John II, Count of Oldenburg

John II of Oldenburg (German: Johann II. von Oldenburg; died c. 1314 or 1316) was Count of Oldenburg from 1275 until around 1301.

John II of Oldenburg
Count of Oldenburg
Reign1272 - c. 1301
PredecessorChristian III, Count of Oldenburg
SuccessorJohn III, Count of Oldenburg
Diedc. 1314/1316
Noble familyHouse of Oldenburg
Spouse(s)Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lunenburg
Hedwig of Diepholz
Issue
FatherChristian III, Count of Oldenburg
MotherHedwig von Oldenburg

He was the son of Christian III, Count of Oldenburg and Hedwig von Oldenburg in Wildeshausen.[1] John married twice. His first marriage was to Elisabeth, the daughter of John, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg and Liutgard von Holstein-Itzehoe. His second marriage was to Countess Hedwig of Diepholz.[2]

John had five children:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://thepeerage.com/p780.htm#i7799 The Peerage
  2. ^ http://www.jmarcussen.dk/historie/reference/oldenburg.html Rulers of Oldenburg
  3. ^ Adolf Hofmeister, "Adel, Bauern und Stände", in: Geschichte des Landes zwischen Elbe und Weser: 3 vols., Hans-Eckhard Dannenberg and Heinz-Joachim Schulze (eds.), Stade: Landschaftsverband der ehem. Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden, 1995 and 2008, vol. I 'Vor- und Frühgeschichte' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-7-5), vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995; ISBN 978-3-9801919-8-2), vol. III 'Neuzeit' (2008; ISBN 978-3-9801919-9-9), (=Schriftenreihe des Landschaftsverbandes der ehem. Herzogtümer Bremen und Verden; vols. 7–9), vol. II: pp. 195-240, here p. 211.
John II, Count of Oldenburg
 Died: 1314 or 1316
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Christian III
Count of Oldenburg
1275–1301/05
Succeeded by
Christian IV with
John III