Henry I of Werle
|Died||5 October 1291|
|Noble family||House of Mecklenburg|
Matilde of Brunswick-Lüneburg
|Father||Nicholas I of Werle|
|Mother||Jutta of Anhalt|
He was the son of Prince Nicholas I of Mecklenburg-Werle and his wife Princess Jutta of Anhalt the daughter of Prince Henry I of Anhalt and his wife Princess Irmgard of Thuringia.[better source needed] Henry and his brother John ruled Mecklenburg-Werle jointly following the death of their father on 10 May 1277.
Henry and his brother ruled jointly until 1283 when Henry founded the principality of Mecklenburg-Güstrow while John took up residence in the principality of Mecklenburg-Parchim which he ruled jointly with Prince Pribislaw II. Henry's reign in Güstrow came to an end on 8 October 1291 after he was murdered near Saal by his two sons Henry and Nicholas both of whom succeeded him.
Marriages and childrenEdit
Henry was married twice; firstly in 1262 to Rikissa Birgersdotter (died 1288), with the following children:
- Henry II of Werle (died 1308) married Beatrix of Pomerania (died 1315–16), daughter of Barnim I, Duke of Pomerania
- Nicholas of Werle-Güstrow (died 1298)
- Rixa of Werle (died 1317) married Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen