Barnim III, Duke of Pomerania

Barnim III, Duke of Pomerania

Barnim III's tomb, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin (Stettin)
Spouse(s) Agnes of Brunswick-Grubenhagen
Noble family House of Griffins
Father Otto I, Duke of Pomerania
Mother Elisabeth of Holstein
Born c. 1300
Died 14 August 1368(1368-08-14)

Barnim III (c.1300 – August 14, 1368) was a Pomeranian duke from the Griffin dynasty.


He ruled Pomerania-Stettin in the years 1344–1368, although he had been a co-regent of his father Otto I since 1320, taking a prominent part in the defence and government of the duchy. Aiming for independence from the Margraviate of Brandenburg, he allied himself with Poland and Bohemia. In 1338 Brandenburg relinquished supremacy over Pomerania, and in 1348 Charles IV recognized the duchy as a fiefdom of the Holy Roman Empire, which helped to protect it from the Brandenburg margraves. The civil war in Brandenburg in the years 1349–1354 allowed Barnim III to extend his duchy by conquest.[1] He was first dux Cassuborum Duke of Kashubians.

Marriage and issue

Barnim III married Agnes (c.1318 before or in 1371), a daughter of Duke Henry II of Brunswick-Grubenhagen. They had four children:


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Barnim III, Duke of Pomerania
Born: c.1303 Died: 24 August 1368
Preceded by
Otto I
Duke of Pomerania-Stettin
Succeeded by
Casimir III

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