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Margareta von Mecklenburg

Female - Aft 1274

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Margareta von Mecklenburg (daughter of Heinrich Burwin II and Kristina); died after 23 Oct 1274.

    Margareta married Günzel III of Schwerin on 30 Oct 1230. Günzel (son of Heinrich I of Schwerin and Audacia von Schlawe) was born about 1214; died in 1274. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Nikolaus I of Schwerin-Wittenburg died before 23 Jun 1323.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Heinrich Burwin II was born about 1170 (son of Heinrich Burwin I and Mechtild of Saxony); died on 5 Dec 1226.


    Co-regent of Mecklenburg.

    Heinrich married Kristina about 1200. Kristina died after 20 May 1248. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Kristina died after 20 May 1248.
    1. Mechtild von Mecklenburg died on 23 Nov 1270.
    2. 1. Margareta von Mecklenburg died after 23 Oct 1274.
    3. Nikolaus I of Werle was born about 1213; died on 10 May 1277.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Heinrich Burwin I was born before 1150 (son of Przybyslaw, Prince of the Obotrites and Wojslawa); died on 28 Jan 1227.


    Fürst of Mecklenburg. Prince of the Wenden. Lord of Rostock.

    Heinrich married Mechtild of Saxony in 1166. Mechtild (daughter of Heinrich of Saxony and Ida von Bliescastel) was born about 1150; died before 1219. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Mechtild of Saxony was born about 1150 (daughter of Heinrich of Saxony and Ida von Bliescastel); died before 1219.
    1. 2. Heinrich Burwin II was born about 1170; died on 5 Dec 1226.
    2. Johann I von Mecklenburg was born about 1211; died on 1 Aug 1264.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Przybyslaw, Prince of the Obotrites was born about 1120 (son of Niklot, Prince of the Obotrites); died on 30 Dec 1178 in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.


    From Wikipedia:

    Pribislav (German: Pribislaw) was an Obotrite prince and the first Prince of Mecklenburg (1167–1178).

    Pribislav was one of three sons of the Obotrite chieftain Niklot, who was killed in 1160 during a joint campaign by Duke Henry the Lion of Saxony and King Valdemar the Great of Denmark. The territory of the Obotrites was largely partitioned between Saxon lords, but Pribislav continued to fight against Henry from the fortification at Werle on the River Warnow near Rostock, the only territory remaining to Pribislav and his brother Wertislav.

    Niklot's sons engineered a widespread revolt against Saxon rule in 1163. While Wertislav and much of the Slavic nobility were imprisoned by Henry during the siege of Werle, Pribislav destroyed many of the former Obotrite castles including Mecklenburg where all the male Fleming (settlers from Flanders) defenders were slaughtered. After Pribislav recaptured Malchow and Quetzin, Henry the Lion suppressed the revolt with much bloodshed. Wertislav was publicly hanged at Malchow. Supported by a Danish fleet, the Saxon army defeated the Slavs in the bloody Battle of Verchen in 1164. Pribislav fled to Pomerania afterward, but later led raids into the counties of Schwerin and Ratzeburg.

    The Cistercian missionary Berno of Amelungsborn convinced Pribislav to side with the Christians against the pagan Slavs. In conflict with the Saxon nobility and seeking an ally, Henry restored Pribislav to power in 1167 as the Prince of Mecklenburg, Kessin, and Rostock; the County of Schwerin remained in Frankish Saxon control. Pribislav's restoration to power established an originally Slavic dynasty in Mecklenburg that lasted until 1918. In comparison, the lands of the Polabians and Wagrians to the west had been taken over by Saxon lords.

    The date of Pribislav's conversion to Christianity is disputed; it has been dated to before the death of Niklot in 1160 or to the prince's restoration to power in 1167. Allied with the Saxon duke, Pribislav fought against the pagan Rani of Rügen.

    Pribislav founded the monastery of Doberan in 1171 and endowed the Bishopric of Schwerin. He participated in a pilgrimage to Jerusalem with Henry the following year. The prince also negotiated a marriage between his son Henry Borwin I and a daughter of Henry's.

    He married Woizlava, daughter of Wartislaw I, Duke of Pomerania.

    Pribislav died from a wound received at a tournament in Lüneburg on Dec. 30, 1178, and his body was interred in St. Michaelis Church, Lüneburg. In 1219 his remains were transferred by his son Heinrich Borwin to the newly completed Doberan Minster, where they lie in a sarcophagus in the Chapel of Pribislav.

    Przybyslaw married Wojslawa. Wojslawa (daughter of Wartislaw I) died in 1172. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  Wojslawa (daughter of Wartislaw I); died in 1172.
    1. 4. Heinrich Burwin I was born before 1150; died on 28 Jan 1227.

  3. 10.  Heinrich of Saxony was born in 1129 (son of Heinrich of Saxony and Gertrud von Süpplinburg); died on 6 Aug 1195 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.


    "The Lion." Duke of Saxony and Bavaria.

    Heinrich married Ida von Bliescastel. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 11.  Ida von Bliescastel (daughter of Gottfried I and (Unknown) of Lorraine).
    1. 5. Mechtild of Saxony was born about 1150; died before 1219.