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Anna of Mecklenburg

Anna of Mecklenburg

Duchess consort of Courland
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About
Gender female
Birth October 14, 1533 (Wismar, Nordwestmecklenburg District, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)
Death July 14, 1602 (Schwerin, Schwerin District, East Germany)
Family
Mother: Anna of BrandenburgDuchess of Mecklenburg
Father: Albrecht VIIDuke of Mecklenburg
Siblings: ChristopherDuke of MecklenburgJohn Albert IDuke of MecklenburgUlrichDuke of MecklenburgCharles IDuke of Mecklenburg
Spouse: Gotthard Kettler
Children: Friedrich KettlerWilhelm KettlerAnna von KettlerElisabeth von Kettler
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Biography

Anna of Mecklenburg (14 October 1533 – 4 July 1602), was a Duchess consort of Courland. She was the daughter of Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg and Anna of Brandenburg. Anna is the first woman in Livonia, whose life story is entirely historically confirmed.

Marriage and issue

She married the Duke of Courland, Gotthard Kettler, on 11 March 1566 in Königsberg. The couple had the following children:

  • Friedrich Kettler (1569–1642); married in 1600 Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania, no issue.
  • Wilhelm Kettler (1574–1640); married in 1609 Sophia of Brandenburg-Prussia:
    • Jacob Kettler; succeeded as Duke of Courland and Semigallia. Married Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg and had issue.
Anna of Mecklenburg
House of Mecklenburg
Born: 14 October 1533 Died: 4 July 1602
New title Duchess consort of Courland
1566–1587
Succeeded by
Elisabeth Magdalena of Pomerania
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