Eric II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg

Eric II
Erich II. von Sachsen, Engern und Westfalen (de)
Duke of Saxony, Angria and Westphalia

colloquially: Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg or
Duke of Saxe-Ratzeburg-Lauenburg
Duchy of Saxe-Ratzeburg-Lauenburg
Reign 1338 1368
Predecessor Eric I
Successor Eric IV
Born 1318
Died 1368
Consort Agnes of Holstein
Agnes, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Eric IV
Jutta, Duchess of Pomerania-Wolgast
Matilda, abbess
House House of Ascania
Father Eric I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
Mother Elisabeth of Pomerania
Religion Roman Catholic

Eric II of Saxe-Lauenburg (1318/1320 – 1368) was a son of Duke Eric I of Saxe-Lauenburg and Elisabeth of Pomerania (*1291–after 16 October 1349*), daughter of Bogislaw IV, Duke of Pomerania. Eric II succeeded his father, after his resignation in 1338, as duke of Saxe-Ratzeburg-Lauenburg, a branch duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg.

Eric II and his cousin Albert V of Saxe-Bergedorf-Mölln ravaged merchants and other travellers passing their duchies. In 1363 the city of Hamburg and Adolphus IX (aka VII) the Mild,[1] Count of Schauenburg and Holstein-Kiel, supported by his relative Prince-Archbishop Albert II of Bremen, freed the streets northeast of the city from the brigandage by Eric II and Albert V, conquering the latter's castle in Bergedorf.

Marriage and issue

In 1342 or 1343 Eric married Agnes of Holstein (?–1386/7), daughter of John III, Count of Holstein-Plön, and they had the following children:



  1. The numbering varies, sometimes it counts all namesakes within the House of Schauenburg, here put in front, or only the namesakes within the branch line, here given in brackets.
Eric II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
Born: 1318/1320 Died: 1368
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Eric I
Duke of Saxe-Ratzeburg-Lauenburg
1338 1368
Succeeded by
Eric IV
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