Otto VI, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel

Otto VI, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, nicknamed Otto the Short (c. 1255 – 1303 in Lehnin) was a member of the House of Ascania and co-ruler of Brandenburg. He was a son of Margrave Otto III and his wife, Beatrice of Bohemia.

Otto VI
Bornc. 1255
Died1303
Noble familyHouse of Ascania
Spouse(s)Hedwig of Habsburg
FatherOtto III, Margrave of Brandenburg
MotherBeatrice of Bohemia

In 1267, his father died and Otto succeeded as margrave, jointly with his brothers and cousins.

In 1279, Otto married Hedwig, the daughter of King Rudolph I of Germany. This marriage remained childless.

In 1286, he abdicated and became a Knight Templar. Later, he became a Cistercian monk.

Otto VI, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
Born: c.  1255 Died: 1303
Preceded by Margrave of Brandenburg
1267–1286
With: Otto IV, John II, Henry I, Conrad I, and Otto V
Succeeded by