About Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel
- The Peerage
- Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Lunenburg joint reign with his elder half-brother William the Victorious Reign 1416–1428
- Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Wolfenbüttel Until 1432 joint reign with his elder half-brother William the Victorious Reign 1428–1473
Henry was the son of Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. On their father's death in 1416, Henry and his brother William inherited the Principality of Lüneburg, while under the guardianship of the City Council of Lüneburg. When the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg was reorganized in 1428, Henry and his brother swapped Lüneburg for the Principality of Brunswick, including Calenberg.
After Henry became of age, he tried to separate his and his brother's government. In 1432, he occupied Wolfenbüttel castle, and the brothers agreed to divide the territory: Henry received Brunswick and William received Calenberg, Everstein, and Homburg.
Henry died without sons in 1473; his territory was inherited by his bother William.
Heinrich II, Herzog von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel's Timeline
Lüneburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
December 7, 1473