Fürst Heinrich ‘der Mittlere’ Duke of Braunschweig-Luneberg II

Brief Life History of Heinrich ‘der Mittlere’

When Fürst Heinrich ‘der Mittlere’ Duke of Braunschweig-Luneberg II was born on 15 September 1468, in Berlin, Karlekau, Putzig, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Duke Otto V. The Victorious, The Magnanimous of Brunswick-Lüneburg, was 29 and his mother, Ann von Nassau-Dillenburg, was 27. He married Margaret Elisabeth von Sachsen, Princess of Saxony on 27 February 1487, in Celle, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 February 1532, in Wienhausen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany, at the age of 63, and was buried in Wienhausen, Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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Fürst Heinrich ‘der Mittlere’ Duke of Braunschweig-Luneberg II
Margaret Elisabeth von Sachsen, Princess of Saxony
Marriage: 27 February 1487
Anne von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Otto I.
Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Otto III, Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Ernst I. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Apollonia von Braunschweig-Lüneburg
Anna von Braunschweig Lüneburg
Franz Welf von Braunschweig-Lüneburg

Sources (5)

  • Heinrich von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Henrich Herzog im Eintrag für Sophie Wilhelmine Herzog, "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898"
  • Germany, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English duk(ke), duck, doke, dook ‘duck’ (Old English dūce), either from a perceived resemblance (perhaps a waddling gait) or from association with wild fowling. Compare Duck , Drake .

English: from the Middle English personal name Duk or Duke. In northern England this is usually a pet form of Marmaduke. It may alternatively be a survival of one or more Old English personal names, though it is uncertain whether they were still current in the period of surname formation. Old English Ducc(a) is attested in placenames like Duxford (Cambridgeshire) and Duckington (Cheshire), and was perhaps interchangeable with Docc, attested in Doxey (Staffordshire) and Doxford (Northumberland). Duke could also represent Old English Deowuc (as in Deuxhill, Shropshire). A surname from Marmaduke is on record until at least 1881 and derives from the personal name Marmaduke, apparently an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of Old Irish Maolmaedóc ‘devotee of Maedóc’; see Duckett .

Americanized form of Polish Duk: nickname from dukać ‘to stammer or falter’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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