Maria von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (c.1365 - c.1402)

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Birthplace: Mecklenburg
Death: Died in Pomerania
Managed by: Torsten Cargnelli
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About Maria von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Marie von Mecklenburg, Duchess of Pomerania1

F, #112901, b. 1363, d. circa 1402

Last Edited=10 May 2003

Consanguinity Index=0.33%

    Marie von Mecklenburg, Duchess of Pomerania was born in 1363.1 She was the daughter of Heinrich I Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Ingeborg Valdemarsdottir, Princess of Denmark.1 She married Wartislav VII of Pomerania , Duke of Pomerania in 1380.1 She died circa 1402.1
    Marie von Mecklenburg, Duchess of Pomerania gained the title of Duchess of Pomerania.

Children of Marie von Mecklenburg, Duchess of Pomerania and Wartislav VII of Pomerania , Duke of Pomerania

Erik VII of Pomerania, King of Denmark+1 b. 1382, d. c 1459

Katherine of Pomerania+1 b. 1390, d. 1426


[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 17. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

Wartislaw VII, Duke of Pomerania

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Wartislaw VII (Polish: Warcisław) (*1363/1365, † 1394/1395)[1] was one of the Dukes of Pomerania. He was the son of Bogislaw V, brother of Casimir IV and Bogislaw VIII. He married Maria of Mecklenburg and was the father of Eric of Pomerania and Catherine.

Claims to Norway

This country, the Hereditary Kingdom of Norway, has been the only medieval Scandinavian realm whose kingship was hereditary, not elective. Already when Olav IV of Norway was little and his mother Margaret was regent, the Dukes of Mecklenburg advanced their claims.

The right is based on their descent from Euphemia of Sweden, granddaughter of Haakon V of Norway.

When Olav IV died in 1387, Norway was without a monarch, under the government of the regentess Margaret. She soon chose an heir, Eric of Pomerania, whose mother Maria of Mecklenburg had been Eufemia's eldest granddaughter. Maria's uncle, Margaret's old opponent was left without.

When Eric's nephew king Christopher died (before the death of the deposed Eric III of Norway), after some hiatus another magnate, Christian VIII of Oldenburg, of a female descent from Eufemia and the Mecklenburg (Eufemia's daughter's great-grandson), was in 1450 chosen as king of Norway, this time surpassing his cousin and male-line rival, Duke Henry the Fat of Mecklenburg.

The Dukes of Mecklenburg continued to regard themselves as rightful heirs of Norway, however they were unable to gain the kingdom from the Oldenburgs.