Elisabeth II, Abbess of Quedlinburg
|House||House of Regenstein|
|Father||Count Ulrich of Regenstein-Blankenburg|
|Mother||Magdalene of Stolberg|
|Died||20 July 1584
Countess Elisabeth of Regenstein-Blankenburg (1542 – 20 July 1584) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg. As such, she is numbered Elisabeth II.
Elisabeth was the daughter of Count Ulrich of Regenstein-Blankenburg, and his second wife, Magdalene of Stolberg.
In 1565, with the consent of both the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope, she was elected coadjutor to Anna II, the first Protestant Abbess of Quedlinburg. Abbess Anna II died on 4 March 1574; a day after Anna II's death, Elisabeth was consecrated Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg, and as such she was also Princess of the Holy Roman Empire. Elisabeth II was the second Protestant Abbess of Quedlinburg and the first one to be Protestant at the moment of her election.
Augustus, Elector of Saxony, was initially against her election. He eventually agreed to recognize her as abbess, on condition that he approves all the future candidates for the office of Abbess of Quedlinburg. Elisabeth II had to agree to impose taxes together with Augustus.
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|Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
5 March 1574 – 20 July 1584