John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg
|John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg|
John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg. Statue by Ernst Herter, 1899, former Siegesallee in Berlin
|Spouse(s)||Elisabeth of Henneberg|
|Noble family||House of Hohenzollern|
|Father||Frederick IV of Nuremberg|
|Mother||Margarete of Görz|
|Died||July 31, 1357 47)(aged|
He succeeded his father in 1332. He attained his name by the increase of the Frankish house possession of the Hohenzollern. From determining meaning the acquisition of the castle Plassenburg in Kulmbach with the county of Kulmbach by the contract of inheritance which became effective with the extinction of the present owners, the counts of Orlamünde in 1340. In the time of his government, came the outbreak of the plague, which claimed numerous victims in Nuremberg. Because the Jewish population was held responsible for the epidemic, numerous Nuremberg Jews were murdered, without the burgrave intervening against it.
Family and children
He married countess Elisabeth of Henneberg, daughter of Berthold VII, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen, before 3 March 1333. Their children were:
- Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg (before 3 March 1333 – 21 January 1398).
- Margarete (died 1377), married in 1359, Landshut, to Duke Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria.
- Elisabeth (died ca 1383), married 1360, to Ulrich, Count of Schaunberg.
- Anna (died 1383), Abbess of Birkenfeld and of Himmelkron.
- Adelheid, a nun in Birkenfeld from 1361 to 1370.
|16. Frederick I of Nuremberg|
|8. Conrad I of Nuremberg|
|17. Sofie of Raabs|
|4. Frederick III of Nuremberg|
|18. Henry II, Count of Frontenhausen|
|9. Adelheid of Frontenhausen (?)|
|19. Adelaide of Plain|
|2. Frederick IV of Nuremberg|
|20. Bernard III, Duke of Saxony|
|10. Albert I, Duke of Saxony|
|21. Brigitte of Denmark|
|5. Helen of Saxony|
|22. Otto the Child|
|11. Helene of Brunswick-Lüneburg|
|23. Mathilde von Brandenburg|
|1. John II, Burgrave of Nuremberg|
|24. Meinhard I, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol|
|12. Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia|
|25. Adelheid of Tyrol|
|6. Albert of Görz|
|26. Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria|
|13. Elisabeth of Bavaria|
|27. Agnes of the Palatinate|
|3. Margarete of Görz|
|28. Burkhard III of Hohenberg|
|14. Albert II of Hohenberg-Rottenburg|
|29. Mathilde of Tübingen|
|7. Agnes of Hohenberg|
John II, Burgrave of NurembergBorn: c. 1309 Died: 1357
|Burgrave of Nuremberg
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