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  1. Ingeborg of Holstein: Birth: 1396. Death: 1465

  2. Henry IV of Holstein-Rendsburg: Birth: 1397. Death: 1427

  3. Helvig of Holstein-Rendsburg: Birth: 1398. Death: 1436

  4. Adolf VIII of Holstein: Birth: 1401. Death: 4 DEC 1459

  5. Gerhard VII of Holstein-Rendsburg: Birth: 1404. Death: 24 JUL 1433


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a. Note:   ss consort of Sønderjylland and Schleswig and Countess consort of Holstein-Rendsburg. She was the regent of some of the fiefs of her son Henry during his minority from 1404 to 1415. She was a daughter of Magnus II Torquatus, Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, Prince of Wolfenbüttel, and his consort Catherine of Anhalt-Bernburg, daughter of Bernhard III, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg. Catherine Elisabeth was the grandmother of Christian I of Denmark and six times great-granddaughter of Henry II of England. Catherine Elisabeth was in fact likely named only Catherine; she was often referred to as Elisabeth in older literature, but this was likely due to a mixup with her younger sister, who was named Elisabeth. In the 14th century, it was still rare to have two first names such as "Catherine Elisabeth". Due to this confusion, however, she has sometimes been referred to by both names. Contents Marriage and issue Catherine Elisabeth was engaged in 1390 and married in 1395 to Gerhard VI Count of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (ca. 1367-4 August 1404), who ruled in personal union as Duke Gerhard II in Schleswig. She had three sons and two daughters: Ingeborg of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (1396–1465), Abbess at Vadstena Abbey 1447-1452 and 1457–1465 Henry of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (1397–1427), as Henry IV Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, as Henry III Duke of Schleswig from 1404 Hedwig of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (aka Heilwig; 1398–1436), married (1) on 18 April 1417 to Prince Balthasar of Mecklenburg-Werle, who died of the plague in 1421, (2) in 1423 to Count Derrick of Oldenburg. Adolf of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (1401–1459), as Adolf VIII Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, as Adolf I Duke of Schleswig with his brother Gerhard VII from 1427 Gerhard of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg (1404–1433, Emmerich), as Gerhard VII Count of Holstein-Rendsburg, as Gerhard III Duke of Schleswig with his brother Adolf from 1427, married in 1432 to Agnes daughter of Margrave Bernard I of Baden-Baden (divorced 1433) Biography In 1404, Catherine Elisabeth was widowed while her son, successor to her spouse, was still a minor. She thereby became regent, but was forced into the political act of handing the guardian regency over the County of Holstein to her former brother-in-law, Bishop Henry of Osnabrück, and the guardian regency of the Duchy of Sønderjylland as well as the custody of her son, Duke Henry, to Queen Margaret I of Denmark and King Erik; her son Duke Henry was taken to Denmark, and her daughter Ingeborg was sent by Queen Margaret to Vadstena Abbey in Sweden. In the following years, Queen Margaret acquired large parts of Sønderjylland as security (Tønder fief, Frisland, episcopal manors in Svabsted and Stubbe) and by purchase (Trøjborg, Skinkelborg and Grødersby); King Erik took over Haderslev fief as security from the fiefholder Helene Ahlefeldt, and the queen, Flensborg. However, in 1408, when Gottorp was about to be taken over by the Danish crown, Catherine Elisabeth called her son Henry back from Denmark and had a declaration of hostility sent to King Erik on 14 June 1410. This led to a number of feuds, instability and the pawning of several fiefs. Her own dower lands of Als, Ærø and Sundeved were taken by King Erik. Several foreign princes, among them her brother Duke Henry the Mild of Brunswick and Lunenburg (Wolfenbüttel), tried to intervene and mediate but without lasting peace. In 1415, her son Henry was declared of legal majority, the reign of Catherine Elisabeth ended and she is no longer mentioned much in the documents. In 1417, she was present in Rendsborg at her son's side when King Erik took Schleswig and Henry was forced to seek help from Hamburg. In 1423, her sons submitted a complaint that their mother had been assaulted by the royal soldiers despite the promise that she was to be left out of the conflict: her carriage had been attacked and her male staff had been mugged and captured. This is the last time she is mentioned. Catherine Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1385 – after 1423) was Duchess consort of Schleswig and Countess consort of Holstein-Rendsburg. She was the regent of some of the fiefs of her son Henry during his minority from 1404 to 1415. She was a daughter of Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Catherine of Anhalt-Bernburg, daughter of Bernhard III, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg. Catherine Elisabeth was the grandmother of Christian I of Denmark and six times great-granddaughter of Henry II of England. Catherine Elisabeth was in fact likely named only Catherine; she was often referred to as Elisabeth in older literature, but this was likely due to a mixup with her younger sister, who was named Elisabeth. In the 14th century, it was still rare to have two first names such as "Catherine Elisabeth". Due to this confusion, however, she has sometimes been referred to by both names. Contents Marriage and issue Catherine Elisabeth was engaged in 1390 and married in 1395 to Gerhard VI, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg. She had three sons and two daughters: Ingeborg of Holstein (1396–1465), Abbess at Vadstena Abbey 1447-1452 and 1457–1465 Henry IV, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (1397–1427) Helvig of Schauenburg (1398–1436) Adolf VIII, Count of Holstein (1401–1459) Gerhard VII, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg (1404–1433) Biography In 1404, Catherine Elisabeth was widowed while her son, successor to her spouse, was still a minor. She thereby became regent, but was forced to relent to her former brother-in-law, Bishop Henry of Osnabrück, and the guardian regency of the Duchy of Schleswig as well as the custody of her son, Duke Henry, to Queen Margaret I of Denmark and King Erik; her son Duke Henry was taken to Denmark, and her daughter Ingeborg was sent by Queen Margaret to Vadstena Abbey in Sweden. In the following years, Queen Margaret acquired large parts of Schleswig as security (Tønder fief, Frisland, episcopal manors in Svabsted and Stubbe) and by purchase (Trøjborg, Skinkelborg and Grødersby); King Erik took over Haderslev fief as security from the fiefholder Helene Ahlefeldt, and the queen, Flensborg. However, in 1408, when Gottorp was about to be taken over by the Danish crown, Catherine Elisabeth called her son Henry back from Denmark and had a declaration of hostility sent to King Erik on 14 June 1410. This led to a number of feuds, instability and the pawning of several fiefs. Her own dower lands of Als, Ærø and Sundeved were taken by King Erik. Several foreign princes, among them her brother Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, tried to intervene and mediate but without lasting peace. In 1415, her son Henry was declared of legal majority, the reign of Catherine Elisabeth ended and she is no longer mentioned much in the documents. In 1417, she was present in Rendsborg at her son's side when King Erik took Schleswig and Henry was forced to seek help from Hamburg. In 1423, her sons submitted a complaint that their mother had been assaulted by the royal soldiers despite the promise that she was to be left out of the conflict: her carriage had been attacked and her male staff had been mugged and captured. This is the last time she is mentioned.
Note:   Catherine Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1385 – after 1423) was Duche


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