Magnus I Duke of Mecklenburg

1345–1 September 1384 (Age 39)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

The Life Summary of Magnus I

When Magnus I Duke of Mecklenburg was born in 1345, his father, Herzog Albert II zu Mecklenburg, was 27 and his mother, Euphemia Ericsdotter (Bjelbo), was 28. He married Elisabeth von Pommern-Wolgast on 5 July 1362. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 1 September 1384, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, at the age of 39, and was buried in Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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Family Time Line

Magnus I Duke of Mecklenburg
Elisabeth von Pommern-Wolgast
Marriage: 5 July 1362
Johann IV. zu Mecklenburg
Euphemia zu Mecklenburg, zu Werle

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  • Marriage
    5 July 1362
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    Originally a Latin byname meaning ‘great’, this was first extracted from the name of Charlemagne (recorded in Latin chronicles as Carolus Magnus ‘Charles the Great’) and used as a given name by the Scandinavians. It was borne by seven medieval kings of Norway, including Magnus I ( 1024–47 ), known as Magnus the Good, and Magnus VI ( 1238–80 ), known as Magnus the Law Mender. There are several early Scandinavian saints called Magnus, including an earl of Orkney ( d. 1116 ), to whom Kirkwall cathedral is dedicated. The name was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    • Magnus I. von Mecklenburg, "Find A Grave Index"

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