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Albert IV of Saxe-Lauenburg (1315 – 1343) was the eldest son of John II of Saxe-Lauenburg and Elisabeth of Holstein-Rendsburg (*ca. 1300–before 1340*), sister of Gerard III the Great. In 1321 Albert IV succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln, a branch duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, while his mother served as regent, before she remarried Eric Christoffersen (*1307–1331*), a son of King Christopher II and co-ruler in Denmark.

Albert IV
Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln
Reign1321–1343
PredecessorJohn II of Saxe-Lauenburg
SuccessorJohn III of Saxe-Lauenburg
Born1315
Died1343
Saxon consorts(1) Beata of Schwerin
(2) Sophia of Werle-Güstrow
Issue
Detail
John III
Albert V
Eric III
House ofAscania (by birth)
FatherJohn II of Saxe-Lauenburg
MotherElisabeth of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg
ReligionRoman Catholic

Marriages and issueEdit

Albert married twice, in 1334 (1) Beata of Schwerin (*?–before 1341*), daughter of Gunzelin VI, Count of Schwerin, and in 1341 (2) Sophia of Werle-Güstrow (*1329–5 September 1364*), daughter of Lord John II of Werle-Güstrow. Both wives also officiated as Saxon consorts. With Beata Albert had the following children:

Albert (Albrecht) IV, Duke of Saxony, Angria and Westphalia
Born: 1315 Died: 1343
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John II
Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln
1322–1343
Succeeded by
John III