Helmold III, Count of Schwerin

Helmhold III, Count of Schwerin (died 1295) was a German nobleman. He was a son of Count Gunzelin III of Schwerin-Boizenburg and Margaret of Mecklenburg. Helmhold III was the ruling Count of Schwerin-Neustadt and Marnitz from 1274 until his death.

Helmold III, Count of Schwerin
Bornbefore 1264
Died1295
Noble familyHouse of Hagen
Spouse(s)Mathilda of Saxony
Margaret of Schleswig
FatherGunzelin III, Count of Schwerin
MotherMargaret of Mecklenburg

Marriages and issueEdit

Helmold married twice. His first wife was Mathilda (some sources call her Margaret; d. 1265), a daughter of Albert I, Duke of Saxony. Together, they had three children:

After Mathilda's death, Helmold married Margaret, the daughter of Eric I, Duke of Schleswig. This marriage remained childless.

ReferencesEdit

  • Georg Christian Friedrich Lisch: Zur Genealogie der Grafen von Schwerin und über den Verlauf der Grafschaft Schwerin, in: Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, vol. 15, essay 2, p. 23-42, Schwerin, 1850, Online
  • Friedrich Wigger: Ueber die Stammtafel der alten Grafen von Schwerin, in: Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, vol. 34, essay 3, p. 55-140, Schwerin, 1869, Online
Helmold III, Count of Schwerin
House of Schwerin
Born: before 1264 Died: 1295
Preceded by
Henry II
Count of Schwerin-Neustadt
and Marnitz

1274-1295
Succeeded by
Gunzelin V