Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg, also known as Herman the Tall (c. 1275 – 1 February 1308), a member of the House of Ascania, was Margrave and co-ruler of Brandenburg with his cousin Margrave Otto IV of Brandenburg-Stendal.
Herman the Tall
|Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel|
|Died||1 February 1308|
Lübz, Duchy of Mecklenburg,
Holy Roman Empire
|Noble family||House of Ascania|
|Spouse(s)||Anne of Austria|
|Father||Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel|
|Mother||Judith of Henneberg-Coburg|
Herman was the son of Margrave Otto V of Brandenburg-Salzwedel and his wife Judith, daughter of the Franconian count Herman I of Henneberg. In 1299, he succeeded his father as co-regent of Brandenburg, which he ruled jointly with his cousin Otto IV. After the death of the Piast duke Bolko I of Jawor, he exercised the guardianship over Bolko's children.
In 1308, war broke out between Brandenburg and the Duchy of Mecklenburg, the so-called North German Margrave War. Herman and Otto invaded Mecklenburg and Herman died during the siege of Lübz. He was buried in the Lehnin Abbey.
Marriage and issueEdit
- Jutta (1301-1353), heiress of Coburg, married to Count Henry VIII of Henneberg (d. 1347)
- John V (1302-1317), his successor
- Matilda (d. 1323), heiress of Lower Lusatia, married Duke Henry IV "the Faithful" of Glogau (d. 1342)
- Agnes (1297-1334), heiress of the Altmark, married Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg (1281-1381). In 1319, she married her second husband, Duke Otto of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Göttingen (1290-1344).
- Otto von Heinemann (1880), "Hermann (Markgraf von Brandenburg)", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 12, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 123–124
Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-SalzwedelBorn: c. 1275 Died: 1 February 1308
| Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel