Henry Borwin II, Lord of Mecklenburg

Henry Borwin II, Lord of Mecklenburg (1170 – 5 June 1226) was a member of the House of Mecklenburg, was a Prince of Mecklenburg from 1219 to 1226 and Lord of Rostock (1225-1226).

Henry Borwin II
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Statue of Henry Borwin II in Güstrow
Lord of Mecklenburg
PredecessorHenry Borwin I
SuccessorJohn I, Nicholas I, Henry Borwin III, and Pribislaw I
Died(1226-12-05)5 December 1226
BuriedDoberan Minster
Noble familyHouse of Mecklenburg
Spouse(s)Christina of Sweden
IssueNicholas I
John I the Theologian
Henry Borwin III, Lord of Rostock
Pribislaw I
FatherHenry Borwin I, Lord of Mecklenburg
MotherMatilda of Blieskastel


Henry Borwin II was a son of Henry Borwin I, Lord of Mecklenburg and Matilda of Blieskastel. He was the grandson of the Slavic prince Pribislav, the founder of the House of Mecklenburg. After he died in 1226 in Güstrow, his four sons ruled Mecklenburg jointly until 1234. They then divided Mecklenburg into the principalities of Werle, Parchim-Richenberg, Rostock and Mecklenburg.

Marriage and issueEdit

Henry Borwin married in 1200 Christina of Sweden (died: after 20 May 1248), the daughter of King Sverker II of Sweden. They had the following children:

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Henry Borwin II, Lord of Mecklenburg
Born: 1170 Died: 5 December 1226
Preceded by Lord of Mecklenburg
Succeeded by