Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg

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Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg Gender: F
born on 7 October 1571 Jul.Cal. (17 Oct 1571 greg.) at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Weimar (Thüringen), Germany, 50n59, 11e19
Timezone LMT m11e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°22' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°51'

Abbess of Quedlinburg Maria (circa 1605)


Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg from 1601 until her death. Maria was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Dorothea Susanne of Simmern.

Princess-Abbess Anna III of Quedlinburg died on 12 May 1601. The provost of the congregation had died of plague and had not been replaced. Dorothea was suggested as Anna III's successor by the guardian of the abbey, her brother, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II confirmed her election on 2 July.

Her reign was calm. She proved to be unwilling to confront the abbey's protectors, the Dukes of Saxony, which led to the decrease in her own temporal authority. She died suddenly on 7 March 1610 in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, on her way to Dresden. She was succeeded by Princess Dorothea of Saxony.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 7 March 1610 Jul.Cal. (17 Mar 1610 greg.) (Age 38)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Biblia, das ist die ganze Heilige Schrift: Alten und Neuen Testaments Verdeutscht von Doctor Martin Luther: Und auf gnädigste Verordnung Des Durchlauchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn, Herrn Ernsts, Herzogen zu Sachsen..." (Nurnberg, 1708): "Fraulein Maria ... Welch den 7. des Winter-Monats ein viertel nach 12. Uhren auch zu Weinmar auf die Welt kommen." (Maria ... on the 7th of the winter month [October] at a quarter after 12 o'clock also came into the world at Wei[n]mar).


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Abbess)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Wettin)