Georg Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
|born on||5 April 1539 Jul.Cal. (15 Apr 1539 greg.) at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Ansbach, Germany, 49n17, 10e34|
|Timezone||LMT m10e34 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°31' 17°32 Asc. 03°03'|
German royalty, a Margrave of Ansbach and Bayreuth, as well as Regent of Prussia. He was the son of George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and a member of the House of Hohenzollern. First (1559) he married Elisabeth of Brandenburg-Küstrin (29 August 1540 – 8 March 1578). He secondly married (1579) Sophie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (October 30, 1563 – 1639), daughter of William of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Dorothea of Denmark.
George Frederick reigned in his native Ansbach, Franconia and Jägerndorf, Upper Silesia from 1556 and, after the death of his cousin Albert Alcibiades in 1557, also in Kulmbach. He took over the administration of the Duchy of Prussia in 1577, when the then-reigning Duke Albert Frederick became ill.
He was the last of the older Franconia line of the House of Hohenzollern. Upon his death Ansbach and Kulmbach were inherited by younger princes of the Brandenburg line according to the House Treaty of Gera of 1598.
George Frederick rebuilt the palace and fortress Plassenburg, which was destroyed after the second margravian war (1552–1554), as one of the most impressive residences of the renaissance in the German empire. He also built the fortress Wülzburg and the old palace in Bayreuth.
During his reign between 1557 and 1603 in the Franconian territories of the Hohenzollern (Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Kulmbach) he kept peace, rebuilt cities and Castles, founded several schools and a University.
He died on April 25, 1603.
- child->parent relationship with Georg der Fromme (born 4 March 1484 Jul.Cal. (13 Mar 1484 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Anna Maria of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 28 December 1526 Jul.Cal. (7 Jan 1527 greg.))
- sibling relationship with Sabina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (born 12 May 1529 Jul.Cal. (22 May 1529 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes the chronicle of events in "Allgemeine preussische staats-geschichte, samt aller dazu gehörigen königreichs, churfürstenthums, herzogthümer, fürstenthümer, graf- und herrschaften, aus bewährten schriftstellern und urkunden bis auf gegenwärtige regierung," Volumes 3-4, by Karl Friedrich Pauli (C. P. Francken, 1762), p. 476: "Marggraf Georg Friedrich ward geboren den 5ten April nach 2 Uhr Nachmittags 1539."
[Translation: born on 5 April 1539 after 2 o'clock in the afternoon.]
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