no image
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Magdalene (Wettin) von Sachsen (1507 - 1534)

Magdalene "Magdalena, Prinzessin von Sachsen, Kurprinzessin von Brandenburg" von Sachsen formerly Wettin aka Brandenburg, von Brandenburg, of Saxony, of Brandenburg
Born in Dresden, Kurfürstentum Sachsen, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 6 Nov 1524 in Dresden, Sachsen, Deutschlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Berlinmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Oct 2011
This page has been accessed 737 times.
European Aristocracy
Magdalene Wettin was a member of the aristocracy in Europe.
The House of Hohenzollern crest.
Magdalene (Wettin) von Sachsen is a member of the House of Hohenzollern.



Magdalene (or Magdalena) of Saxony was a princess of Saxony, and consort Electress of Brandenburg following her marriage.

Magdelene was born 7 March 1507 at Schloss Dresden, the youngest surviving daughter of Georg, Herzog zu Sachsen in Meissen, and his wife, Barbara Jagiellonka, Princess of Poland.[1] For more about her ancestors see the Wikipedia article

She married at Schloss Dresden, on 6 November 1524, Joachim II von Brandenburg, Kurfürst von Brandenburg in 1499 and became Kurprinzessin (Electoral Princess) von Brandenburg. He was the son of Joachim I, Kurfürst von Brandenburg and his wife, Elisabeth van Danmark, and was born 9 January 1505.[2]

They had seven children who held the title Markgraf or Markgräfin von Brandenburg;[3]

  1. Johann Georg, born 11 September 1525, who succeeded his father as Kurfürst;
  2. Barbara, born 10 August 1527, died 12 January 1595 Schloss Brieg, having married 15 February 1545, Schloss Berlin, Georg II, Herzog von Liegnitz und Brieg (born 18 July 1523, died 17 May 1586);
  3. Elisabeth, born 1528, died young 20 August 1529;
  4. Friedrich, born 12 December 1530 in Schloss Berlin, entered the church and became Bischof von Havelberg 1548, Erzbischof (Archbishop) von Magdeburg 1551, Administrator of Halberstadt 1552, he died at Halberstadt 2 October 1552, and was buried 11 October 1552 in the Halberstadt Cathedral;
  5. Albrecht, born circa 1532, twin with the following, died young circa 1532;
  6. Georg, born circa 1532, twin with the preceding, died young circa 1532;
  7. Paul, born and died between 20 and 28 January 1534.

Magdalene, died either in childbirth or of the effects of childbirth[4] between 20 and 28 January 1534 and was buried in Berlin Cathedral (Dom).[5], [6]

Joachim married secondly on 1 September 1535 at Schloss Krakow, Jadwiga (in German Hedwig) Jagiellonka, Princess of Poland; who was Magdalene's niece.[7]



  1. Grossmann et al, p. 14; Von Hueck, p. 126
  2. Grossmann et al, p. 14; von Hueck, p. 126
  3. Grossmann et al, p. 21
  4. there is no source that states this but it seems highly likely this is what happened
  5. Grossmann et al, p. 21; Von Hueck, p. 126
  6. the original date for Magdalene's death on this profile was 25 January 1534 but there is no evidence for this date, only the Wikipedia article (see link above) but it doesn't cite any sources
  7. Grossmann, et al, p. 21; Von Hueck, p. 126


  • Grossmann, Julius; Berner, Ernst; Schuster, Georg & Zingeler, Karl Theodor, (eds.), (1905), Genealogie des Gesamthauses Hohenzollern, Berlin: W. Moeser Buchhandlung. Digitised by Google Books
  • von Hueck, Walter, (ed.), (1991), 'Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlichen Häuser', Vol. 14, part of series Genealogishces Handbuch des Adels, Vol. 100, Limburg an der Lahn: C.A. Starke Verlag.


Thank you to Travis Wagner, Gail Willard and Enno Borgsteede for creating this profile.

Atkinson-107 03:19, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is Magdalene your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message private message a profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Magdalene by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.

Comments: 3

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Van Saksen Meissen-6 and Saxony-181 appear to represent the same person because: Also consider. Wettin-24
Van Saksen Meissen-6 and Saxony-181 are not ready to be merged because: There is a third profile for this person that also needs to be considered
posted by John Atkinson

W  >  Wettin  |  V  >  von Sachsen  >  Magdalene (Wettin) von Sachsen

Categories: Hohenzollern-Brandenburg | House of Wettin | House of Hohenzollern