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Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1527
Death: Mar. 14, 1603

Ulrich was the third son of Duke Albrecht VII and Anna of Brandenburg. Ulrich was educated in the Bavarian court. Later, he studied theology and law in Ingolstadt. After the death of his father, he took up residence in Bützow and in the 1550s followed his cousin Duke Magnus III of Mecklenburg as administrator of the diocese Schwerin. Later, he married Magnus's widow, Elizabeth, a daughter of King Frederick I of Denmark.

After the death of his uncle, Henry V, Duke of Mecklenburg, Ulrich participated in the national government, especially during Mecklenburg's participation in the Schmalkaldic war. It erupted from an inheritance dispute, which was settled by the "Ruppiner dictum" of the Elector of Brandenburg.

***Family Links***
Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1557-1631), married to
Frederik II, King of Denmark-Norway (1534-1588).
Family links: 
  Anna von Brandenburg (1507 - 1567)
  Anna von Pommern (1554 - 1626)
  Elizabeth of Denmark (1523 - 1586)*
  Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg (1527 - 1603)
  Anna von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1533 - 1602)*
*Calculated relationship
Cathedral of Güstrow
Rostocker Landkreis
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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Record added: Dec 26, 2009
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Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg
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