Elisabeth of Meissen


Elisabeth of Meissen

Elisabeth of Meissen (22 November, 1329 – 21 April 1375), was the daughter of Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen and Matilde of Bavaria and a member of the House of Wettin.

She was born in Wartburg. At the age of twenty, she married Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg on 7 September 1350, in Jena. They had eight children, six girls and two boys, who survived to adulthood:

# Elisabeth (1358–26 July 1411, Heidelberg), married in Amberg 1374 to Rupert of Germany.
# Beatrix (ca. 1362, Nuremberg–10 June 1414,Perchtoldsdorf), married in Vienna 1375 Duke Albert III of Austria
# Anna (ca. 1364–after 10 May 1392), a nun in Seusslitz.
# Agnes (1366 – 22 May 1432), Convent in Hof (1376 - 1386) married in Konstance 1386 Baron Friedrich of Daber, Returned to Convent in Hof (1406) Abbess in Hof (1411-1432).
# John (ca. 1369–11 June 1420, Plassenburg).
# Frederick (1371–1440).
# Margarete (d. 1406, Gudensberg), married in Kulmbach 1383 Landgrave Hermann of Hesse.
# Katharina (d. 1409), Abbess in Hof.

Elisabeth died at the age of 45.


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