John V, Duke of Mecklenburg

John V of Mecklenburg (1418 – 1 November 1442/13 January 1443) was Duke of Mecklenburg from 1436 to 1442.

John V of Mecklenburg
Born1418
Diedbetween 1 November 1442 and 13 January 1443
FatherJohn IV of Mecklenburg
MotherCatherine of Saxe-Lauenburg

John was the son of the Duke John IV of Mecklenburg and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg. He ruled Mecklenburg-Schwerin after the death of his father, initially under regency of his mother Catherine, then from 1436 along with his brother Henry IV.

On 17 September 1436 he married Anna of Pomerania-Stettin (died after 14 May 1447), the daughter of Casimir V, Duke of Pomerania. He was probably buried in the Doberan Minster in Bad Doberan.

ReferencesEdit

  • Wigger, Friedrich (1885). "Stammtafeln des Großherzoglichen Hauses von Meklenburg". Jahrbücher des Vereins für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde (in German). Verein für Mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde. 50: 111–326. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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John V, Duke of Mecklenburg
Born: 1418  Died: 1442
Preceded by
Henry IV
Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1436–1442
Succeeded by
Albert VII