Anna of Brandenburg
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Anna of Brandenburg (27 August 1487 – 3 May 1514) was a German noblewoman.
|Anna of Brandenburg.|
|Duchess consort of Schleswig and Holstein|
|Born||27 August 1487|
|Died||3 May 1514 (aged 26)|
|Spouse||Frederick I of Denmark|
|Issue||Christian III of Denmark|
Dorothea, Duchess of Prussia
|Father||John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg|
|Mother||Margaret of Thuringia|
In 1500 she was betrothed to Frederick, then Duke of Schleswig and Holstein and, after her death, king of Denmark and Norway. Because they were second cousins (Frederick's mother Dorothea of Brandenburg was the cousin of Anna's father) their marriage required a Papal dispensation. In addition, the marriage was not held until 10 April 1502 due to Anna's youth. The marriage, held in Stendal, was a double one: on the same day, Anna's brother Joachim and Frederick's niece Elisabeth were married.
Anna and Frederick had two children:
- Christian III of Denmark (12 August 1503 – 1 January 1559)
- Dorothea (1 August 1504 – 11 April 1547), married 1 July 1526 to Albert, Duke of Prussia
She died in 1514 at age 26. Her husband was remarried, to Sophie of Pomerania, and had six more children.
|Ancestors of Anna of Brandenburg|
- Krarup, F. "Anna af Brandenborg", Dansk Biografisk Lexikon (ed. Carl Frederik Bricka), p.284.