Sybille of Saxony
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Sybille of Saxony
Sibylle of Saxony
Lucas Cranach d.Ä. - Bildnis einer jungen Frau (Galleria degli Uffizi).jpg
Princess Sibylle of Saxony, Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg, painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder
Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg
Tenure1543-1571
1574-1581
Born2 May 1515
Freiberg
Died18 July 1592(1592-07-18) (aged 77)
Buxtehude
Burial
SpouseFrancis I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
HouseHouse of Wettin
FatherHenry IV, Duke of Saxony
MotherCatherine of Mecklenburg
ReligionLutheranism

Sibylle of Saxony (2 May 1515 in Freiberg – 18 July 1592 in Buxtehude) was a Saxon princess of the Albertine line of House of Wettin and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Lauenburg.

Life

Sibylle was the eldest child of the Duke Henry IV of Saxony (1473-1541) from his marriage to Catherine of Mecklenburg (1487-1561), daughter of the Duke Magnus II of Mecklenburg.

She married on 8 February 1540 in Dresden Duke Francis I of Saxe-Lauenburg (1510-1581). This relationship turned out to be important for Sibylle's brother Maurice during the Schmalkaldic War. The marriage proved unhappy and Francis accused Sibylle of vindictive and unloving acts[1] In later years, Sibylle and Francis reconciled again. In 1552, Sibylle asked her brother Maurice to financially assist her husband, so he could redeem some goods and villages from Lübeck.[2]

In 1588, the Duchess played a prominent role in the affair of her son Maurice, who lived in Buxtehude in the Altkloster [nds] Abbot's House since 1585/86, with Adam von Tschammer's wife Gisela against whom she initiated a trial of witchcraft.

Sibylle died in 1592 in Buxtehude and was buried in the Cathedral of Ratzeburg.

Offspring

From her marriage to Francis, Sibylle had the following children:

Ancestors

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