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Ernest Braunschweig-Grubenhagen-Herzberg (1518 - 1567)

Ernest (Ernest III) "Herzog zu Braunschweig-Grubenhagen-Herzberg" Braunschweig-Grubenhagen-Herzberg aka Welf
Born in Osterode am Harzmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 9 Oct 1548 in Wolgast, Ostvorpommern, Pommern, Deutschlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Herzberg Castle, Herzberg am Harzmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2011
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European Aristocracy
Ernest III Braunschweig-Grubenhagen-Herzberg was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.


Ernest III (IV by some accounts) was the eldest son of Philip I, Herzog von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen in Herzberg, Osterode and part of Grubenhagen, and his second wife, Katharina von Mansfeld, and was born 17 December 1518.[1]

In 1545 his family forcibly reformed the church of St Alexander in Einbeck, and he (or one of his brothers) became Provost (Propst).[2]

He married at Wolgast, on 9 October 1547, Margareta von Pommern-Wolgast and they had only one child that reached adulthood, a daughter:

  1. Elisabeth, born 20 March 1550 at Salzderhelden, who married 19 September 1568 at Koldinghuse, Johann (Hans), Prince of Denmark, and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein, and had 14 children.[1]

He succeeded on the death of his father as Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen in Herzberg, Osterode and Grubenhagen in 1551, and was recognized as Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg in 1566.[1]

Ernest V died at Herzberg 2 April 1567 and was buried at Agidienkirche, Osterode, perhaps on 4 April. His two surviving younger brothers, Wolfgang and Philipp II, both without male heirs, successively succeeded him in Brunswick-Grubenhagen, and the line died out.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wikipedia contributors, "Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,,_Duke_of_Brunswick-Grubenhagen&oldid=835651160 (accessed August 23, 2018).
  2. Seite „Münsterkirche St. Alexandri (Einbeck)“. In: Wikipedia, Die freie Enzyklopädie. Bearbeitungsstand: 26. Mai 2018, 13:46 UTC. URL: (Abgerufen: 23. August 2018, 20:05 UTC)
  • Schwennicke, Detlev (ed.), Europäische Stammtafeln, Neue folge, Band I.1, Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1998. Tafel 21.

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