Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg

Archduchess Maria of Austria (15 May 1531 – 11 December 1581) was the daughter of Emperor Ferdinand I from the House of Habsburg and Anna Jagiello.

Archduchess Maria
Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Maria and her daughter Marie Eleonore
Born(1531-05-15)15 May 1531
Prague
Died11 December 1581(1581-12-11) (aged 50)
Hambach Castle, Niederzier
SpouseWilliam, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg
Issue
HouseHabsburg
FatherFerdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
MotherAnna of Bohemia and Hungary

She married William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg on 18 July 1546 as his second wife. Their children were:

  1. Marie Eleonore (1550–1608); married Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia
  2. Anna (1552–1632); married Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
  3. Magdalene (1553–1633); married John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, brother of Philip Louis, Count Palatine of Neuburg
  4. Charles Frederick (1555–1575)
  5. Elizabeth (1556–1561)
  6. Sibylle (1557–1627); married Karl II Habsburg (1560–1618) of Austria, Margrave of Burgau, a morganatic son of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria
  7. John William (1562–1609), Bishop of Münster, Count of Altena, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg; married firstly, in 1585, to Jakobea of Baden (1558–1597), daughter of Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden; married secondly, in 1599, to Antonia of Lorraine (1568–1610), daughter of Charles III, Duke of Lorraine)

Ancestors

References

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