANDENBURG-SCHWEDT

 

 

PHILIPP WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM "der Grosse" Elector of Brandenburg and Herzog in Preußen & his second wife Dorothea Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Königsberg 9/19 May 1669-Schloß Schwedt 19 Dec 1711, bur Berlin Cathedral)Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt 1692.  Prussian Governor [Statthalter] of Magdeburg.  General Field Marshal in the Brandenburg army 1697. 

m (Oranienbaum 25 Jan 1699) JOHANNA CHARLOTTE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of JOHANN GEORG II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Henriette Catharina Pss van Oranje Gräfin von Nassau (Dessau 6 Apr 1682-Herford 31 Mar 1750, bur Herford).  Abbess of Herford 1729. 

Philipp Wilhelm & his wife had six children: 

1.         FRIEDERIKE DOROTHEA HENRIETTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Oranienbaum 14/24 Feb 1700-Oranienbaum 7 Feb 1701, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

2.         FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Oranienbaum 27 Dec 1700-Schloß Wildenbruch 4 Mar 1771, bur Schwedt Stadtkirche).  He succeeded his father in 1711 as Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt.  Lieutenant General of Cavalry in the Prussian army.  m (Schloß Potsdam 10 Nov 1734) SOPHIE DOROTHEA Pss of Prussia, daughter of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I King of Prussia & his wife Sophia Dorothea Pss von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Hannover [later Pss of Great Britain] (Schloß Berlin 25 Jan 1719-Schloß Schwedt 13 Nov 1765, bur Schwedt Stadtkirche).  Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Friedrich Wilhelm’s mistress is not known.  Friedrich Wilhelm & his wife had five children: 

a)         FRIEDERIKE SOPHIE DOROTHEA Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schloß Schwedt 18 Dec 1736-Stuttgart 9 Mar 1798, bur Ludwigsburg Schloßkirche)m (Schloß Schwedt 29 Nov 1753) FRIEDRICH EUGEN Herzog von Württemberg, son of KARL ALEXANDER Herzog von Württemberg & his wife Marie Augusta Pss von Thurn und Taxis (Stuttgart 21 Jan 1732-Hohenheim 22 Dec 1797, bur Ludwigsburg Schloßkirche).  He succeeded in 1795 as FRIEDRICH II EUGEN Herzog von Württemberg

b)         ANNA ELISABETH LUISE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schloß Schwedt 22 Apr 1738-Prinzliches Palais, Berlin 10 Feb 1820, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Schloß Charlottenburg 27 Sep 1755) AUGUST FERDINAND Prince of Prussia, son of FRIEDRICH WILHELM I King of Prussia & his wife Sophia Dorothea Pss von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Hannover [later Pss of Great Britain] (Schloß Berlin 23 May 1730-Wilhelmstraßepalais, Berlin 2 May 1813, bur Berlin Cathedral). 

c)         GEORG PHILIPP WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schwedt 10 Sep 1741-Schwedt 28 Apr 1742, bur Schwedt Stadtkirche). 

d)         PHILIPPINE AUGUSTA AMALIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schloß Schwedt 10 Oct 1745-Berlin 1 May 1800, bur Berlin Cathedral)m (Berlin 10 Jan 1773) as his second wife, FRIEDRICH II Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel, son of WILHELM VIII Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel & his wife Dorothea Wilhelmine Herzogin von Sachsen-Zeitz (Kassel 14 Aug 1720-Schloß Weissenstein 31 Oct 1785, bur Kassel katholische Kapelle am Friedrichsplatz). 

e)         GEORG FRIEDRICH WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schwedt 3 May 1749-Schwedt 13 Aug 1751, bur Schwedt Stadtkirche). 

Friedrich Wilhelm had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

f)          GEORG WILHELM (1725-Lauenburg, Hinterpommern 2 Aug 1797).  Ennobled in Prussia at Berlin 27 Nov 1786 as "von Jaegersfeld".  Colonel in the Prussian army. 

-        VON JAEGERSFELD

3.         HENRIETTE MARIE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schloß Schwedt 2 Mar 1702-Schloß Köpenick 7 May 1782, bur Köpenick Schloßkirche)m (Berlin 8 Dec 1716) FRIEDRICH LUDWIG Erbprinz von Württemberg, son of EBERHARD IV LUDWIG Herzog von Württemberg & his first wife Johanna Elisabeth Markgräfin von Baden-Durlach (Stuttgart 14/24 Dec1698-Ludwigsburg 23 Nov 1731, bur Ludwigsburg Schloßkirche). 

4.         GEORG WILHELM Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (29 Mar 1704-14 Apr 1704, bur Berlin Cathedral)   

5.         FRIEDRICH HEINRICH Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Schwedt 21 Aug 1709-Schwedt 12 Dec 1788, bur Schwedt Französische Kirche).  Erbstatthalter zu Magdeburg.  Provost of Halberstadt cathedral.  Knight of the Order of St John at Lietzen.  He succeeded his brother in 1771 as Markgraf von Brandenburg-Schwedtm (Dessau 13 Feb 1739) LEOPOLDINE MARIE Pss von Anhalt-Dessau, daughter of LEOPOLD I Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Anna Luise Föse (Oranienbaum 12 Dec 1716-Kolberg 27 Jan 1782, bur Kolberg Marienkirche).  Mistress (1): ---.  The name of Friedrich Heinrich’s first mistress is not known.  Mistress (2): MARIA MAGDALENE Kramann, daughter of ---.  From Gotha.  She was ennobled in Prussia as Freifrau von Stoltzenberg at Berlin 5 Sep 1786.  She married firstly --- Karl (-1 Sep [1789]), and secondly (1794) Adolf Julius Lauer Freiherr von Münchhofen.  Friedrich Heinrich & his wife had two children: 

a)         FRIEDERIKE CHARLOTTE LEOPOLDINE LUISE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Berlin 18 Aug 1745-Herford 23 Jan 1808).  Coadjutrix at Herford 1755.  Abbess of Herford 1764. 

b)         LUISE HENRIETTE WILHELMINE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (Stoltzenberg, Berlin 24 Sep 1750-Dessau 21 Dec 1811, bur 1822 Jonitz)m (Charlottenburg 25 Jul 1767) her first cousin, LEOPOLD III Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau, son of LEOPOLD II Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau & his wife Gisela Agnes Pss von Anhalt-Köthen (Dessau 10 Aug 1740-Luisium bei Dessau 9 Aug 1817, bur 1822 Jonitz).  He assumed the title Herzog von Anhalt-Dessau in 1807. 

Friedrich Heinrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

c)          FRIEDRICH WILHELM .  He was ennobled in Prussia as "von Wildenbrüch" 12 Jan 1776. 

Friedrich Heinrich had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): 

d)         FRIEDRICH KARL (15 Jan 1782-3 Jan 1845).  He was ennobled in Prussia as Freiherr von Stoltzenberg at Berlin 5 Sep 1786.  m (15 Mar 1811) THERESE Dufour, daughter of --- (1786-Neuwied 25 Jun 1869). 

-        FREIHERREN von STOLTZENBERG

6.         CHARLOTTE Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Schwedt (1710-1712). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7.    GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN

 

 

 

A.      GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN, FAMILY of GRAF KONRAD

 

 

KONRAD, son of BERNHARD Markgraf der Nordmark & his wife --- .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Graf von Haldensleben

m ---.  The name of Graf Konrad's wife is not known.  Ernst Klebel[400] proposes that she was --- von Friesland, daughter of Liudolf von Braunschweig Markgraf im Friesland & his wife Gertrud von Egisheim.  The text in which this is proposed has not yet been consulted but it is assumed that the hypothesis is based on onomastics.  The names of Konrad's daughter, Gertrud, and her granddaughter Ida were both associated with the Brunswick family.  The affiliation is not chronologically impossible, although it is tight given the known birth dates of some of Konrad's descendants. 

Graf Konrad & his wife had [one child]: 

1.         [GERTRUD (-21 Feb 1116)According to the 14th century Genealogia comitum Neuburgensium sive Formbacensium, "Fridericus senioris Tiemonis filius" married "neptem ipsius regis Gertrudem", the king referred to being Heinrich IV King of Germany, and was buried at Formbach[401].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  She was imprisoned at Mainz in 1076.  The Annalista Saxo records the death in 1116 of "Gertrudis ductrix, avia Liuderi ducis"[402]m firstly FRIEDRICH [von Formbach], son of TIEMO I Graf von Schweinachgau, in Reichenhall und im Salzburggau & his wife --- (-killed in battle [1060]).  m secondly (1071 after May) as his second wife, ORDULF Duke in Saxony, son of BERNHARD II Herzog in Sachsen [Billung] & his wife Eilika von Schweinfurt (-28 Mar 1072, bur Lüneburg St Michaelis).] 

 

 

 

B.      GRAFEN von HALDENSLEBEN, FAMILY of GRAF DIETRICH

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         ROBERT von Haldensleben .  1129/1130.  m KUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  [1170/78].  Robert & his wife had two children: 

a)         DIETRICH (-1174 or after).  A charter dated 18 Oct 1151 records an exchange of property between Kloster Schöningen and "Ottoni comiti de Hildesleve", witnessed by "Theodericus gener comitis"[403]Graf von Haldensleben 1162.  von Wichmannsdorf 1153/1174.  m (before 18 Oct 1151) as her first husband, BERTHA, daughter of OTTO Graf von Hillensleben & his wife Bertha --- (-before 1184).  The Chronicle of Kloster Hillersleben names "Bertham" as daughter of "Ottonem comitem de Hildensleue", specifying that she married "primero Tiderico de Wychmanstorp et postea Berengero comiti de Lare"[404].  1162.  She married secondly Berengar [II] Graf von Lohra Gandolph Bishop of Halberstadt transferred the Vogtei of Kloster Hillersleben from "Berengeri comitis" to "filio legitimo herede suo…Ottonem comitem de Gribene" by charter dated 1197, which also names "uxore sua Berta", and was witnessed by "Henricus comes de Regenstein, Sifridus comes de Blankenborch frater eius"[405]

b)         HEINRICH von Wichmannsdorf .  1143/48.  m EVEZA, daughter of OPERT [Brother of Bernhard Bishop of Hildesheim[406]]. 

2.         MEINFRIED von Bodenburg .  1130.  Graf von Bodenburg 1142.  m ---.  The name of Meinfried's wife is not known.  Graf Meinfried & his wife had one child: 

a)         HEINRICH (-[1143/53] or after).  Graf von Bodenburg.  He retired to Kloster Neuwerk bei Halle after being wounded in battle[407]

 

 



[1] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[2] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[3] Annales Necrologici Fuldenses, MGH SS XIII, p. 123. 

[4] Warner, D. A. (trans.) The Chronicon of Thietmar of Merseburg (2001) (Manchester University Press), 4.57, p. 192. 

[5] Thietmar 4.58, p. 193. 

[6] Thietmar 4.58, p. 193. 

[7] Thietmar 4.64, p. 196. 

[8] ES I.2 175A. 

[9] Annales Quedlinburgenses 1020, MGH SS III, p. 85. 

[10] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[11] Thietmar 6.50, p. 272. 

[12] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[13] Lamberti Annales, 1057, MGH SS V, p. 158. 

[14] Baumgarten, N. de 'Généalogies et mariages occidentaux des Rurikides Russes du X au XIII siècles´, Orientalia Christiana Vol. IX - 1, No. 35, May 1927 (reprint, Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, Rome) (“Baumgarten (1927)”), p. 8, citing Eccardus Origines serenis. fam. Anhaltinæ, p. 496, which presumably indicates Eccard, Johann Georg (1722) Historia genealogica principum Saxoniae superioris, qua recensentur stemma Witichindeum, origines familiae Saxonicae regnantis ... nec non origines familiae Anhaltinae. Accedunt appendices loco origines sabaudicae; stemma desidenianum genuinum; origo domu (Leipzig, Gleditsch). 

[15] Annales Egmundani, MGH SS XVI, p. 444. 

[16] ES II 2. 

[17] Bruch, H. (ed.) (1973) Chronologia Johannes de Beke (The Hague), 39a, p. 73, available at < http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten /KroniekVanJohannesDeBekeTot1430/latijn> (31 Aug 2006). 

[18] Koch (1970) Oorkondenboek van Holland en Zeeland Part I, nr. 88, Latin text and English translation available at <http://www.keesn.nl/sources/en_start.htm> (31 Aug 2006), information supplied by Kees Nieuwenhuijsen, in a private email to the author dated 31 Aug 2006. 

[19] Annales Egmundani 1044, MGH SS XVI, p. 447. 

[20] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 43, p. 81. 

[21] Beka's Egmondsch Necrologium, in Oppermann, O. (1933) Fontes Egmundenses (Utrecht), p. 107. 

[22] Lamberti Annales, 1057, MGH SS V, p. 158. 

[23] Thietmar 4.17, p. 163. 

[24] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[25] Thietmar 6.86, p. 294. 

[26] Thietmar 4.39, p. 179. 

[27] Annalista Saxo 1010. 

[28] Annalista Saxo 1009. 

[29] Jordan, K., trans. Falla, P. S. (1986) Henry the Lion: a Biography (Clarendon Press, Oxford), p. 13. 

[30] Annalista Saxo 979 and 1056, the latter passage naming him "Ludigerum comitem, qui a plerisque dictus est Udo". 

[31] Thietmar 4.24, p. 168. 

[32] Althoff, G. (ed.) (1983) Die Totenbücher von Merseburg, Magdeburg und Lüneburg (Hannover), Lüneburg. 

[33] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326. 

[34] D H IV 112, p. 146. 

[35] Annalista Saxo 1082. 

[36] Annalista Saxo 1080 and 1082. 

[37] Annalista Saxo 1087. 

[38] Annalista Saxo 1080. 

[39] Annalista Saxo 1087. 

[40] Annalista Saxo 1049 and 1124. 

[41] Annalista Saxo 1114. 

[42] Annalista Saxo 1128. 

[43] Annalista Saxo 1080. 

[44] Annalista Saxo 1114. 

[45] Annalista Saxo 1124. 

[46] Annalista Saxo 1124. 

[47] Annalista Saxo 1130. 

[48] Annalista Saxo 1124. 

[49] Jordan (1986), p. 27. 

[50] Annales Stadenses, MGH SS XVI, p. 326.  

[51] Annales Sancti Petri Erphesfurdenses 1144, MGH SS XVI, p. 19. 

[52] Annalista Saxo 1049. 

[53] Annalista Saxo 1118. 

[54] Annalista Saxo 1049 and 1118. 

[55] Annalista Saxo 1133. 

[56] ES I.2 175A. 

[57] Thietmar 4.64, p. 196. 

[58] Thietmar 4.64, p. 196. 

[59] ES I.2 175A. 

[60] Thietmar 4.64, p. 196. 

[61] Thietmar 4.64, p. 196. 

[62] ES I.2 175A. 

[63] Thietmar 2.35, p. 118. 

[64] Helmoldi Chronica Slavorum I, 49, MGH SS XXI, p. 50. 

[65] Helmoldi Chronica Slavorum I, 52, MGH SS XXI, p. 52. 

[66] Helmoldi Chronica Slavorum I, 55, MGH SS XXI, p. 54. 

[67] Henry of Antwerp Tractatus de captione urbis Brandenburg (MGH SS XXV), cited in Christiansen, E. (1980) Saxo Grammaticus, Danorum Regum Heroumque Historia, Books X-XVI (B. A. R. International Series 84), p. 300 footnote 30. 

[68] Annales Palidenses 13 1150, MGH SS XVI, p. 85. 

[69] Cronicæ Principum Saxoniæ, MGH SS XXV, p. 480. 

[70] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[71] Fuhrmann, H., trans. Reuter, T. (1995) Germany in the high middle ages c.1050-1200 (Cambridge University Press), pp. 123-4. 

[72] Annalista Saxo 1106. 

[73] Jordan (1986), p. 15. 

[74] Stumpf, K. F. (ed.) (1863) Urkunden zur Geschichte des Erzbisthums Mainz im zwölften Jahrhundert (Acta Maguntina Seculi XII) (Innsbruck) ("Mainz Urkunden 12th Century"), 14, p. 16. 

[75] Haverkamp, A. (1988) Medieval Germany 1056-1273 (Oxford University Press), pp. 141-2. 

[76] Jordan (1986), p. 23. 

[77] Fuhrmann (1995), p. 127. 

[78] Fuhrmann (1995), pp. 123-4. 

[79] Heinemann, O. van (ed.) (1867) Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus (Dessau), Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[80] Fuhrmann (1995), p. 140, and Jordan (1986), p. 44. 

[81] Constitutio Ducatus Austriæ, MGH LL 2, p. 99. 

[82] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 425, p. 312. 

[83] Jordan (1986), pp. 100-1. 

[84] Jordan (1986), p. 102. 

[85] Annales Palidenses 9 1160, MGH SS XVI, p. 92. 

[86] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 24, Mittelmärkische Urkunden, II, p. 323. 

[87] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[88] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[89] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 229. 

[90] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[91] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[92] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[93] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[94] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[95] Vincentii Pragensis Annales, MGH SS XVII, p. 665. 

[96] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[97] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[98] Jordan (1986), p. 104. 

[99] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[100] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[101] Grote, H. (1877) Stammtafeln (reprint Leipzig, 1984), p. 511. 

[102] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[103] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[104] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[105] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 228. 

[106] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[107] Genealogica Wettinensis, MGH SS XXIII, p. 228. 

[108] Hugo, P. (1736) Præmonstratensis Annales (Nancy), Tome II, Probationes, col. cxxv. 

[109] ES XVII 94. 

[110] Raumer, G. W. von (1836) Regesta Historia Brandenburgensis Tome I (Berlin), p. 218. 

[111] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[112] Regesta Historia Brandenburgensis, Tome I, p. 218. 

[113] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[114] Hertel, G. (ed.) (1878) Urkundenbuch des Klosters unser lieben Frauen zu Magdeburg, Geschichtsquellen der Provinz Sachsen, Band X (Halle) ("Magdeburg Unser Liebe Frau"), 40, p. 40. 

[115] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 605, p. 446. 

[116] Historia Brevis Principum Thuringiæ 10, MGH SS XXIV, p. 822. 

[117] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[118] Cod Giessensis Nr. 176, fol. 234, included as Genealogiæ Comitum et Marchionum sæc XII et XIII, in MGH SS XXIV, p. 78. 

[119] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[120] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[121] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 547, p. 404. 

[122] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[123] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritter Haupttheil - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, V, p. 414. 

[124] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 362, p. 272. 

[125] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 24, Mittelmärkische Urkunden, II, p. 323. 

[126] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 3, VII, p. 84. 

[127] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 2, VI, p. 441. 

[128] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 9, I, p. 2. 

[129] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXI, p. 108. 

[130] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[131] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, I, p. 1. 

[132] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[133] Codex Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil - Band 1, Pulcawa´s Böhmischer Chronik, p. 6. 

[134] Annales Polanorum II 1128, MGH SS XIX, p. 624. 

[135] Annales Cracovienses Compilati 1136, MGH SS XIX, p. 589. 

[136] ES II 154, although ES II 120 only shows her marriage to Otto Markgraf von Brandenburg. 

[137] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 9, I, p. 2. 

[138] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXI, p. 108. 

[139] Regesta Historia Brandenburgensis, Tome I, p. 236. 

[140] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 24, Mittelmärkische Urkunden, IV, p. 325. 

[141] Krabbo, H. (1910) Regesten der Markgrafen von Brandenburg aus askanischem Hause, Lieferung 1, no. 421 [not yet consulted, information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 23 Jun 2011]. 

[142] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, I, p. 1. 

[143] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[144] ES I.2 183. 

[145] Oorkondenboek Holland (1866), 202, p. 122. 

[146] Chronologia Johannes de Beke 57a, p. 117. 

[147] Riedel, A. F. (1867) Novus Codex Diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Nameverzeichniß zu sämmtlichen Bänden (Berlin), Band I, p. 2. 

[148] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[149] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 9, I, p. 2. 

[150] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXI, p. 108. 

[151] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, I, p. 1. 

[152] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[153] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXVIII, p. 185. 

[154] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil, Band 7, I, p. 468. 

[155] Codex Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil - Band 1, Pulcawa´s Böhmischer Chronik, p. 7. 

[156] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[157] Codex Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil - Band 1, Pulcawa´s Böhmischer Chronik, p. 7. 

[158] Riedel, A. F. (1867) Novus Codex Diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Nameverzeichniß zu sämmtlichen Bänden (Berlin), Band I, p. 2. 

[159] Krabbo, H. ´Die Markgrafen Otto I, Otto II, und Albrecht II von Brandenburg´, Forschungen zur brandenburgischen und preußischen Geschichte, Vol. 24 (1911), pp. 323-370, 345-6 [not yet consulted, information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 11 Jun 2011]. 

[160] Krabbo, H. (1910-11) Regesten der Markgrafen von Brandenburg aus askanischem Hause, Lieferung 1 & 2, nos. 512, 526 and 527 [not yet consulted, information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 23 Jun 2011]. 

[161] Oorkondenboek Holland (1866), 202, p. 122. 

[162] ES I.2 183. 

[163] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[164] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 9, I, p. 2. 

[165] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXI, p. 108. 

[166] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, I, p. 1. 

[167] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[168] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 8, XXVIII, p. 185. 

[169] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, XX, p. 436. 

[170] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[171] Cronica Principum Saxonie, MGH SS XXV, p. 477. 

[172] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 9, I, p. 2. 

[173] Krabbo, H. (1910) Regesten der Markgrafen von Brandenburg aus askanischem Hause, Lieferung 1, no. 421 [not yet consulted, information provided by Bert M. Kamp in a private email to the author dated 23 Jun 2011]. 

[174] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 17, I, p. 1. 

[175] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil - Band 22, XXIV Kloster Arendsee, I, p. 1. 

[176] Codex Brandenburgensis, Erster Haupttheil, Band 7, I, p. 468. 

[177] Codex Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil - Band 1, Fragment einer Brandenburg-Brietzenschen Chronik, p. 277. 

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[180] Chronicon Montis Serreni 1205, MGH SS XXIII, p. 172. 

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[195] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil II, 55, p. 46. 

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[208] ES I.2 184. 

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[267] Canonicorum Pragensium Continuationes Cosmæ, Annales Otakariani, 1264, MGH SS IX, p. 186. 

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[293] Bayley (1949), p. 75. 

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[295] ES I.2 183. 

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[297] Annales Lubicenses 1273, MGH SS XVI, p. 414. 

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[312] Theiner (1860), Tome I, CXXII, p. 60. 

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[403] Codex Diplomaticus Anhaltinus, Teil I, 366, p. 275. 

[404] Riedel, Dr. A. F. (1862) Novus Codex diplomaticus Brandenburgensis, Vierter Haupttheil, Band 1, (Berlin), XI, Chronik des Klosters Hillersleben, p. 295. 

[405] Codex Brandenburgensis, Dritter Haupttheil - Die Altmark, Band 22, XXV Kloster Hillersleben, XIV, p. 421. 

[406] ES XIX 81 C. 

[407] ES XIX 81 C.