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Bogislaw VIII von Pommern (van Pommeren), Duke of Pomerania

Polish: Bogusław VIII, książę, German: Bogislaw VIII., Herzog
Also Known As: "Magnus"
Death: February 11, 1418 (49-58)
Immediate Family:

Son of Bogislaw V Duke of Pomerania and Adelheid von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen
Husband of Duchess of Pomerania Sophia von Holstein
Father of Bogislaw IX, duke of Pomerania and Ingeburg von Pommern
Brother of Wartislaw VII, Duke; Małgorzata Bogusławówna; Barnim V; Adelheid Van Saksen Lauenburg and Ingeborg Van Mecklenburg Stargard
Half brother of Elisabeth of Pomerania, Holy Roman Empress; Wratislaw VII Pommern-Stolp and Casimir IV, Duke of Slupsk

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About Herzog Bogislaw VIII von Pommern

Herzog Bogislaw VIII von Pommern

  • Son of Bogislaw V van Pommeren, duke and Adelheid von Braunschweig-Grubenhagen
  • BOGISLAW von Pommern ([1363/68]-11 Feb 1418).
  • He succeeded his half-brother in 1377 as BOGISLAW VIII of Pomerania in Hinterpommern.


  • Married: ([1398]) SOPHIE von Holstein, daughter of HEINRICH II "dem Eisernen" Graf von Holstein-Rendsburg & his second wife Ingeburg von Mecklenburg (-after 1451).

Project MedLands POMERANIA

BOGISLAW von Pommern ([1363/68]-11 Feb 1418). He succeeded his half-brother in 1377 as BOGISLAW VIII of Pomerania in Hinterpommern. married ([1398]) SOPHIE von Holstein, daughter of HEINRICH II "dem Eisernen" Graf von Holstein-Rendsburg & his second wife Ingeburg von Mecklenburg (-after 1451).

Bogislaw VIII & his wife SOPHIE von Holstein had three children

  • 1) ADELHEID [1410]-after 1445). Botho’s Chronicon Brunsvicensium Picturatum records that “Hertoghe Bernd, Hertoghen Ereken sone to Sassen, unde eyn Here to Louenborch” married “Alheys, des Hertoghen dochter to Pomeren in der Slesye”[155]. m (2 Feb 1429) BERNHARD von Sachsen-Lauenburg, son of ERICH IV Herzog von Sachsen-Lauenburg & his wife Sophie von Braunschweig (-16 Jul 1463, bur Ratzeburg Cathedral). He succeeded his brother in 1435 as BERNHARD II Herzog von Sachsen in Lauenburg und Ratzeburg.
  • 2) INGEBORG (-before 16 Jun 1450). m ([1425/28]%29 as his second wife, HEINRICH Herzog von Mecklenburg-Stargard, son of ULRICH I Herzog von Mecklenburg-Stargard & his second wife Margarete von Pommern (-[26 May/20 Aug] 1466, bur Wanzka).
  • 3) BOGISLAW von Pommern( [1407/10]-7 Dec 1446). He succeeded his father in 1418 as BOGISLAW IX Duke of Pomerania in Stargard. m (24 Jun 1432) MARIA of Mazovia, daughter of SIEMOWIT IV Duke of Mazovia [Piast] & his wife Aleksandra of Lithuania ([1410-18 Feb 1454).

Bogislaw IX & his wife MARIA of Mazovia had two children:

  • (a) SOPHIE ([1435]-[24 Aug 1494/1497]). m (1451 after Feb) as his second wife, ERICH II Duke of Pomerania in Wolgast, son of WARTISLAW IX Duke of Pomerania & his wife Sophie von Sachsen-Lauenburg ([1418/25]-Wolgast 5 Jul 1474).
  • (b) ALEXANDRA (-1451).

Original: or. perg., Stadtarchiv Anklam.

SDHK No: 10389 The Swedish Diplomatarium's main catalog of medieval letters

  • Date: 1373 august 10

Contents Nicolaus Kolner and Vicke van Gribow, knights in the dominion held by the brothers Wartislaw and Bogislaw, dukes of Stettin based in the castle of Wolgast, and Reimar van Nygenkerken and Michael Horn, gunmen in the service of said princes, certify Junker Valdemars of Denmark's privilege 1338 9/5 (DS 3358) for the city of Anklam regarding fit at Skånemarknaden and King Magnus of Sweden confirmation letter 1343 18/10 (DS 3737) for the city of Anklam at its fit in Falsterbo.

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Bogislaw VIII, by Wikipedia

Bogislaw VIII (* ca 1364; † 11.2.1418)[1] was Duke of Pomerania in Pomerania-Stolp from 1395 until 1418. He was married to Sophie of Holstein, with whom he had Bogislaw IX and Adelheid of Pomerania (1410–after 1444/45), married with Duke Bernard III of Saxe-Lauenburg on 2 February 1429.

The reign of Bogislaw was influenced by the contemporary Polish-Teutonic Wars between his eastern neighbors, Poland and the Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights. The Pomeranian dukes, whose territory was the only land route to the knights' state not controlled by Poland, exploited this conflict and changed sides frequently. Late in 1388, the dukes of Pomerania-Stolp left an alliance and sided with Poland, who had promised to partially respect their claims as Casimir III's heirs.[2] Thence, the nobles of Pomerania-Stolp robbed the Teutonic knights and their supply routes, provoking a counter-attack that destroyed many noble strongholds and the fortifications of Köslin (now Koszalin).[2] Bogislaw VIII, Barnim V and Wartislaw VII reacted by siding with Polish king Jogaila and concluding mutual trade alleviations.[2]

When Bogislaw's brother Wartislaw VII died in 1395, Bogislaw and his other brother Barnim V concluded a treaty with the Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights in neighboring Pomerelia, who was in conflict with Poland, to safeguard their supply routes in turn for a financial credit.[2] Swantibor I and Bogislaw VII of Pomerania-Stettin changed sides in 1395 and allied with the knights in turn for financial aid.[2] Barnim however in 1397 concluded an alliance with Poland, married Vytautas' niece Hedwig and was in Jogaila's service in 1401 until he died in 1402 or 1404.[2] Bogislaw also entered into Jogaila's service, but changed sides in 1407/08, when he allied with the Teutonic Knights and settled their common border.[2] When the knights lost the Battle of Tannenberg in 1410, Bogislaw changed sides again and allied with Poland[2] in return for the Bütow, Schlochau, Preußisch-Friedland, Baldenburg, Hammerstein and Schivelbein areas, which Poland had gained from the Monastic state of the Teutonic Knights before.[3] This was however cancelled by the First Peace of Thorn in 1411.[3]

While Bogislaw nevertheless upheld his alliance with Jogaila, Konrad Bonow of the Cammin diocese in 1414 concluded an alliance with the Teutonic knights against both Bogislaw and Jogaila, which was turned into a truce soon after.[3] In 1417, Bogislaw and the Teutonic knights settled their common border in the Hammerstein area, ending their conflicts.[3] Bogislaw's son Bogislaw IX together with all other Pomeranian dukes in 1423 allied with the Teutonic knights.[3]

[edit] See also

   * List of Pomeranian duchies and dukes
   * Pomerania during the Late Middle Ages
   * Duchy of Pomerania
   * Partitions of the Duchy of Pomerania
   * Pomerania-Stolp
   * House of Pomerania

[edit] References

  1. ^ Werner Buchholz, Pommern, Siedler, 1999, p.149, ISBN 3886802728
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Kyra Inachim, Die Geschichte Pommerns, Hinstorff Rostock, 2008, p.36, ISBN 978-3-356-01044-2
  3. ^ a b c d e Kyra Inachim, Die Geschichte Pommerns, Hinstorff Rostock, 2008, p.37, ISBN 978-3-356-01044-2
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