Bernard II of Werle

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Bernhard II, Lord of Werle
Bornc. 1320
Diedbetween 16 January and 13 April 1382
Noble familyHouse of Mecklenburg
FatherJohn II of Werle
MotherMatilda of Brunswick-Grubenhagen

Bernhard II, Lord of Werle [-Güstrow] (born: c. 1320; died: between 16 January 1382 and 13 April 1382) was from 1339 to 1347 Lord of Werle-Güstrow, from 1347 to 1382 Lord of Werle-Waren and from 1374 also Lord of Werle-Goldberg.

He was the youngest son of John II of Werle [-Güstrow] and his wife Matilda of Brunswick-Grubenhagen.

After the death of his father John II in 1337, his brother Nicholas III ruled Werle alone, until Bernard came of age in 1339. They then ruled jointly until 1347. On 14 June 1347, Werle was divided, with Bernard taking Werle-Waren. In 1374, John IV of Werle-Goldberg died, and Bernard inherited his territory.

He was last mentioned as living in a document dated 16 January 1382.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married in 1341 with Elisabeth (died between 1391 and 1410), a daughter of Count John "the Mild" of the Holstein-Plön. They had three children:

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Bernard II of Werle
Born: c. 1320 Died: between 16 January and 13 April 1382
Preceded by
John II
Lord of Werle-Waren
Succeeded by
John VI
Preceded by
John IV
Lord of Werle-Goldberg