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Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg

Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg

Co-ruler of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Harburg
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Gender male
Birth Harburg
Death March 12, 1606 (Harburg)
Family
Father: Otto IIDuke of Brunswick-Harburg
Siblings: Duke Otto Henry of Brunswick-HarburgWilliam AugustusDuke of Brunswick-HarburgOtto IIIDuke of Brunswick-Harburg
Spouse: Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Biography

Christopher, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Harburg, also known as Christoph or Christoffel (21 August 1570 in Harburg – 7 July 1606 in Harburg) was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Harburg.

Life

Christopher was a son of Duke Otto II of Brunswick-Harburg (1528-1603) from his second marriage with Hedwig (1535-1616), daughter of Count Enno II of East Frisia. His motto was Consilio et armis ("By counsel and weapons").

After his father's death, he took over the government of Harburg jointly with his brother William Augustus. In January 1604, the town of Harburg paid homage to the brothers.

On 28 October 1604 in Harburg, Christopher married Elisabeth (1567-1618), the daughter of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and widow of Count Adolf XI of Schaumburg. The marriage remained childless.

Christopher died two years later, in 1606, after a fall in Harburg Castle. As the eldest brother, John Frederick (1557-1619) had waived his right to govern, the youngest brother Otto III, took Christopher's position as co-ruler.

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