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Name George , Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 17 FEB 1582 Celle
Birth? 17 Nov 1582 Celle, Hannover, Preußen, Germany,
Death? 2 Apr 1641 Hildesheim, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Alt Death? 12 APR 1641 Wolfenbuttel
Other? House of Welf


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George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (17 November 1582, Celle – 2 April 1641, Hildesheim) ruled as Prince of Calenberg from 1635.

He was a son of William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1535–1592) and Dorothea of Denmark (1546–1617). His mother was daughter to Christian III of Denmark and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg. She acted as a regent during the early years of his reign, keeping power from the councillors who had mismanaged the estates during his father's fits of insanity.

In the 1635 redivision of the territories of the House of Welf after the death of Frederick Ulrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg, he received the Principality of Calenberg, which included the former Principality of Göttingen since 1495, while his elder brother Augustus retained the Principality of Lüneburg. George was the first duke to move his residence to Hanover where he laid the foundation for the Leineschloss. After his death, he was succeeded by his son Christian Louis.

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References
  1.   George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Georg Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.