Eric II of Pomerania-Wolgast and successor of Bogislaw IX in Pomerania-Stolp again allied with Jogaila and his son and successor Casimir IV in his Thirteen Years' War against the Teutonic Knights. On January 3, 1455, he in turn was granted the Lauenburg and Bütow Land at the Pomerelian frontier.
Name of the Dynasty. The dynasty is known by two names, Pomerania, after their primary fief, and Griffin, after their coat of arms, which had featured a griffin since the late 12th century: the first verifiable use of the griffin as the dynasty's heraldic emblem occurred in a seal of Casimir II, Duke of Pomerania, which showed the imaginary beast within a shield, and was attached to a document ...
Heinrich III, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel married Catherine of Pomerania, daughter of Eric II, Duke of Pomerania & Wolgast and Margareta von Mecklenburg, in August 1487. Heinrich III, Duke of Braunschweig-Wolfenbuttel died on 23 June 1514 at Siege of Leer-Orz, East Friesland, at age 50; Buried at Braunschweig Cathedral.
The first care of the new elector was to come to terms with John Frederick, and to strengthen his own hold upon the electoral position. This object was secured by a treaty made at Naumburg in February 1554, when, in return for the grant of Altenburg and other lands, John Frederick recognized Augustus as elector of Saxony.
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1368/72: Pomerania-Wolgast partitioned into P.-Wolgast and P.-Stolp; 1376–1394: Pomerania-Wolgast partitioned into P.-Wolgast and P.-Barth; 1397: Eric of Pomerania-Stolp becomes king of the Kalmar Union; 1410: Gdańsk (Danzig) sides with Poland during the Polish war against the Teutonic Order
The Recovered Territories or Regained Lands (Polish: Ziemie Odzyskane), also known as Western Borderlands (Polish: Kresy Zachodnie), and previously as Western and Northern Territories (Polish: Ziemie Zachodnie i Północne), Postulated Territories (Polish: Ziemie Postulowane) and Returning Territories (Polish: Ziemie Powracające), are the former eastern territories of Germany and the Free ...