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Hedwig (Brandenburg) Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1540 - 1602)

Hedwig "Markgräfin von Brandenburg, Fürstin von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel" Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel formerly Brandenburg aka Hohenzollern, von Brandenburg
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Hedwig (Brandenburg) Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel is a member of the House of Hohenzollern.
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Hedwig Brandenburg was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.

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Biography

[1] Hedwig was born on 2 March 1540[2] , the daughter of Joachim II, Kurfürst von Brandenburg (Elector of Brandenburg), and his second wife, Jadwiga (Hedwig) Jagiellonka, Princess of Poland. She was a member of the Hohenzollern dynasty.

She married 25 February 1560, Julius, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel) a member of the Welf dynasty, who had been born 29 June 1528, the son of Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and Marie von Württemberg. He died 3/13 May 1589.

They had the following twelve children:

  1. Sophie Hedwig, born 1 December 1561, died 30 January 1631, married 20 October 1577, Ernst Ludwig, Herzog von Pommern (Pomerania) (born 2 November 1545, died 17 June 1592;
  2. Heinrich Julius, born 15 October 1564, succeeded his father as reigning Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel;
  3. Marie, born 13 January 1566, died 13 August 1626, married, as his second wife, 10 November 1582, Franz II, Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg (born 10 August 1547, died 2 July 1619);
  4. Elisabeth, born 23 February 1567, died 24 October 1618, married (1) 6 May 1583, Adolf XII von Holstein-Schauenburg, (born 27 October 1547, died 2 July 1601), (2) 28 October 1604, Christoph von Braunschweig-Harburg (born 1570, died 7 July 1606);
  5. Philipp Sigmund, born 1 July 1568, appointed Bishop of Verden 1 July 1586, and Bishop of Osnabrück 26 May 1591, died 19 March 1623;
  6. Margarethe, born 22 June 1571, died young 20 January 1580;
  7. Joachim Karl, born 29 April 1573, Provost of Cathedral in Strassburg 3 February 1592, died 9 October 1615;
  8. Sabina Katharina, born 29 April 1574, died 7 September 1590;
  9. Dorothea Auguste, born 12 February 1577, appointed as Abbess of Gandersheim, 14 November 1611, died 23 December 1625;
  10. Julius August, born 9 February 1578, Abbot in Michelstein, Provost of St Blasius in Braunschweig, died 30 August 1617;
  11. Hedwig, born 15 October 1580, died 11 March 1657, married 15 April 1621, Otto III von Harburg (born 1572, died 25 February 1641).

Hedwig died 21/31 October 1602, Schloss Wolfenbüttel.

Sources

References

  1. All dates taken from Behr, Tafel 37, p. 37, unless sourced otherwise.
  2. Wikipedia has born 23 February 1640 but without any sources, Grossman, et al, p. 22 has 2 March, as does Behr, p. 37.

Bibliography

  • Behr, Kamill von, (1870), Genealogie der in Europa regierenden Fürstenhäuser, 2nd ed.(?), Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz. Digitised by Google Books (http://books.google.com.au/ : viewed 4 January 2014).


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