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John II of Nuremberg (c. 1309 – 1357), Burgrave of Nuremberg from House of Hohenzollern. He was 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 before 3 March 1333 with countess Elisabeth of Henneberg. They children were:

  1. Frederick V of Nuremberg (before 3 March 1333–21 January 1398).
  2. Margarete (d. 1377), married in 1359, Landshut to Duke Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria.
  3. Elisabeth (d. ca. 1383), married 1360 Count Ulrich of Schaunberg.
  4. Anna (d. 1383), Abbess of Birkenfeld and of Himmelkron.
  5. Adelheid, a nun in Birkenfeld from 1361 to 1370.
Preceded by
Frederick IV
Burgrave of Nuremberg
Succeeded by
Frederick V


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