Wartislaw VI, Duke of Pomerania

Wartislaw VI of Pomerania (1345 – 13 June 1394) was a member of the House of Griffin. From 1365 to 1377, he ruled Pomerania-Wolgast jointly with his brother Bogislaw VI. From 1377 until his death, he was the sole ruler of Pomerania-Barth.

Wartislaw VI of Pomerania
Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
Died13 June 1394
Klępino Białogardzkie
Noble familyHouse of Griffin
Spouse(s)Anne of Mecklenburg-Stargard
FatherBarnim IV, Duke of Pomerania
MotherSophie of Werle

Life edit

Wartislaw VI., 1st Duke of Pomerania-Barth, with his wife Anne of Mecklenburg-Stargard (on the family tree of the House of Griffins, drawn by Cornelius Krommeny (1598)
Plaque in Eldena, marking the family grave

He was the eldest son of the Duke Barnim IV of Pomerania-Wolgast-Rügen and his wife, Sophie of Werle.

After the death of his father Barnim IV in 1365, Pomerania-Wolgast was divided in the 1372 Treaty of Anklam into the eastern Duchy of Pomerania-Stolp (from the Swine River to the Leba River), ruled by his uncle Bogislaw V and the western Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast, ruled jointly by Wartislaw VI and his younger brother Bogislaw VI. In 1377, Pomerania-Wolgast was divided into a smaller Pomerania-Wolgast, ruled by Bogislaw VI, and Pomerania-Barth ruled by Wartislaw VI. In 1396, Bogislaw VI died at Klępino Białogardzkie, without a male heir, and the two parts of Pomerania-Wolgast were reunited under Wartislaw VI.

Marriage and issue edit

He married Anne of Mecklenburg-Stargard, a daughter of Duke John I of Mecklenburg-Stargard. They had three children:

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Wartislaw VI, Duke of Pomerania
Born: c. 1345 Died: 13 June 1394
Preceded by Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
Succeeded by