Nicholas III, Lord of Mecklenburg

Nicholas III, Lord of Mecklenburg (after 1230 – 8 June 1289 or 1290) was from 1264 to 1289 Lord of Mecklenburg.

Nicholas III, Lord of Mecklenburg
Bornafter 1230
Died8 June 1289 or 1290
BuriedDoberan Minster
Noble familyHouse of Mecklenburg
FatherJohn I, Lord of Mecklenburg
MotherLuitgard of Henneberg

He was the son of John I and his wife, Luitgard of Henneberg (1210-1267), the daughter of Count Poppo VII of Henneberg. On 9 January 1266, he was appointed canon of Lübeck Cathedral. In 1269 he was also a priest in the St. Mary's Church in Wismar.

When Henry I was taken prisoner during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Nicholas III and his brother John II took up the regency for Henry's underage sons. He is last mentioned as living in a document dated 2 April 1289.

He died on 8 June 1289 or 1290 and was buried in Doberan Minster.

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