Otto the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Otto (24 June 1292 – 30 August 1344), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, called the Mild, ruled over the Brunswick part of the duchy.

Otto the Mild and his wife Agnes of Brandenburg.

Otto was the eldest son of Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Otto and his brothers succeeded on their father's death in 1318; he served as his brothers' guardian while they were not of age. In 1323, he acquired the Altmark from Brandenburg as an inheritance of his wife's; but he sold it in 1343, when he failed to establish control there.

Otto died in 1344 in Göttingen and was succeeded by his brothers.

FamilyEdit

Firstly, Otto married Jutta (died 1317), daughter of Henry I, Landgrave of Hesse. Secondly, he married Agnes (1297–1334), daughter of Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel, in 1319. From the first marriage, he had one daughter: Agnes (died 1371).

ReferencesEdit

  • Braunschweigisches Biographisches Lexikon, Appelhans 2006, ISBN 3-937664-46-7

AncestryEdit

Otto the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Born: 24 June 1292 Died: 30 August 1344
Preceded by
Albert II
Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Prince of Brunswick
1318–1344
Succeeded by
Magnus I and Ernest I