- Waldemar, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal
Waldemar of Brandenburg (German : "Waldemar der Große") (c. 1280 –
14 August 1319, Bärwalde) was Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, the last from the AscanianHouse.
He was a son of
Conrad, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendaland Konstanze of Poland, daughter of Przemysł I of Greater Poland. Waldemar was co-regent from 1302, and succeeded in 1309 as a guardian for his cousin Henry II, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal.
Treaty of Soldinof 1309, Waldemar relinquished his claims on Pomereliaand Danzigto the Teutonic Orderfor a payment of 10000 silver Mark. The castle districts Stolpeand Schlaweremained with Brandenburg. These countries, however, were given, together with Rügenwalde, to Duke Wartislaw IV of Wolgastin 1317.
In 1316 he supported
Stralsundagainst Denmark and thereby provoked a large coalition of Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Mecklenburgand the Welfs against himself. He held his position but in the end had to give up Stargard-Neubrandenburgat Mecklenburg. In 1319 Waldemar acquired for Brandenburg Zuellichauand Schwiebus.
Waldemar was the last governing member of the Brandenburg line of the Ascanian House. In 1309 he married
Agnes of Brandenburg(1297–1334), a daughter of Margrave Hermann III. This marriage was childless.
With the death of Waldemar's ward Henry II the Brandenburg branch of the Ascanian House died off in 1320, and was succeeded by the Empire.
In 1348, an impostor dubbed "false Waldemar" () successfully claimed that he was Waldemar, returning from pilgrimage to the Holy Land after somebody else had been buried in his place. Quickly gaining support due to rivalries, the Emperor reinvested him for about two years before "the last Ascanian" spend his remaining life at the court in Dessau.
* [http://www.genealogie-mittelalter.de/askanier_2/waldemar_markgraf_von_brandenburg_1319_askanier/waldemar_markgraf_von_brandenburg_+_1319.html www.genealogie-mittelalter.de]
* [http://mdz.bib-bvb.de/digbib/lexika/adb/images/adb040/@ebt-link?target=idmatch(entityref,adb0400684) Absatz "Der falsche Waldemar" aus Artikel "Waldemar von Brandenburg" in der Allgemeinen Deutschen Biographie] (ADB), Bd. 40, Seiten 682-687
* [http://www.berlinische-monatsschrift.de/bms/bmstxt97/9708prob.htm Artikel zum Waldemar-Bluff]
* [http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/alexis/woldemar/woldemar.htm Roman von Alexis]
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