John II of Mecklenburg ( c. 1250 – 12 October 1299) was from 1264 until his death Lord of Mecklenburg . He was the youngest son of John I and Luitgard of Henneberg (1210-1267), the daughter of Count Poppo VII of Henneberg. After his brother Henry I was taken prisoner during his pilgrimage, he took over the regency of Mecklenburg and the guardianship of Henry's sons in 1275, along with his brother Nicholas III .
John II, Lord of Werle [-Güstrow] nicknamed The Bald (after 1250 – 27 August 1337), was from 1309 to 1316 co-regent of Werle and from 1316 to 1337 Lord of Werle-Güstrow. He was the second eldest son of John I of Werle and Sophie of Lindow-Ruppin. He reigned Werle from 1309 to 1316 together with his brother Nicholas II.
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Johann II von Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg), Herr zu Mecklenburg auf Gadebusch (c.1250 - 1299) - Genealogy.
He was the eldest son of Henry Borwin II, Lord of Mecklenburg. He ruled Mecklenburg jointly with his brothers, until they decided to divide the territory in 1234. As the eldest son, he received the ancestral homeland. In 1227, he defeated the Danish in the Battle of Bornhöved, thereby relieving Mecklenburg from Danish suzerainty.
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He was the son of Henry I and reigned from 1287 to 1289 together with his brother John III. During his father's absence (his father had been taken prisoner while on a crusade) from 1275 to 1302, Mecklenburg was ruled by his mother Anastasia jointly with Henry's uncles Nicholas III (until 1290) and John II(until 1283). In 1287, Henry II became co-regent with his mother and uncle. When his father died in 1302, Henry II became Lord of Mecklenburg. Early in his reign, he conducted an unsuccessful war against Nicholas II of Werle about the succession of Henry I. Around 1299, the sons of his father-in-law Albert III of Brandenburg died and Albert gave (or sold) him the Lordship of Stargard, which Albert had earlier promised to give as dowry to his daughter Beatrix (Henry II's wife). In the 1304 Treaty of Vietmannsdorf, it was once again agreed that Brandenburg enfeoffed Henry II with the Lordship of Stargard. Nevertheless, when Beatrix died...
Henry's first marriage was to Beatrix of Brandenburg (died: before 25 September 1314), the daughter of Margrave Albert III of Brandenburg. They had one daughter: 1. Matilda (1293-1357), married in 1311 with Duke Otto III of Brunswick-Lüneburg His second marriage, after 6 July 1315, was to Anna of Saxe-Wittenberg (died between 25 June 1327 and 9 August 1328), the daughter of Duke Albert II of Saxe-Wittenberg. They had the following children: 1. Ludgarda (1310-1362), married Duke Władysław of Bytom 2. Henry (1316-1321) 3. Anastasia (1317-1321) 4. Albert II (1318-1379), nicknamed The Great, who succeeded Henry as Lord of Mecklenburg, and in 1348 became the first Duke of Mecklenburg 5. Agnes (1320-1340), married on 6 January 1338 with Lord Nicholas IIIof Werle-Güstrow 6. John I(1329-1392), Lord of Mecklenburg and from 1348, Duke of Mecklenburg-Stargard 7. Beatrix of Mecklenburg, (born: 1324; died: 5 August 1399), abbess of the Ribnitz Monastery (1348-1395) His...
Ludwig Fromm (1880), "Heinrich II., der Löwe, Fürst von Mecklenburg", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 11, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 541–542
the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia. Henry II, Lord of Mecklenburg, nicknamed the Lion (after 14 April 1266 – 21 January 1329 in Sternberg) was regent of Mecklenburg from 1287 to 1298, co-regent from 1298 to 1302 and ruled alone again from 1302 to 1329.
John (Johann) IV/I (1326–between 9 August 1392 and 9 February 1393) 1329–1392 [Son of Heinrich II, Lord of Mecklenburg, from 1348 Duke] John (Johann) II (before 1370–between 6 July and 9 October 1416) 1392–1416 [Son of Johann , Duke of Mecklenburg [-Stargard-Sternberg]
Albrecht II Duke of Mecklenburg (c. 1318 – February 18, 1379) was a feudal lord in Northern Germany on the shores of the Baltic Sea.He reigned as the head of the House of Mecklenburg, his princely seat located in Schwerin beginning in the 1350s.
Albert II of Mecklenburg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albrecht II Duke of Mecklenburg (Schwerin c. 1318 February 18, 1379)) was a feudal lord in Northern Germany, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. He reigned as the head of the House of Mecklenburg, and since 1350's his princely seat was located in Schwerin.