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Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (1129 - 1195) and Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1564 - 1613) and Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel (1579 - 1666) and George William, Duke of Calenberg and Celle (1624 - 1705) and Anton Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1633 - 1714) and Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1713 - 1780) and Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1804 - 1873)

Johannes Zahlten, S. A. Woodcock and Georg Ruppelt

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German dynasty of rulers, patrons and collectors. The first notable patron of the Welf dynasty was (1) Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (reg 1142–80), who initiated an extensive building programme in Brunswick in the mid-12th century. Although deprived of his duchies in 1180 (due to conflict with the Holy Roman Emperor), he retained control of the Welf family lands of Brunswick and Lüneburg. In 1209 his second son became Holy Roman

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