Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania

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Bogislaw V
Duke of Pomerania
Bogusław V Pomorski Elżbieta Piastówna.jpg
Bogislaw and Elisabeth Piast, his first wife
Bornc.  1318
Slupsk, Koszalin, Poland
Died(1374-04-23)23 April 1374
Kloster Belbuck, Pommern, Prussia
Noble familyHouse of Griffins
FatherWartislaw IV, Duke of Pomerania
MotherElisabeth of Lindow-Ruppin

Bogislaw V (Polish: Bogusław, Latin: Bogislaus) (c. 1318 – 23 April 1374) was a Duke of Pomerania.

Eldest son of Duke Wartislaw IV and Elisabeth of Lindow-Ruppin,[1] Bogislaw had two brothers, Barnim IV and Wartislaw V. The brothers were joint rulers from their father's death in 1326. They allied with King Casimir III of Poland, whose daughter Elisabeth married Bogislaw, against the Teutonic Order. Elisabeth died in 1361; in 1362 Bogislaw married Adelheid Welf, daughter of Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen.

The death of Barnim in 1366 led to a quarrel between Bogislaw and Wartislaw, which was settled by a treaty in 1368 partitioning Pomerania between Bogislaw V, Wartislaw V, and Barnim's sons, Bogislaw VI and Wartislaw VI. Bogislaw received most of the Farther Pomeranian parts of Pomerania-Wolgast, thence Pomerania-Stolp (named after the town of Stolp, now Słupsk). Wartislaw received the Neustettin (now Szczecinek) area, and the sons of Barnim received North-Western Pomerania with Rügen and Usedom.

Bogislaw's daughter Elisabeth married the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, King of Bohemia in 1363 and he concluded an alliance with his son-in-law in 1370.

Marriages and children[edit]

On 28 February 1343, Bogislaw married his first wife Elisabeth of Poland.[2] She was a daughter of Casimir III of Poland and his first wife Aldona of Lithuania. They had two children:

Elisabeth died in 1361. In 1362, Bogislaw V married his second wife Adelheid of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. She was a daughter of Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen and Adelheid of Everstein. They had four children:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Loud & Schenk 2017, p. xxxiv.
  2. ^ a b Lerski 1996, p. 250.
  3. ^ Frost 2015, p. 7.


  • Frost, Robert I. (2015). The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union 1385-1569. Volume 1. Oxford University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Lerski, George J. (1996). "Kazimierz IV". Historical Dictionary of Poland, 966-1945. ABC-CLIO.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Loud, Graham A.; Schenk, Jochen, eds. (2017). The Origins of the German Principalities, 1100-1350: Essays by German Historians. Routledge.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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Bogislaw V, Duke of Pomerania
Born: c. 1318 Died: 23 April 1374
Preceded by
Wartislaw IV
Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast
New division Duke of Pomerania-Stolp
Succeeded by
Casimir IV