Heinrich V, Herzog von Mecklenburg Schwerin

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Heinrich V "der Friedfertige" von Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg), Herzog zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Also Known As: "The Peaceful(der Friedfertige)", "Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin"
Birthplace: Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death: February 06, 1552 (72)
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Place of Burial: Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Magnus II von Mecklenburg, Herzog zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Sophie of Pomerania-Stettin Af Pommern-Stettin
Husband of Ursula von Brandenburg, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin; Helene von der Pfalz, Pfalzgräfin von Simmern and Ursula von Sachsen-Lauenburg, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Partner of Catharina
Father of Balthasar Mecklenburg; Catharina Mecklenburg; Sophie, Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin; Magnus III, Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin; Ursule, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Prinzessin and 3 others
Brother of Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Kurfürstin zu Sachsen; Anna von Mecklenburg-Schwerin; Katharina of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess consort of Saxony, Margravine consort of Meissen; Albrecht VII "der Schöne" von Mecklenburg, Herzog zu Mecklenburg-Güstrow; Dorothea von Mecklenburg, Herzogin, Äbtissin im Kloster Ribnitz and 1 other

Occupation: Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, married May 14, 1551
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About Heinrich V, Herzog von Mecklenburg Schwerin

Predecessor: Balthasar and Magnus II of Mecklenburg Successor: Albert VII of Mecklenburg-Güstrow Henry V as Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
*Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Reign 1520–1552 Predecessor: Albert VII and Henry V as Dukes of Mecklenburg Successor: John Albert I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin


Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg, nicknamed the Peaceful, (3 May 1479 – 6 February 1552) was the reigning Duke of Mecklenburg in the region Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the son of Duke Magnus II and Sophie of Pomerania-Stettin.

Henry was married three times.

He first married Ursula of Brandenburg (17 October 1488 – 18 September 1510), daughter of the elector John II Cicero of Brandenburg, on 12 December 1505. They had three children together:

Magnus (1509–1550), Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Schwerin, and from 1532 Bishop of Schwerin.
Sophie (1508–1541), who married Duke Ernest of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Ursula († 1586), last abbess of the Poor Clares monastery at Ribnitz. Henry's second marriage, on 12 June 1513, was to Helen of the Palatinate (1493 – 4 August 1524), daughter of Philipp, Elector Palatine. They also had three children together:

Philip (1514–1557), Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin Margaret (d. 1586), who married Duke Henry II, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels. Catherine (d. 1586), who married Frederick III, Duke of Legnica. His third marriage (concluded on 14 May 1551) was to Ursula (died after 1565), daughter of Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg, and his wife Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg. This marriage was childless.

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Heinrich V, Herzog von Mecklenburg Schwerin's Timeline

May 3, 1479
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
April 12, 1508
Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Deutschland(HRR)
July 4, 1509
Stargard Szczeciński, Pommern, Deutschland(HRR)
August 30, 1510
Schwerin, Mecklenburg , Tyskland
September 12, 1514
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
April 8, 1515
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Deutschland (HRR)
April 14, 1518
Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany