Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg

Magnus I, Duke Of Saxe-Lauenburg

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Magnus I of Saxe-Lauenburg (Ratzeburg, 1 January 1488 – 1 August 1543, Ratzeburg) was a Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg from the House of Ascania.

Life

Magnus was the second son of John V, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg and Dorothea of Brandenburg, daughter of Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg.

In 1481 John V redeemed Saxe-Lauenburg's exclave Land of Hadeln, which had been pawned to Hamburg as security for a credit of 3,000 Rhenish guilders since 1407.Elke Freifrau von Boeselager, "Das Land Hadeln bis zum Beginn der frühen Neuzeit", in: see references for bibliographical details, vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995): pp. 321-388, here p. 331. ISBN 3-9801919-8-2.Elke Freifrau von Boeselager, "Das Land Hadeln bis zum Beginn der frühen Neuzeit", in: see references for bibliographical details, vol. II 'Mittelalter (einschl. Kunstgeschichte)' (1995): pp. 321-388, here p. 332. ISBN 3-9801919-8-2.

Vicegerent and regent of the Land of Hadeln

In 1484 Magnus, who aimed at increasing his local revenues, had reached out to conquer the rich neighbouring Land of Wursten, a de facto autonomous region of free Frisian peasants in a North Sea marsh at the Weser estuary, but he failedKarl...
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