Otto II (Welf) von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
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Otto (Welf) von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (abt. 1439 - abt. 1471)

Otto (Otto II) "der Siegreiche, Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg formerly Welf
Born about in Lüneburg, Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg, (Present Niedersachsen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)map [uncertain]
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European Aristocracy
Otto II Welf was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.


Otto II 'der Siegreiche' was the second and youngest son of Friedrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg), and his wife, Magdalena of Brandenburg, and was born about 1438 or 1439.[1]

His father abdicated in favour of his sons Otto, and his elder brother Bernhard II, and they appeared to have ruled jointly from 1457.[1]

Otto married 25 September 1467 at Celle, Anna von Nassau-Dietz, daughter of Johann IV, Graf von Nassau-Dillenburg. They had issue:

  1. Heinrich 'der Mittelere', born 15 September 1468, who eventually succeeded his father;
  2. Wilhelm, died 1480.

Otto II died 8 or 9 January 1471, before his father, and was buried at St Michaelis, Lüneburg.[1]

His father resumed the rule of the Duchy of Brunswick and Luneburg (Herzogtum von Braunschweig und Lüneburg) in 1471 ruling jointly and as regent for Otto's eldest son Heinrich.

His widow, Anna von Nassau, married secondly 24 January 1474, Philipp der Ältere, Graf von Katzenelnbogen.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Schwennicke, Detlev. Europäische Stammtafeln, neue folge, Band I.1. Die fränkischen Könige und die Könige und Kaiser, Stammesherzoge, Kurfürsten, Markgrafen und Herzoge des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation, Frankfurt Am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1998. Tafel 23

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Von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-14 and Welf-28 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents same wife same son, line appears duplicated for several generations

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