Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen

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Elisabeth of Brandenburg (24 August 1510 25 May 1558) was a Duchess consort of Brunswick-Göttingen-Calenberg by marriage to Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Regent of the Duchy of Brunswick-Göttingen-Calenberg during the minority of her son, Eric II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, from 1540 until 1545. She is considered a "Reformation Princess", who, together with the Hessian reformer Anton Corvinus, helped the Reformation prevail in today's South Lower Saxony.

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Elisabeth of Brandenburg, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg-Göttingen
Elisabeth, woodcut around 1542
Duchess consort of Brunswick-Göttingen-Calenberg
Tenure1525 – 30 July 1540
Born24 August 1510
probably Cölln
Died25 May 1558(1558-05-25) (aged 47)
BuriedSt. John's Church in Schleusingen
Noble familyHouse of Hohenzollern
Spouse(s)Eric I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Poppo XII of Henneberg
Eric II
Anna Maria
FatherJoachim I, Elector of Brandenburg
MotherElisabeth of Denmark
Elisabeth, Elector of Brandenburg, secretly takes communion in both kinds. Wood engraving after a painting by Adolph Treidler (1846-1905), published in: Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst 9 (1874).

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