Wartislaw VI.

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Wartislaw VI. and his wife Anna on the picture family tree of the Griffins by Cornelius Krommeny (1598)
Seal of Duke Wartislaw VI.

Wartislaw VI. (* around 1345 ; † June 13, 1394 in Klempin ) was the eldest son of Duke Barnim IV of Pomerania-Wolgast-Rügen .


After the death of his father Barnim IV in 1365, Pommern-Wolgast was divided into the eastern Duchy of Pommern-Stolp (from the Swine to the Leba River) and the western duchies of Barth and Wolgast until 1372. Wartislaw VI. took over the Duchy of Barth in 1377 and after the death of his brother Bogislaw VI. also the Duchy of Wolgast.

Funeral table in the Eldena Monastery

Wartislaw VI. got into an argument with his uncle Bogislaw V. von Pommern-Stolp in 1365, who disputed his father's inheritance. He defied Wolgast from him in 1368, allied himself with Denmark against Mecklenburg, took part in the battle of Damgarten from November 6th to 11th, 1368 and was held captive by Duke Albrecht von Mecklenburg until July 7th, 1369, until he and his vassals were captured was raised for 18,000 marks. He kept arguing with his Wolgast brother and then inherited him with the entire Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast. He was first on the side of Queen Margaret I of Denmark and in 1378 went over to the side of the Mecklenburgers to get rid of the old Danish feudal claims on Rügen.


The children come from his marriage to Anna von Mecklenburg-Stargard , daughter of Duke Johann I von Mecklenburg-Stargard :

See also


Web links

Commons : Wartislaw VI.  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kaspar Abel: Prussian and Brandenburg State History, Volume 2
  2. ^ FW Barthold: History of Rügen And Pomerania, Part 3, 1842, p. 453
  3. ^ Werner Buchholz: German history in Eastern Europe - Pomerania. Siedler Verlag; Berlin; 1999; Pp. 129, 136, 143, 146 ff, 161; ISBN 3-88680-272-8