Catherine Birgersdotter of Bjelbo

Catherine Birgersdotter of Bjelbo (fl. 1245–1289) was a 13th-century Swedish noblewoman of the House of Bjelbo (Folkungaätten). She was Princess consort of Anhalt-Zerbst. [1]

Catherine Birgersdotter
Princess consort of Anhalt-Zerbst
SpouseSiegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
IssueAlbert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Prince Henry
Prince Siegfried
Prince Hermann
Princess Agnes, Abbess of Coswig
Princess Hedwig, Abbess of Coswig
Princess Elisabeth
Princess Judith
Princess Konstanze
Princess Sophie von Hakeborn
HouseHouse of Bjelbo (by birth)
House of Ascania (by marriage)
FatherBirger Jarl
MotherPrincess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden

BiographyEdit

Catherine Birgersdotter was the daughter of the Swedish regent Birger Magnusson (Birger Jarl) and Princess Ingeborg Eriksdotter of Sweden. Her older brother Valdemar Birgersson was King of Sweden from 1250 to 1275. On 17 October 1259, Catherine married Siegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst(c. 1230 – 1298) regent the Principality of Anhalt and a member of the House of Ascania. [2][3]

IssueEdit

They had ten children:

  • Albert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 17 August 1316).[4]
  • Prince Henry of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 13 December 1340 / 28 March 1341 ?), Provost of Halberstadt.
  • Prince Siegfried of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 25 February 1317), a canon in Magdeburg.
  • Prince Hermann of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 24 June 1328), a Teutonic knight, Comtur at Dessau in 1327.
  • Princess Agnes of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), Abbess of Coswig.
  • Princess Hedwig of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 24 February 1319), Abbess of Coswig.
  • Princess Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Judith of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Konstanze of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. aft. 17 August 1316), a nun in Coswig.
  • Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst (c.1260 - aft. 9 January 1290); married Ludwig of Hakeborn (c.1235 - 5 October 1298), son of Albrecht III, Count of Hackeborn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Folkungaätten". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Birger Magnusson". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Ingeborg". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Albrecht I. (Graf von Anhalt-Zerbst)". Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. Retrieved 1 August 2020.