Eric II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg
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|
|Consort||Agnes of Holstein|
Agnes, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg|
Jutta, Duchess of Pomerania-Wolgast
|House||House of Ascania|
|Father||Eric I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg|
|Mother||Elisabeth of Pomerania|
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, 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
- Agnes (1353–1387), married William II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1363
- Eric IV (1354–1411)
- Jutta (1360–1388) married Bogislaw VI, Duke of Pomerania (1350–1393).
- Matilda (Mechthild) (? – after 1405), abbess of Wienhausen Abbey
|Ancestors of Eric II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg|
- 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-LauenburgBorn: 1318/1320 Died: 1368
|Duke of Saxe-Ratzeburg-Lauenburg
1338 – 1368
| Succeeded by|