Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin
Katharina was the younger of the two daughters of Margrave Johann von Brandenburg-Küstrin (1513–1571), the brother of Elector Joachim II , from his marriage to Katharina (1518–1574), daughter of Duke Heinrich II of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel .
She married her second nephew, later Elector Joachim Friedrich of Brandenburg (1546–1608) , on January 8, 1570 in Küstrin . The marriage delegitimized her husband's claim to the Catholic Archdiocese of Magdeburg , which could no longer assert itself there. Even Pope Pius V. Demanded the removal of the Brandenburger because of his marriage with Emperor Maximilian .
The predecessor of the Potsdam City Palace, the so-called Katharinenbau, which she received as a gift from the Elector, is named after her. She was also the first electoral owner of Caputh Castle near Potsdam.
Katharina made a contribution to the care of the poor and needy , set up a dairy in Wedding in Berlin , had their products sold at the Berlin Molkenmarkt and founded the castle pharmacy with the proceeds , where she sold medicines free of charge to those in need.
Katharina died in 1602 after losing three teenage sons in the previous two years. She was buried on October 13, 1608 in the Hohenzollern crypt (today in the Berlin Cathedral , No. 6).
From their marriage, Katharina had the following children:
- Johann Sigismund (1572–1620), Elector of Brandenburg
- ⚭ 1594 Princess Anna of Prussia (1576–1625)
- Anna Katharina (1575-1612)
- ⚭ 1597 King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (1577–1648)
- Daughter (* / † 1576)
- Johann Georg (1577–1624), Duke of Jägerndorf
- ⚭ 1610 Princess Eva Christine of Württemberg (1590–1657)
- August Friedrich (1580–1601)
- Albrecht Friedrich (1582–1600)
- Joachim (1583–1600)
- Ernst (1583–1613)
- Barbara Sophie (1584-1636)
- ⚭ 1609 Duke Johann Friedrich von Württemberg (1582–1628)
- Daughter (* / † 1585/86)
- Christian Wilhelm (1587–1665), Archbishop and Administrator of Magdeburg
- ⚭ 1. 1615 Princess Dorothea of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1596–1643)
- ⚭ 2. 1650 Countess Barbara Eusebia von Martinitz († 1656)
- ⚭ 3. 1657 Countess Maximiliane von Salm-Neuburg (1608–1663)
- Dieter Brozat: The Berlin Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Crypt . Haude and Spener, Berlin 1985, ISBN 3-7759-0271-6 .
- Ernst Daniel Martin Kirchner: The electors and queens on the throne of the Hohenzollern . Part 2: The last eight electresses . Berlin 1867, pp. 68-106 .
- Ludwig Hahn: History of the Prussian Fatherland . W. Hertz, 1858, p. 132
- Adolf Müller: Prussia's mirror of honor . Gebauer, 1851, p. 65
- Cornelius Hantscher: The Prussian question. Personal union of Brandenburg-Prussia . GRIN Verlag, Munich 2007, p. 14, ISBN 3-638-77186-5 .
- Historisch-Politische Blätter für das Katholische Deutschland , Volume 35, 1855, p. 137 ( digitized version ; Nachdr. Verlag Fischer, Erlangen 2004, ISBN 3-89131-455-8 ).
- Hans-Joachim Giersberg : The Potsdam City Palace . Potsdamer Verlagbuchhandlung , Potsdam 1998, ISBN 3-910196-01-2 , p. 11.
- KW Kutschbach: Chronicle of the city of Küstrin . Enslin, Küstrin 1849, p. 118.
|SURNAME||Catherine of Brandenburg-Küstrin|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Daughter of margrave Johann von Küstrin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 10, 1549|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Küstrin|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 30, 1602|
|Place of death||Cölln|