The Marienkirche in Wolfenbüttel

Marienkirche in Wolfenbüttel
Photo by Moniek Bloks

The Marienkirche or Hauptkirche Beatae Mariae Virginis in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, houses the remains of several members of the Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel family. They were Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princes of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

Photo by Moniek Bloks
Photo by Moniek Bloks

The church was commissioned by Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in 1608 to replace a church that was built there in 1533. The 11 burials that took place during this time remain buried in the church, but these graves are not visible anymore.

These are:

  1. Sophia Jagiellon 1522-1575

    Photo by Moniek Bloks
  2. Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1489-1568
  3. Charles Victor of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1525-1553
  4. Philip of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel1527-1553
  5. Margarete of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel ? – 1580
  6. Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1528-1589
  7. Hedwig of Brandenburg 1540-1602

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  8. Sabine Catharine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1574-1590
  9. Henry Julius of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1597-1606
  10. Sabine Catharine of Saxe-Lauenburg 1591-1591
  11. Dorothea of Saxony 1563-1587

The new crypt that was built is open to the public. This crypt contains the following remains:

    1. Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1564-1613
    2. Henry Charles of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1609-1615
    3. Julius Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1578-1617
    4. Dorothea Augusta of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 1577-1625

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    5. Christian the Younger of Brunswick 1599-1626
    6. Elizabeth of Denmark 1573-1626

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    7. Frederick of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld 1594-1626
    8. Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg  1591-1634
    9. Christian Franz of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1639-1639
    10. Eleonora Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1655-1656
    11. Leopold August of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1661-1662
    12. Augustus Henry of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1663-1664
    13. Augustus Charles of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1664-1664
    14. Christina Margaret of Mecklenburg-Güstrow 1615-1666
    15. Augustus Franz of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1665-1666
    16. Augustus of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1579-1666
    17. Amalia Antonia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1668-1668
    18. Sibylla Rosola of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1672-1673
    19. Sophie Elisabeth of Mecklenburg-Güstrow 1613-1676

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    20. Augustus Frederick of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1657-1676
    21. Charlotte Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1692-1692
    22. Christina Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1654-1695
    23. Elisabeth Juliane of Holstein-Norburg 1634-1704

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    24. Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick 1633-1714
    25. Sophie Amalia of Holstein-Gottorp 1670-1710
    26. Ernst Leopold of Holstein-Norburg 1685-1722
    27. Augustus William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1662-1731
    28. Anna Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1659-1742
    29. Elisabeth Sophie Maria of Holstein-Norburg 1683-1767

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