Ernst I. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Herzog zu Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Fürst von Lüneburg, was born 15 June 1497 in Uelzen, Lower Saxony, Germany to Heinrich I. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1468-1532) and Margarete von Sachsen (1469-1528) and died 11 January 1546 in Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany of unspecified causes. He married Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1508-1541) 2 June 1528 JL in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Lithuania, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Italy, Belarus, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire.


Offspring of Ernst I. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg and Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1508-1541)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Franz Otto von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1530-1559)
Friedrich von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1532-1553)
Heinrich von Braunschweig-Dannenberg (1533-1598) 4 June 1533 Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany 19 January 1598 Dannenberg, Lower Saxony, Germany Ursula von Sachsen-Lauenburg (1552-1620)

Margarete von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1534-1596) 12 July 1534 24 September 1596 Marburg, Hesse, Germany Johann von Mansfeld zu Hinter-Ort (1532-1567)

Wilhelm von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1535-1592) 4 July 1535 20 August 1592 Celle Dorothea of Denmark (1546-1617)

Ursule von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1536-1538)
Katharine von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1537-1540)
Elisabeth Ursula von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1539-1586) 1539 3 September 1586 Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Otto IV. von Holstein-Schauenburg (1517-1576)

Magdalene Sofie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1540-1586)
Sofie von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1541-1631)

Common ancestors of Ernst I. von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1497-1546) and Sophie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1508-1541)

  1. Alexandra of Lithuania (c1368-1434)
  2. Elisabeth von Bayern-Landshut (1383-1442)
  3. Elisabeth von Meißen (1329-1375)
  4. Frederick II. von Bayern-Landshut (1339-1393)
  5. Friedrich I. von Brandenburg (1372-1440)
  6. Friedrich I. von Sachsen (1370-1428)
  7. Friedrich III von Meißen (1332-1381)
  8. Friedrich V. von Nürnberg (1333-1398)
  9. Heinrich I. der Milde von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1365-1416)
  10. Katharina von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (c1389-1442)
  11. Katharina von Henneberg (c1332-1397)
  12. Maddalena Visconti (c1366-1404)
  13. Siemowit IV of Mazovia (c1353-1426)
  14. Sophie von Pommern (c1365-1406)

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