Alexander Lüneburg (politician, 1560)

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Alexander Lüneburg in the mayor's gallery in Lübeck's town hall

Alexander Lüneburg (* 1560 in Lübeck ; † April 15, 1627 ibid) was a mayor of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck.

Lüneburg was the son of Bertold Lüneburg . Presumably he enrolled in September 1578 to study at the University of Rostock . In 1587 he became a member of the influential circle society , in 1590 councilor and in 1599 mayor of the city, which he had represented as envoy at the coronation of King Sigismund of Sweden together with councilor Conrad Garmers in 1594 . During Lüneburg's term of office, the disputes between the council and citizens of the city of Lübeck, known as the Reiser unrest, took place . In 1603 he was the envoy of the Hanseatic League in negotiations with England in Bremen after Queen Elizabeth I had closed and confiscated the Stalhof in 1598 .

Lüneburg is one of the founders of the Lübeck City Library and has given it the opportunity to acquire new holdings through a bequest .

His first marriage was to a daughter of Lübeck councilor Heinrich Wedemhof , and his second marriage to Gesche (Geseke) Baumann († July 28, 1620), widow of councilor Henning Parcham .


  • Georg Wilhelm Dittmer : Genealogical and biographical news about Lückeckische families from older times , Lübeck 1859, p. 56ff. (Digitized version)
  • EF Fehling : Lübeckische Ratslinie from the beginnings of the city to the present day (= publications on the history of the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Bd. 7, H. 1, ZDB -ID 520795-2 ). Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 1925, No. 709.

Web links

Commons : Alexander Lüneburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. See the entry by Alexander Luneburgius in the Rostock matriculation portal