Sophia Jagiellon of Poland

Sophia Jagiellon of Poland

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Sophia Jagiellon of Poland was a Polish Lithuanian Princess and Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

She was a daughter Sigismund I the Old and his second wife Bona Sforza.

Sophia was born in Krakow, the third of her parents' six children. Her siblings included: Isabella Jagiellon, Sigismund II Augustus, Anna Jagiellon, Catherine Jagellon and Albert Jagellon.

Sophia's maternal grandparents were Gian Galeazzo Sforza and Isabella of Naples, daughter of Alfonso II of Naples and Ippolita Maria Sforza.

Sophia's paternal grandparents were Casimir IV Jagiellon and Elisabeth of Austria, daughter of Albert II of Germany and his wife Elisabeth (II) of Bohemia.

Between 22 and 25 February 1556 she married Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

He had previously been married to Mary of Württemberg, with whom he had eight children. This marriage proved childless.

On June 11, 1568 Sophia was widowed. After the death of her husband Sophia moved to the families house in Schöningen.

Shortly after, she fell into dispute with her stepson Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg; the conflict, which concerned the scope of princely rule in Schöningen, ended on January 17, 1572 when they signed an agreement. Julius did not honor the terms of the agreement and 1573, Sophia had to ask for help from Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor.

In the spring of 1570 Sophia converted to Lutheranism and was the only Lutheran in the Jagiellonian dynasty.

She died on 28 May 1575 at Schöningen. She was buried in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wolfenbüttel.


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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Сигизмунд I СтарыйСигизмунд I СтарыйFather01.01.146701.04.1548
        2Bona SforzaBona SforzaMother02.02.149419.11.1557
        3Sigismund II AugustusSigismund II AugustusBrother01.08.152007.07.1572
        4Catherine JagellonCatherine JagellonSister01.11.152616.09.1583
        5Anna JagiellonAnna JagiellonSister18.10.152309.09.1596
        6Isabella JagiellonIsabella JagiellonSister18.01.151915.09.1559
        7Vladislavs II JagelloVladislavs II JagelloUncle01.03.145613.03.1516
        8Jans I Olbrahts JagelloJans I Olbrahts JagelloUncle27.12.145917.06.1501
        9Sophia Jagiellon of PolandSophia Jagiellon of PolandAunt06.05.146405.10.1512
        10Sigismund III VasaSigismund III VasaNephew20.06.156630.04.1632
        11Barbara RadziwiłłBarbara RadziwiłłSister in-law06.12.152008.05.1551
        12Juhans III VāsaJuhans III VāsaBrother in-law27.06.153717.11.1592
        13Stephan BathoryStephan BathoryBrother in-law27.09.153312.12.1586
        14Casimir IV JagiellonCasimir IV JagiellonGrandfather30.11.142707.06.1492
        15Władysław II JagiełłoWładysław II JagiełłoGreat grandfather00.00.134801.06.1434
        16Vilhelms no BrandenburgasVilhelms no BrandenburgasCousin30.06.149804.02.1563
        17Albert of PrussiaAlbert of PrussiaCousin17.05.149020.03.1568

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