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Duchess Katharina von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

Also Known As: "Duchess Catherine Of Brunswick-Luneburg"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Death: June 19, 1563 (75)
Neuhaus, Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Heinrich I von Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel and Katharina of Pomerania-Wolgast, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Wife of Herzog Magnus I von Sachsen-Lauenburg
Mother of Franz I von Sachsen-Lauenburg; Dorothea of Saxe Lauenburg; Queen of Sweden Katarina von Saxe-Lauenburg Askanier; Sofie von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Gräfin zu Oldenburg-Delmenhorst; Clara von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Princessin, Herzogin zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Gifhorn and 1 other
Sister of Christoph "der Verschwender" von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, Erzbischof von Bremen, Bischof von Verden; Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel; Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lunenburg-Wolfenbuttel, Princess; Bischof Franz von Braunschweig-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel; Georg of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Prince and 4 others

Occupation: Prinsessa, Hertiginna, gift 20 sept 1509, hertiginna av Sachsen-Lauenburg
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About Duchess Katharina von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

KATHARINA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

  • Daughter of HEINRICH Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his wife Katharina von Pommern (-Neuhaus 29 Jun 1563, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral).
  • House: House of Welf (by birth) House of Ascania (by marriage)
  • BIRTH: January 01, 1488 in Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig-Lüneburg,
  • Death: June 19, 1563 (75) in Neuhaus, Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
  • Catherine was a strict Catholic with close ties to her relative in Brunswick kin. This induced Gustav I of Sweden, to marry her daughter, in an attempt to the Catholic German princes from supporting of King Christian II of Denmark.[1]
  • At the marriage of her eldest son, she entered into negotiations with his later mother-in-law Catherine of Mecklenburg, without the knowledge and to the detriment of the Wettin family head John Frederick of Saxony.[2

Married

  • MAGNUS I Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg. He converted to Lutheranism in 1531[716] married (Wolfenbüttel [17/20] Nov 1509) KATHARINA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, daughter of HEINRICH Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel & his wife Katharina von Pommern (-Neuhaus 29 Jun 1563, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral).
  • Married on 20 November 1509 in Wolfenbüttel Duke Magnus I of Saxe-Lauenburg (1470–1543). Her father summoned the Parliament in 1509 to collect a lady tax, because he found himself unable to pay the dowry alone. Only after long negotiations, did the Parliament grant three rounds of real estate tax, to generate for money for a dowry and jewels for the princess.

Children of MAGNUS I Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & KATHARINA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel

  • 1). FRANZ von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1510-Buxtehude 19 Mar 1581, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral). He succeeded his father in 1543 as FRANZ I Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg. He abdicated in favour of his son in 1571 but resumed power in 1574. m (Dresden 8 Feb 1540) SIBYLLE von Sachsen, daughter of HEINRICH V "der Fromme" Herzog von Sachsen & his wife Katharina von Mecklenburg (Freiberg 2 May 1515-Buxtehude 18 Jul 1592, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral). Mistress (1): ---. Mistress (2): ELSE Rautenstein, daughter of HEINRICH Rautenstein, from Otterndorf. She married (before 13 Nov 1573) Hermann Albrecht, son of --- (1542-1544). Franz I & his wife had eight children:
  • 2). DOROTHEA von Sachsen-Lauenburg (9 Jul 1511-Sonderburg 7 Oct 1571, bur Roskilde Cathedral). m (Lauenburg 29 Oct 1525) CHRISTIAN of Denmark, son of FREDERIK I King of Denmark, King of Norway & his first wife Anna von Brandenburg (Gottorf 12 Aug 1503-Kolding 1 Jan 1559, bur Roskilde Cathedral). He succeeded in 1533 as Herzog von Schleswig und Holstein, and in 1534 as CHRISTIAN III King of Denmark and Norway.
  • 3). KATHARINA von Sachsen-Lauenburg (24 Sep 1513-Stockholm 23 Sep 1535). m (Stockholm 24 Sep 1531) as his first wife, GUSTAF I King of Sweden, son of ERIK Johansson & his wife Cecilia Magnusdotter (Lindholmen 12 May 1496-Stockholm 29 Sep 1560).
  • 4) SOPHIE von Sachsen-Lauenburg (-Oevelgönne 13 May 1571) m (Oldenburg 1 Jan 1537) ANTON I Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, son of JOHANN VI Graf von Oldenburg und Delmenhorst & his wife Anna von Anhalt (1505-Oldenburg 22 Jan 1573, bur Oldenburg St Lambert).
  • 5) KLARA von Sachsen-Lauenburg (13 Dec 1518-Barth auf Rügen 27 Mar 1576, bur Barth Marienkirche). m (Neuhaus im Darssingk 29 Sep 1547) FRANZ Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Gifhorn, son of HEINRICH "der Mittlere" Herzog von Braunschweig in Lüneburg & his first wife Margareta von Sachsen (Ulzen 23 Nov 1508-Gifhorn 22/23 Nov 1549, bur Gifhorn).
  • 6) URSULA (-Minden 31 Dec 1577, bur Minden). m (Schwerin 24 May 1551) as his third wife, HEINRICH V "der Friedfertige" Herzog von Mecklenburg, son of MAGNUS II Herzog von Mecklenburg & his wife Sophie von Pommern-Stettin (3 May 1479-Schwerin 6 Feb 1552, bur Schwerin Cathedral).

Source - Project MedLands Saxony

Royal descendants are all KATHARINA von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel direct-line descendants

  • The current reigning monarchs Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom,
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden,
  • King Juan Carlos I of Spain,
  • King Harald V of Norway,
  • Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands,
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark,
  • King Albert II of Belgium
  • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg

Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1488 – 29 June 1563, Neuhaus upon Elbe) was a member of the house of Welf and a Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg.

Catherine was a daughter of the Duke Henry IV of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1463–1514) from his marriage to Catherine of Pomerania (1465–1526), daughter of the Duke Erich II of Pomerania.

She married on 20 November 1509 in Wolfenbüttel Duke Magnus I of Saxe-Lauenburg (1470–1543). Her father summoned the Parliament in 1509 to collect a lady tax, because he found himself unable to pay the dowry alone. Only after long negotiations, did the Parliament grant three rounds of real estate tax, to generate for money for a dowry and jewels for the princess.

Catherine was a strict Catholic with close ties to her relative in Brunswick kin. This induced Gustav I of Sweden, to marry her daughter, in an attempt to the Catholic German princes from supporting of King Christian II of Denmark.[1]

At the marriage of her eldest son, she entered into negotiations with his later mother-in-law Catherine of Mecklenburg, without the knowledge and to the detriment of the Wettin family head John Frederick of Saxony.[2]

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Duchess Katharina von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel's Timeline

1488
January 1, 1488
Wolfenbüttel, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1510
January 1, 1510
Ratzeburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1511
July 9, 1511
Lauenburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1513
September 24, 1513
Ratzeburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
1515
January 1, 1515
Lauenburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1516
December 13, 1516
Lauenburg, Sachsen-Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
1523
1523
1563
June 19, 1563
Age 75
Neuhaus, Lauenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
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