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Otto of Brunswick

Male Abt 1340 - 1394  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Otto of Brunswick 
    Born Abt 1340  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1394  Hardegsen, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Wiebrechtshausen monastery, Northeim, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I22118  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2020 

    Father Ernst of Brunswick,   b. 1305,   d. 24 Apr 1367  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth von Hessen,   d. 7 Mar 1390 
    Married 1339  [3
    Family ID F15366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margareta of Jülich,   b. Abt 1364,   d. 18 Jun 1442, Hardegsen, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Bef 24 Jun 1379  [1
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth of Brunswick-Göttingen,   d. Aft 29 Sep 1444
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F13352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Duke of Brunswick in Göttingen.

      "Otto's contemporaries called him der Quade, which is Low German for 'the evil'. He received this nickname due to the almost unbroken series of feuds he was involved in. Otto has been described as a prominent representative of the former knighthood. He often allied himself with noble Knights to fight against other princes or against the cities, whose burgeoning power was anathema to him. During these clashes, Otto often changed sides. Sometimes, he fought several feuds simultaneously." [Wikipedia]

  • 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.

    2. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas., date only.

    3. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.