Person:William III, Duke of Luxembourg (1)

William III _____, Duke of Luxembourg
b.30 Apr 1425
d.17 Sep 1482
m. 7 Feb 1402
  1. Frederick II _____, Elector of Saxony1412 - 1464
  2. Anna _____, of Saxony1420 - 1462
  3. Katharine Princess of SaxonyAbt 1421 - 1476
  4. Henry of Saxony1422 - 1435
  5. William III _____, Duke of Luxembourg1425 - 1482
m. 20 Jun 1446
  1. Margaret of Thuringia1449 - 1501
  2. Catharine of Saxony1453 - 1534
Facts and Events
Name William III _____, Duke of Luxembourg
Alt Name William III _____, Landgrave of Thuringia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 30 Apr 1425
Marriage 20 Jun 1446 Jenato Anne _____, Duchess of Luxembourg
Death[1] 17 Sep 1482
Reference Number? Q210569?

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William III (30 April 1425 – 17 September 1482), called the Brave (in German Wilhelm der Tapfere), was landgrave of Thuringia (from 1445) and claimant duke of Luxemburg (from 1457). He is actually the second William to rule Thuringia, and in Luxembourg; he was the third Margrave of Meissen named William.

He was a younger son of Frederick I the Warlike, elector of Saxony, and Catherine of Brunswick and Lunenburg. On 2 June 1446 he married Anne of Luxembourg, daughter of Albert II, King of Germany, Bohemia and Hungary and Elisabeth of Luxembourg. On behalf of his wife, he became Duke of Luxembourg from 1457 to 1469. They had two daughters, Margaret of Thuringia (1449–1501) and Catherine of Thuringia (1453 – 10 July 1534), who married Duke Henry II of Münsterberg.

William minted a silver groschen known as the Judenkopf Groschen. Its obverse portrait shows a man with a pointed beard wearing a Jewish hat, which the populace took as depicting a typical Jew.

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