Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick

Dorothea of Denmark
Detail from altarpiece attributed to Ludger Tom Ring the Younger in the chapel of Celle Castle, c. 1569
Born(1546-06-29)29 June 1546
Kolding
Died6 January 1617(1617-01-06) (aged 70)
Winsen
SpouseWilliam, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
IssueSophie
Ernest II
Elisabeth
Christian
August I
Dorothea
Clara
Anne
Margaret
Frederick IV
Marie
Magnus
George
John
Sybille
HouseOldenburg
FatherChristian III of Denmark
MotherDorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg

Princess Dorothea of Denmark (29 June 1546 – 6 January 1617) was the Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1561 until 1592 as the consort of Duke William the Younger. She was regent for her son George from 1592 to 1596.

Biography

Born in Kolding, Dorothea was the youngest child of Christian III of Denmark-Norway and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg. She married William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg on 12 October 1561.

When her husband died in 1592, she became regent for her under age son George. She had a deep mistrust of the councillors because of their ill management of her husband's estates during his insanity. Dorothea was known as a capable and energetic regent.

She died in Winsen, Germany at the age of 70.

Children who reached adulthood

Ancestry


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