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Nicholas III of Werle

Nicholas III of Werle

Lord of Werle-Güstrow
The basics
Quick Facts
Gender male
Family
Father: John II of Werle
Children: Lorenz of WerleJohn V of Werle
The details
Biography

Nicholas III, Lord of Werle-Güstrow, nicknamed Staveleke (between 1311 and 1337 – between 10 August 1360 and 1 August 1361), was Lord of Werle-Güstrow from 1337 to 1360. He was the eldest son of John II of Werle and Matilda of Brunswick.
After the death of his father in 1337, he ruled alone until 1339 and jointly with his brother Bernard II from 1339 to 1347. In 1347, they split their inheritance, with Bernard II receiving Werle-Waren and Nicholas III retaining the smaller Werle-Güstrow. He is last mentioned in a document dated 10 August 1360 and probably died a short time later.

Marriages and issue

Nicholas married on 6 January 1338 Agnes (1320–1340), daughter of Lord Henry II of Mecklenburg. They had two children:

  • Lorenz of Werle-Güstrow
  • John V of Werle-Güstrow

After 1341, he married Matilda, daughter of Count John III of Holstein-Plön. They had one child:

  • Catherine of Werle-Güstrow (died 17 December 1402), married, probably in 1366, Albert V, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg

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