Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Anna Maria Of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

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Anna Maria of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. Schwerin, 1 July 1627 – d. Halle, 11 December 1669) was a German noblewoman, a member of the House of Mecklenburg and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weissenfels.

She was the fourth child and second daughter of Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin by his first wife Anna Maria, daughter of Enno III, Count of Ostfriesland. In older historiography she appears with a third name, Dorothea,See: Roswitha Jacobsen, Die Tagebücher 1667-1686: Kommentar und Register, Michigan 2003, ISBN 3740010339; Karl Kehrbach, Monumenta Germaniae paedagogica, Volume 52, Michigan 2007; B. Touchnitz, Archiv für die Sächsische Geschichte, Volume 5, Princeton 1879; Martina Schattkowsky, Witwenschaft in der frühen Neuzeit: fürstliche und adlige Witwen zwischen Fremd- und Selbstbestimmung - Volume 6 of Schriften zur sächsischen Geschichte und Volkskunde, Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3936522790; Julius Richter, Das Erziehungswesen am Hofe der Wettiner Albertinischer (Haupt-)Linie - Volume 52 of Monumenta Germaniae paedagogica, 1913 but modern historians have discarded it.

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The wars involving Mecklenburg forced her father to send Anna Maria and her two older brothers, Christian Louis and Karl, first to Sweden and shortly afterwards to Denmark, to the court of Dowager Queen Sophia (born Duchess of Mecklenburg-Güstrow). In 1629 Anna Maria was sent to Saxony with Dowager Electress Hedwig, to the latter's...
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