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House of Brunswick-Lüneburg


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House of Welf–Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Old Line of Lüneburg

Old Line of Brunswick

Line of Grubenhagen

Line of Göttingen

Middle Line of Lüneburg

Middle Line of Brunswick

Line of Calenberg

Line of Wolfenbüttel

Line of Harburg

New Line of Lüneburg

Electors of Hanover

Kings of Hanover

New Line of Brunswick–Dukes of Brunswick

Line of Bevern

Line of Hanover

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Names and Titles

With the exception of the kings of Hanover, reigning members of the dynasty in all its branches were styled dukes of Brunswick and Lüneburg. Hanover was proclaimed a kingdom in October 1814.

Heinemann, O. von, Geschichte von Braunschweig und Hannover (3 vols., Gotha, 1882–92).Schnath, G., Geschichte des Landes Niedersachsen (new edn., Würzburg, 1973).

1235–1252

Otto I, the Child (grandson of Henry XII of Bavaria; made duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg by emperor Frederick II1235)

1252–1277

John (son; received Lüneburg by partition 1267)

1277–1330

Otto II, the Severe (son)

1330–1352

Otto III (son)

1330–1369

William (brother; succession in dispute 1369–88)

1252–1279

Albert I, the Tall (son of Otto I; Brunswick 1267)

1279–1292

William (son; Brunswick 1286)

1279–1318

Albert II, the Fat (brother; Göttingen1286; Brunswick1292)

1318–1344

Otto the Mild (son)

1344–1369

Magnus I, the Pious (brother)

1369–1373

Magnus II, the Younger (son; co-regent 1345)

1373–1400

Frederick (son; union with Luneburg 1400)

1279–1322

Henry I, the Singular (son of Albert I; received Grubenhagen at separation from Brunswick 1286)

1322–1351

Henry II of Greece (son)

1322–1360

William (brother)

1322–1361

Ernest I (brother)

1361–1383

Albert I (son)

1383–1427

Erik the Conqueror (son)

1427–1464

Henry III (son)

1441–1485

Albert II (brother)

1464–1526

Henry IV (son of Henry III)

1485–1551

Philip I, the Elder (son of Albert II)

1551–1567

Ernest II (son)

1567–1595

Wolfgang (brother)

1595–1596

Philip II, the Younger (brother; union with Wolfenbüttel 1596)

1344–1367

Ernest (son of Albert II of Brunswick; received Göttingen at separation from Brunswick 1345)

1367–1394

Otto I, the Bad (son)

1394–1437

Otto II, the One-eyed (son; abdicated, died 1463; union with Calenberg)

1388–1416

Henry I, the Mild (son of Magnus II; shared Lüneburg 1388; shared Brunswick 1400; received Lüneburg by partition 1409)

1416–1428

William the Victorious (son; Brunswick1428)

1428–1434

Bernard I (son of Magnus II; Brunswick 1409–28)

1434–1441

Frederick the Pious (son; abdicated)

1434–1446

Otto I, the Lame (brother)

1446–1458

Frederick (again; abdicated, died 1478)

1458–1464

Bernard II (son)

1464–1471

Otto II, the Magnanimous (brother)

1471–1522

Henry II, the Middle (son; abdicated, died 1532)

1522–1546

Ernest I, the Confessor (son)

1536–1539

Francis (brother; abdicated; Gifhorn 1539–49)

1546–1559

Francis Otto (son of Ernest I)

1388–1428

Bernard (son of Magnus II; shared Lüneburg 1388; shared Brunswick 1400; Brunswick 1409; Lüneburg 1428)

1428–1482

William I, the Victorious (nephew; Lüneburg 1416–28; Calenberg 1432; Göttingen 1437; Wolfenbüttel 1473)

1432–1473

Henry the Pacific (brother; Wolfenbüttel)

1482–1484

Frederick (son of William I; Calenberg, shared Wolfenbüttel 1483; deposed, died 1495)

1482–1495

William II, the Younger (brother; Göttingen, shared Wolfenbüttel 1483; abdicated, died 1503)

1495–1540

Erik I, the Elder (son; received Calenberg-Göttingen by partition 1495)

1540–1584

Erik II, the Younger (son; union with Wolfenbüttel 1585)

1495–1514

Henry I, the Elder (son of William II; Wolfenbüttel 1495)

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