Anna Jagiello

Sophie of Pomerania

Sophie of Pomerania (1498 – 1568) was Queen of Denmark and Norway.

Born in Stettin (Szczecin) into the House of Pomerania, she was the daughter of Duke Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast and Anna Jagiello of Poland (a daughter of Casimir IV Jagiellon and Elisabeth of Austria).

After the death of his first wife Anna of Brandenburg in 1514, she married King Frederick I of Denmark. They had six children:

  1. Duke John of Holstein (28 June 15212 October 1580)
  2. Elisabeth (14 October 152415 October 1586), married:
    1. on 26 August 1543 to Duke Magnus of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
    2. on 14 February 1556 to Duke Ulrich III of Mecklenburg-Güstrow
  3. Duke Adolf of Holstein-Gottorp (25 January 15261 October 1586)
  4. Anna (1527 – 4 June 1535)
  5. Dorothea (1528 – 11 November 1575), married on 27 October 1573 to Duke Christof of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
  6. Bishop Friedrich of Hildesheim and Schleswig (13 April 153227 October 1556).

Genetics

As a matrilineal relative of Barbara of Celje and ultimately of Nicholas II of Russia, she and all her female-line descendants are members of mitochondrial haplogroup T.

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