Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-L Neburg

Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-L Neburg

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ernest of Brunswick-L neburg (German: Ernst der Bekenner) (1497 - 1546), also frequently called Ernest the Confessor, was duke of Brunswick-L neburg and a champion of the protestant cause during the early years of the Protestant Reformation. He was the Prince of L neburg and ruled the L neburg-Celle subdivision of the Welf family's Brunswick-L neburg duchy from 1520 until his death. He was the son of Henry I, Duke of L neburg, and Margarete of Saxony, the daughter of Ernest, Elector of Saxony. Ernest was born in Uelzen. In 1512 he was sent to the court of his mother's brother at Wittenberg, the Wettin elector Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (Frederick the Wise), and received instruction there from Georg Spalatin in the University of Wittenberg; he remained at Wittenberg through the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. In 1520 his father, Henry was banned by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and abdicated the same year giving the government of the duchy over to his two sons, Otto and Ernest.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133995750
  • 9786133995758