Elisabeth of Bavaria-Landshut (1383 – 13 November 1442), nicknamed "Beautiful Beth", was an Electress of Brandenburg.
|Elisabeth of Bavaria|
|Died||13 November 1442|
|Spouse||Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg|
|House||House of Wittelsbach|
|Father||Frederick, Duke of Bavaria|
Elizabeth was a daughter of Duke Frederick "the Wise" of Bavaria-Landshut and his second wife Maddalena Visconti. On 18 September 1401 she married Frederick VI of Hohenzollern, Burgrave of Nuremberg, who was promoted to Elector of Brandenburg in 1415 and ruled as "Elector Frederick I". During her husband's long journeys to Italy, Hungary, and to the Council of Constance, she represented him wisely despite the great political problems Brandenburg was experiencing at the time.
With Frederick she had ten children:
- Elisabeth (1403–31 October 1449, Liegnitz), married:
- John "the Alchemist" (1406–1465), Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.
- married in 1416 Princess Barbara of Saxe-Wittenberg (1405–1465)
- Cecilia (c. 1405–4 January 1449), married:
- Margaret (1410–27 July 1465, Landshut), married:
- Magdalene (c. 1412 –27 October 1454, Scharnebeck), married:
- in Tangermünde 3 July 1429 to Duke Frederick of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1418–1478).
- Frederick II (1413–1471), Elector of Brandenburg
- married in 1446 Princess Catherine of Saxony (1421–1476)
- Albrecht Achilles, (1414–1486), Elector of Brandenburg, married:
- Sofie, born and died 1417.
- Dorothea (9 February 1420–19 January 1491, Rehna), married:
- in 1432 Duke Henry IV, Duke of Mecklenburg (1417–1477)
- Frederick "the Fat" (c. 1424–6 October 1463, Tangermünde), Lord of Altmark, married:
- in 1449 Princess Agnes of Pomerania (1436–1512)
- Bernard Glasauer (2009), Herzog Heinrich XVI. (1393–1450) der Reiche von Bayern-Landshut. Territorialpolitik zwischen Dynastie und Reich, Munich contributions to history, vol. 5, Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8316-0899-7 also dissertation, Munich University, 2009
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