Wilhelm August, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg

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Wilhelm August, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg Gender: M
Wilhelm August, Herzog von Braunschweig-Harburg
born on 15 March 1564 Jul.Cal. (25 Mar 1564 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Harburg, Germany, 48n47, 10e41
Timezone LMT m10e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°29' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°35 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 03°55'

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Duke of Brunswick-Harburg Wilhelm August


German nobility, a son of Duke Otto II of Brunswick-Harburg (1528-1603) from his second marriage with Hedwig (1535-1616 ), the daughter of the Count Enno II of East Frisia. Wilhelm August became rector of the University of Rostock in 1575. He kept a journal when he took a grand tour of Europe. After the death of his father, he took up the government of Harburg jointly with his brothers Christopher and Otto III. After they died, he ruled alone. After the death of the Duke Frederick Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, he received the County of Hoya from his inheritance. August Wilhelm died on 30 March 1642 in Harburg, aged 78, unmarried and childless.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 30 March 1642 Jul.Cal. (9 Apr 1642 greg.) (Age 78)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites his epitaph quoted in "A general history of the house of Guelph, or royal family of Great Britain, from the earliest period in which the name appears upon record to the accession of His Majesty King George the First to the throne. With an appendix of authentic and original documents" by Sir Andrew Halliday (T. and G. Underwood, 1821), p. 354: "Natus Ao. MDLXIV.XV. mensis Mart. circa horam quintam matutinam."

Translation: born 1564, 15 March, about the fifth hour of the morning.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never married)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Welf)