Albert IV, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg

Albert IV
Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln
Reign 1321–1343
Predecessor John II of Saxe-Lauenburg
Successor John III of Saxe-Lauenburg
Born 1315
Died 1343
Saxon consorts (1) Beata of Schwerin
(2) Sophia of Werle-Güstrow
John III
Albert V
Eric III
House of Ascania (by birth)
Father John II of Saxe-Lauenburg
Mother Elisabeth of Schauenburg and Holstein-Rendsburg
Religion Roman Catholic

Albert IV of Saxe-Lauenburg (1315 – 1343) was the eldest son of John II of Saxe-Lauenburg and Elisabeth of Holstein-Rendsburg (*ca. 1300–before 1340*), sister of Gerard III the Great. In 1321 Albert IV succeeded his father as Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln, a branch duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg, while his mother served as regent, before she remarried Eric Christoffersen (*1307–1331*), a son of King Christopher II and co-ruler in Denmark.

Marriages and issue

Albert married twice, in 1334 (1) Beata of Schwerin (*?–before 1341*), daughter of Gunzelin VI, Count of Schwerin, and in 1341 (2) Sophia of Werle-Güstrow (*1329–5 September 1364*), daughter of Lord John II of Werle-Güstrow. Both wives also officiated as Saxon consorts. With Beata Albert had the following children:

Albert (Albrecht) IV, Duke of Saxony, Angria and Westphalia
Born: 1315 Died: 1343
Regnal titles
Preceded by
John II
Duke of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln
Succeeded by
John III

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