Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach
|born on||12 May 1529 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1529 greg.) at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )|
|Place||Ansbach, Germany, 49n17, 10e34|
|Timezone||LMT m10e34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°25' 27°38 Asc. 18°34'|
German royalty, a princess of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Electress of Brandenburg by marriage.
Sabina was the daughter of George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1484–1543) from his second marriage to Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels (1508–1531), daughter of the Duke Charles I of Münsterberg-Oels. The princess was brought up by her stepmother Emilie of Saxony in the Lutheran faith.
On 12 February 1548 Sabina married Elector John George of Brandenburg (1525–1598) in Ansbach. His first wife Sophie of Legnica was Sabina's cousin. The day before the wedding ceremony, she solemnly renounced her possible paternal inheritance. The district, city and castle of Plauen were made over to her as her Wittum. Since Plauen, like all districts of Brandenburg, was not free of debt, lengthy negotiations about the compensation for her dowry of 12,000 guilders led to the district and monastery of Spandau also being assigned to her.
Sabina's husband was heir apparent to the Electorate of Brandenburg for 23 years. The couple spent this time in various castles in the territories of Brandenburg. The family's official residence was Zechlin castle in Rheinsberg near Wittstock. Here Sabina cared for her own children and also for her stepson Joachim Friedrich (27 January 1546 – 18 July 1608), who later became Elector of Brandenburg. Sabina's thrifty life style caused Rheinsberg to prosper for a while.
After Sabina's husband became Elector in 1571, she had an influence on religious affairs and was a patron of churches and schools. She supported the sick and the poor and had regular personal contact with the doctor Leonhard Thurneysser.
Sabina died on 2 November 1575 and was buried in the Berlin Cathedral.
From her marriage Sabina had the following children:
Georg Albrecht (1555–1557).
Erdmuthe (1562–1623), married in 1577 Duke John Frederick of Pomerania-Stettin (1542–1600)
Anna Maria (1567–1618), married in 1581 Duke Barnim X of Pomerania (1549–1603).
Sophie (1568–1622), married in 1582 Elector Christian I of Saxony (1568–1622)
Two other princes and five princesses of this marriage died in childhood.
- child->parent relationship with Georg der Fromme (born 4 March 1484 Jul.Cal. (13 Mar 1484 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 28 December 1526 Jul.Cal. (7 Jan 1527 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Georg Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 5 April 1539 Jul.Cal. (15 Apr 1539 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes the chronicle of events in "Allgemeine preussische staats-geschichte, samt aller dazu gehörigen königreichs, churfürstenthums, herzogthümer, fürstenthümer, graf- und herrschaften, aus bewährten schriftstellern und urkunden bis auf gegenwärtige regierung," Volumes 3-4, by Karl Friedrich Pauli (C. P. Francken, 1762), p. 294: "Sabina . . . war geboren Mitwochs vor Pfingsten zwitchen 7 und 8 Uhr Vormittags 1529."
[Translation: Sabina. . . was born on Pentecost Wednesday between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, 1529.] Scholfield confirms that 12 May 1529 in the Julian calendar was a Wednesday.
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