- Dorothy Catherine of Brandenburg-Ansbach
Dorothy Catherine of Brandenburg-Ansbach Born 23 February 1538
Died 18 January 1604(aged 65)
She married on 2 February 1556 in Gera Henry V of Plauen, Burgrave of Meissen (1533–1568). The wedding of the financially ailing burgrave was celebrated with a completely inappropriate splendor: 1,500 guest were there, with 970 horses, 250 of them noblemen. The wedding celebration plunged Henry in considerable debt, which caused him to conclude the treaty of Annaberg with Elector August of Saxony a few weeks later, on March 13. This treaty led to the loss of Vogtland.
From her marriage, Dorothy Catherine had four sons, all named Henry. They were born between 1557 and 1567; they all died in infancy.
- Karl Friedrich Pauli: General Prussian state history, including all of its kingdoms, electorates, duchies, principalities, counties and lordships, from reliable sources and documents, up to the present government, CP Francken, 1762, p. 475 f.
- John Gottlieb Jahn: Documentary History of the town of Oelsnitz and the castle and the district of Voigtsberg, Expedition des Oelsnitzer, 1841, p. 69
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