Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg

Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg (c. 1337 – 24 April 1383) was Duke of Mecklenburg from 1379 until his death.

Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg
Bornc. 1337
Died(1383-04-24)24 April 1383
Schwerin Castle
BuriedDoberan Minster
Noble familyHouse of Mecklenburg
Spouse(s)Ingeborg of Denmark
Matilda of Werle
IssueAlbert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg
Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
FatherAlbert II, Duke of Mecklenburg
MotherEuphemia of Sweden


Henry was the first son of Duke Albert II of Mecklenburg and his wife Euphemia of Sweden, the sister of King Magnus IV of Sweden.

Henry III was first married in 1362 to Ingeborg of Denmark, daughter of King Valdemar IV of Denmark. They had four children:

After Ingeborg's death, Henry was married on 26 February 1377 to Matilda of Werle, the daughter of Lord Bernard II of Werle. This marriage remained childless.

After an accident at a tournament in Wismar,[1] Henry III died on 24 April 1383 at his castle in Schwerin and was buried in the Doberan Minster. His brother Magnus I and his son Albert IV took up a brief joint rule of Mecklenburg, which lasted until 1384.

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  1. ^ progressus.se Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine viewed on 19 April 2007
Henry III, Duke of Mecklenburg
Born: c. 1337 Died: 24 April 1383
Preceded by Duke of Mecklenburg
Succeeded by