Maria, Abbess of Quedlinburg
|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)|
|Astrology data||23°22' 14°18 Asc. 26°51'|
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.
- sibling relationship with Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (born 25 April 1562 Jul.Cal. (5 May 1562 greg.))
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)