Ernst II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

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Ernst II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Gender: M
born on 31 December 1564 Jul.Cal. (10 Jan 1565 greg.) at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Celle, Germany, 52n37, 10e05
Timezone LMT m10e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°05' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°58 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 22°41'

Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg Ernst II (Detail of a photograph of a painting in the Old Town Hall Celle, Lower Saxony)
photo: Muellermuh, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German nobility, styled as Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1564–1611) and Prince of Lüneburg (1592-1611).

He was the second of fifteen children and the eldest son of William the Younger and his consort Dorothea of Denmark. In 1592, after the death of his father, he took over the reins of power. Initially he was limited to a rule of 8 years by a treaty with his brother Christian and the nobles. However, following the sealing of subsequent agreement, he was able to exercise power until his death on 2 March 1611.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Braunschweig-Lüneburgische Chronica" by Philippus Julius Rehtmeier (Detleff Detleffsen, 1722), p. 1624: "Ernst, Herzog zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg, . . . ist A. 1564. den 31. Decemb. zwischen 10. und 11. Uhr Vormittage auf diese Welt geboren." [Translation: "Ernst, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, was born into this world on 31 December 1564 in the morning between 10 and 11 o'clock."]


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