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Rudolph Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg : biography

16 May 1627 - 26 January 1704

Rudolph Augustus (16 May 1627, Hitzacker – 26 January 1704, Hedwigsburg, now part of Kissenbrück) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg from 1666 until his death. He ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy. In 1685, he made his younger brother Anthony Ulrich his co-regent.

Rudolph Augustus was the son of Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and his second wife, Dorothea of Anhalt-Zerbst.

Marriage and issue

Rudolph Augustus married Christine Elizabeth, daughter of Albert Frederick, Count of Barby-Mühlingen. They had the following children that reached adulthood:

  • Dorothea Sophia (1653–1722), married John Adolphus, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön
  • Christine Sophia (1654–1695), married Augustus William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg


Category:1627 births Category:1704 deaths Category:People from Hitzacker Category:House of Welf Category:Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg Category:Princes of Wolfenbüttel

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