Hedwig of Brandenburg (23 February 1540 – 21 October 1602), a member of the Hohenzollern dynasty, was Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1568 to 1589, by her marriage with the Welf duke Julius .
Hedwig was born about 1140 as a daughter of the Ballenstedt count Albert the Bear, first Margrave of Brandenburg from 1157, and his wife Countess Sophie of Winzenburg. At the age of 15, she married Otto, son and heir of Margrave Conrad of Meissen, a member of the House of Wettin. The conjugal union between the two Saxon dynasties ruling large ...
Hedwig was a daughter of Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1564–1613) from his second marriage with Elisabeth of Denmark, the eldest daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark. Hedwig was a sister of Christian the Younger of Brunswick, "the mad Bishop of Halberstadt". Hedwig married on 7 February 1619 in Wolfenbüttel to Ulrich, Duke of ...
Hedwig was a daughter of the Elector of Brandenburg Joachim II (1505–1571) and his second wife, Hedwig (1513–1573), the daughter of king Sigismund I of Poland. She married on 25 February 1560 inCölln on the Spree to Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1528–1589).
Hedwig of Brandenburg was Margravine of Brandenburg by birth and by marriage Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
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Sophia Hedwig was the eldest child of the Duke Julius of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1528-1589) from his marriage to Hedwig (1540-1602), the daughter of Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg. Her parents provided her with a comprehensive and thorough education and started marriage negotiations when she was young.