Speculative Genealogy: Prince Samuel Haraldi 1617 – 1661

Photoshop and period paintings team up to create collages of my actual ancestors. Today I present Prince Samuel-Haraldi of Lorenzburg! Samuel-Haraldi was born in 1617 to Prince Haraldus II and Princess Märta of Lorbeering. He was married to Elisabeth Bonde af Noreld, the Daughter of the Chief of the Chiefdom of Noreld. Prince Samuel-Haraldi was … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy: Prince Samuel Haraldi 1617 – 1661

Speculative Genealogy, Haraldus II 1590 – 1662

Born in 1590, my ancestor Harald(us) the second of Lorenzburg became the reigning Prince at the age of 18 when his father Simonus died of a stray bullet in a hunting accident. Harald II was a man of great learning, especially in history, literature and art. He was the institutor of the Order of the … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy, Haraldus II 1590 – 1662

Speculative Genealogy #2: Princess Merit Margareta of Lorbeering, 1545 – 1620

I am delighted to present one of my ancestors, Princess Merit Margareta, married to Prince Simon of Lorenzburg. Princess Merit Margareta lost her eye in an a fencing accident in her youth and wore an eye patch the rest of her life. She was still considered a formidable beauty but she was never quite loved by … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy #2: Princess Merit Margareta of Lorbeering, 1545 – 1620

Speculative genealogy: Harald Taxebond von Fräähsen 1st Prince of Lorenzburg

Being of noble descent and of Princely elevation one must be familiar with one’s origins. Since my paternal grandfather was interested in genealogy, I am quite fortunate to know my paternal family history all the way back to 1501 when Harald “Taxebond” von Fräähsen was born. Harald “Taxebond” von Fräähsen is the first Prince of Lorenzburg. Born in … Continue reading Speculative genealogy: Harald Taxebond von Fräähsen 1st Prince of Lorenzburg