Sibylle of Cleves

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Sibylle of Cleves (17 January 1512 21 February 1554) was electress consort of Saxony.

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Sibylle of Cleves
Sibylle of Cleves at the time of her betrothal to Electoral Prince John Frederick, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526.
Electress consort of Saxony
Tenure16 August 15324 June 1547
Born17 January 1512
Died21 February 1554(1554-02-21) (aged 42)
SpouseJohn Frederick I, Elector of Saxony
Among others
John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony
John William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar
John Frederick III, Duke of Saxony
HouseLa Marck
FatherJohn III, Duke of Cleves
MotherMaria of Jülich-Berg

Born in Düsseldorf,[1] she was the eldest daughter of John III of the House of La Marck, Duke of Jülich jure uxoris, Cleves, Berg jure uxoris, Count of Mark, also known as de la Marck and Ravensberg jure uxoris (often referred to as Duke of Cleves) who died in 1538, and his wife Maria, Duchess of Julich-Berg (1491–1543). Her younger siblings were two sisters, Anne (later Queen of England) and Amalia, and a brother, William, who became Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.