Anna Maria of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen (German: Anna Maria von Braunschweig-Calenberg-Göttingen; born: 23 April 1532 in Münden;[1] died: 20 March 1568 in Neuhausen[2] near Königsberg in Prussia) was a Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneberg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Prussia.

Life

Anna Maria was the daughter of Duke Eric I of Brunswick-Calenberg (1470–1540) and Elizabeth of Brandenburg (1510–1558). She married in 1550 Margrave Albert I of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1490–1568), who had been created the first Duke of Prussia in 1525; she was his second wife. Albert died of the plague on 20 March 1568 at Tapiau Castle. Anna Maria herself died 16 hours later from the plague too.

Issue

  • Elisabeth (20 May 1551 – 19 February 1596).
  • Albert Frederick (29 April 1553 – 18 August 1618), who succeeded as Duke of Prussia.

Footnotes

  1. ^ The town was originally called Münden, 160 years after Anna Maria's birth becoming part of the new Electorate of Hanover in 1692 it was also called Hannoversch Münden (Hanoverian Münden), but in 1991, the city officially adopted the abbreviated name of Hann. Münden
  2. ^ The town was originally renamed in 1946 as Guryevsk.
Anna Maria of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen
Born: 23 April 1532 Died: 20 March 1568
Vacant
Title last held by
Dorothea of Denmark
Duchess consort of Prussia
1550–1568
Succeeded by