Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

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Heinrich II "der Friedfertige" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Welf), Herzog, Fürst zu Wolfenbüttel

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Birthplace: Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: Died
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Son of Heinrich I, Fürst von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel und Lüneburg and Margarete von Hessen, Herzogin zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Fürstin zu Wolfenbüttel
Husband of Helene von Kleve
Father of Margarete Princess Of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Half brother of Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Markgräfin zu Meißen, Pfalzgräfin und Kurfürstin zu Sachsen and Wilhelm I "der siegreiche" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Fürst zu Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Occupation: Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
Managed by: Dag Henrik Gösta Lundqvist
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About Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

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Predecessor: Henry the Mild Successor: Bernard I

  • Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Wolfenbüttel Until 1432 joint reign with his elder half-brother William the Victorious Reign 1428–1473

Predecessor: Bernard I Successor: William the Victorious

Henry was the son of Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. On their father's death in 1416, Henry and his brother William inherited the Principality of Lüneburg, while under the guardianship of the City Council of Lüneburg. When the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg was reorganized in 1428, Henry and his brother swapped Lüneburg for the Principality of Brunswick, including Calenberg.

After Henry became of age, he tried to separate his and his brother's government. In 1432, he occupied Wolfenbüttel castle, and the brothers agreed to divide the territory: Henry received Brunswick and William received Calenberg, Everstein, and Homburg.

Henry died without sons in 1473; his territory was inherited by his bother William.

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Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel's Timeline

1411
1411
Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1435
February 12, 1435
Age 24
Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
1451
1451
Age 40
Germany
1473
December 7, 1473
Age 62