Albert VII, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow


Albert VII, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow

Albert VII, or "Albrecht", Duke of Mecklenburg in Gustrow (25 July 1486 – 5 January 1547), was a North-German and Scandinavian petty ruler of the 16th century.

He had claims to Scandinavian thrones, based on the Scandinavian royal lineage of the House of Mecklenburg.

In the course of the so-called Count's Feud, Lübeck involved Duke Albert in their alliance, offering him the Danish crown. King Christian III of Denmark however managed to keep his kingdom: Christopher, Count of Oldenburg and Duke Albert were besieged in Copenhagen 1535-1536 until they capitulated.

Marriage and children

On 17 January 1524 he married Anna of Brandenburg, a daughter of Joachim I, Elector of Brandenburg. They had the following children:

*Magnus (19 November 1524 - ? )
*Johann Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (23 December 1525 - 12 February 1576)
*Ulrich III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Schwerin (21 April 1528 - 14 March 1603)
*Georg (22 February 1529 - 20 July 1587)
*Anna (14 October 1533 - 4 July 1602), married Gotthard Kettler, Duke of Courland.
*Ludwig (1535 - 1535)
*Johann (1536 - 1536)
*Christoph, Duke of Mecklenburg-Gadebusch (30 June 1537 - 4 March 1592), married on 1573 to Dorothea (1528–1575), daughter of Frederick I of Denmark and on 1577 to Princess Elizabeth of Sweden (1549-1597)
*Sophie (10 April 1538 - 1538)
*Karl I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Schwerin (28 September 1540 - 22 July 1610)

Ancestry


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2= 2. Magnus II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow
3= 3. Sophie of Pomerania-Wolgast
4= 4. Heinrich IV of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
5= 5. Dorothea of Brandenburg
6= 6. Erich II, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
7= 7. Sophia of Pomerania-Stargard
8= 8. Johann IV, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
9= 9. Katharina of Saxe-Lauenburg
10= 10. Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg
11= 11. Elisabeth of Bavaria
12= 12. Wartislaw IX, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
13= 13. Sophie of Saxe-Lauenburg-Ratzeburg
14= 14. Bogislaw IX, Duke of Pomerania-Stargard
15= 15. Maria of Masovia
16= 16. Magnus I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
17= 17. Elizabeth of Pomerania-Wolgast
18= 18. Erich IV, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
19= 19. Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg
20= 20. Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg
21= 21. Elisabeth of Meissen
22= 22. Frederick, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut
23= 23. Maddalena Visconti
24= 24. Barnim VI, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
25= 25. Veronika
26= 26. Erich IV, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (= 18)
27= 27. Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (= 19)
28= 28. Bogislaw VIII, Duke of Pomerania-Stargard
29= 29. Sophia of Holstein-Rendsburg
30= 30. Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia
31= 31. Alexandra of Lithuania


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