Person:Henry III, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1)

Henry III _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
b.4 Jun 1533 Celle
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Name Henry III _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Alt Name Heinrich van Brunswijk Dannenberg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Jun 1533 Celle
Marriage 1 Jan 1569 Artlinburgto Ursula of Saxe-Lauenburg
Death[1] 19 Jan 1598 Dannenberg, Hannover, Preußen, Germany
Reference Number? Q65819?

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Henry III (1533 – 19 January 1598), a member of the House of Welf, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruling Prince of Lüneburg from 1559 until 1569, jointly with his brother William the Younger. From 1569, he ruled over the Lordship of Dannenberg until his death.

He was the second surviving son of Duke Ernest I of Brunswick-Lüneburg and assumed the rule in the Principality of Lüneburg upon the early death of his elder brother Francis Otto in 1559. He and his younger brother William fell out with each other in 1569, when Henry married the Ascanian princess Ursula of Saxe-Lauenburg (1545–1620), daughter of Duke Francis I, and demanded the partition of the Lüneburg lands.

He eventually waived his claims to the Lüneburg principality and received Dannenberg as a paréage as well as an annual payment in compensation. He also ensured that his descendants were entitled to inherit the Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel estates upon the extinction of the line; therefore, his youngest son Augustus could assume the rule in Wolfenbüttel in 1635.

Henry died in Dannenberg.

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