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Helene of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Female 1223 - 1273  (50 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Helene of Brunswick-Lüneburg was born on 18 Mar 1223; died on 6 Sep 1273.

    Helene married Albrecht I of Saxony between 1247 and 1248. Albrecht (son of Bernhard III of Saxony and Judith of Poland) was born about 1180; died on 8 Nov 1261. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Albrecht II of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point died on 25 Aug 1298 in Aken, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; was buried in Franciscan cloister, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
    2. 3. Helene of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point died on 12 Jun 1309; was buried in Nuremberg, Bavaria.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Albrecht II of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (1.Helene1) died on 25 Aug 1298 in Aken, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; was buried in Franciscan cloister, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

    Notes:

    Duke of Saxony in Wittenberg. Slain during a feud with the Archbishop of Magdeburg.

    Albrecht married Agnes of Habsburg in Oct 1273 in Aachen, Westphalia, Germany. Agnes (daughter of Rudolf IV von Habsburg and Gertrude von Hohenberg) was born about 1257; died on 11 Oct 1322 in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; was buried in Franciscan cloister, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg  Descendancy chart to this point died on 22 Nov 1327; was buried in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
    2. 5. Rudolf I of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1280; died on 12 Mar 1356; was buried in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

  2. 3.  Helene of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (1.Helene1) died on 12 Jun 1309; was buried in Nuremberg, Bavaria.

    Family/Spouse: Henryk III. Henryk was born between 1227 and 1230; died on 3 Dec 1266. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Helene married Friedrich I-III of Nurenberg before 10 Apr 1280. Friedrich (son of Konrad I of Nurenberg and Adelheid von Frontenhausen) was born about 1220; died on 14 Aug 1297. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Friedrich IV of Nurenberg  Descendancy chart to this point was born after 15 Aug 1287; died on 19 May 1332 in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn Abbey, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg Descendancy chart to this point (2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) died on 22 Nov 1327; was buried in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Saxe-Wittenberg.

    Anna married Heinrich II of Mecklenburg on 6 Jul 1315. Heinrich (son of Heinrich I von Mecklenburg and Anastasia of Pomerania) was born about 1267 in Riga, Latvia; died on 21 Jan 1329 in Sternberg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany; was buried in Doberan, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Ingeburg of Mecklenburg  Descendancy chart to this point died after 25 Jul 1395.

  2. 5.  Rudolf I of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born about 1280; died on 12 Mar 1356; was buried in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 11 Mar 1356

    Notes:

    Elector of Saxony. Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg.

    Rudolf married Agnes of Lindow-Ruppin after 9 Apr 1331. Agnes (daughter of Ulrich and Adelheid von Schladen) died on 9 May 1343; was buried in Franciscan cloister, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Wenzel of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1337; died on 15 May 1388 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany; was buried in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

  3. 6.  Friedrich IV of Nurenberg Descendancy chart to this point (3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) was born after 15 Aug 1287; died on 19 May 1332 in Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn Abbey, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Burgrave of Nürnberg.

    Friedrich married Margareta of Görz before 2 Aug 1307. Margareta (daughter of Albrecht von Kärnten-Tirol and Agnes von Hohenberg) died between 26 Jun 1348 and 27 Sep 1348; was buried in Cloister Church, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Johann I of Nürnberg  Descendancy chart to this point died on 7 Oct 1357; was buried in Heilsbronn Cloister, Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 4

  1. 7.  Ingeburg of Mecklenburg Descendancy chart to this point (4.Anna3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) died after 25 Jul 1395.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Mecklenburg.

    Ingeburg married Heinrich II of Holstein about 1366. Heinrich (son of Gerhard III of Holstein and Sophia of Werle) was born between 1316 and 1318; died before 17 Apr 1390. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Gerhard V of Holstein  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1367; died on 5 Aug 1404 in Suderhamme, Dithmarschen; was buried in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

  2. 8.  Wenzel of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (5.Rudolf3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born about 1337; died on 15 May 1388 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany; was buried in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

    Notes:

    Elector of Saxony.

    Wenzel married Cäcilie da Carrara on 29 Jan 1367. Cäcilie (daughter of Francesco da Carrara and Fina Buzzacarini) was born about 1347; died in 1427 in Zahna, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; was buried in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Rudolf III of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1373; died on 9 Jun 1419; was buried in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

  3. 9.  Johann I of Nürnberg Descendancy chart to this point (6.Friedrich3, 3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) died on 7 Oct 1357; was buried in Heilsbronn Cloister, Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Burgrave of Nürnberg.

    Johann married Elizabeth of Henneberg before 3 Mar 1333. Elizabeth (daughter of Berthold VI of Henneberg and Adelheid of Hesse) was born before 1318; died between 6 Dec 1377 and 30 May 1391; was buried in Cloister Church, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Friedrich V of Nürnberg  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 3 Mar 1333; died on 21 Jan 1398 in Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 5

  1. 10.  Gerhard V of Holstein Descendancy chart to this point (7.Ingeburg4, 4.Anna3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born about 1367; died on 5 Aug 1404 in Suderhamme, Dithmarschen; was buried in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    Notes:

    Count of Holstein. Duke of Schleswig. Killed in the Battle of Süderhamme, in which an alliance of German nobles failed to subjugate the free peasant state of Dithmarschen.

    Gerhard married Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1395. Elisabeth (daughter of Magnus II of Brunswick and Katharina of Anhalt) was born about 1370; died before 3 Apr 1422. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Heilwig of Holstein  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1398; died before 11 Nov 1436; was buried in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

  2. 11.  Rudolf III of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (8.Wenzel4, 5.Rudolf3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born about 1373; died on 9 Jun 1419; was buried in Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

    Notes:

    Elector of Saxony.

    Rudolf married Barbara of Silesia-Liegnitz on 6 Mar 1396. Barbara (daughter of Ruprecht of Silesia and Jadwiga of Silesia) died on 16 May 1435. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Barbara of Saxony  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1406; died on 10 Oct 1465 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

  3. 12.  Friedrich V of Nürnberg Descendancy chart to this point (9.Johann4, 6.Friedrich3, 3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) was born before 3 Mar 1333; died on 21 Jan 1398 in Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Burgrave of Nürnberg. Elevated to Imperial Prince in 1363 for his services to the emperor Karl IV.

    Friedrich married Elisabeth of Meissen on 7 Sep 1350. Elisabeth (daughter of Friedrich II of Meissen and Mechtild of Bavaria) was born on 22 Nov 1329 in Wartburg, Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany; died on 21 Apr 1375; was buried in Heilsbronn Cloister, Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Friedrich I of Brandenburg  Descendancy chart to this point was born between 6 Aug 1371 and 21 Nov 1371; died on 20 Sep 1440 in Kadolzburg Castle, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 6

  1. 13.  Heilwig of Holstein Descendancy chart to this point (10.Gerhard5, 7.Ingeburg4, 4.Anna3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born in 1398; died before 11 Nov 1436; was buried in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

    Notes:

    Countess of Holstein.

    Heilwig married Dietrich of Oldenburg on 23 Nov 1423. Dietrich (son of Christian V of Oldenburg and Agnes of Honstein) died on 14 Feb 1440 in Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, Germany; was buried in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Feb 1426; died on 21 Mar 1481 in Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

  2. 14.  Barbara of Saxony Descendancy chart to this point (11.Rudolf5, 8.Wenzel4, 5.Rudolf3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born about 1406; died on 10 Oct 1465 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Saxony.

    Barbara married Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg on 26 May 1412. Johann (son of Friedrich I of Brandenburg and Elisabeth of Bavaria) was born before 29 Sep 1403; died on 16 Nov 1464 in Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Dorothea of Brandenburg  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

  3. 15.  Friedrich I of Brandenburg Descendancy chart to this point (12.Friedrich5, 9.Johann4, 6.Friedrich3, 3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) was born between 6 Aug 1371 and 21 Nov 1371; died on 20 Sep 1440 in Kadolzburg Castle, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Burgrave of Nürnberg. Elector of Brandenburg.

    Friedrich married Elisabeth of Bavaria on 18 Sep 1401 in Schongau am Lech, Bavaria, Germany. Elisabeth (daughter of Albrecht III of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen) was born in 1383 in Trausnitz Castle, Lanshut, Bavaria, Germany; died on 13 Nov 1442 in Ansbach Castle, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 29 Sep 1403; died on 16 Nov 1464 in Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation: 7

  1. 16.  Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden Descendancy chart to this point (13.Heilwig6, 10.Gerhard5, 7.Ingeburg4, 4.Anna3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born in Feb 1426; died on 21 Mar 1481 in Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

    Notes:

    Count of Oldenburg. Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

    "[C]ourageous and ambitious but not politically successful, lost Sweden after the battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, made a royal progress through Germany and Italy to Rome in 1474, founded the University of Copenhagen in 1479." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    The present queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, is a direct patrilineal descendant of Christian I:

    Christian I of Denmark, 1426–1481
    Frederik I of Denmark, 1471–1533
    Christian III of Denmark, 1503–1559
    John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1545–1622
    Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1573–1627
    August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1612–1675
    Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1653–1728
    Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1696–1775
    Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1727–1759
    Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1757–1816
    Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1785–1831
    Christian IX of Denmark, 1818–1906
    Frederik VIII of Denmark, 1843–1912
    Christian X of Denmark, 1870–1947
    Frederik IX of Denmark, 1899–1972
    Margrethe II of Denmark, b. 1940

    Christian married Dorothea of Brandenburg on 28 Oct 1449 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorothea (daughter of Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg and Barbara of Saxony) was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Margaret of Denmark  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

  2. 17.  Dorothea of Brandenburg Descendancy chart to this point (14.Barbara6, 11.Rudolf5, 8.Wenzel4, 5.Rudolf3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

    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)]

    Dorothea married Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden on 28 Oct 1449 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christian (son of Dietrich of Oldenburg and Heilwig of Holstein) was born in Feb 1426; died on 21 Mar 1481 in Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Margaret of Denmark  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

  3. 18.  Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg Descendancy chart to this point (15.Friedrich6, 12.Friedrich5, 9.Johann4, 6.Friedrich3, 3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) was born before 29 Sep 1403; died on 16 Nov 1464 in Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Margrave of Brandenburg.

    Johann married Barbara of Saxony on 26 May 1412. Barbara (daughter of Rudolf III of Saxony and Barbara of Silesia-Liegnitz) was born about 1406; died on 10 Oct 1465 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany; was buried in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Dorothea of Brandenburg  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.


Generation: 8

  1. 19.  Margaret of Denmark Descendancy chart to this point (16.Christian7, 13.Heilwig6, 10.Gerhard5, 7.Ingeburg4, 4.Anna3, 2.Albrecht2, 1.Helene1) was born on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "[C]onsidered for canonization. The Orkneys and Shetlands passed to Scotland from Norway in lieu of her unpaid dowry." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below)]

    Margaret married James III, King of Scots on 13 Jul 1469 in Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. James (son of James II, King of Scots and Mary of Guelders) was born on 26 May 1452 in Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland; died on 11 Jun 1488 in Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. James IV, King of Scots  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Mar 1473 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.

  2. 20.  Dorothea of Brandenburg Descendancy chart to this point (18.Johann7, 15.Friedrich6, 12.Friedrich5, 9.Johann4, 6.Friedrich3, 3.Helene2, 1.Helene1) was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

    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)]

    Dorothea married Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden on 28 Oct 1449 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Christian (son of Dietrich of Oldenburg and Heilwig of Holstein) was born in Feb 1426; died on 21 Mar 1481 in Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Margaret of Denmark  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.