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Magdalene of Brandenburg

Landgravine consort of Hesse-Darmstadt
The basics
AKA Magdalena van Brandenburg, Magdalena von Brandenburg
Date of birth Berlin, Germany
Date of death May 04, 1616 Darmstadt, Darmstadt Government Region, Hesse, Germany
Mother: Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
Brother(s): George Albert II Margrave of Brandenburg Joachim Ernst Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Christian Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Joachim Frederick Elector of Brandenburg Frederick IX Margrave of Brandenburg Jan George van Brandenburg
Children: Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt George II Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt John of Hesse-Braubach Frederick of Hesse-Darmstadt Juliana of Hesse-Darmstadt Sophie Agnes of Hesse-Darmstadt Isabel Madalena de Hesse-Darmstadt
Sister(s): Agnes of Brandenburg Duchess of Pomerania Elisabeth Sophia of Brandenburg Sophie of Brandenburg Erdmuthe of Brandenburg Dorothea Sibylle of Brandenburg Anna Maria of Brandenburg
Spouse: Louis V Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
Father: John George Elector of Brandenburg
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The details

Magdalene of Brandenburg, also Magdalene and Magdalen, (7 January 1582 – 4 May 1616) was the daughter of John George, Elector of Brandenburg and his third wife Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst. She married Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.


She married Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and had issue:

  • Elisabeth Magdalene, Duchess of Württemberg-Montbéliard; 23 April 1600 (Darmstadt) – 9 June 1624 (Montbéliard), married Louis Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Montbéliard.
  • Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt; 30 July 1601 – 6 May 1659.
  • Marie; 11 December 1602 – 10 April 1610
  • Sofie Agnes of Hesse-Darmstadt; 12 January 1604 (Darmstadt) – 8 September 1664 (Hilpoltstein).
  • George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt; 17 March 1605 – 11 June 1661.
  • Juliane of Hesse; 14 April 1606 (Darmstadt) – 15 January 1659 (Hanover).
  • Amalie Countess of Hesse-Darmstadt; 20 June 1607 – 11 September 1627.
  • John of Hesse-Darmstadt; 17 June 1609 (Darmstadt), – 1 April 1651 (Ems).
  • Henry of Hesse-Darmstadt; 1 April 1612 (Darmstadt) – 21 October 1629.
  • Hedwig of Hesse-Darmstadt; 22 June 1613 Darmstadt – 2 March 1614.
  • Louis of Hesse-Darmstadt; 12 September 1614 (Darmstadt) – 16 September 1614.
  • Frederick of Hesse-Darmstadt; 28 February 1616 (Darmstadt) – 19 February 1682.


Magdalena's ancestors in three generations
Magdalena von Brandenburg Father:
John George, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Grandfather:
Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabeth of Denmark
Paternal Grandmother:
Magdalena of Saxony
Paternal Great-grandfather:
George, Duke of Saxony
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Barbara Jagiellon
Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
Maternal Grandfather:
Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Johann V Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margarete of Brandenburg
Maternal Grandmother:
Agnes of Barby-Mühlingen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Wolfgang I, Count of Barby-Mühlingen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Agnes of Mansfeld
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