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Rixa of Werle

Rixa of Werle

By marriage Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
The basics
Gender female
Birth 1270
Death November 26, 1317
Mother: Rikissa Birgersdotter
Father: Henry I of Werle
Spouse: Albert IIDuke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Children: Magnus IDuke of Brunswick-LüneburgAlbert II of Brunswick-LüneburgHenry III of Brunswick-LüneburgOtto the MildDuke of Brunswick-LüneburgErnest IDuke of Brunswick-GöttingenAdelaide of Brunswick-Lüneburg
The details

Rixa of Werle (died 26 November 1317) was the only daughter of Lord Henry I of Werle and his wife Rikissa Birgersdotter. Rikissa was a daughter of Birger Magnusson of Bjälbo and his first wife Ingeborg.

Rixa of Werle married on 10 January 1284 with Duke Albert II of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

They had 11 children:

  • Luther (died: c.  1334), joined the Teutonic Order
  • Bruno (died: 31 August 1303)
  • Adelaide (died: c. 1311), married John, Landgrave of Lower Hesse
  • Maud (died: 1 January 1356)
  • Otto, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born: 24 January 1292 – died: 30 August 1344)
  • Albert II (born: c.  1294 – died: 13 October 1359), bishop of Halberstadt
  • William (born: c.  1295 – died: 1318)
  • Henry III (born: c.  1296 – died: 6 February 1363), bishop of Hildesheim
  • Richenza (born: c.  1298 – died: 26 April 1317), abbess of Gandersheim Abbey
  • Magnus, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (born: c.  1304 – died: July 1369)
  • Ernest, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen (born: c.  1305 – died: 24 April 1367)
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