Otto II "der Siegreiche" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Welf), Herzog (c.1439 - 1471) MP

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Nicknames: "der Großmütige", "the Magnanimous", "the Victorious"
Birthplace: Probably Lüneburg, Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg, (Present Niedersachsen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
Death: Died
Occupation: Hertzog in Braunschweig-Lüneburg 1464-71
Managed by: Arthur Rexford Whittaker
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About Otto II "der Siegreiche" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Welf), Herzog

From the English Wikipedia page on Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_V,_Duke_of_Brunswick-L%C3%BCneburg

Otto, called the Victorious or the Magnanimous (1439 – 9 January 1471, German: Otto der Siegreiche, der Großmütige), was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince of Lüneburg from 1457 to his death. He shared the principality with his brother, Bernard, until Bernard's death in 1464. Otto and Bernard were the sons of Frederick II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and succeeded him as ruling princes when Frederick retired. After Otto's death, his father returned to rule.

Otto was the son of Frederick II of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Magdalena of Brandenburg. After his brother died without issue, Otto took over the Principality of Lüneburg in 1464. Otto's reign was marked by the monastic reform movements of his time which he tried to implement in the Lüneburg monasteries. He entered Wienhausen Abbey, removed a number of art treasures which, in Otto's opinion were contrary to the ideal of monastic simplicity, and sent the abbess to be "re-educated in a monastery that was already reformed."[1] According to a legend, Otto was killed at a tournament on the Celle jousting field. Today, a horseshoe in plaster marks the spot where Duke Otto the Magnanimous is supposed to have had the accident in 1471.

Family

Otto married Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg in 1467. They had the following children:

  • 1. William (died 1480)
  • 2. Henry (c. 1467–1532)

References

  • 1. ^ Geckler, Christa (1986). Die Celler Herzöge – Leben und Wirken 1371–1705, p. 73

Source

Geckler, Christa (1986) Die Celler Herzöge – Leben und Wirken 1371–1705, Georg Ströher, Celle, ISBN 3-921744-05-8

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Die Welfen

German nobility, House of Welf, Cadet branch of the House of Este

  • Otto V, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg
  • Born: 1439
  • Died: 9 January 1471

Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Lunenburg (1464–1471)

  • Preceded by Bernard II
  • Succeeded by Frederick II the Pious

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The descendants of Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick.

  • House of Brunswick:
    • Magnus II, (b. 1328)
  • Son of Magnus II:
    • Bernard I 1388-1409
  • Son of Bernard I:
    • Frederick II the Pious
  • Son of Frederick II:
    • Otto V, "The Magnanimous" (b. 1439)
    • Henry I of Lüneburg, (b. 1468, d. 1532)
  • Son of Henry I:
    • Ernest I the Confessor, (b. 1497, d. 1546)
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Otto II "der Siegreiche" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzog's Timeline

1439
1439
Probably Lüneburg, Herzogtum Braunschweig-Lüneburg, (Present Niedersachsen), Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1467
September 25, 1467
Age 28
(Present Landkreises Celle), Celle, Herzogtum Sachsen-Wittenberg, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1468
September 15, 1468
Age 29
Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1470
1470
Age 31
Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1471
January 8, 1471
Age 32