Sibylle Margarethe von Brieg

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Sibylle Margarethe von Brieg Gender: F
born on 20 June 1620 Jul.Cal. (30 June 1620 greg.) at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Brieg, Poland, 50n52, 17e27
Timezone LMT m17e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°46' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°31 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 00°57'


German royalty, Duchess of Liegnitz-Brieg by birth and Countess of Dönhoff by marriage. She was an important figure in the history of German Baroque literature.

Sibylle was the daughter of John Christian, Duke of Brzeg-Legnica-Wołów-Oława, by his first wife, Dorothea Sibylle, daughter of John George, Elector of Brandenburg. In 1637 Sibylle married the Imperial Count Gerhard Dönhoff (1590–1648). They supported the poet Martin Opitz who devoted one of his major works to the Countess.

Sibylle Margarethe von Brieg died on 26 June 1657 in Danzig.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • sibling relationship with August, Count of Legnica (born 21 August 1627 Jul.Cal. (31 Aug 1627 greg.)). Notes: Half-sibling


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Der Schlesische Adel," Volume 2, by Johannes Sinapius (Rohrlach, 1728), p. 139: "Sibylla Margaretha, geb. zu Brieg 1620. 30. (nicht 20, Jun.) St.n. Vormittags zwischen 11. und 12. Uhr, folgenden 15. Jul. gestaufft." [Translation: Sibylla Margaretha, born at Brieg in 1628 on 30th June (not 20th) in the morning between 11 and 12 o'clock, then baptized the following 15th July]. The entry in this book for her brother Christian uses dates from the Gregorian calendar, so Sibylle's dates are also presumably New Style. Anyway, 20 June [OS] matches 30 June [NS].


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family