Person:William IV, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1)

William IV _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
b.Abt 1425
d.7 Jul 1503 Hardegsen
  1. Frederick III _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg1424 - 1495
  2. William IV _____, Duke of Brunswick-LüneburgAbt 1425 - 1503
m. 7 May 1444
  1. Anne of Brunswick-Lüneburg1460 - 1520
  2. Henry IV _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg1463 - 1514
  3. Eric I _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg1470 - 1540
Facts and Events
Name William IV _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Alt Name Wilhelm van Brunswijk Wolfenbuttel
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1425
Marriage 7 May 1444 to Elisabeth Van Stolberg
Death? 7 Jul 1503 Hardegsen
Burial? Minden
Reference Number? Q471836?


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William (German: Wilhelm) called William the Younger (c. 1425 – 7 July 1503) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Wolfenbüttel and Göttingen principalities.

The eldest son of William the Victorious, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, he was given the Principality of Göttingen by his father in 1473. In 1482 the father died, and he and his brother Frederick succeeded their father in the remaining parts of his state; however, William had Frederick imprisoned in 1484 and made himself sole ruler. In 1490 he bought the City of Helmstedt from the Abbott of Werden. In 1491, William gave the Principality of Wolfenbüttel including Calenberg to his sons, and kept only Göttingen to himself. In 1495 he resigned as prince of Göttingen in favour of his son Eric I in return for an appanage. William died on 7 July 1503 in Hardegsen.

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  1.   William IV, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.