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Dorothea of Brandenburg

Female 1430 - 1495  (65 years)


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  • Name Dorothea of Brandenburg 
    Born 1430  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Nov 1495  Kalundborg, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I22035  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 

    Father Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg,   b. Bef 29 Sep 1403,   d. 16 Nov 1464, Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 61 years) 
    Mother Barbara of Saxony,   b. Abt 1406,   d. 10 Oct 1465, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 26 May 1412  [1
    Family ID F13303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden,   b. Feb 1426,   d. 21 Mar 1481, Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1449  Copenhagen, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Margaret of Denmark,   b. 23 Jun 1456,   d. 14 Jul 1486, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Margravine of Brandenburg. She was the widow of the previous Danish king, Christoffer III (often called Christopher of Bavaria).

      "Dorothea of Brandenburg [...] was Queen consort of Denmark (1445–1448 and 1449–1481), Norway (1445–1448 and 1450–1481), and Sweden (1447–1448 and 1457–1464) two times each by marriage to Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I of Denmark. She served as interim regent during the interregnum in 1448, and as regent in the absence of her second spouse during his reign. She was the mother of two future kings of Denmark: John, King of Denmark who reigned from 1481 until 1513; Frederick I of Denmark who reigned from 1523 until 1533." [Wikipedia]

      "[A] shrewd financial manager who worked to establish her younger son's rights in Schleswig and Holstein and carried on a lively conversation with her sister the Marchesa of Mantua." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.