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Örjan Martinsson

Regents of Mecklenburg

Before the German conquest 1160 was Mecklenburg inhabited by Slavic tribes, the most important of these were the Obodrites, but thereafter were the Slavs gradually assimilated by the German settlers that arrived in large numbers. It had been the Saxon duke Heinrich the Lion that had conquered Mecklenburg and he installed a descendent of the Obodrites princes (Pribislaw) as his vassal. After having been under Danish supremacy 1200-1227 was Mecklenburg once again German, but the overlordship of it was claimed by both Saxony and Brandenburg until the Mecklenburg princes were elevated to dukes 1348 whereby Mecklenburg became subordinated only to the German Emperor.

Principality of Mecklenburg

1167-1178
1178-1219
1219-1225
1219-1226
Pribislaw I
Heinrich Borwin I
Nikolaus
Heinrich Borwin II
Partitioned in Mecklenburg, Werle, Rostock and Parchim 1229

Mecklenburg-Mecklenburg
Duchy from 1348

 

1226-1264
1264-1265
1264-1275
1275-1299
1287-1329
1287-1289
1298-1302
1329-1352
Johann I der Theologe (the Theologian)
Albrecht I
Heinrich I der Pilger (the Pilgrim)
Johann II
Heinrich II der Löwe (the Lion)
Johann III (in Wismar)
Heinrich I (restored)
Johann IV
Partitioned in Schwerin and Stargard 1352

Mecklenburg-Schwerin
All Mecklenburg 1471-1610, grand duchy from 1815
 

1329-1379 Albrecht II der Grosse (the Great)
1379-1412 Albrecht III
1379-1385
1379-1383
1383-1388
1385-1390
1390-1417
1417-1423
1423-1442
1423-1477
1464-1474
1464-1483
1477-1503
1503-1552
1503-1547
1547-1576
1576-1592
1576-1603
1592-1610
1610
1592-1628
1628-1631
1631-1658
1658
1658-1692
1692-1713
1713-1747
1747-1756
1756-1785
1785-1837
1837-1842
1842-1883
1883-1897
1897-1918
1918-1945
1945
Magnus I
Heinrich III
Albrecht IV
Johann IV
Johann II (Stargard 1377-1417)
Albrecht V
Johann V
Heinrich IV der Dicke (the Fat)
Johann VI
Albrecht VI
Magnus II
Heinrich V der Friedfertige (the Peaceful)
Albrecht VII der Schöne (the Fair)
Johann Albrecht I
Johann VII
Sigismund August
Johann Albrecht II
Partitioned in Schwerin and Güstrow
Adolf Friedrich
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Adolf Friedrich (restored)
Partitioned in Schwerin, Mirow, GrabowStrelitz
Christian (Ludwig from 1663)
Friedrich Wilhelm (Grabow 1658-1692)
Karl Leopold
Christian Ludwig
Friedrich II
Friedrich Franz II
Paul Friedrich
Friedrich Franz II
Friedrich Franz III
Friedrich Franz IV
Republic
Incorporated with Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz was merged 1934 and formed the "Land Mecklenburg". This was in its turn merged after World War Two with Vorpommern to create the East German part state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which already in 1952 was dissolved into three districts (Rostock, Schwerin and Neubrandenburg). Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was restored as a German part state after the unification 1990.

Other Mecklenburg States

Below are those states that were created through inheritance partitions of  Mecklenburg listed in alphabetical order

1658-1688
1688-1713
1692

Mecklenburg-Grabow

Friedrich I
Friedrich Wilhelm
M-Grabow is renamed to Mecklenburg-Schwerin

(1592) -1628
1628-1631
1631-1636
1636-1695
1695


Mecklenburg-Güstrow

Johann Albrecht II
Albrecht von Wallenstein
Johann Albrecht II (restored)
Gustav Adolf
United with Mecklenburg-Schwerin

1658-1670
1658-1675
1675


Mecklenburg-Mirow

Karl
Johann Georg
United with Mecklenburg-Grabow

(1226) -1270
1270-1315
1282


Mecklenburg-Parchim

Pribislaw I
Pribislaw II
United with Mecklenburg-Werle (Johann I)

(1226) -1278
1278-1282
1282-1283
1282-1314
1314


Mecklenburg-Rostock

Heinrich Borwin III
Waldemar
Heinrich Borwin IV
Nikolaus das Kind (the Child)
United with Mecklenburg-Mecklenburg

(1329) -1377
1377-1417
1377-1417
1417-1439
1417-1466
1439-1455
1466-1471
1471


Mecklenburg-Stargard

Johann I (IV)
Johann II (Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1390-1417)
Ulrich I
Johann III
Heinrich
Johann IV
Ulrich
United with Mecklenburg-Schwerin

1658-1708
1708-1752
1752-1794
1794-1816
1816-1860
1860-1904
1904-1914
1914-1918
1918-1934
1934


Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Grand duchy from 1815

Adolf Friedrich II
Adolf Friedrich III
Adolf Friedrich IV
Karl
Georg
Friedrich Wilhelm
Adolf Friedrich V
Adolf Friedrich VI
Republic
United with Mecklenburg-Schwerin

(1226) -1277
1277-1291
1277-1283
1283-1316
1283-1337
1291-1292
1291-1307
1316-1352
1337-1360
1337-1378
1352-1354
1354-1375
1360-1377
1360-1400
1378-1395
1395-1408
1395-1425
1400-1414
1400-1421
1421-1436
1436


Mecklenburg
 

-Werle
Nikolaus I
Heinrich I
Johann I
Nikolaus II
Johann II
Nikolaus
Heinrich II
Johann III
Nikolaus III
Bernhard
Nikolaus VI
Johann IV
Johann V
Lorentz
Johann VI
Nikolaus VII
Christopher
Johann VII
Balthasar
Wilhelm

Mecklenburg-Güstrow from 1282
Mecklenburg-Parchim from 1282
Mecklenburg-Parchim
Parchim to 1316 and then Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Goldberg
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Waren
Mecklenburg-Goldberg
Mecklenburg-Goldberg
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Waren
Mecklenburg-Waren
Mecklenburg-Waren
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
Mecklenburg-Güstrow
United with Mecklenburg-Stargard

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