Elisabeth of Meissen

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Elisabeth of Meissen
Burgravine of Nuremberg
Born22 November 1329
Died21 April 1375(1375-04-21) (aged 45)
Spouse Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg
Issue Elisabeth
John III
Frederick I
House Wettin
Father Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen
Mother Mathilde of Bavaria

Elisabeth of Meissen, Burgravine of Nuremberg (22 November 1329 – 21 April 1375) was the daughter of Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen and Mathilde of Bavaria and a member of the House of Wettin.

Marriage and children

She was born in Wartburg. On 7 September 1356, at the age of twenty six, she married Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg in Jena. In 1357 her husband succeeded to the title, and from that time until her death in 1375, she was styled as Burgravine of Nuremberg. Together Frederick and Elisabeth had eight children, six girls and two boys, who survived to adulthood:

  1. Elisabeth (135826 July 1411, Heidelberg), married in Amberg 1374 to Rupert of Germany.
  2. Beatrix (c. 1362, Nuremberg 10 June 1414, Perchtoldsdorf), married in Vienna 1375 Duke Albert III of Austria
  3. Anna (c. 1364after 10 May 1392), a nun in Seusslitz.
  4. Agnes (1366 22 May 1432), Convent in Hof (1376–1386) married in Konstance 1386 Baron Friedrich of Daber, Returned to Convent in Hof (1406) Abbess in Hof (1411–1432).
  5. John (c. 136911 June 1420, Plassenburg).
  6. Frederick (13711440).
  7. Margarete (died 1406, Gudensberg), married in Kulmbach 1383 Landgrave Hermann of Hesse.
  8. Katharina (died 1409), Abbess in Hof.
  9. Veronica of Hohenzollern, married Barnim VI, Duke of Pomerania.

Elisabeth died at the age of 45.

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