Agnes of Brandenburg
Agnes of Brandenburg in 1593
|Born||17 July 1584|
|Died||26 March 1629 (aged 44)|
|Spouse(s)||Philipp Julius, Duke of Pomerania|
Francis Charles of Saxe-Lauenburg
|Father||John George, Elector of Brandenburg|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst|
Agnes, a member of the house of Hohenzollern, was a daughter of the Elector John George of Brandenburg (1525–1598) from his third marriage with Elisabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst (1563–1607), daughter of Prince Joachim Ernest of Anhalt.
On 25 June 1604 in Berlin, she married her first husband, Duke Philip Julius of Pomerania-Wolgast (1584–1625). The pair resided at Wolgast Castle. A folwark at Udars on the island of Rügen was named after her: Agnisenhof. In 1615, Elisabeth was involved, at the request of her husband, in the financing of a mint in Franzburg. After Philip Julius's death, Agnes lived on her wittum, the district of Barth. Dubslaff Christoph von Eickstedt auf Rothenklempenow, who had been adviser to her husband, served as her privy counsellor and captain.
Elisabeth was married again on 9 September 1628, at Schloss Barth, to the ten years younger Duke Francis Charles of Saxe-Lauenburg (1594–1660), who was a general in the imperial army. With this second marriage, she lost her rights to Barth. However, Francis Charles persuaded Wallenstein to force Duke Bogislaw XIV to allow her to keep Barth until her death.
Both of her marriages were childless.
- Joachim Krüger: Zwischen dem Reich und Schweden: die landesherrliche Münzprägung im Herzogtum Pommern und in Schwedisch-Pommern in der frühen Neuzeit (ca. 1580-1715), LIT Verlag, Berlin, Hamburg and Münster, 2006, p. 120 ff
- Julius von Bohlen: Die Erwerbung Pommerns durch die Hohenzollern: zur Erinnerung an die vor 50 Jahren erfolgte Wiedervereinigung des ganzen Pommern unter die Herrschaft seines erlauchten Königshauses, Decker, 1865, p. 56
- Johann Samuel Ersch: Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste in alphabetischer Folge, vol. 48, J. f. Gleditsch, 1848, p. 95
- Samuel Buchholtz: Versuch einer Geschichte der Churmark Brandenburg, 1767, p. 490, Online
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