John II, Count of Oldenburg

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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
ReligionRoman Catholic

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:

John II of Oldenburg is also the patriline ancestor of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and thus of Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

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