Erdmann August, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth

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Erdmann August, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Gender: M
born on 28 September 1615 Jul.Cal. (8 Oct 1615 greg.) at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Bayreuth, Germany, 49n57, 11e35
Timezone LMT m11e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°56' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°31 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 17°19'

Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Erdmann August


German nobility, a Hereditary Margrave (German: Erbmarkgraf) of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

He was the seventh of the nine children of Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth by his wife, Marie of Prussia. He was the third-born son but the only one to survive into adulthood.

In Ansbach on 8 December 1641, Erdmann August married Sophie of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1614-1646), who was also his first cousin (daughter of Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, brother of his father). They had only one son: Christian Ernst (b. Bayreuth, 6 August 1644 - d. Erlangen, 20 May 1712), who became Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.

Sophie died on 3 December 1646, but he never remarried. Erdmann August himself died four years later on 6 February 1651, aged thirty-five. Because he predeceased his father, his son Christian Ernst succeeded as Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth in 1655.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 6 February 1651 Jul.Cal. (16 Feb 1651 greg.) (Age 35)
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Source Notes

Scholfield quotes from two German books (one gives 4pm, the other gives 5pm):

(1) "Burg- und Marggräfflich-Brandenburgische Landes- und Regenten-Historie" by Johann Matthias Groß (Enderes, 1749), p. 400: "Erdmann August, welcher den 28. Sept. 1615. Nachmittag nach 4. Uhr, zu Bayreuth, auf diese Welt gebohren."

(2) "Archiv für Geschichte und Altertumskunde von Oberfranken, Volumes 3-4" (L. Ellwanger, 1845), p. 2: "Erdmann August . . . zu Bayreuth am 28. September 1615 nachmittags um 5 Uhr geboren."


  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Hohenzollern)