Albrecht I. der Große von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzog

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About Albrecht I. der Große von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzog

Albrecht I. der Große (auch Albrecht der Lange genannt), Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg aus dem Hause der Welfen - war gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Johann I. zweiter Herzog von Braunschweig und Lüneburg bis zur Teilung des Herzogtums 1269 und anschließend bis zu seinem Tod erster Regent des neu geschaffenen Fürstentums Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Wikipedia DE


Predecessor: Otto I(Otto the Child) Successor: Partitioning among the rulers

  • Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Wolfenbüttel: 1269–1277

Predecessor: Principality of Wolfenbüttel partitioned from the Duchy of Brunswick and Lunenburg Successor: Henry I, Albert II, and William I

Braunschweig első hercege

Albert the Tall (Latin: Albertus Longus, German: Albrecht der Große) (1236–1279), of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1252 to 1269 and the first ruler of the newly created Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1269 until his death.


Albrecht I the Great, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

(* 1236 , † 15 August 1279 , also called Albrecht Lange) from the house of Guelph , along with his brother was John I second Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg until the division the Duchy in 1269 and then until his death in the first Regent of the newly created principality Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel .


After the death of his father Otto , the first Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, took over Albrecht in 1252 the government of the Duchy and the guardianship of his younger brother Johann . First, the two brothers ruled the duchy jointly. In 1267 they took then, because none of the brothers came out as the Duke, the division of the Duchy before. Albrecht shared ownership, Johann was given the right to choose a part. Johann himself chose the Lüneburg Country with the city of Hanover as a duchy. Albrecht received the land around Braunschweig and Wolfenbüttel Calenberg areas in and around Göttingen. So he founded the so-called "Older house Braunschweig", his brother the "Older house Lüneburg". The division was finally effective for 1269. Albert I died in 1279 and was in the Brunswick Cathedral buried.


Duke Albrecht married in 1254 Elisabeth von Brabant († 1261), daughter of Duke Henry II of Brabant. and Sophie of Thuringia , granddaughter of Saint Elizabeth and sister of Henry I , the first Landgrave of Hesse ; this marriage remained childless. In a second marriage he married Adelaide of Monferrato , the daughter of the Marquis Boniface II. of Montferrat († 1253/55) and of Margaret of Savoy. From this marriage a daughter and six sons were born, of whom entered the three eldest sons in the inheritance and the youngest Grand Master of the Teutonic Order was:

Heinrich (1267-1322) Albrecht of fats (1268-1318) Wilhelm (1270-1292) Otto († around 1346) Luther (or Lothar) (1275-1335) was from 1331 to 1335 Grand Master of the Teutonic Order Mechthild (1276-1318), ∞ 1310/12 Heinrich III. , Duke of Glogau and Sagan Conrad († around 1303)

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Braunschweig, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
August 1267
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August 15, 1279
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