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Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg

Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg

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

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.


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
House of Wettin
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Anna III
Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
1601- 1610
Succeeded by

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