Elisabeth of Brandenburg (1451–1524)

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Epitaph in the manuscript Memoriae posteritatique inclytae domus Wirtembergicae sacrum from 1583

Elisabeth von Brandenburg-Ansbach (born November 29, 1451 in Ansbach , Margraviate Brandenburg-Ansbach , † March 28, 1524 in Nürtingen ) was a princess of Brandenburg and by marriage Duchess of Württemberg .


Elisabeth was the second daughter of the Brandenburg Elector Albrecht Achilles (1414–1486) from his first marriage to Margarete von Baden (1431–1457).

In April or May 1467 she married Count Eberhard VI in Stuttgart . von Württemberg (1447–1504). Through the marriage of his daughter, Albrecht Achilles was able to exert considerable influence on his son-in-law. Elisabeth's husband became Eberhard II in 1496 as Duke of Württemberg. The marriage remained childless and was downright unhappy; Elisabeth returned to her father for a long time. On June 11, 1498, Eberhard renounced the duchy in Horb in favor of his nephew Ulrich , with the assurance that Ulrich had to look after Elisabeth as befits his status.

In contrast to her husband, Elisabeth was not expelled from the country, but in the Horber Treaty her maintenance was expressly taken over by the new regent. In 1499 she retired to the widow's residence in Nürtingen Castle. There she was described as pious and benevolent. She did a lot to rebuild the city that had burned down 20 years earlier.


  • Chr. Dinkel: Chronicle and description of the city of Nürtingen. P. Frasch, Nürtingen 1847, p. 77.
  • Dieter Stievermann: Elisabeth. In: Sönke Lorenz , Dieter Mertens , Volker Press (eds.): Das Haus Württemberg. A biographical lexicon. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-17-013605-4 , p. 100.
  • Gerhard Raff : Hie good Wirtemberg all the way. Volume 1: The House of Württemberg from Count Ulrich the Founder to Duke Ludwig. 6th edition. Landhege, Schwaigern 2014, ISBN 978-3-943066-34-0 , pp. 407-412.

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Individual evidence

  1. Carl Pfaff: Princely House and Land Württemberg according to the main moments, from the oldest to the most recent , Schweizerbart, 1849, p. 70
  2. ^ Ludwig F. Heyd, Karl Pfaff: Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg: A contribution to the history of Württemberg and d. dt. empire in the age of d. Reformation , Fues, 1841, p. 32