Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg

Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg

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Death 14 Mar 1603 (aged 76)
Burial Gustrow, Landkreis Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Memorial ID 45820170 · View Source
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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.

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Daughter:
Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1557-1631), married to
Frederik II, King of Denmark-Norway (1534-1588).


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  • Created by: Frank K.
  • Added: 26 Dec 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 45820170
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ulrich III. zu Mecklenburg (5 Mar 1527–14 Mar 1603), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45820170, citing Cathedral of Güstrow, Gustrow, Landkreis Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany ; Maintained by Frank K. (contributor 46941322) .