Henry V of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ( Latin: Henricus; 10 November 1489 – 11 June 1568), called the Younger, ( Heinrich der Jüngere ), a member of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruling Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1514 until his death. The last Catholic of the Welf princes, he was known for the large number of wars in which he was involved and for the long-standing affair with his mistress Eva von Trott .
Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Henry (Latin Henricus; 10 November 1489 – 11 June 1568, Wolfenbüttel), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, called the Younger, was prince of Wolfenbüttel from 1514 until his death. He is known for the large number of wars in which he was involved.
Henry Julius was born in Hessen am Fallstein as the eldest son of Duke Julius of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1528–1589) and his wife Hedwig of Brandenburg (1540–1602), at the time when the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was still under the rule of his grandfather Duke Henry V. Already in 1566, at the age of two, he was elected Lutheran administrator of the Halberstadt bishopric by the cathedral chapter; however, a condition of his election was an agreement that the cathedral chapter ...
Henry IV, called the Elder, a member of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruling Prince of Wolfenbüttel from 1491 until his death.
Henry's father, Duke William IV of Brunswick-Lüneburg retired in 1491, leaving government of the Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel with Caleneberg to his two sons Henry the Elder and Eric, and only kept the Principality of Göttingen for himself. In 1494, the brothers divided their territories between them: Henry received the eastern part of the state, with the cities of Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel, while Eric took over the Calenberg estates. Starting in 1492, Henry laid siege to the ...
Henry married Catherine of Pomerania, daughter of Eric II, Duke of Pomerania, in 1486. They had the following children: 1. Christoper of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Archbishop of Bremen 2. Catherine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, married Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg in November 1509. 3. Henry of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, succeeded as Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. 4. Francis of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Bishop of Minden 5. George of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Archbishop of Bremen 6. Eric of ...
After several early divisions, Brunswick-Lüneburg re-unified under Duke Magnus II (d. 1373). Following his death, his three sons jointly ruled the Duchy. After the murder of their brother Frederick I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, brothers Bernard and Henry redivided the land, Henry receiving the territory of Wolfenbüttel. House of Brunswick
Father. Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Mother. Maria of Württemberg. Julius of Brunswick-Lüneburg (also known as Julius of Braunschweig; 29 June 1528 – 3 May 1589), a member of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruling Prince of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1568 until his death.
George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1624–1705), Prince of Calenberg from 1648-1665, and Prince of Lüneburg from 1665-1705. He was the father of Sophia Dorothea of Celle , wife of the future King George I of Great Britain .
In 1520, political frictions with Charles V convinced his father, Henry I of Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg to abdicate and leave for the French Court which was ardently Catholic. Henry's two eldest sons, Otto and Ernest, became regents of the country. At the urging of the Catholic forces, Henry returned to Lüneberg in 1527 and tried to regain ...
Henry IV (14 June 1463 – 23 June 1514), called the Elder (Heinrich der Ältere), a member of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruling Prince of Wolfenbüttel from 1491 until his death.