Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg

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Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg Gender: M
born on 16 February 1620 (greg.) at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°26' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°48 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°28'

Elector of Brandenburg Friedrich Wilhelm


Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia – and thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia – from 1640 until his death. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he is popularly known as "The Great Elector" (German: Der Große Kurfürst) because of his military and political prowess.

Frederick William was a staunch pillar of the Calvinist faith, associated with the rising commercial class. He saw the importance of trade and promoted it vigorously. His shrewd domestic reforms gave Prussia a strong position in the post-Westphalia political order of north-central Europe, setting Prussia up for elevation from duchy to kingdom, achieved under his son and successor.

He died 29 April 1688.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 29 April 1688 Jul.Cal. (9 May 1688 greg.) in Potsdam
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Les vies des Electeurs de Brandenbourg de la maison des burgraves de Nurenberg, avec leurs portraits et leurs généalogies" by Jean Cernitius and Antoine Teissier (J.M. Rudiger, 1707), p. 100: "Frederic Guillaume, né à Cologne sur la Sprée, lors de l'avenement de son pére à l'Electorat, en 1620. le 6. fevr. entre 3. & 4. aprés Midy." Translation: Frederic William, born in Cologne on the Spree, at the advent of his father to the Electorate, in 1620 on the 6th Feb. between 3 & 4 after Midday.

Previously this entry had 6pm: Taeger quotes Thomas Ring p. 539: "at sunset"


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