Ruprecht II (Liegnitz-Lüben)

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Rupert II of Lüben (also Rupert II of Lüben ; * 1392 in Haynau ; † August 24, 1431 ) was Duke of Lüben and Haynau from 1420 to 1431 . From 1423 he held the office of Grand Prior of the Order of Malta . He came from the Silesian Piast family .


Ruprecht was the eldest son of Duke Heinrich IX. († 1417/20) and Anna († 1403), daughter of Duke Przemislaus I.

After the death of his father in 1419/20 Ruprecht II inherited the areas of Lüben and Haynau, while the areas of Ohlau and Nimptsch Ruprecht's younger brothers Wenzel III. and Ludwig III. fell. For the year 1423 Ruprecht is occupied as the Maltese Grand Prior for Bohemia and Austria as well as Poland.

Ruprecht II died in 1431 unmarried and without descendants. His heir became the youngest brother Ludwig III. Since the middle brother Wenceslaus III. had already died in 1423 belonged to the surviving Ludwig III. now Ohlau, Nimptsch, Lüben and Haynau.

As early as 1420 Ruprecht and his brothers Wenzel and Ludwig signed an inheritance contract with Duke Ludwig II of Liegnitz , who was a stepbrother of their father, which they confirmed in 1424 through mutual contingency homage. The contract was intended to secure all property for this branch of the family. Since they had neither the contract nor the eventual homage confirmed by their Bohemian sovereign, it came after Ludwig II's death in 1436, who died without male descendants, to protracted inheritance disputes, which Ruprecht's brother Ludwig III. because the two older brothers were already dead. Since Ludwig III. could not enforce with his inheritance claim, the Duchy of Liegnitz remained with Ludwig's widow Elisabeth von Brandenburg until 1449 . The resulting Liegnitz feudal dispute lasted until 1469.


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  1. year of birth
  2. ^ The Grand Priore or Prince Grand Priore of Bohemia and Austria. In: Christian Steeb, Birgit Strimitzer (Hrsg.): The Sovereign Maltese Knight Order in Austria. Leykam, Graz 1999, ISBN 3-7011-7407-5 , p. 550.