Christian the Elder, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
|born on||9 November 1566 Jul.Cal. (19 Nov 1566 greg.) at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Celle, Germany, 52n37, 10e05|
|Timezone||LMT m10e05 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||26°59' 02°48 Asc. 02°34'|
German nobility, Prince of Lüneburg and Administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Minden.
He was the second son of Duke William of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Dorothea of Denmark, was elected in 1597 as Coadjutor of the Prince-Bishopric of Minden and took office as the bishop himself in 1599. After the death of his elder brother, Ernest II (1611), he took over the rule of the Principality of Lüneburg and acquired the Principality of Grubenhagen in 1617, which was merged.
He died on 8 November 1633.
- child->parent relationship with William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 4 June 1535 Jul.Cal. (14 June 1535 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Augustus the Elder, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 18 November 1568 Jul.Cal. (28 Nov 1568 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Dorothea, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 1 January 1570 Jul.Cal. (11 Jan 1570 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Ernst II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 31 December 1564 Jul.Cal. (10 Jan 1565 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Friedrich IV, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 28 August 1574 Jul.Cal. (7 Sep 1574 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Georg, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 17 February 1582 Jul.Cal. (27 Feb 1582 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Margarethe, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 5 April 1573 Jul.Cal. (15 Apr 1573 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Sophie, Margravine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (born 3 October 1563 Jul.Cal. (13 Oct 1563 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes "Braunschweig-Lüneburgische Chronica" by Philippus Julius Rehtmeier (Detleff Detleffsen, 1722), p. 1635: "Christian der Aeltere . . . ist A. 1566. den 19. Novemb. um 6. Uhr Nachmittage, zu Zell geboren."
Wikipedia gives 9 November (equal to 19 November NS) so the dates in this book are presumably New Style.
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