House of Mecklenburg

House of Mecklenburg

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Mecklenburg

  • Niklot, (1090-1160), Prince of the Obotrites and ancestor of the House of Mecklenburg.
  • Pribislav (d. 1178), an Obotrite prince and the first Prince of Mecklenburg (1167-1178).

Partitioned into Mecklenburg, Werle, Rostock and Parchim in 1229.
Princes of Mecklenburg acquired Stargard as marriage dowry in 1304.
Prince of Rostock line extinct in 1314.
Prince of Parchim line extinct in 1416.
Prince of Werle line extinct in 1436.

  • Albert of Sweden, ( 1338- 1412), King of Sweden from 1364 and Duke of Mecklenburg from 1384.
  • Heinrich IV, the Thick, (1417-1477), Duke of Mecklenburg


Mecklenburg reunited in 1471.

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Mecklenburg Early 14th Century

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Mecklenburg 14th Century

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Mecklenburg 1383

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Albert of Sweden, (1338-1412), King of Sweden

  • Magnus II, (1441-1503), Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Güstrow.


Division into Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Gustrow in 1536.
Mecklenburg principalities reunited in 1610.
Partitioned into Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Güstrow in 1621.
Mecklenburg-Gustrow line became extinct in 1695 and Mecklenburg principalities reunited.
Partitioned between Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz in 1701.

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Mecklenburg 15th Century

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Mecklenburg to 1648

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Mecklenburg from 1648


Dukes of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin]
1701-1815
Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
1815-1918

  • Friedrich Wilhelm I, ( 1675- 1713), Dukes of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin]
  • Frederick Francis I, ( 1756- 1837), Duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] (1785-1815) and then as Grand Duke of Mecklenburg [-Schwerin] (1815-1837).

House Order of the Wendish Crown fonded in 1864 by both Grand Dukes.

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Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin


Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1701-1815
Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
1815-1918

  • Adolf Friedrich II, (1658-1708), the first Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1701.
  • Charles II, (1741-1816), Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1815 and Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz from 1816.

House Order of the Wendish Crown founded in 1864 by both Grand Dukes.

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Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz