Georg Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Georg Friedrich I - natal chart (Placidus)
Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Georg Friedrich I
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Georg Friedrich I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Gender: M
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)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°31' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°32 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 03°03'

Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach Georg Friedrich I


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.

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  • child->parent relationship with Georg der Fromme (born 4 March 1484 Jul.Cal. (13 Mar 1484 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 April 1603 Jul.Cal. (5 May 1603 greg.)
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Source Notes

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.]


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family