Person:William of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1)

William _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
b.4 Jul 1535 Celle
d.20 Aug 1592 Celle
Facts and Events
Name William _____, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Alt Name Willem V _____, von BRUNSWIJK-LUNEBURG
Alt Name Wilhelm _____, van Brunswijk Luneburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Jul 1535 CelleHouse of Welf
Marriage 12 Oct 1561 to Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Death[1] 20 Aug 1592 Celle
Reference Number? Q62481?

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William VI (4 July 1535 – 20 August 1592), called William the Younger, was Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince of Lüneburg from 1559 until his death. Until 1569 he ruled together with his brother, Henry of Dannenberg.

William was the son of Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. On 12 October 1561 he married Dorothea of Denmark (29 June 1546 Kolding–6 January 1617 Winsen), daughter of Christian III of Denmark and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg.

In 1582, William began suffering from fits of insanity. These fits caused his wife to flee him in 1584 for her own safety.

After William's death, his wife became regent for their son George.

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