Margaret of Thuringia or Margaret of Saxony (1449 – 13 July 1501) was a German noblewoman, Electress of Brandenburg by marriage.[1]

Margaret of Thuringia
Margaret of Thuringia with her husband, John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg
Electress consort of Brandenburg
Tenure11 March 1486 – 9 January 1499
Died(1501-07-13)13 July 1501
(m. 1476; died 1499)
FatherWilliam III, Landgrave of Thuringia
MotherAnne of Austria, suo jure Duchess of Luxembourg

She was the daughter of William III, Landgrave of Thuringia and Anne of Austria, Duchess of Luxembourg suo jure.

Family and children edit

On 15 August 1476, in Berlin, she married John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg. They had the following children:

  1. Wolfgang, born and died 1482.
  2. Joachim I Nestor (21 February 1484–11 July 1535), Elector Brandenburg.
  3. Elisabeth, born and died 1486.
  4. Albert (1490, Berlin–24 September 1545, Mainz), Cardinal since 1518, Archbishop of Magdeburg in 1513-14, Archbishop of Mainz in 1514-45.
  5. Anna (27 August 1487, Berlin–3 May 1514, Kiel), married 10 April 1502 to the future King Frederick I of Denmark (she was never queen consort, since she died before her husband's accession).
  6. Ursula (17 October 1488–18 September 1510, Güstrow), married 16 February 1507 to Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg.

References edit

  1. ^ Ernst Daniel Martin Kirchner: Die Kurfürstinnen und Königinnen auf dem Throne der Hohhenzollern, Berlin, 1867
Margaret of Thuringia
Born: 1449 Died: 13 July 1501
German nobility
Preceded by Electress consort of Brandenburg
11 March 1486 – 9 January 1499
Title next held by
Elizabeth of Denmark