Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg

Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg (died: 18 April 1426) was a member of the House of Ascania and the wife of Duke Frederick I of Brunswick-Lüneburg, a German anti-king.

Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg
Died(1426-04-18)18 April 1426
Noble familyHouse of Ascania
Spouse(s)Frederick I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Balthasar, Landgrave of Thuringia
FatherWenceslas I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg
MotherCecilia of Carrara

Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg was the daughter of Duke Wenceslas I of Saxe-Wittenberg, Duke of Lüneburg and Elector of Saxony and his wife Cecilia of Carrara.

In 1386 she married with Duke Frederick I of Brunswick-Lüneburg. They had two daughters. In 1400 Frederick was elected King of the Germans. This election, however, was not recognized by three of the electors. Frederick was murdered on the way home, a month after the election.

Anna's second marriage was with Landgrave Balthasar of Thuringia, Margrave of Meissen. This marriage remained childless.

IssueEdit

From her first marriage to Frederick I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg she had two daughters:

  1. Catherine (died before 1439), married Henry XXIV, Count of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
  2. Anna (1390–1432), married in 1410 Duke Frederick IV, Duke of Austria, "of the Empty Pockets" of Austria, a Tyrollean Count

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ReferencesEdit

  • Brigitte Sokop: Stammtafeln europäischer Herrscherhäuser, 3rd ed., Vienna, 1993