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Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg

Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg

German abbess
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Occupations Abbot
Countries Germany
Gender female
Birth October 7, 1571 (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)
Death March 7, 1610 (Quedlinburg, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Family
Mother: Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
Father: John WilliamDuke of Saxe-Weimar
Siblings: Frederick William IDuke of Saxe-WeimarJohn IIDuke of Saxe-Weimar
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Biography

Duchess Maria of Saxe-Weimar (7 October 1571 - 7 March 1610) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg from 1601 until her death.

Born in Weimar, Maria was the daughter of John William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Dorothea Susanne of Simmern.

Princess-Abbess Anna III of Quedlinburg died on 12 May 1601. The provost of the congregation had died of plague and had not been replaced. Dorothea was suggested as Anna III's successor by the guardian of the abbey, her brother, Frederick William I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II confirmed her election on 2 July.

Her reign was calm. She proved to be unwilling to confront the abbey's protectors, the Dukes of Saxony, which led to the decrease in her own temporal authority. She died suddenly in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, on her way to Dresden, and was buried in Quedlinburg. She was succeeded by Princess Dorothea of Saxony.

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Ernest, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. John, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Elisabeth of Bavaria-Munich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Sophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Sophie of Pomerania-Wolgast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. John William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. John II, Duke of Cleves
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. John III, Duke of Cleves
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Matilda of Hesse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Sybille of Cleves
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. William IV, Duke of Jülich-Berg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Maria of Jülich-Berg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Sibylle of Brandenburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Maria, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. John I of Pfalz-Simmern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. John II of Pfalz-Simmern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Joanna of Nassau-Saarbrücken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Frederick III, Elector Palatine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Christopher I, Margrave of Baden-Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Beatrice of Baden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Dorothea Susanne of Simmern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Sophia of Poland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Marie of Brandenburg-Kulmbach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Susanna of Bavaria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Kunigunde of Austria
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria
House of Wettin
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Anna III
Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
1601- 1610
Succeeded by
Dorothea


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