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Ulrich III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Ulrich III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin[1, 2, 3, 4]

Mand 1527 - 1603  (76 år)

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  • Navn Ulrich III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin 
    Slægtskabmed Finn Josef Skeel Holbek
    Født 5 mar. 1527  Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland  
    Køn Mand 
    Død 14 mar. 1603  Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland  
    Begravet Güstrow Cathedral, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland  
    Søskende 3 søskende 
    • Ulrich was the third son of Duke Albrecht VII and his wife Anna. Ulrich was educated in the Bavarian court. Later, he studied theology and law in Ingolstadt. After the death of his father, he took up residence in Bützow and in the 1550s followed his cousin Duke Magnus III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin as administrator of the diocese Schwerin. Later, he married Magnus's widow, Elizabeth, a daughter of King Frederick I of Denmark.

      After the death of his uncle, Henry V of Mecklenburg, Ulrich participated in the national government, especially during Mecklenburg's participation in the Schmalkaldic war. It erupted from an inheritance dispute, which the 1556 with the "Ruppiner dictum" of the Elector of Brandenburg has been settled.

      On 17 February 1555, Ulrich succeeded his brother in Güstrow. In 1556, he received while maintaining the common state government with his brother, the eastern part of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, while Johann Albrecht received western part with the residence Schwerin. After the death of his brother in 1576, Ulrich was made guardian of his offspring. Ulrich built the castle at Güstrow as his principal residence.

      Ulrich embodied the type of educated, modern prince, and a devout Lutheran. He developed into one of the leading princes of Mecklenburg dynasty. He left behind at his death, even a fortune of about 200,000 guilders. Ulrich participated in the exchange with Tycho Brahe and David Chytraeus in scientific discourse of his time and corresponded with humanists like Heinrich Rantzau. In 1594, as Chief of Lower Saxony imperial circle, he organized the military and financial assistance to the Turkish threat.

      He served as a mediator between Frederick II of Denmark and Duke John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, with whom also had excellent relations.

      Ulrich's only child from the marriage with Elizabeth of Denmark, Sophie, married King Frederick II of Denmark. His second marriage to Anna of Pomerania was childless. [5]
    Person-ID I12307  Skeel-Schaffalitzky | ane til Elsebet Bruun
    Sidst ændret 14 jan. 2010 

    Far Albrecht V-VII (der Schöne) Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin,   f. 28 jul. 1488, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland ,   d. 5 jan. 1547, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland  (Alder 58 år) 
    Mor Anna Markgräfin von Brandenburg,   f. 1 jan. 1507,   d. 19 jun. 1567, Lübz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland  (Alder 60 år) 
    Gift 17 jan. 1524  Berlin, Brandenburg, Deutschland  
    Familie-ID F310  Gruppeskema  |  Familietavle

    Familie Prinsesse Elisabeth af Danmark og Norge,   f. 24 okt. 1524,   d. 15 okt. 1586, Nykøbing Falster Købstad, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Danmark  (Alder 61 år) 
    Gift 16 feb. 1556  København (Copenhagen), Sokkelund, København, Danmark  
    +1. Sophie Herzogin von Mecklenburg-Schwerin,   f. 14 sep. 1557, Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland ,   d. 4 okt. 1631, Nykøbing Slot, Falsters Sønder, Maribo, Danmark  (Alder 74 år)
    Sidst ændret 5 dec. 2008 
    Familie-ID F4590  Gruppeskema  |  Familietavle

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    epitafium med stamtavle over enkedronning Sophie
    Ulrich III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin
    Ulrich III Herzog von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

  • Kilder 
    1. [S19] Leo van de Pas, genealogics. Het Groothertogelijk Huis Mecklenburg, Bergen-op-Zoom, 1901-1902 , Juten, W. J. F., Reference: 74.

    2. [S19] Leo van de Pas, genealogics. A Medieval Heritage : The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England, in 'The Genealogist', Thompson, Neil D. & Hansen, Charles M.

    3. [S19] Leo van de Pas, genealogics. Ancestors of Queen Juliana, Jaarboek Centraal Bureau Genealogie, Den Haag, Reference: 6662.

    4. [S19] Leo van de Pas, genealogics. Europäische Stammtafeln, Band I, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von, Reference: Page 122.

    5. [S15] den frie encyklopædi. Wikipedia.