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Ursula of Brandenburg

Ursula of Brandenburg

Duchess consort of mecklenburg-schwerin
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Quick Facts
Intro Duchess consort of mecklenburg-schwerin
Gender female
Birth 17 October 1488 (Berlin, Germany)
Death 18 September 1510 (Güstrow, Rostock District, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany)
Star sign Libra
Mother: Margaret of Thuringia
Father: John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg
Siblings: Albert of MainzJoachim I NestorElector of BrandenburgAnna of Brandenburg
Spouse: Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg
Children: Magnus III of Mecklenburg-SchwerinUrsula of MecklenburgSophie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
The details

Ursula, Margravine of Brandenburg (17 October 1488 – 18 September 1510) was a German noblewoman.

She was born in Berlin, the daughter of John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, and Margarethe of Saxony.

At age 19, on 16 February 1507 she married Duke Henry V of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1479–1552). They had three children:

  1. Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1508–1541), married Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
  2. Magnus III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1509–1550) (predeceased his father)
  3. Ursula of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (30 August 1510 – 22 April 1586), abbess of Ribnitz

She died in Güstrow in 1510 at the age of 21, less than a month after the birth of her third child.


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