Margaret of Brandenburg (1453–1509)
Margaret of Brandenburg
|Born||18 April 1453|
|Died||27 April 1509 (aged 56)|
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg|
|Mother||Margaret of Baden|
She was initially intended for the monastic life. After her mother's death, however, Margaret was betrothed to Count Palatine Kaspar of Zweibrücken. But then Margaret fell dangerously ill and decided to dissolve her betrothal and become a nun after all. Her younger half-sister Amalie was then betrothed to Kasper and married him in 1478.
In 1476, Margaret succeeded Catherine of Kotzau as abbess of the Poor Clares monastery at Hof. In 1490, she abdicated and was succeeded by Agnes of Hirschberg. She spent the rest of her life in the monastery as a nun. She owned some land and in 1499, she created an urbarium.
References and sources
- Friedrich Ebert: Chronik der Stadt Hof, vol. VI, Hof, 1966. p. 319.
- Julius von Minutoli: Das kaiserliche Buch des Markgrafen Albrecht Achilles, Schneider, 1850, p. 487 (Digitized)