Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg

Albert IV (German: Albrecht IV von Mecklenburg; before 1363 - 24/31 December 1388) was Duke of Mecklenburg from 1383 to 1388.

Albert IV
Duke of Mecklenburg
Reign1383–1388
PredecessorHenry III
SuccessorAlbert III & John IV
Bornbefore 1363
Diedbetween 24 and 31 December 1388
SpouseElisabeth of Holstein
HouseHouse of Mecklenburg
FatherHenry III, Duke of Mecklenburg
MotherIngeborg of Denmark
ReligionRoman Catholicism

LifeEdit

He was the son of the Duke Henry III of Mecklenburg and Ingeborg of Denmark.

Albert was also a claimant to the Danish throne[1] after the death of King Valdemar IV, but Olaf II succeeded instead.[2]

After his father Henry died in 1383, Albert ruled Mecklenburg jointly with his uncles Albert III and Magnus I and his cousin John IV.

He was married to Elisabeth of Holstein, the daughter of Nicholas, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg and died in December 1388. In 1404 his widow Elisabeth married Duke Eric V of Saxe-Lauenburg.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordman, Viljo Adolf in Albrecht Herzog von Mecklenburg König von Schweden, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian Tuomituksia B:44:1, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki, 1939 p 334.
  2. ^ Margaret of Denmark By Mary Hill. Page 52-55

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