BURIAL CHURCHES OF SOVEREIGNS OF MECKLENBURG FROM A TO Z

 

BAD DOBERAN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE DOBERAN MINSTER

(Bad Doberan Münster, Klosterstr.):

 

01. Duke ALBERT II THE GREAT (+1379)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

02. Duke MAGNUS I (+1385)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

03. Duke ALBERT III (+1412)

 

04. Duke JOHN IV (+1422)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

05. Duke ALBERT V (+1423)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

06. Duke HENRY IV (+1477)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

07. Duke MAGNUS II (+1503)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

08. Duchess URSULA OF BRANDENBURG (+1510), consort of Duke Henry V

 

09. Duke ALBERT VII OF GÜSTROW (+1547)

 

10. Duke ADOLPHUS FREDERICK I (+1658)

 

11. Duchess ANNE MARIE OF EAST FRIESLAND (+1634), consort of Duke Adolphus Frederick I

 

12. Duke CHRISTIAN LOUIS I (+1692)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

13. Duke CHARLES LEOPOLD (+1747)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

14. Grand Duke FREDERICK FRANCIS I (+1837)

 

 

GADEBUSCH (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE TOWN CHURCH

(Gadebusch, Stadtkirche St. Jakob und St. Dionysius, Platz der Freiheit):

 

1. Duchess AGNES OF BRUNSWICK-LÜNEBURG (+1434), consort of Duke Albert III

 

2. Duchess DOROTHEA OF BRANDENBURG (+1491), consort of Duke Henry IV

 

 

GLÜCKSBURG (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE NEW CEMETERY (Glücksburg, Neues Friedhof, Bahnhofstr.):

 

1. Grand Duke FREDERICK FRANCIS IV (+1945)

 

2. Grand Duchess ALEXANDRA OF HANOVER (+1963), consort of Grand Duke Frederick Francis IV

 

 

GÜSTROW (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL (Güstrow, Dom St. Martin, Domplatz):

 

01. Duke ULRIC III OF GÜSTROW (+1603)

02. Duchess ELIZABETH OF DENMARK (+1586), consort of Duke Ulric III

03. Duchess ANNE OF POMERANIA (+1626), consort of Duke Ulric III

 

04. Duke CHARLES I OF GÜSTROW (+1610)

 

05. Duke JOHN ALBERT II OF GÜSTROW (+1636)

 

06. Duchess MARGARET ELIZABETH OF MECKLENBURG (+1616), consort of Duke John Albert II

 

07. Duchess ELIZABETH OF HESSE-KASSEL (+1625), consort of Duke John Albert II

 

08. Duchess ELEANOR MARIE OF ANHALT-BERNBURG (+1657), consort of Duke John Albert II

 

09. Duke GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS OF GÜSTROW (+1695)

 

10. Duchess MAGDALEN SYBILLA OF GOTTORP (+1719), consort of Duke Gustavus Adolphus

 

 

LÜBZ (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE TOWN CHURCH (Lübz, Stadtkirche, Pfarrstr.):

 

Duchess SOPHIA OF HOLSTEIN-GOTTORP (+1634), consort of Duke John VII

 

 

LUDWIGSLUST (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE MAUSOLEUM OF DUCHESS LOUISE (Ludwigslust, Mausoleum der Herzogin Luise, Schlossfreiheit):

 

Duchess LOUISE OF SAXE-GOTHA (+1808), consort of Grand Duke Frederick Francis I

 

 

LUDWIGSLUST (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE MAUSOLEUM OF HELENA PAVLOVNA (Ludwigslust, Helenen-Paulownen Mausoleum, Schlossfreiheit):

 

1. Grand Duke FREDERICK FRANCIS III (+1897)

 

2. Grand Duchess ANASTASIA OF RUSSIA (+1922), consort of Grand Duke Frederick Francis III

 

 

LUDWIGSLUST (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE TOWN CHURCH (Ludwigslust, Stadtkirche, Kirchenplatz):

 

1. Duke FREDERICK THE PIOUS (+1785)

 

2. Duchess LOUISE FREDERICA OF WÜRTTEMBERG (+1791), consort of Duke Frederick the Pious

 

 

MINDEN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL (Minden, Dom, Kleiner Domhof):

 

Duchess URSULA OF SAXE-LAUENBURG (+1578), consort of Duke Henry V

 

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

 

MNICHOVO HRADIŠTĚ (CZECH REPUBLIC)

BURIED IN THE CASTLE CHAPEL OF ST ANNE

(Mnichovo Hradiště, kaple sv. Anny, V Lipach):

 

Duke ALBERT OF WALDSTEIN (+1634)

 

 

PARIS (FRANCE)

BURIED IN THE BENEDICTINE CONVENT (Paris, Couvent des Bénédictines de l’Adoration-Perpétuelle-du-Saint-Sacrement, rue Cassette):

 

Duchess ISABELLA OF MONTMORENCY (+1695), consort of Duke Christian Louis I

 

The tomb was lost at the demolishion of the convent.

Her heart was buried in Convent of the Carmelites in Paris, rue Saint-Jacques.

 

 

SCHWERIN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CATHEDRAL (Schweriner Dom, An Dom):

 

01. Duchess JUTTA OF HOYA (+1415), consort of Duke John IV

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

02. Duchess HELENA OF THE RHINE (+1524), consort of Duke Henry V

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

03. Duke HENRY V (+1552)

 

04. Duchess ANNE OF BRANDENBURG (+1567), consort of Duke Albert VII of Güstrow

 

05. Duke JOHN ALBERT I (+1576)

 

06. Duchess ANNE SOPHIA OF PRUSSIA (+1591), consort of Duke John Albert I

 

07. Duke JOHN VII (+1592)

 

08. Grand Duke PAUL FREDERICK (+1842)

 

09. Grand Duchess ALEXANDRINE OF PRUSSIA (+1892), consort of Grand Duke Paul Frederick

 

10. Grand Duke FREDERICK FRANCIS II (+1883)

 

11. Grand Duchess AUGUSTA OF REUSS (+1862)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

12. Grand Duchess ANNE OF HESSE-DARMSTADT (+1865)

The tomb has not been preserved.

 

13. Grand Duchess MARIE OF SCHWARZBURG-RUDOLSTADT (+1922)

 

 

SCHWERIN (GERMANY)

BURIED IN THE CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (Schwerin, Nikolaikirche/Schelfkirche, Puschkinstr.):

 

1. Duchess MARIE CATHERINE OF BRUNSWICK-DANNENBERG (+1665), consort of Duke Adolphus Frederick I

 

2. Duke FREDERICK WILLIAM (+1713)

 

3. Duchess SOPHIA CHARLOTTE OF HESSE-KASSEL (+1749), consort of Duke Frederick William

 

4. Duke CHRISTIAN LOUIS II (+1756)

 

5. Duchess GUSTAVE CAROLINE OF MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ (+1748), consort of Duke Christian Louis II

 

 

ST PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)

BURIED IN THE ALEXANDER NEVSKY MONASTERY (Sankt Peterburg, Aleksandro-Nevskaya Lavra, Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskovo):

 

Duchess CATHERINE OF RUSSIA (+1733), consort of Duke Charles Leopold

 

LIST OF SOVEREIGNS OF MECKLENBURG 1348-1918

 

DUCHY OF MECKLENBURG 1348-1695:

HOUSE OF PRIBISLAW (Haus Pribislaw)

1348-1379: ALBERT II THE GREAT (Albrecht II. der Grosse)

Born in 1318.

Father: Duke Henry II the Lion. Mother: Duchess Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg.

Married firstly in 1336 in Rostock Princess EUPHEMIA of Sweden (*1317,+1370).

Married secondly in 1378 ADELAIDE von Hohenstein (+1380).

His issue who reigned:

-ALBERT III (*1340,+1412; son of Euphemia),

-MAGNUS I (+1384; son of Euphemia).

Died in 1379 at Schwerin.

Buried at Doberan Minster (no tomb).

 

 

1379-1385: MAGNUS I

Born in ?

Father: Duke Albert II of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Euphemia of Sweden.

Married in 1369 Princess Elizabeth of Pomerania-Rügen (+after 1377).

His issue who reigned: JOHN IV (*c. 1365,+1422).

Died in 1385.

Buried at Doberan Minster (no tomb).

 

 

1385-1388 and 1395-1412: ALBERT III (Albrecht III.; King of Sweden)

Born in 1340.

Father: Duke Albert II of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Euphemia of Sweden.

Married firstly in 1365 Richardis of Schwerin (+1377/80).

Married secondly in 1396 in Schwerin AGNES of Brunswick-Lüneburg (+1434).

His issue who reigned: ALBERT V (*c. 1397,+1423; son of Agnes).

Died in 1412 at Schwerin.

Buried in Doberan Minster.

His first consort Duchess Richardis was buried in the Dominican Monastery in Stockholm (demolished).

His second consort Duchess Agnes was buried in the Town Church in Gadebusch.

 

 

1384-1422: JOHN IV (Johann IV.)

Born in c. 1365.

Father: Duke Magnus I of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Elizabeth of Pomerania-Rügen.

Married firstly in 1399 in Schwerin JUTTA von Hoya (+1415).

Married secondly in 1416 CATHERINE of Saxe-Lauenburg (*c. 1400,+1450).

His issue who reigned: HENRY IV (*1417,+1477; son of Catherine).

Died in 1422 at Schwerin.

Buried in Doberan Minster (no tomb).

His first consort Duchess Jutta von Hoya was buried in Schwerin Cathedral (no tomb).

 

 

1417-1423: ALBERT V (Albrecht V.)

Born in c. 1397.

Father: Duke Albert III of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Agnes of Brunswick.

Married in 1423 MARGARET of Brandenburg (*1410,+1465 Landshut).

Died in 1423.

Buried in Doberan Minster (no tomb).

 

 

1422-1477: HENRY IV THE FAT (Heinrich IV. der Dicke)

Born in 1417.

Father: Duke John IV of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg.

Married in 1432 DOROTHEA of Brandenburg (*1420 Cadolzburg,+1491 Rehna).

His issue who reigned: MAGNUS II (*1441,+1503).

Died in 1477.

Buried in Doberan Minster (no tomb).

His consort Duchess Dorothea was buried in the Town Church at Gadebusch.

 

 

1477-1503: MAGNUS II

Born in 1441.

Father: Duke Henry IV of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Dorothea of Brandenburg.

Married in 1478 at Anklam Princess SOPHIA of Pomerania (+1504).

His issue who reigned:

-HENRY V (*1479,+1552),

-ALBERT VII (*1488,+1547).

Died in 1503 at Wismar.

Buried in Doberan Minster (no tomb).

His consort Duchess Sophia of Pomerania was buried in the Dominican Church of St Mary at Wismar (no tomb).

 

 

1503-1552: HENRY V THE PEACEFUL (Heinrich V. der Friedfertige)

Born in 1479.

Father: Duke Magnus II of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Sophia of Pomerania.

Married firstly in 1507 URSULA of Brandenburg (*1488 Berlin,+1510 Güstrow).

Married secondly in 1513 at Wismar HELEN of the Rhine (*1493 Heidelberg,+1524 Schwerin).

Married thirdly in 1551 at Schwerin URSULA of Saxe-Lauenburg (+1578 Minden).

Died in 1552 at Schwerin.

Buried with his second consort Duchess Helen of the Rhine in the Cathedral of Schwerin.

His first consort Duchess Ursula of Brandenburg was buried in the Bad Doberan Minster.

His third consort Duchess Ursula of Saxe-Lauenburg was buried in the Cathedral of Minden (no tomb).

 

 

1552-1576: JOHN ALBERT I (Johann Albrecht I.; ruled in Mecklenburg-Güstrow 1547-1555)

Born in 1525 at Güstrow.

Father: Duke Albert VII of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Anna of Brandenburg.

Married in 1555 at Wismar Princess ANNE SOPHIA of Prussia (*1527 Königsberg,+1591 Lübz).

His issue who reigned: JOHN VII (*1558,+1592).

Died in 1576 in Schwerin.

Buried with his consort Anne Sophia of Prussia in the Cathedral of Schwerin.

 

 

1576-1592: JOHN VII (Johann VII.)

Born in 1558 at Güstrow.

Father: Duke John Albert I of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Anna Sophia of Prussia.

Married in 1588 at Reinbek SOPHIA of Holstein-Gottorp (*1569 Gottorp,+1634 Schwerin).

His issue who reigned: ADOLPHUS FREDERICK I (*1588,+1658).

Died in 1592 at Stargard (suicide).

Buried in the Cathedral of Schwerin.

His consort Duchess Sophia was buried in the Town Church at Lübz.

 

 

DUCHY OF MECKLENBURG-GÜSTROW 1520-1695:

HOUSE OF PRIBISLAW (Haus Pribislaw)

1520-1547: ALBERT VII (Albrecht VII.; ruled in Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1503-1520)

Born in 1488 at Wismar.

Father: Duke Magnus II of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Sophia of Pomerania.

Married in 1524 in Berlin Princess ANNE of Brandenburg (*1507,+1567 Lübz).

His issue who reigned:

-JOHN ALBERT I (*1525,+1576),

-ULRIC III (*1527,+1603),

-CHARLES I (*1540,+1610),

-Anna (*1533,+1602; Duchess of Courland).

Died in 1547 in Schwerin.

Buried in Doberan Minster.

His consort Duchess Anne of Brandenburg was buried in the Cathedral of Schwerin.

 

 

1547-1555: JOHN ALBERT I (Johann Albrecht I.; Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)

Born in 1525 at Güstrow.

Father: Duke Albert VII of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Anna of Brandenburg.

Married in 1555 at Wismar Princess ANNE SOPHIA of Prussia (*1527 Königsberg,+1591 Lübz).

His issue who reigned: John VII (*1558,+1592; Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin).

Died in 1576 in Schwerin.

Buried with his consort Anne Sophia of Prussia in the Cathedral of Schwerin.

 

 

1555-1603: ULRIC III (Ulrich III.)

Born in 1527 in Schwerin.

Father: Duke Albert VII of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Anna of Brandenburg.

Married firstly in 1543 in Kiel Princess ELIZABETH of Denmark (*1524,+1586 Gedser).

Married secondly in 1588 in Wolgast Princess ANNE of Pomerania-Wolgast (*1554 Wolgast,+1626 Grabow).

His issue who reigned: Sophia (*1557,+1631; Queen of Denmark).

Died in 1603 in Güstrow.

Buried with his both consorts in the Cathedral of Güstrow.

 

 

1603-1610: CHARLES I (Karl I.)

Born in 1540 in Neustadt.

Father: Duke Albert VII of Mecklenburg. Mother: Duchess Anna of Brandenburg.

Unmarried.

Died in 1610 in Güstrow.

Buried in the Cathedral of Güstrow.

 

 

1611-1628 and 1631-1636: JOHN ALBERT II (Johann Albrecht II.)

Born in 1590 in Waren.

Father: Duke John VII of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Duchess Sophia of Holstein-Gottorp.

Married firstly in 1608 Princess MARGARET ELIZABETH of Mecklenburg (*1584,+1616).

Married secondly in 1618 ELIZABETH of Hesse-Kassel (*1596 Kassel,+1625 Güstrow).

Married thirdly in 1626 Princess ELEANOR MARIE of Anhalt-Bernburg (*1600 Amberg,+1657 Strelitz).

His issue who reigned:

-Sophia Elizabeth (*1613,+1676; Duchess of Brunswick; daughter of Margaret Elizabeth),

-GUSTAVUS ALOLPHUS (*1633,+1695; son of Eleanor Marie).

Deposed in 1628. Restored in 1631.

Died in 1636 in Güstrow.

Buried with his consorts in the Cathedral of Güstrow.

 

 

1628-1631: ALBERT OF WALDSTEIN (Albrecht von Waldstein; ruled in entire Mecklenburg)

Born in 1583 in Hermanice, Bohemia.

Father: Wilhelm von Waldstein. Mother: Marketa née Smiricka.

Married firstly Lucretia von Landeck (+1614).

Married secondly in 1623 Countess ISABELLA CATHERINE of Harrach (*1601,+1654).

Deposed in 1631 and retired to Bohemia.

Died in 1634 at Cheb, Bohemia (murdered).

Firstly buried in the Carthusian Monastery at Jičín, Bohemia. In 1785 reburied with his first wife Lucretia in St Anne's Chapel in Mnichovo Hradiště, Bohemia.

 

 

1636-1695: GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS (Gustav Adolf)

Born in 1633 in Güstrow.

Father: Duke John Albert II of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. Mother: Duchess Eleanor Marie of Anhalt-Bernburg.

Married in 1654 MAGDALEN SYBILLA of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (*1631,+1719).

His issue who reigned:

-Marie (*1659,+1701; Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz),

-Louise (*1667,+1721; Queen of Denmark and Norway).

Died in 1695 in Güstrow.

Buried with his consort Magdalene Sybilla in the Cathedral of Güstrow.

 

 

1695: MECKLENBURG-GÜSTROW ANNEXED TO MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN

 

 

DUCHY OF MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN 1592-1815:

HOUSE OF PRIBISLAW (Haus Pribislaw)

1592-1628 and 1631-1658: ADOLPHUS FREDERICK I (Adolf Friedrich I.)

Born in 1588 at Schwerin.

Father: Duke John VII of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Duchess Sophia of Holstein-Gottorp.

Married firstly in 1622 at Vörde ANNE MARIE of East Friesland (*1601 Aurich,+1634 Schwerin).

Married secondly in 1635 in Schwerin MARIE CATHERINE of Brunswick-Dannenberg (*1616,+1665 Grabow).

His issue who reigned:

-CHRISTIAN LOUIS I (*1623,+1692; son of Anne Marie),

-Frederick I (*1638,+1688; Duke of Mecklenburg-Grabow; son of Marie Catherine),

-Adolf Friedrich II (*1658,+1708; Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; son of Marie Catherine).

Expelled in 1628. Restored in 1631.

Died in 1658 in Schwerin.

Buried with his first consort Anne Marie in Doberan Minster.

His second consort Duchess Marie Catherine was buried in the Church of St Nicholas in Schwerin.

 

 

1628-1631: ALBERT OF WALDSTEIN

(Albrecht von Waldstein; ruled in entire Mecklenburg. See above: Rulers of Mecklenburg-Güstrow)

 

 

1658-1692: CHRISTIAN LOUIS I (Christian Ludwig I.)

Born in 1623 at Schwerin.

Father: Duke Adolphus Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Duchess Anne Marie of East Friesland.

Married firstly in 1650 in Hamburg CHRISTINE MARGARET of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (*1615 Güstrow,+1666 Wolfenbüttel). Divorced 1663.

Married secondly in 1663 in Paris ISABELLA de Montmorency (*1627 Paris,+1695 Paris).

Died in 1692 in The Hague.

Buried in Doberan Minster (no tomb).

His first consort Duchess Christine Margaret was buried in St Mary's Church at Wolfenbüttel.

His second consort Duchess Isabella was buried in the Benedictine Convent in Paris (demolished).

 

 

1692-1713: FREDERICK WILLIAM (Friedrich Wilhelm)

Born in 1675 at Grabow.

Father: Duke Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Grabow. Mother: Duchess Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Homburg.

Married in 1704 in Kassel SOPHIA CHARLOTTE of Hesse-Kassel (*1678 Kassel,+1749 Bützow).

Died in 1713 at Mainz.

Buried with his consort Duchess Sophie Charlotte in the Church of St Nicholas at Schwerin.

 

 

1713-1747: CHARLES LEOPOLD (Karl Leopold)

Born in 1678 at Grabow.

Father: Duke Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Grabow. Mother: Duchess Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Homburg.

Married firstly in 1708 in Leeuwarden Princess Sophia Hedvig of Nassau-Dietz (*1690 Leeuwarden,+1734 Oranienstein). Divorced in 1710.

Married secondly in 1716 in Gdańsk Grand Duchess CATHERINE of Russia (*1692,+1733).

Died in 1747 at Dömitz.

Buried in the Minster at Bad Doberan (no tomb).

His consort Duchess Catherine of Russia was buried in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St Petersburg, Russia.

 

 

1747-1756: CHRISTIAN LOUIS II (Christian Ludwig II.)

Born in 1683 at Grabow.

Father: Duke Frederick I of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Duchess Christina Wilhelmina of Hesse-Homburg.

Married in 1714 at Güstrow Duchess GUSTAVE CAROLINE of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (*1694 Neustrelitz,+1748 Schwerin).

His issue who reigned: FREDERICK THE PIOUS (*1717,+1785);.

Died in 1756 at Schwerin.

Buried with his consort Duchess Gustave Caroline in the Church of St Nicholas at Schwerin.

 

 

1756-1785: FREDERICK THE PIOUS (Friedrich der Fromme)

Born in 1717 at Schwerin.

Father: Duke Christian Louis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Duchess Gustave Caroline of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Married in 1746 at Schwedt Duchess LOUISE FREDERICA of Württemberg (*1722 Stuttgart,+1791 Hamburg).

Died in 1785 in Ludwigslust.

Buried with his consort Duchess Louise Frederica in the Town Church in Ludwigslust.

 

 

1785-1815: FREDERICK FRANCIS I (Friedrich Franz I.; Grand Duke from 1815)

 

GRAND DUCHY OF MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN 1815-1918:

HOUSE OF PRIBISLAW (Haus Pribislaw)

1815-1837: FREDERICK FRANCIS I (Friedrich Franz I.)

Born in 1756 at Schwerin.

Father: Prince Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

Married in 1775 at Gotha Princess LOUISE of Saxe-Gotha (*1756 Roda,+1808 Ludwigslust).

Died in 1837 at Ludwigslust.

Buried in Bad Doberan Minster.

His consort Grand Duchess Louise was buried in a Mausoleum in palace gardens in Ludwigslust.

 

 

1837-1842: PAUL FREDERICK (Paul Friedrich)

Born in 1800 at Ludwigslust.

Father: Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Grand Duchess Helena Pavlovna of Russia.

Married in 1822 in Berlin Princess ALEXANDRINE of Prussia (*1803 Berlin,+1892 Schwerin).

His issue who reigned: FREDERICK FRANCIS II (*1823,+1883).

Died in 1842 at Schwerin.

Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Alexandrine of Prussia in Schwerin Cathedral.

 

 

1842-1883: FREDERICK FRANCIS II (Friedrich Franz II.)

Born in 1823 at Ludwigslust.

Father: Grand Duke Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Grand Duchess Alexandrine of Prussia.

Married firstly in 1849 at Ludwigslust Princess AUGUSTA of Reuss (*1822 Klipphausen,+1862 Schwerin).

Married secondly in 1864 at Darmstadt Princess ANNE of Hesse-Darmstadt (*1843 Bessungen,+1865 Schwerin).

Married thirdly in 1868 at Rudolstadt Princess MARIE of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (*1850 Rabensteinfeld,+1922 The Hague).

His issue who reigned:

-FREDERICK FRANCIS III (*1851,+1897; son of Augusta),

-Elizabeth (*1869,+1955; Grand Duchess of Oldenburg; daughter of Marie),

-Henry (*1876,+1934; Prince consort of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands).

Died in 1883 at Schwerin.

Buried with his three consorts in Schwerin Cathedral (no separate tombs of his 1st and 2nd wives).

 

 

1883-1897: FREDERICK FRANCIS III (Friedrich Franz III.)

Born in 1851 at Ludwigslust.

Father: Grand Duke Frederick Francis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Grand Duchess Anne of Hesse-Darmstadt.

Married in 1879 in St Petersburg Grand Duchess ANASTASIA of Russia (*1860 Peterhof,+1922 Eze, France).

His issue who reigned:

-Alexandrine (*1879,+1952; Queen of Denmark),

-FREDERICK FRANCIS IV (*1882,+1945).

Died in 1897 at Cannes, France.

Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Anastasia in Helena Paulovna Mausoleum in palace gardens at Ludwigslust.

 

 

1897-1918: FREDERICK FRANCIS IV (Friedrich Franz IV.)

Born in 1882 in Palermo.

Father: Grand Duke Frederick Francis III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Mother: Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia.

Married in 1904 at Gmunden, Austria Princess ALEXANDRA of Hanover (*1882 Gmunden,+1963 Glücksburg).

Deposed in 1918.

Died in 1945 in Flensburg.

Buried with his consort Grand Duchess Alexandra in the New Cemetery in Glücksburg.

 

 

REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SINCE 1918

 

 

The tomb of Duchess DOROTHEA OF BRANDENBURG, consort of Duke Henry IV the Fat, in the Town Church in Gadebusch (Germany)

 

 

WISMAR (GERMANY)

BURIED IN ST MARY’S CHURCH (Wismar, Marienkirche, Kirchhof):

 

Duchess SOPHIA OF POMERANIA (+1504), consort of Duke Magnus II

 

The tomb has not been preserved.

The church had been damaged during an air raid in 1945 and demolished in 1960 (save the church tower).

 

 

WOLFENBÜTTEL (GERMANY)

BURIED IN ST MARY’S CHURCH (Wolfenbüttel, Beatae Mariae Virginis Kirche, Kleine Kirchstr./Kornmarkt):

 

Duchess CHRISTINE MARGARET OF MECKLENBURG-GÜSTROW (+1666), consort of Duke Christian Louis I

 

FOREIGN ROYAL BURIALS IN MECKLENBURG

(except burials of rulers from other German states):

 

BAD DOBERAN

Margaret Sambiria of Pomerania, Queen of Denmark, consort of King Christopher I

Select Bibliography

Burke's Royal Families of the World, vol. I: Europe and Latin America, London 1977

 

Borchardt E. J.: Mecklenburgs Herzöge, Schwerin 1991

 

Borhert J.: Mecklenburgs Grossherzöge 1815-1918, Schwerin 1992

 

Die Wappen und Flaggen der Herrscher und Staten der Welt, Nürnberg 1878

 

Flaggenbuch, Berlin 1905