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Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Ruler of the Principality of mine Hagen
Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
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Intro Ruler of the Principality of mine Hagen
A.K.A. Duke Wolfgang of Grubenhagen Brunswick-
Was Noble Aristocrat
From Germany
Type Royals
Gender male
Birth 6 April 1531, Herzberg am Harz, Germany
Death 14 May 1595, Herzberg am Harz, Germany (aged 64 years)
Star sign AriesAries
Family
Mother: Catherine von Mansfeld
Father: Philip I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Siblings: Philip II, Duke of Brunswick-GrubenhagenErnest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Spouse: Dorothea van Saksen-Lauenburg
The details

Biography

Duke Wolfgang of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (1531–1595) was the Prince of Grubenhagen from 1567 to 1595.

Wolfgang was born on 6 April 1531 in Herzberg, the fifth son of Duke Philip I of Brunswick-Grubenhagen and his second wife, Catherine of Mansfeld. He succeeded his brother, Ernest as Duke in 1567, governing the tiny Principality of Grubenhagen. Like most of his predecessors, he had financial problems, so he was often forced to sell or pledge major parts of his possession and he had to demand high taxes.

In 1581 he gave the citizens of Herzberg the right to provide for their own fuel and timber as well as leaves for fertilizing their fields. He attempted to improve the educational level in his country by establishing a court school in Herzberg. In 1593 he dissolved the county of Lauterberg-Scharzfeld as a fief, to counter the demands of the Counts of Stolberg. In the same year, he confirmed the Harz mining regulations of 1554 and gave Herzberg citizens the right to brew beer and a licence to trade wine.

He created a pleasure garden for his wife Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg (born 11 March 1543; died 5 April 1586; daughter of Francis I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg) below Herzberg Castle.

Wolfgang died on 14 May 1595 died in Herzberg) and was buried next to his parents, brothers and wife in the crypt of the St. Giles Church in Osterode am Harz.

He had no children. His younger brother Philip II inherited the principality. On Philip II's death, the Grubenhagen line of the House of Welf died out.

Ancestors

16. Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
16. Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
8. Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
17. Agnes of Brunswick-Lüneburg
4. Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
18. Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
19. Margarethe of Jülich-Berg
2. Philip I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
20. Henry VII, Count of Waldeck
10. Wolrad I, Count of Waldeck
21. Margaret of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
5. Elisabeth of Waldeck
22. Michael I, Count of Wertheim
11. Barbara of Wertheim
23. Sophie of Henneberg
1.Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
24. Günther II of Mansfeld-Querfurt
12. Albert V, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
25. Anna of Honstein
6. Ernest II, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
26. Conrad VII of Bickenbach
13. Susanna of Bickenbach
27. Agnes of Nassau-Wiesbaden
3. Catherine of Mansfeld-Vorderort
28. Bruno V of Querfurt
14. Bruno VI of Querfurt
29. Anna of Gleichen
7. Barbara of Querfurt
30. Henry XIX of Stolberg
15. Brigitte of Stolberg
31. Margaret of Mansfeld
16. Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
8. Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
17. Agnes of Brunswick-Lüneburg
4. Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
18. Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
19. Margarethe of Jülich-Berg
2. Philip I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
20. Henry VII, Count of Waldeck
10. Wolrad I, Count of Waldeck
21. Margaret of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
5. Elisabeth of Waldeck
22. Michael I, Count of Wertheim
11. Barbara of Wertheim
23. Sophie of Henneberg
1.Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
24. Günther II of Mansfeld-Querfurt
12. Albert V, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
25. Anna of Honstein
6. Ernest II, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
26. Conrad VII of Bickenbach
13. Susanna of Bickenbach
27. Agnes of Nassau-Wiesbaden
3. Catherine of Mansfeld-Vorderort
28. Bruno V of Querfurt
14. Bruno VI of Querfurt
29. Anna of Gleichen
7. Barbara of Querfurt
30. Henry XIX of Stolberg
15. Brigitte of Stolberg
31. Margaret of Mansfeld
8. Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
17. Agnes of Brunswick-Lüneburg
4. Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
18. Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen
9. Elisabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen
19. Margarethe of Jülich-Berg
2. Philip I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
20. Henry VII, Count of Waldeck
10. Wolrad I, Count of Waldeck
21. Margaret of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein
5. Elisabeth of Waldeck
22. Michael I, Count of Wertheim
11. Barbara of Wertheim
23. Sophie of Henneberg
1.Wolfgang, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
24. Günther II of Mansfeld-Querfurt
12. Albert V, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
25. Anna of Honstein
6. Ernest II, Count of Mansfeld-Vorderort
26. Conrad VII of Bickenbach
13. Susanna of Bickenbach
27. Agnes of Nassau-Wiesbaden
3. Catherine of Mansfeld-Vorderort
28. Bruno V of Querfurt
14. Bruno VI of Querfurt
29. Anna of Gleichen
7. Barbara of Querfurt
30. Henry XIX of Stolberg
15. Brigitte of Stolberg
31. Margaret of Mansfeld
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http://www.welfen.de/WolfGrub.htm
https://d-nb.info/gnd/102117861
https://viaf.org/viaf/44685455
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-44685455
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