Magdalena of Brandenburg (1412-1454)

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Magdalena von Brandenburg (* approx. 1412 ; † October 27, 1454 in Scharnebeck ) was a princess of Brandenburg and by marriage Duchess of Braunschweig-Lüneburg .


Magdalena was a daughter of the future Elector Friedrich I of Brandenburg (1371–1440) from his marriage to Elisabeth (1383–1442), daughter of Duke Friedrich of Bavaria-Landshut . Elisabeth's brothers were the successive ruling Friedrich II. And Albrecht Achilles , Elector of Brandenburg.

She married Duke Friedrich II of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1418–1478) in Tangermünde on July 3, 1429 . The marriage, like that of her sister Cecilia with Duke Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel , was initiated by the later Emperor Sigismund . The sisters' engagement had taken place on March 3, 1420. Magdalena received a dowry of 10,000 Rhenish guilders and as Wittum the Castle grounds pond , later town and castle Lüchow . Wichard von Rochow had vouched for the dowry and the bride's treasure with his belongings for the Elector of Brandenburg. Due to her marriage, Magdalena is considered the ancestor of the Braunschweig family.


From their marriage, Magdalena had the following children:

  • Bernhard II (1432–1464), Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg
⚭ 1463 Countess Mathilde von Holstein-Schauenburg († 1468)
⚭ Princess Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg (1441–1513)
⚭ 1452 Duke Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Stargard († 1466)

Individual evidence

  1. Ernst Daniel Martin Kirchner: The Electors and Queens on the Throne of the Hohenzollern , Volume 1, Wiegandt & Grieben, 1866, p. 27
  2. ^ Wilhelm Havemann: History of the Lande Braunschweig and Lüneburg, Volume 1 , Dieterichsche Buchhandlung, 1853, p. 695
  3. ^ Leopold Zedlitz-Neukirch: New Preussisches Adels-Lexicon , Reichenbach, 1837, p. 422
  4. ^ Ludwig Ernst Hahn: Elector Friedrich the First of Brandenburg, Burgrave of Nuremberg ,, Hertz, 1859, p. 252