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
Born c.1309
Died July 31, 1357(1357-07-31) (aged 47)

John II of Nuremberg (c. 1309 – 1357) was a Burgrave of Nuremberg from the House of Hohenzollern. He was the elder son of Frederick IV of Nuremberg and Margarete of Görz.


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:

  1. Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg (before 3 March 1333 – 21 January 1398).
  2. Margarete (died 1377), married in 1359, Landshut, to Duke Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria.
  3. Elisabeth (died ca 1383), married 1360, to Ulrich, Count of Schaunberg.
  4. Anna (died 1383), Abbess of Birkenfeld and of Himmelkron.
  5. 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 Nuremberg
Born: c.1309 Died: 1357
Preceded by
Frederick IV
Burgrave of Nuremberg
Succeeded by
Frederick V
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