Name: *Bernhard III of Anhalt-Bernburg
Name: Bernard III of Anhalt
Birth: ABT 1303 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
Death: 20 AUG 1348 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany 1
Occupation: BET 1323 AND 1348 Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg 1
Occupation: Prince of Anhalt 1
Bernhard III, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (died 20 August 1348) was a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg.
He was the eldest son of Bernhard II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, by his wife Helene, daughter of Wizlaw II, Prince of Rügen.
Bernhard succeeded his father as ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg after his death in 1323. His two younger brothers renounced their rights in order to become priests, which left Bernhard as sole ruler of Bernburg. Along with his princely title, he also used the styles "Count of Askanien" and "Lord of Bernburg".
1328 Bernhard married Agnes (ca. 1310 – 4 January 1338), daughter of Rudolf I, Elector of Saxony and Duke of Saxe-Wittemberg. Her paternal grandmother and namesake Agnes of Habsburg was a daughter of Rudolph I, King of the Romans. The spouses were third cousins: Agnes's great-grandfather Albert I, Duke of Saxony, was a brother of Henry I, Count of Anhalt, Bernhard's great-grandfather. They had five children.
In 1339 Bernhard married for a second time to Matilda (died ca. 1342), daughter of Albert I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. Bernhard was more closely related to his bride: Matilda's grandfather was Siegfried I, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, younger brother of Bernhard I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg, Bernhard's grandfather. The marriage was childless.
In ca. 1343, Bernhard married for a third time to another Matilda (died aft. 28 June 1354), daughter of Magnus I, Duke of Brunswick-Göttingen. Through her mother Sophie of Brandenburg, Matilda was a great-great-great-granddaughter of Otto I, Margrave of Brandenburg, older brother of Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, Bernhard's great-great-great-grandfather. They had two children.
Father: *Bernhard II of Anhalt-Bernburg b: ABT 1260 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
Mother: *Helene of Rügen b: ABT 1270 in Bergen Rugen, Pommerania, Prussia
Matilda of Brunswick-Lüneburg b: ABT 1327 in Brunswick, Lüneburg, Germany
- Otto III of Anhalt-Bernburg
*Agnes of Saxe-Wittenberg b: ABT 1310 in Wittenberg, Saxony, Germany
- Bernhard IV of Anhalt-Bernburg b: ABT 1329 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
- *Catherine of Anhalt b: ABT 1330 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
- Henry IV of Anhalt-Bernburg b: ABT 1331 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
- Albert of Anhalt-Bernburg b: ABT 1332 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
- Sophie of Anhalt-Bernburg b: ABT 1335 in Bernburg, Anhalt, Germany
Matilda of Anhalt-Zerbst b: in Anhalt, Germany
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