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Magdalene of Brandenburg

Duchess of brunswick-lüneburg
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Oct 27, 1454 Scharnebeck, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Children: Bernard II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Margaret of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1442–1512)
Spouse: Frederick II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Sister(s): Cecilia of Brandenburg Margaret of Brandenburg Dorothea of Brandenburg Duchess of Mecklenburg Elisabeth of Brandenburg Duchess of Brzeg-Legnica and Cieszyn
Mother: Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Brandenburg
Father: Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg
Brother(s): Frederick of Altmark Albrecht III Achilles Elector of Brandenburg John Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach Frederick II Elector of Brandenburg
The details

Magdalene of Brandenburg (born: c. 1412; died: 27 October 1454 in Scharnebeck) was a princess of Brandenburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.


Magdalena was the daughter of Elector Frederick I of Brandenburg (1371-1440) from his marriage to Elizabeth (1383-1442 ), daughter of Duke Frederick "the Wise" of Bavaria-Landshut. Magdalene's brothers were Electors of Brandenburg, one after the other, first Frederick II, then Albrecht III Achilles.

She married on 3 July 1429 in Tangermünde with Duke Frederick II of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1418-1478). The marriage had been arranged by Emperor Sigismund, like the marriage of her sister Cecilia with Duke William "the Victorious" of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Both couples were engaged on 3 March 1420. Magdalena brought a dowry of 10000Rhenish guilders into the marriage, for which Wichard von Rochow had vouched, and was promised Bodenteich Castle as her wittum, but later received the city and castle of Lüchow instead.


From her marriage Magdalena had the following children:

  • Bernard II (1432-1464), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
married in 1463 Countess Mathilde von Holstein-Schauenburg (d. 1468)
  • Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1438/39-1471), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
married in 1467 Princess Anna of Nassau-Dillenburg (1441-1513)
  • Margaret (1442-1512)
married in 1452 Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Stargard (d. 1466)
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