Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg

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Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg Gender: M
born on 3 November 1595 Jul.Cal. (13 Nov 1595 greg.) at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°51 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 04°26'

Georg Wilhelm von Brandenburg


German royalty, a member of the Hohenzollern dynasty, who was margrave and elector of Brandenburg and duke of Prussia from 1619 until his death. His reign was marked by ineffective governance during the Thirty Years' War.

He was the son of John Sigismund, Margrave of Brandenburg and Anna of Prussia. His maternal grandfather was Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia.

In 1616 George William married Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate. Their only son Frederick William later became known as the "Great Elector". Of his two daughters, the eldest, Louise Charlotte, married Jacob Kettler, Duke of Courland, and the younger, Hedwig Sophie, married William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

George William died on 1 December 1640.

Link to Wikipedia biography



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. 591: "George Wilhelm, geboren zu Berlin 1595 den 3ten Nov. zwischen 3 und 4 Uhr Nachmittags." [Translation: George William, born in Berlin in 1595 the 3rd of Nov. between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon.]

Wikipedia has 13 November 1595. Scholfield notes that "3 Nov" OS equals "13 Nov" NS in 1595.


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