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Princes (Kings) of the Obotrites

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Niklot (1090–August 1160) 1131–1160 [Prince of the Obotrites]
  • Pribislav (unknown–30 December 1178) 1167–1178 [Son of Niklot, Prince of the Obotrites, Lord of Mecklenburg]
  • Wertislav (unknown)–1164) [Son of Niklot), Prince of the Obotrites]

Lords in the Land of the Obotrites

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Heinrich Borwin I (d. 28 January 1227) 1178–1227 [Son of Pribislav]
  • Nicholas I (before 1164—25 May 1200) 1183–1200 [Son of Wertislav, Lord of Rostock]
  • Heinrich Borwin II (1170–5 December 1226) 1219–1226 [Son of Heinrich Borwin I, Lord of Rostock]
  • Nicholas II (before 1180–28 September 1225) 1283–1316 [Son of Heinrich Borwin I, Lord of Mecklenburg]

Johann I Line (Mecklenburg)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Johann I, "the Theologian" (ca. 1211–1 August 1264) 1227–1264 [Son of Heinrich Borwin II, Lord of Mecklenburg]
  • Heinrich I, the Pilgrim (ca. 1230–2 January 1302) 1264-1271, 1298-1302 [Son of Johann I, Lord of Mecklenburg]
  • Albert I (after 1230–15 May or 17 May 1265) 1264–1265 [Brother of Heinrich I, Lord of Mecklenburg]
  • Nicholas III (after 1230–8 June 1289 or 1290) 1264–1289 [Brother of Heinrich I, Lord of Mecklenburg, regent]
  • Johann II (ca. 1250–12 October 1299) 1264–1299 [Brother of Heinrich I, Lord of Mecklenburg at Gadebusch, regent]
  • Johann III (after 1266–27 May 1289) 1287–1289 [Son of Heinrich I, Lord of Mecklenburg]
  • Heinrich II "the Lion" (1266 (after April 14)–21 January 1329) 1287–1329 [Son of Heinrich I, Lord of Mecklenburg, Stargard and Rostock]
  • Albrecht II (ca. 1318–18 February 1379) 1329–1348 [Son of Heinrich II, Lord of Mecklenburg, from 1348 Duke of Mecklenburg]

Nicholas I Line(Werle)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Nicholas I (ca. 1210–14 May 1277) 1227–1277 [Son of Heinrich Borwin II, Lord of Werle]
  • Heinrich I (ca. 1234–8 October 1291) 1277–1291 [Son of Nicholas I, Lord of Werle-Gustrow]
  • John(Johann) I (ca. 1245–15 October 1283) 1277–1283 [Son of Nicholas I, Lord of Werle-Parchim]
  • Bernhard I (ca. 1245– ca. 1286) 1277–1281 [Son of Nicholas I, Lord of Werle]
  • Nicholas II (before 1283–18 February 1316) 1283–1316 [Son of Johann I, Lord of Werle]
  • Johann II "the Bald" (after 1250–27 August 1337) 1316–1337 [Son of Johann I, Lord of Werle-Parchim]
  • Johann III "van Ruoden" (before 1300–1352)1316–1350 [Son of Nicholas II, Lord of Werle-Goldberg]
  • Nicholas III "Staveleke" (after 1311–1360/1361) 1337–1360 [Son of Johann II, Lord of Werle-Güstrow]
  • Bernhard II (ca. 1320–1382) 1337–1382[Son of Johann II, Lord of Werle-Waren-Güstrow]
  • Nicholas IV "Poogenoge" (after 1311–1360/1361) 1350–1354 [Son of Johann III, Lord of Werle-Goldberg]
  • [http://www.geni.com/people/Helen-Weiss/1394) 1360–1393 [Son of Nicholas III, Lord of Werle-Güstrow]
  • Johann V (after 1338–1378) 1365–1378 [Son of Nicholas III, Lord of Werle-Güstrow, co-regent]
  • Johann VI (after 1341–after 16 October 1385) 1382–1385(1395) [Son of Bernhard II, Lord of Werle-Waren]
  • Johann IV (before 1350–1374) 1354–1374 [Son of Nicholas IV), Lord of Werle-Goldberg]
  • Balthasar (ca. 1375–5 April 1421) 1393–1421 [Son of Lorenz, Lord of Werle-Güstrow, Prince of the Wends]
  • Johann VII ca. 1375–between 14 August and 17 December 1414) [1395–1414 (Son of Lorenz), Lord of Werle-Güstrow, co-regent]
  • William (before 1398–8 September 1436) 1393–1436 [Son of Lorenz, Lord of Werle-Güstrow, Prince of the Wends]
  • Nicholas V (before 1385–after 21 January 1408) 1385(1395)–1408 [Son of Johann VI, Lord of Werle-Waren]
  • Christoph (before 1385–25 August 1425) 1385(1395)–1425 [Son of Johann VI, Lord of Werle-Waren, Prince of the Wends]

Werle fell to the Duke of Mecklenburg in 1436.

Heinrich Borwin III Line(Rostock)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Borwin III (ca. 1220–1 August 1278) 1227–1277 [Son of Heinrich Borwin II), Lord of Rostock]
  • Waldemar (before 1262–9 November 1282) 1277–1282 [Son of Heinrich Borwin III, Lord of Rostock]
  • Nicholas "the Child" (before 1262–25 November 1314) 1282–1314 [Son of Waldemar, Lord of Rostock]

Rostock fell to the Prince of Mecklenburg in 1323.

Pribislaw I Line(Parchim-Richenberg)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Pribislaw I (1224–after 12 February 1275) 1227–1256 [Son of Heinrich Borwin II, Lord of *Parchim]

Pribislav was deprived of his power in 1256 and the country divided among his brothers.

Dukes of Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Lines (I) and (II)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Albert(Albrecht) II) "the Great" (1318–18 February 1379) 1329–1379 [Son of Henry II, Lord of Mecklenburg, from 1348 Duke]
  • Henry(Heinrich) III (ca. 1337–24 April 1383) 1379–1383 [Son of Albert II]
  • Magnus I (ca. 1345–1 September 1384) 1379–1384 [Son of Albert II]
  • Albert(Albrecht) III (ca. 1338–March 1412) 1384–1412 Duke of Mecklenburg, King of Sweden (1364–1389), [Son of Albert II]
  • Albert(Albrecht) IV (before 1363–between 24 and 31 December 1388) 1383–1388 [Son of Henry III], co-regent
  • Erik (after 1359–26 July 1397) to 1397 [Son of Albert III], co-regent
  • Albert V (1397–between 1 June and 6 December 1423) 1412–1423 [Son of Albert III]
  • John(Johann) IV (before 1370–16. October 1422) 1384–1422 [Son of Magnus I, co-regent]
  • Henry IV "the Thick" (before 1417–9 March 1477) 1422–1477 [Son of John IV], united the Werle and Stargard Mecklenburg Lines under one ruler upon their extinction
  • John(Johann) V (1418–1442) 1436–1442 [Son of John IV], co-regent
  • John(Johann) VI (1439–1474) 1439–1474 [Son of Henry IV], co-regent
  • Albert(Albrecht) VI (1438–before 27 April 1483) 1477–1483 [Son of Henry IV]
  • Magnus II (1441–20 November 1503) 1477–1503 [Son of Henry IV]
  • Balthasar (1451–16 March 1507 in Wismar) 1477–1507 [Son of Henry(Heinrich) IV], co-regent, Bishop of Schwerin in 1479-1482
  • Henry(Heinrich V "the Peaceful"] (3 May 1479–6 February 1552) 1503–1552 [Son of Magnus II]
  • Erik(Erich) II (3 September 1483–22 December 1508) 1503–1508 [Son of Magnus II], co-regent
  • Philip (d. 1557) 1552–1557 [Son of Henry(Heinrich) V], co-regent
  • John Albrecht(Johan Albert) I (23 December 1525–12 February 1576) 1547–1576 [Son of Albert VII]
  • John(Johan) VII (7 March 1558 in Güstrow–22 March 1592 in Stargard) 1576–1592 [Son of John Albrecht I]
  • Adolf Frederick I (15 December 1588–27 February 1658) 1592–1628, 1631–1658 [Son of John VII]
  • Albrecht von Wallenstein 1628–1631 Ruled after Adolf Frederick I was deposed by Emperor Ferdinand II
  • Christian I Ludwig (1 December 1623—between 11 June and 21 June 1692) 1658–1692 [Son of Adolf Friedrich I]

Mecklenburg-Stargard Line

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign' [Notes]

  • John (Johann) IV/I (1326–between 9 August 1392 and 9 February 1393) 1329–1392 [Son of Heinrich II, Lord of Mecklenburg, from 1348 Duke]
  • John (Johann) II (before 1370–between 6 July and 9 October 1416) 1392–1416 [Son of Johann , Duke of Mecklenburg [-Stargard-Sternberg]
  • Ulrich I (before 1382–8 April 1417) 1392–1417 [Son of Johann I, Duke of Mecklenburg -Stargard-Neubrandenburg]
  • Albrecht I (before 1377–between 11 February and 15 July 1397) 1392–1397 [Son of Johann I, co-regent]
  • Johann III (1389–after 11 November 1438) 1416–1438 [Son of Johann II], Duke of Mecklenburg [-Stargard-Sternberg]
  • Albrecht II (before 1400–between 11 February 1421 and 4 October 1423)1417–1423 [Son of Ulrich I, co-regent, Duke of Mecklenburg-Stargard-Neubrandenburg]
  • Heinrich "der Gaunt" (before 1412–between 26 May and 20 August 1466) 1417–1466 [Son of Ulrich I]
  • Ulrich II (before 1428–13 July 1471) 1466–1471 [Son of Heinrich]

Mecklenburg-Güstrow Line

Name (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Albert VII, "the Handsome" (25 July 1486–7 January 1547) 1503–1547 [Son of Magnus II]
  • John Albert I (23 December 1525 – 12 February 1576) '1547-1556 [Son of Albert VII]
  • Ulrich III (5 March 1527–14 March 1603) 1555–1603 [Son of Albert VII, initiator of the German Imperial Diet]
  • Johann Albrecht II (5 May 1590–23 April 1636) 1592–1628, 1631–1636 [Son of Johann VII]
  • Albrecht von Wallenstein (24 September 1583–25 February 1634) 1628–1631 [Ruled after Adolf Frederick I was deposed by Emperor Ferdinand II]
  • Gustav Adolf (26 February 1633–6 October 1695) 1636–1695 [Son of Johann Albrecht II]

Dukes of Mecklenburg / Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg-Schwerin Line (III)

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]

  • Frederick William (28 March 1675–31 July 1713) 1692–1713 [Nephew of Christian Ludwig I]
  • Karl Leopold (26 November 1678–28 November 1747) 1713–1728 [Brother of Frederick William], named in the Reichsexekution of 1717, was deposed in 1728 by the Aulic Council in Vienna in favour of his brother Christian Ludwig II.
  • Christian II Ludwig (15 November 1683–30 May 1756) 1728–1756 [Brother of Karl Leopold]
  • Frederick(Friedrich "the Pious" (9 November 1717–24 April 1785) 1756–1785 [Son of Christian Ludwig II]
  • Frederick Francis I (10 December 1756–1 February 1837) 1785–1837 from 1815 Grand Duke – [Son of Archduke Friedrich Ludwig, Nephew of Friedrich II]
  • Paul Frederick(Paul Friedrich) (15 September 1800–7 March 1842) 1837–1842 [Nephew of Frederick Francis I]
  • Frederick Francis II(Friedrich Franz II) (28 February 1823–15 April 1883) 1842–1883 [Son of Paul Frederick]
  • Frederick Francis III(Friedrich Franz III) (19 March 1851–10 April 1897) 1883–1897 [Son of Frederick Francis II]
  • [ John Albert(Johann Albrecht)] (8 December 1857–16 February 1920) 1897–1901 [Brother of Grand Duke Frederick Francis III], from 11 April 1897 until 9 April 1901 [regent as Frederick Francis IV was underage.]
  • [ Frederick Francis IV] 9 April 1882–17 November 1945 1897–1918 [Son of Grand Duke Frederick Francis III, from 1918 Administrator of the District of Mecklenburg]

Mecklenburg-Strelitz line

Name/Geni link (lived) Reign [Notes]