Magdalene of Brandenburg

Magdalene of Brandenburg, also Magdalene and Magdalen, (7 January 1582 – 4 May 1616) was the daughter of John George, Elector of Brandenburg and his third wife Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst. She married Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Magdalene of Brandenburg
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Magdalene of Brandenburg (c. 1600), National Museum in Warsaw
Born(1582-01-07)7 January 1582
Died4 May 1616(1616-05-04) (aged 34)
Noble familyHohenzollern
Spouse(s)Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
FatherJohn George, Elector of Brandenburg
MotherElisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst


She married Eitel Friedrich II, Count of Hohenzollern, and had issue:


Magdalena's ancestors in three generations
Magdalena von Brandenburg Father:
John George, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Grandfather:
Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Elisabeth of Denmark
Paternal Grandmother:
Magdalena of Saxony
Paternal Great-grandfather:
George, Duke of Saxony
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Barbara Jagiellon
Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst
Maternal Grandfather:
Joachim Ernest, Prince of Anhalt
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Johann V Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margarete of Brandenburg
Maternal Grandmother:
Agnes of Barby-Mühlingen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Wolfgang I, Count of Barby-Mühlingen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Agnes of Mansfeld


Magdalene of Brandenburg
Cadet branch of the Burchardinger dynasty
Born: 7 January 1582 Died: 12 January 1618
German royalty
Title last held by
Eleonore of Württemberg
Landgravine consort of Hesse-Darmstadt
Title next held by
Sophia Eleonore of Saxony