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Anna of Brandenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg

Anna of Brandenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg

Duchess of Mecklenburg
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Duchess of Mecklenburg
Gender female
Birth Berlin
Death 19 June 1567 (Lübz)
Family
Mother: Elizabeth of DenmarkElectress of Brandenburg
Father: Joachim I NestorElector of Brandenburg
Siblings: Joachim II HectorElector of BrandenburgJohnMargrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin
Spouse: Albrecht VIIDuke of Mecklenburg
Children: John Albert IDuke of MecklenburgUlrichDuke of MecklenburgAnna of MecklenburgChristopherDuke of MecklenburgCharles IDuke of Mecklenburg
The details
Biography

Anna of Brandenburg (1 January 1507 – June 19, 1567 in Lübz) was a Princess of Brandenburg and by marriage Duchess of Mecklenburg.

Life

Anna was the eldest daughter of the Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (1484–1535) from his marriage to Elizabeth (1485–1555), daughter of King Johann of Denmark.

She married on 17 January 1524, in Berlin with Duke Albert VII of Mecklenburg (1486–1547). She brought a dowry of 20000guilders into the marriage, and in return received as her jointure the city and district of Lübz and the district of Crivitz.

After her husband's death in 1547, she took up residence at the Eldenburg in her widow seat of Lübz.

Anna died in 1567. In her will, dated 25 March 1557, John Albert I had her buried in Schwerin Cathedral.

Issue

From her marriage Anna had the following children:

  • Magnus (1524-1524)
  • John Albert I (1525–1576), Duke of Mecklenburg, married
    1. in 1555 Princess Anna Sophie of Prussia (1527–1591)
  • Ulrich III (1527–1603), Duke of Mecklenburg, married
    1. in 1556 Princess Elisabeth of Denmark (1524–1586)
    2. in 1588 Princess Anna of Pomerania-Wolgast (1554–1626)
  • George (1528–1552)
  • Anna (1533–1602), married
    1. in 1566 with Gotthard Kettler, Duke of Courland (1517–1587)
  • Louis (1535-1535)
  • John (1536-1536)
  • Christopher (1537–1592), Administrator of Ratzeburg, married
    1. in 1573 with Princess Dorothea of Denmark (1528–1575)
    2. in 1581 with Princess Elisabeth of Sweden (1549–1597)
  • Sophie (1538-1538)
  • Charles I (1540–1610), Duke of Mecklenburg

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